Some people enter politics with a genuine desire to promote the interests of the people. Others no doubt do so with the goal of furthering their own personal goals. A few enter the political arena with no ambition of achieving power, but throw their hat into the ring as a protest against what they see as a corrupt system.
For the most part politics is a serious business, but over the years it has attracted some unusual candidates. This list looks at 10 of the most notable? or downright strange.