Scaryduck’s ‘Did You Know...?’ No. 347
England footballer Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne was elected president of the Central African Republic in 1992 after a popular "write-in" campaign. His first and only actions as the ruler of this impoverished nation was to change its national anthem to his novelty recording of "Fog on the Tyne", and install his mate “Five Bellies” as Minister for Beer, before going off on a five-year bender of booze, birds and pizza.
Following Gascoigne's decision to change his name to "G8", the real G8 - the organisation of the world's most industrialised nations - has also decided on a name-change to avoid any confusion with the washed-up old has-been. They'll now be known as "The No-Gazzas Club".