Benjamin Franklin was an advocate of “air baths”, during which he would spend up to an hour reading or writing in his house completely naked.
Julius Caeser was kidnapped by pirates for a ransom of 25 gold but he told them that he was worth at least 50.
In 1859 a San Fransisco man declared himself Emperor of the United States and was humored/celebrated by the citizens of SF until the day he died.
“Lord” Timothy Dexter, an 18th century American businessman, faked his own death, held a mock funeral, and then berated his wife severely for not crying at it.
Eminem won an Academy Award… and slept through the ceremony while at home watching cartoons with his daughter.
In 1951, after his plane crashed into the ocean, Clint Eastwood swam 3 miles to safety (along with his pilot).
Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (1826-1875) had psychological issues that led her to believe she had swallowed a glass piano.
Charles Darwin ate every animal he discovered.