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Maybe my favorite comedian alive today! Dirty Work, The Norma Show, Weekend Update. Norm is so unpredictable! Note to self.... May 2016. Credit: Greg2600 (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/CC BY-SA 2.0">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>)

Maybe my favorite comedian alive today! Dirty Work, The Norma Show, Weekend Update. Norm is so unpredictable! Note to self.... ...(more)

Norm Macdonald once auditioned to appear as a guest on "The Joan Rivers show." "I was in Canada and they said fly down to L.A. and audition for Joan. So I went down and Joan and Edgar were there, and I did my little five minutes. And I'm a great stand-up, you know, so I knew I was gonna get it. So I got it." But he declined the role. "I just wanted to go to L.A. There was no way I was gonna do anybody but Johnny Carson… They give me a hotel at the Hyatt, free. I think I got $40 a day to eat. I put that in my pocket."
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Nude Café Ibiza
Brooke Burke photographed by Jerry Avenaim for the cover of Razor magazine. Background removed (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5">CC BY-SA 2.5</a>)
Brooke Burke photographed by Jerry Avenaim for the cover of Razor magazine. Background removed (CC BY-SA 2.5)
"I was sunbathing topless in Ibiza," Wild On host Brooke Burke later recalled, "and my friend wanted to eat at this café where everybody goes without putting on their tops or bottoms. He assured me, 'No, it's cool. Don't dress up.' I went into the café and sat down with him when all of a sudden I hear, 'Brooke!' It was my dentist. I played it cool, but needless to say, I changed dentists."
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Arthur Blessitt & family
Arthur Blessitt & family
"The longest walk in the world is still going on," The Daily Telegraph reported in 2009. "Arthur Blessitt, a travelling Christian preacher, has been wandering the world since Christmas Day, 1969, when he says he heard the voice of Jesus urging him to walk to every nation, bearing a 12-foot cross. He has walked 1.5 times around the world (more than 60,000 kilometres), been imprisoned many times and lost his cross twice (once thanks to an airline), but keeps on going. More than half the churches Blessitt has asked to look after his cross overnight have refused, but he has never been turned away by a bar or nightclub."
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Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh
Ringo Starr during an interview with #dearMoon, June 3, 2019. Credit: dearMoon (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0">CC BY 3.0</a>)
Ringo Starr during an interview with #dearMoon, June 3, 2019. Credit: dearMoon (CC BY 3.0)
In February 1968, the Beatles visited India to practice Transcendental Meditation with famed guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Ringo Starr, whose childhood illnesses had left him with a sensitive stomach, worried about eating spicy, unfamiliar food. Ringo's solution? He packed a suitcase full of Heinz baked beans.
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Parthenon
John Lennon. Image from Wikipedia (public domain)
John Lennon. Image from Wikipedia (public domain)
After arriving in Greece to buy an island for the Beatles in 1966, John Lennon was horrified to discover that he had forgotten his drugs at home. "What good is the Parthenon without LSD?" he complained. One frantic phone call later and roadie Mal Evans was aboard the next flight. "It was a great trip," George Harrison later recalled. "John and I were on acid all the whole time, sitting on the front of the ship playing ukuleles."
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Mount Murud, Borneo
One day several years after his appearance in An Officer & a Gentlemen, Richard Gere visited the Indonesian island of Borneo. After flying to Samarinda, the capital, he found a missionary pilot to take him and his Brazilian girlfriend into the heart of the jungle. "It was a one-prop plane," he later recalled, "and we literally slammed right down. We had a hundred feet for this to happen, & it was one of the few pilots who could do it. We got off there, and it was along a river, and this tribe... with bones and naked markings all over, the whole thing, a dugout canoe. So the missionary pilot has to take off, so we're left there. We get ...
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Tarzan on the cover of The All-Story Magazine, October,1912. Clinton Pettee (<a href=https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/>CC0</a>)
Tarzan on the cover of The All-Story Magazine, October,1912. Clinton Pettee (CC0)
In 1959, while Fidel Castro's communist rebels were fighting Fulgencio Batista's soldiers for control of Cuba, Johnny Weissmuller, best known for playing Tarzan in Tarzan the Ape Man and its sequels, visited Cuba to take part in a celebrity golf tournament. On his way to the course with several friends and bodyguards, their vehicle was surrounded by a gang of guerrillas who disarmed the guards and pointed rifles at Weissmuller and the rest of his party. What would Tarzan do? Weissmuller gallantly rose up, beat his chest, and let out Tarzan's famous jungle yodel. The guerrillas, recovering from their initial shock, recognized the film star. "Tarzan! Tarzan!" they cried. "Bienvenido! Welcome to Cuba!" Incredibly, the potential kidnapping turned into an ...
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Dennis Tito, the first private citizen to visit the International Space Station, at the 40th Space Congress in 2003 (NASA photo)

Dennis Tito, the first private citizen to visit the International Space Station, at the 40th Space Congress in 2003 (NASA ...(more)

In May 2001, through an arrangement with space tourism company Space Adventures, Ltd, the California investment banker Dennis Tito publicly squandered $20 million on the "vacation of a lifetime": a trip to the international space station (ISS) aboard the dodgy Russian spacecraft MIR. Enjoying what the New York Times called "the most offensively elitist form of eco-tourism yet devised by earthlings," Tito spent most of his travel time taking pictures and looking out the window of the Russian module, because he was absolutely banned from going anywhere else. Tito did manage to spend some quality time engaged in other popular zero-G activities however: "I think the throwing up lasted only two hours," his son later explained. "It's really a piece of ...
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Portrait of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing mission in his space suit, with his helmet on the table in front of him. Behind him is a large photograph of the lunar surface. Credit: Unknown author (Public domain)

Portrait of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing mission in his space suit, with his ...(more)

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, as commander of Apollo 11, became the first human being to walk on the moon. Upon his return to earth four days later, Armstrong filled out a form for U.S. Customs. His declaration? "Moon walk and moon dust samples." The Apollo 11 crew was later awarded a special Hugo (Science Fiction) award—for "Best Moon Landing Ever."
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Netflix logo, 2000-2014 <a href=https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>(CC BY-SA 3.0)</a>
Netflix logo, 2000-2014 (CC BY-SA 3.0)
From CBC News: A Saskatchewan family that used a mobile internet service while vacationing was shocked to learn it was facing a bill of more than $10,000 associated with watching a few movies. John Gibson, from Weyburn, recently took his family to Phoenix, Arizona. His son Jason and grandchildren Jayden and Sawyer brought along a laptop computer, outfitted with a mobile stick so they could use the internet, including the online movie service Netflix. "Small children like to watch movies," Gibson explained. "They'd watch a movie in the afternoon and I saw them doing it and never gave it a second thought." "The kids were getting bored," Jason Gibson added. "So we decided to watch Netflix on my air-card on ...