1) Steve Jobs
Mastermind behind the mega-corporation that is Apple, Mr. Steve Jobs, had a hippy period whereby he flirted with Buddhism and even took LSD. Before he settled down and founded Apple, Steve went travelling to India and met a monk who later presided over his wedding in 1991. During his time in India, Steve also took the psychedelic drug LSD and was later quoted as describing taking LSD as one of the two or three most important times in his life.
2) Kurt Cobain
Legendary musician and frontman of 90s rock grunge band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain was well known during his life as a bit of a recluse. But what you may not know is what the inspiration behind Nirvana’s hit breakthrough song ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was – Kurt’s then girlfriend’s friend Kathleen spray-painted on his wall ‘Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit’ in reference to the deodorant his girlfriend wore. So one of the biggest and most well-known rock songs of our time was actually inspired by a deodorant!
3) Jimmy Carr
Funny man Jimmy Carr, with the rather well-known laugh that sounds a bit like a seal is third on our list. We all know that Jimmy is hilarious on and off stage, but you might not know that Jimmy became the first comedian in history to perform in cyberspace in 2006 when he did a gig on international game Second Life, with over 100 attendees, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
4) Derren Brown
Derren Brown is probably Britain’s best-loved weird entertainment act – he’s a true entertainer and an unbelievably clever fella to boot, and is probably best known for his Russian Roulette one off television special where he pointed a gun loaded with one live bullet at his head and shot at it repeatedly. However, he doesn’t just do rather odd things for fun – he’s also a brilliant, and we mean brilliant, painter and artist. He’s painted caricatures of celebrities, but more recently, he painted a series of images including a self-portrait and a painting of his mother and father.
5) Holly Willoughby
The nation’s sweetheart television presenter, seen on This Morning every Monday to Thursday as well as on Celebrity Juice with the wonder that is Keith Lemon, is last on our list. Although she’s more well known for her clean-cut wholesome image than any antics she may have gotten up to (and believe us, she’s gotten up to plenty!), she’s made one major boob during her television time. During her on-screen hypnotism act featuring the boys from Blue, she was dancing around with Duncan hypnotized so he would copy her every move. Giving it some serious moves Holly noticed that her chest was bouncing around quite substantially!
This post was guest written by Laura Young, Laura writes for Liberty Games, the UK’s best place to buy pool tables and home games room equipment, helping you give your own home a touch of celebrity pazazz.