A player holds two petanque balls. The game originated in France and resembles Italian bocce ball, but New Yorkers of all nationalities and professions gather in Bryant Park to join in the game. jimd_stock/iStockphoto hide caption

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During the 2000 presidential campaign, the microphone caught then-candidate George Bush calling a New York Times reporter a "major-league a******." Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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