Hot Topics in Weird News
By Buck Wolf, About.com Guide
Law & Disorder
Many criminals are simply not-so-bright people on what is likely to become the most embarrassing day of their life. Here's a look at some of the world's least competent crooks, laugh-out-loud mug shots, the most ridiculous laws, and strange happenings within prison walls.
- Weird Crime Mug Shots: The Latest
- Weird Crime Mug Shot Hall of Shame: Archive
- Dumb Crime Du Jour
- Weird Crime Archives
- Nude News
Drunk, High & Stupid
Whether or not you think marijuana should be legalized, you have to admit it'll make you do some crazy things. Of course, the same could be said of beer. And then, there are those who seem to get way too high on life.
Grit your teeth, and get ready to lose your appetite. Then ask yourself, "Why do I enjoy reading these sorts of stories?" (Then again, maybe you don't want to know.)
Our animal friends are always reminding us that it's their planet, too. Here you'll find stories about hero pets, crazy cat ladies, a 2000 lb. rodent, and one man who sleeps with a crocodile.
What do you do for fun? Can you out eat Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas, who can woof down 11 lbs. of cheesecake in nine minutes, or would you rather watch Verne "Mini-Me" Troyer's sex tape? We span the globe for the latest in batty sports, celebrity stupidity, and other amusements.
We Americans cherish our rights, not just to vote for our leaders, but also take surveys of which ones we want to see naked. Here's a look at how we handle some of our day-to-day responsibilities.
- Political Sideshows
- Economic Blues
- Declining Standards
- Outrageous Protest
- Our Litigious Times
- Tales Out of School
Science and Commerce
Need a self-perfuming sports jacket? The wheels of science and industry never stop turning. That doesn't mean every new idea is a good one.
Imagine finding out on your wedding day that your bride-to-be was also your long-lost twin. What if you came to a wedding and found the groom was a cross-dresser and wearing a white gown? If you ever doubted that love is blind, deaf and dumb, here's evidence to the contrary.
Weird News 101
If you have to ask, "What's the Gnome Liberation Front?," you probably don't know a lot about weird news. Don't hang your head in shame. It won't get you a high powered job, or even big money on Jeopardy. But you're missing out on a lot of fun.