I asked some questions on Ask Ubuntu. Some of them even got me a few Famous Question badges. Then something happened and they all got closed as duplicates.
After seeing this I started to question if I deserved the badges. Sometimes I even try to virtually remove them: I may tell someone I only have 2 gold badges when I really have 5, pretending to remove the 3 Famous Question badges.
I didn't do it just to get the badges. In fact, I didn't even know the duplicates existed when I asked those questions. Let's call it an accident, so no cheating involved.