Police in Arkansas say 68-year-old Larry Barnett accidentally called a former employee... who then got to listen in as Barnett allegedly plotted to have him killed.
"I don't care if you have to burn his house to the ground with him in it. I don't care what you have to do, make it look like an accident," Barnett allegedly said, according to reports cited by Huffington Post Crime.
When police checked the intended victim's home, they found that it had been broken into and the gas stove had been tampered with, according to KTVU.com.
Barnett has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. You can see more of him and this week's other accused weird crime suspects in my new gallery, This Week in Weird Crime.
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Well, now you can have that smell any time you want - and you don't have to fry any chicken or even raid the local KFC.
All you need is one of the new fried chicken scented candles from the Kentucky for Kentucky company.
It's part of a series of candles celebrating the scents of the state, including the Kentucky Derby.
But it's the fried chicken candles everyone wants.
"Our first batch of fried chicken candles got hot like Jennifer Lawrence and sold out in under a minute," the company says on its Web site. "Thank you, sweet baby Jesus."
They're working on getting more.
He's also taken some other measures, including two real guards - or guard dogs, anyway - as well as a security system, motion sensor lights and bars on the windows.
And if any would-be crooks get past all that, there's still one other layer of protection.
"You may see them and get past them, but once you get past them you got to go by the problems in the house - and that's me," he said, according to Oddity Central.
Maybe even scarier.
He was still a clown, but he sorta looked like a serial killer in a homemade clown costume - complete with what appears to be a McDonald's cup for a nose and McDonald's food practically glued to his waist.
Huffington Post Business has a photo and even a commercial featuring this strange and haunting version of Ronald McDonald, and you can see it here.
But before you click that link, remember: There are some things you can't un-see.
Seems like no one loves dollar coins - we hate them, collectively, so much that the Federal Reserve has been taking in more dollar coins than it gives out. As a result, it has $1.4 billion in dollar coins in its vaults -- or enough to last for the next 40 or so years, according to this report from CNN.
Oh, and all you Tea Party types who rail against the cost of this, that and some other random thing? Check this out: If we ditched dollar bills and dipped into this dollar coin stockpile instead, we'd save close to $150 million a year - or $4.4 billion over the next 30 years, according to a government report cited by CNN.
The coins or more durable and last longer, so paper money would be printed a lot less frequently if we all started using dollar coins.
Looks like real change begins with... change. Specifically, the change in your pocket.
I don't know what that is, so I looked it up: Rugby.
Tasman won... but when there's a streaker, I say we all win.
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Every year, it's all "Ho Ho Ho" and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and people forget all about the darker side of Christmas.
So, allow me to reintroduce Krampus.
While Santa brings presents to all the good little kids, Krampus punishes the bad ones -- and takes the worst ones away in his own sack.
While the Krampus tradition has been forgotten in much of the world, there are some parts of Europe where he still has own festival. People put on costumes (or are they costumes?) and scare the bejeezus out of little kids.
See some stunning photos and learn the history of this bizarre tradition in my special gallery, "Krampus is Coming: Santa's Little-Known Companion."
Joey Chestnut, the famed competitive eater and world record holder several times over, has set a new mark for Twinkies. He devoured 121 of the tasty little golden cakes in less than 6 minutes at a competition held at a Mississippi casino.
Even better, it looks like he topped a record set by his old rival, Takeru Kobayashi, according to the Huffington Post.
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Once he had the family safely out, he dashed back into the burning building to retrieve the one thing almost as valuable: his beer.
But it almost cost him his life.
"I went back into the house like a dummy and the door shut on me because this back draft was about to kill me," Walter Serpit told WTVM.
Fortunately, no one was hurt... and the beer was saved.
At 4 feet long, 25 inches high and 25.75 inches wide, it's the smallest roadworthy car in the world - as long as the road has a speed limit of 25 mph or less, according to Guinness World Records.
Then again, you probably don't want to go much faster than that. Since the car lacks a suspension, "it's scary," owner Austin Coulson told USA Today.
Coulson's creation is one of the entrants in the newest edition of Guinness World Records - and you can see more world-beaters in my new gallery, New World Records.
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