Out on a Whim
Flexible flier Kedric Wolfe, above, whose rubber joints won him a job touting spacious airline seats (3/3/86); and Colorado hunting guide Ed McWilliams, whose giant decoys cooked, in effect, many a goose (3/5/79).
Harding (with pal Diane Christiansen, above), creator of the Living Grass Suit (4/29/85).
British butler tutor Ivor Spencer, who, while teaching proper posture, let champagne go to his students' heads (4/18/83); and hay fever sufferer Richard Hinchliffe, inventor of the pollen-proof helmet (5/23/83).
Doorknob King John Mandrup, dressed to celebrate the manufacture of his company's billionth doorknob (1/21/85); Vlasta Krsek, International Queen of Polka (1/6/86); and actor Dick Wilson, who, as TV's Mr. Whipple, has been fending off would-be Charmin squeezers for more than 20 years (11/12/84).
The Leonardo of artificial eyes, O. Robert Levy, who has made fake orbs for Sammy Davis Jr. and E.T. (7/15/85); and Floridians Andrew and Andrea Safko, owners of what is probably the only four-leaf-clover farm in the United States (3/18/85).
Taxidermist Andrew Dachisen, who freeze-dries departed pets for their owners' eternal enjoyment (9/2/85); and spray-painted artist Stephen Taylor Woodrow, who bolted himself and three friends to an English gallery wall for art's sake (7/7/86).
Electric artisan Eric Staller, who decked his VW in 1,659 points of light (10/19/87).
And finally: Don Featherstone, unsung designer of the classic pink lawn flamingo (5/19/86); and odd-sports enthusiast Ashrita Furman, who somersaulted the entire 12-mile route of Paul Revere's ride (5/19/86).