I hate clowns. Clowns rich enough to buy a ticket to ride to the International Space Station? I loathe them with a vengeance. Well, the only clown in space—Guy Laliberte—hard landed on Earth at 8:31am today, Moscow time:

The former fire-breather—who originally founded the Cirque du Soleil—went to space in September on board a Soyuz spacecraft, after paying $34.7 million.


He did a show from the International Space Station denouncing the shortage of clean water in some parts of the water. Nobody laughed. He then got a cream pie splashed on his face. Still nobody laughed. [Daily Mail]