• A non-conforming attitude
• An obsession with a hobby or hobbies
-Do not stir a fire without iron
Pythagoras' clique had some more logical rules, such as vegetarianism and nonviolence, but he tended to break those. The vegetarianism rules were bent when, upon discovering his famous theorem, he celebrated by slaughtering an ox. His message of nonaggression suffered greatly from his dying in a fight.
1702 – 1799
1784 – 1856
William Archibald Spooner
1844 – 1930
• Once Dr. Spooner raised a toast to Her Royal Highness, Queen Victoria, and proclaimed: "Three cheers for our queer old dean!"
• During World War I he reassured his students, "When our boys come home from France, we will have the hags flung out." • On another occasion, he lionized Britain's farmers as "ye noble tons of soil."
• Paying a visit to the college dean (before he took over that position himself), he supposedly queried: "Is the bean dizzy?"
• He replaced "crushing blow" with "blushing crow" in one lecture.
• Once upon entering church, Spooner exclaimed, "Good grief! Someone is occu-pewing my pie!"
1854 – 1900
Sir George Sitwell
Sir George Sitwell was a very bizarre eccentric man. He was known for being an expert an extreme gardener. One day, completely annoyed by the wasps in his garden, he invented a gun to shoot them dead. He is known for attempting to pay his son’s tuition fees with produce from his garden. He moved to Italy to avoid taxes in Britain But once he got married but he refused to pay his new wife’s debts which caused her to go to prison. He was a total bookworm that had seven libraries in his home. Sir George had the cows on his estate that he stenciled in a blue and white Chinese willow pattern in order to make them look prettier” On the gate of his manor in Derbyshire, England he hung a sign that states: “I must ask anyone entering the house never to contradict me or differ from me in any way, as it interferes with the functioning of my gastric juices and prevents my sleeping at night.”
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol
THE Salvador Dali
1904 – 1989
He is famous for stating "Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dalí".
1942 – Current
Betsey is a fashion designer best known for her eccentric and whimsical designs. Many will say that the modern eccentric lady shall be fashioned in Betsey Johnson’s traditional tutu Prom dress. She once described her style as a formula: "Take a leotard and add a skirt." She says that she spends $20,000 a year on hair extensions and apparently dyes her hair everyday. When appearing on a talk show at age 70, she entered the stage by doing a cartwheel. In fact when entering or exiting the runway at every single one of her fashion shows it done by that infamous Cartwheel.
1961 – Current
1965 – Current
Björk is a famous Icelandic songstress and actress. She notoriously sent flowers to a stalker who tried to kill her. And if that wasn’t strange enough, she is also known for laying an egg on the Oscar red carpet while wearing a swan dress. She has stated: "I never really understood the word 'loneliness.' As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature." Björk actually won an award for being “The Weirdest Person in the World Ever”.
• Tearing pages from the Bible
• Pretending to engage in sex acts
• The use of Nazi-esque symbols
1986 - Current