Ventura's Reform/Independence Party campaign was considered by many to be a gimmick but in 1998 he emerged as the winner when voters expressed their disdain with the two major parties in Minnesota. The former professional wrestler was elected the Governor of Minnesota.
However, despite remaining popular with the voters, he backed out in June 2002 claiming his "heart and soul" wasn't in the job. Often criticised for extorting his popularity over his political ideas, his tagline in the Schwarzenegger film 'Predator', "I ain't got time to bleed" became the title of his first of four books.
22,000 people agreed to clean toilets for WiFi because they did not read the terms.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.