13 Historical Figures You'd Never Believe Used To Kick It

Nelson Mandela was good friends with ... uh ... Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi?
13 Historical Figures You'd Never Believe Used To Kick It

Ah, fame. It's a funny thing – one day you're a nobody, the next you're rubbing shoulders with some of the most famous people in the world. But it's not just celebrities who get to hang out with each other; even the most ordinary of us can find ourselves in the company of greatness. 

This list takes a look at some of the most famous people who have been friends with each other, from Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel, to Queen Elizabeth II and President Harry Truman. We'll explore the stories behind their friendships, from the controversial Un Chien Andalou to the collaboration between David Gilmour and Polly Samson that brought Pink Floyd back together. 

We'll also look at some of the more unlikely friendships, like that between Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla, and the friendship between Nelson Mandela and Muammar Gaddafi. We'll also take a look at some of the more light-hearted friendships, like Alice Cooper and a legendary comedian, and Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

So, without further ado, let's take a look at 13 famous people who hung out with each other.

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Friendship transcends politics.

CRACKED NELSON MANDELA AND MUAMMAR GADDAFI Somehow, Nelson Mandela and Muammar Gaddafi became good friends after Mandela was freed from prison in 1990. Gaddafi even visited South Africa and was Mandela's last guest before he stepped down as president in 1999.


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