This is going to be fun! I have never listed all this strange stuff all in one place. In loosely chronological order:
When I was a little kid, I completely wallpapered my bedroom walls with maps.
When I was 12, I started my own school (with 1 other kid and his dad), and attended it through high school. We averaged around 25 students. Went on a national speaking tour about alternative education when I was 14.
I have been to concerts of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, and Grateful Dead many times. And many others.
Played the first game of Pong, at Stanford University.
Attended Peace Marches in San Francisco in the 60's.
Went skinny dipping in Joan Baez's pool.
On a dare, I went a year barefoot. Maybe 1971?
Had dinner at Bob Hope's home on my 16th birthday. I believe I wore shoes.
Lived a year in France as an exchange student.
Traveled all around the US, Canada, and central America in a converted (and wildly painted) bus. Maybe 1970 or so.
In 1975, I got a tattoo of a black lace bikini. Yes, everywhere a bikini goes. I don't tell many people that.
By the mid-80's, I was pretty heavily tattooed. Unusual at the time. Not so much now.
I lived with a major motorcycle gang for several years.
Worked as a bartender when I was 18 (had fake ID).
Worked in a sleazy massage parlor. I don't tell anyone that!
One bored summer, I took apart, and put back together, my VW bug.
Lived on a classic wooden sailboat in the Caribbean for the first 5 years of ElderSon's life. 100% off the grid, breastfed, used cloth diapers, a baby carrier (sling), co-slept, no vax, no circ, and all that, long before it was common. I had never met or heard of anyone who lived this way, until I found Mothering magazine.
Went to acupuncture school.
Learned to tattoo.
Kept chickens, ducks, dairy goats, a substantial veggie garden, and a greenhouse in inner-city Seattle, before urban homesteading was recognized.
Volunteered at the medical clinic at a refugee camp in Thailand.
When my younger children's father kidnapped them and took them to a developing country to hide them from me, I found them and brought them home. I did not have their passports or speak the language! Then I changed all of our names and Social Security numbers, so he could not find us. Going on 15 years now - I guess it worked!
Unschooled all my kids, even before I knew a word for it.
I once bought an antique shop, lock, stock, and barrel, for $1500.
I owned a used bookstore.
I bought a 1957 Greyhound bus, and converted it to an RV.
I opened and operated a care home for elderly and disabled residents.
I had a home business making baby clothes from Hawaiian print fabric.
I raised and trained baby parrots.
I had 2 pet tortoises living uncaged in my living room.
I was a therapeutic level foster parent for nearly 5 years.
I am raising a pretty fantastic kid with autism.
I work now as an advocate for families with kids in the mental health system.
I recently got certified to teach English as a Foreign Language, as I plan to teach English overseas when my kids are grown. I am volunteer tutoring refugees and immigrants now, to get experience.
That's all I can think of right now. I really enjoyed reading other folks replies to this. Keep them coming! I may come back and add more I have forgotten.