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Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling Is Kinda Crazy

Sunday June 1, 2014
Cheese RollingIt's one of the weirdest of all sporting events: The "cheese rolling" that takes place every year at Cooper's Hill over in the U.K.

A wheel of Gloucester cheese is rolled down a hill, and people run after it.

But it's not as simple as it sounds... because people go nuts and the hill is lumpy and slippery.

You can see a video if it here.

But what's even nuttier is the first-person POV caught on video with a GoPro camera.

Check out HuffPost Weird News for that crazy clip... and you may never look at a wheel of cheese the same way.

Photo © YouTube

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Pirates Gather In Attempt To Set New World Record

Sunday June 1, 2014
Pirate!Thousands of pirates gathered in (where else?) Penzance, England in an attempt to show the world they have more scallywags than anyone else.

The pirate gathering was supposed to break the record for "largest gathering of pirates," but a few too many walked the plank: with 14,154 pirates gathered, they fell 77 rascals, scoundrels, villains and knaves short of the record.

The BBC reports that organizers had been hoping for 20,000 pirates.

There's always next year, mateys.

In the meantime, you can gaze upon yonder visage of the many fine pirate costumes from the gathering in my new photo collection.

Weird World Records

Photo © Guinness World Records 2014 Edition

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Molly Schuyler Eats A LOT Of Steak

Friday May 30, 2014
Molly SchuylerShe's a mother of four from Nebraska who weighs just 125 pounds, but don't let her size fool you. Molly Schuyler can EAT.

On Monday, she ate a 72-oz steak at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Tex., in 4 minutes and 58 seconds -- then she had a second 72-oz steak.

This one didn't go down quite as quickly, taking her 9 minutes and 15 seconds.

That adds up to nine pounds of beef in just under 15 minutes -- and along with steak, she had a baked potato, shrimp, salad and a bread roll, HuffPost Weird reports.

She ate so much so fast that her first steak along beat a record set by legendary eating Joey Chestnut in 2008, who took nearly 9 minutes to polish off just one steak.

More on Competitive Eating

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How To Hypnotize An Emu

Friday May 30, 2014
Emu Who knew emus had a leg fetish?

Some guy in Australia shows how to catch an emu... and it's all in the legs.

Check out this video at HuffPost Weird News -- just in case you're even in a situation where you need to catch some emus.

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Bigfoot On Display In New York?

Friday May 30, 2014
Not BigfootThe world's "most terrifying creature," Bigfoot, is about to go on display in New York at something called the Tiny Top Circus.

But before you buy your ticket, be aware that this circus has an organizer with a bit of a history.

It's Joey Skaggs, the noted prankster who loves to fool the media and public alike.

Still, he's talking a good game.

"He is a sight to see," Skaggs told The Huffington Post. "You will not want to miss this!"

If nothing else, Skaggs has a more creative angle on this one. While other Bigfoot hoaxes claim to have a body, Tiny Top claims to have a living creature that will be released back into the wild, according to a poster for the event.

A bigfoot in the "wilds" of New York? I've already seen it... on the subway.

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Burn Victim... Saved By A Slurpee!

Friday May 30, 2014
SlurpeeIn case of emergency, dial 7-11.

An Oregon man who had suffered from burns during a dispute with his neighbors ran into a 7-Eleven and began pouring Hawaiian Punch Slurpees onto his wounds, according to the Associated Press.

He poured the slushy drink from the machine and into his shirt, then rubbed it onto his skin.

The AP says the dispute involved neighbors, hot oil and burns. And a skin-saving Slurpee machine.

Read the full story at HuffPost Weird News.

Photo © Getty Images

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Florida Woman Accused Of Dumping Mom From Wheelchair

Friday May 30, 2014
Patricia Tavernier Mug ShotIt was a birthday party with a highly unusual ending: Instead of blowing out candles on a cake, Patricia Tavernier ended up behind bars.

The woman, celebrating her 52nd birthday, reportedly had a few drinks then dumped her 75-year-old mother from a wheelchair "for 52 years of sh*t," according to HuffPost Crime.

Police say the victim will likely need surgery for a broken hip. Tavernier has been charged with aggravated battery on a person over 65.

Learn more about her and this week's other accused dumb criminals in my new gallery, "This Week In Weird Crime."

Other Weird Crime News

Photo © Lee County (Florida) Sheriff's Department

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Did Colleen Cudney Make The World's Dumbest Facebook Post?

Monday March 31, 2014
Colleen Cudney Mug ShotColleen Cudney is in some serious hot water right now.

Convicted of drunken driving in 2012, she's not supposed to be drinking at all -- and she's subject to random breathalyzer tests.

The Michigan woman was given one the day after St. Patrick's Day and passed. But then Colleen allegedly wrote about it on Facebook:

"Buzz killer for me, I had to breathalyze this morning and I drank yesterday but I passed thank god lol," she wrote, according to Local 4 news.

The eyes of the law were apparently upon her Facebook page, so she was called in for a urine test, which can detect alcohol in the system from up to 80 hours previously.

She allegedly hung up.

She's due in court later this week and faces up to 93 days in jail for violating her probation, according to The Huffington Post.

Other Weird Crime News

Photo © Westland, Michigan Police Department

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Streaker Gets Grabbed You-Know-Where

Monday March 31, 2014
StreakerThe problem with grabbing naked people is that there are so few parts you can hold onto.

But that problem appears to have been solved here, as a security guard at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand has his arms wrapped around... well... let's just say he has his arms wrapped around a streaker in a way so complete we don't even have to censor this photo.

For more on this incident as well as the best streakers of 2014 so far -- including the world-famous pot-bellied streaker -- see this new photo collection.

Related Naked News

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Fraud! Pip The 'Psychic Goat' Is Baaaaaaad News

Sunday March 30, 2014
A Goat (NOT Pip)Turns out Pip the goat is just a goat... in every sense.

Pip (that's not him pictured) was supposed to be the next in a long and storied line of psychic animals able to predict the outcome of sporting events.

But Pip may be looking for a new career, as my colleague Andy Campbell of the Huffington Post reports -- because he FAILED to predict the winner of a simple soccer match over in the U.K.

Better watch out, Pip... some people bet money on that match, and something tells me they're hungry for goat stew.

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