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Ministry of Gossip
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Bill Gates goes slapstick

Bill Gates, Microsoft's sometimes-reviled, sometimes-revered master, had stopped off in Belgium after a trip to the World Economic Forum in 1998. He was headed into a meeting with Belgian officials when local prankster Noel Godin approached the bespectacled billionaire and whipped a cream pie in his face. Gates looked unhappy -- apparently the pie did not bring back fond memories of "Three Stooges" shorts -- and was quickly escorted into the building.Herwig Vergult / AFP