- Born into poverty, in literally a mud hut.
- Joined the military, realized his government was corrupt.
- Tried to overthrow the government, went to prison.
- Got out of prison, made a political party, and became president 2 years later.
- Basically a socialist and anti-capitalist and opposed to U.S. exploitation, giving cheap food, free education and so on to the poor.
- The corporate/wealthy owned media in the country constantly and to this day pretty much slanders him non-stop.
- The U.S. cooperated with Venezuelan military opposed to him to stage a coup, leading a group of protesters into supporters of him, and making it look as though the military and Chávez supporters shot innocent civilians, while in reality the military had shot @ Chávez supports and they had merely fired back in defense.
- Was kidnapped by the military, and his resign was faked. Some wealthy elite douchebag was put in his place.
- His supporters, of which there were many, flipped the fuck out enough to frighten the military and got Hugo back.
- The U.S. denied involvement despite documents that proved otherwise.
- Worked as a dolphin trainer and ended up working in the TV series "Flipper"
- The main dolphin he worked with(out of 5) died in his arms, according to him it was a suicide via self suffocation.
- He came to realize that dolphins were unhappy in captivity, strongly empathazing with them especially due to his working with them and learning how intelligent they were.
- Feeling guilty for being a part/cause of much of the enthusiam towards dolphins and thus their captivity for profit, began freeing dolphins wherever he could, illegally of course.
- Despite arrests and personal risks, kept on doing it and founded a project dedicated to it, and ever since has devoted his life to it.
- Was the focus of a documentary called "The Cove" focusing on, and devoted to exposing, a particularly disturbing threat to dolphins in Japan, a cove where dolphins were lured and slaughtered cruelly in large numbers. Succeeded in raising awareness of cruelty as well as the dangers of mercury heavy dolphin meat, even stopping it from being used in (mandatory)school lunches in Japan.
- Discharged from the navy due to claiming experience of homosexual urges.
- Changed his name from Leonard Alfred Schneider and became a comedian and married a stripper and stuff - which didn't turn out exactly and drugs were involved as well as a kid and a divorce.
- Despite a rough start as a comedian, became well known in particular for performances viewed as contraversial, irreverent, profane, etc. (This was like the 50s/60s)
- Received harsh criticism from a number of sources over, and was arrested for, his profanity, which increased interest in his performances.
- His reputation led him to being scrutinized with (sometimes undercover)police monitoring his performances, and he ended up being arrested for drug possession as well as more profanity.
- Was banned from performing in many clubs and cities.
- Brought his personal life into his comedy, speaking out for freedom of speech and talking, at times ranting - sometimes while on drugs -, about his trials on stage.
Will continue with more later if there's enough interest, won't have quite the shock/cute value of the animals one and will be more long winded(despite my attempt to keep it short) so...
If I make any factual errors correct me, and of course feel free to add your own.
*Edits for some typos and grammar and such.