Former British Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher's better half, Denis, often courted controversy during her 11-year tenure. Months after Thatcher's election in 1979, and as apartheid was in effect, Denis defended a British Lions rugby tour of South Africa. "We are a free people, playing an amateur game," he barked, "and we have the right to play where the hell we like." When news broke of Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982, Denis later recalled "looking at the Times Atlas of the World to find out where the bloody hell they were." But when it came to food, his tastes were somewhat blander: he liked soups, corned beef and baked beans on toast and once sent back his poussin to the kitchen with these words ringing in the waiter's ears: "I want you to take it away, kill it and cook it." As for drink (and it's fair to say that Denis liked one), he would refuse ice as it "diluted the alcohol." Cheers!