What was the Top Weird News Story of 2007?

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Hard Choices: 2007 Was a Boom Year for Weirdness

What was the weirdest story in 2007?
Now, you can decide!
Vote for your Favorite Weird Story of 2007,
From the safety of what promises to be an utterly Non-weird 2008.

What was the weirdest story of 2007?

There were certainly enough of them to choose from.

We’ve narrowed it down from 1000’s of weird stories–there were hundreds at DBKP alone. We also scoured the Internet to add to our rich store.

* A Moscow woman set fire to her ex-husband’s penis as he sat naked watching television and drinking vodka. The couple divorced three years ago but continued to share a small flat.

“I was burning like a torch,” the wounded ex-husband told Tvoi Den newspaper. “I don’t know what I did to deserve this.”
– – – -Germans were weird in 2007.

* In another unusual living arrangement, a German man left his dead mother seated in her favorite armchair at their shared home for two years after her death of natural causes at age 92.

* Yet not everything that smelled like a corpse was really dead in 2007. In the German town of Kaiserslautern, police broke into a darkened flat expecting to find a corpse after neighbors complained of a nasty smell seeping out into the hallway.

But instead they found a tenant with very smelly feet asleep in bed next to a pile of extremely foul-smelling laundry.

* A 60-year-old German man stunned lawyers during his appeal hearing on a flashing conviction by stripping off in court.

* A German bus driver threw a 20-year-old off because he said she was too sexy for his bus. “He opened the door and shouted ‘Your cleavage is distracting me every time I look into my mirror and I can’t concentrate on the traffic’,” the woman said.

* A German court awarded a man 3,000 euros ($4,100) after he lost the top half of his skull because of faulty hospital equipment. The man’s skull had to be replaced with plastic because the cold storage where doctors placed the top of his head during surgery turned out to be defective.

Since the head was not kept cool enough by the faulty fridge, it could not be reattached. The man now has a plastic prosthetic skull.

He sought compensation of 20,000 euros on the grounds that the prosthesis gave him headaches, adversely affected his balance and made him extra-sensitive to the weather.

Wal-Mart made the Top 44–a couple of times.

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DBKP’s Top 44 Weird News Stories of 2007

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DBKP’s Top 44 Weird News Stories of 2007

Mondoreb blogs at Death By 1000 Papercuts. Interested readers can e-mail him at
mondoreb@gmail.com. All DBKP stories are filed under Mondoreb at BNN.

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