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Who has had their 15 minutes of fame?


26 Apr 2007 10:23PM
Just wondering if anyone has done anything out of the ordinary , knows any one famous, or maybe even is famous! What was your 15 mins?

Colin

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
26 Apr 2007 10:27PM
Being a London hospital's prize "exhibit" at the Royal Society of Medicine's AGM........

.........have to confess, I would have like to have achieved fame in a different way! Sad
Krakman 8 3.6k Scotland
26 Apr 2007 10:34PM
Being interviewed on Ukrainian telly...
26 Apr 2007 10:41PM
Prixe exhibit???? lol Do tell

Colin
26 Apr 2007 10:42PM
Interviewed ?? sounds intiguing!!

Colin
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
26 Apr 2007 10:51PM

Quote:exhibit???? lol Do tell


I believe I was the only person in the UK with the version of the ailment which kept me off EPZ for about 5 months or so!

Doctors have given lectures on me to captivated (or is that captive) medical audiences, and I believe I am an article in The Lancet and other medical journals. (I haven't seen any of them though - don't particularly want to either!)
Boyd e2
11 11.2k 11 Wales
26 Apr 2007 10:54PM
You're a modern day Joseph Merrick, CB.
Wink
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
26 Apr 2007 10:55PM
I've been called worse!!

;-D
Krakman 8 3.6k Scotland
26 Apr 2007 11:19PM

Quote:Interviewed ?? sounds intiguing!!

Sadly can't remember what I said or why Sad
27 Apr 2007 12:19AM
Fell out of a raft on the Zambesi white-water rafting run a few years back. (It was also a Friday 13th) Refused to let go of the rafts grip line...white-knuckle grip...raft rolled a few times and stripped all my clothing off except wet-suit vest.
On return to base at day's end I found it was one section of rapids that hadn't been named...until now ..the guides had all christened it "The creamy white buttocks"..Didn't really believe it at the time, but a friend living out there sent me another video with sound commentary a coupla years later.. and I realised I had achieved MY 15 minutes of fame....!!
Kevin.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
27 Apr 2007 1:19AM
Any photos?

;-D
elowes e2
10 2.8k United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 6:14AM
Been on telly a few times, usually a back shot or coming out of a house in a white suit. Don't think it all amounted to 15 mins though.

Variously described as a forensic expert, fire investigation expert and fire arms expert.

TV makes you look short and fat and there was me thinking I was tall, dark and handsome.
randomrubble
10 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 8:07AM
I was interviewed about toilet provision in high street shops for 'Retail Equipment and Design' magazine a few years back.

Is there a more obscure claim to fame than that?
Geoffphoto e2
8 13.5k United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 8:09AM
I can beat that - after I came back from a photographic expedition to Burma I put on a show of the slides for a local club, and I was interviewed on none other than BBC Radio Cornwall !!!!

Photographs on the radio - worked really well guys !!!
riprap007 e2
10 1.6k 37 England
27 Apr 2007 8:11AM
yes, had 15 minutes, was offered 15 years (sounded like a life sentence) so ran away! To expand, when I was plying my trade as an actor I turned down the opportunity for a regular part in a soap.

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