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How Big Can One Get? Johah Falcon's Claim to Fame
What's it like to have the world's biggest penis? Ask the man who owns it: Jonah Falcon. See pictures of Jonah and read about his ups and downs.
6 Insane Experiments That People Volunteered For
Would you volunteer to be blown up by an atomic bomb, or be frozen solid for the sake of science? Some people have.
Jonah Falcon and His Legendary Length
It's not so easy for Jonah Falcon, the man widely believed to have the world's largest penis, as he tries to jump start his film career. The 38-year-old New Yorker was snubbed for a part on HBO's
6 Things That Might Unexpectedly Kill You At...
Things that might get you before you even enter the water: killer umbrellas, collapsing sand holes, clam-dropping seagulls, etc.
Weird Sex News: When Private Lives Turn Public
Weird Sex: Looking for strange news regarding human sexuality? You'll find it here.
Nakedness in the News
Some people get caught with their pants down. Others strip for what they believe is a very good reason.
Weird Crime Mug Shots
Mug Shots and Police Photos: When you commit a dumb crime, you usually look the part. About.com's Buck Wolf brings you the strangest, most outrageous Funny looking mug shots and police photos. Come back for regular updates.
Angelina Jolie's Tattoos: Where They Are &...
What does Angelina Jolie's shoulder tattoo mean? Find out here, and see more of her great body... art.
12 Facts About Poop That Falls From Planes and...
A brief history of the phenomenon of frozen human waste that falls from airplanes.
World's Biggest Testicles: Meet the Man With...
Wesley Warren Jr is the man with the world's biggest testicles.
Strange Hitchhikers Encountered On The Road
The world is full of strange things, and sometimes that strangeness is standing by the side of the road with its thumb out, hoping to get a ride.
The Top 10 Weirdest Mayonnaise Stories of All...
It's debatable whether mayonnaise makes all foods more delicious, but its presence in news stories definitely adds a tangy touch of weirdness.
Nina Dobrev And Other Stars of 'Vampire...
Until now, Nina Dobrev was best known as Mia Jones on "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Now, she's working
Weird Art News
One man's trash is another man's treasure. Here's proof.
Beefcake Heroes: Comic Book Icons Go Gay
Spider-Man is a photographer with a sensitive side with a presence on Broadway... does that make him gay? Find out here.
How'd That Get Up Your Butt? X-Rays of Strange...
How could someone possibly get a saltshaker stuck up his butt? I don't know -- but I do have a picture of it. See it here.
Air Sex Championships: Men & Women Simulate...
It's time to celebrate sex as men and women gather to simulate their favorite acts and positions in the Air Sex World Championships. Forget those guitars and strum along to my special photo feature.
Hells Angels Bulldog Bash
More than 50,000 people -- including Hells Angels from all over the world -- gather in England for what
The Tree-Sitting Craze of 1930
It was the year when a strange fad gripped the youth of America — to sit in trees for days, weeks, and in some cases even months.
Bad Parenting
You need a license to drive, why don't you need a license to procreate? At least that's how you feel when you hear about the couple that puts their toddler in the clothes dryer.
Weird News Photo Extravaganza
You want a good reason to gawk at cute animals, crazy mug shots, unusual protests and mayhem? Well, there is none, except that it's fun. So, enjoy!
The World's Top 10 Competitive Eaters
Here are the rankings of the top eaters in the world as ranked by the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE) and Major League Eating.
Nude and Naked
It doesn't take much to get some people to shed their clothes... and their inhibitions. See what happens when people drop trou in the most unusual places.
Massive Nude Gathering in Sydney, Australia
Thousands of people shed their clothes as part of an art project in Sydney Australia... and we have the uncensored images in our special gallery. Page 26.
Strange Stories About Death
Dying for some laughs? Here's some weird news stories about death and dying, including a wrong casket brought to a funeral, urn art, and more.
Shedding Clothes in Sydney
See the gathering that put the exhibition into exhibitionist, as 5,000 people shed their clothes for artist Spencer Tunick. Find uncensored images and more in our special Naked News gallery. Page 27.
Nude Sports Flash: Athletes Bare All in Naked...
What could possible make rugby more exciting? Total nudity! See what happens when two teams play completely exposed.
Marilyn Monroe's Chesty X-Ray Is No Big Bust
Marilyn Monroe's chest X-rays sell for $45,000... but you can see them for free here.
Peep Shows Through History: From Classic...
New York in the 1970s was the porn capital of the world, with erotic theaters and peep shows on every corner. Was it just dirty pornographic smut... or a classic art that shares its origins with that of cinema itself? See the history of the peep show here and decide for yourself.
Naked Clown Calendar
Naked Clown Calendar: San Francisco's Clown Conservatory is launching the Naked Clown Calendar to raise money for multiple sclerosis. The Class of 2008 was inspired by co-founder Judy Finelli.
YouTube Boobs
When you get arrested, just for the sake of producing a must-see YouTube video, perhaps your sacrificing a little too much for your art.
Olivia Munn Gets Naked
Olivia Munn has taken off all her clothes -- again -- in the name of animal rights. See the celeb wearing nothing at all... right here.
Dumb Crimb: A Daily Look at Criminal Incompetence
Want a rundown of the week's strangest, most outrageous crimes of the day? Keep up with the antics of the world's least competent crooks.
The Penis Map
How do American penises stack up? We're a little on the small side, as it turns out. See how we rank in this map of global dongs. Page 4.
Living in the Trash
A South Carolina woman is arrested when her kids are found living in a house full of trash. See her and other accused dumb criminals in the Weird Crime Mug Shot Hall of Shame. Page 98.
Boryeong Mud Festival: Good Clean Fun
The Boryeong Mud Festival is good, clean fun. An estimated 2 million people from around the world converge on this small South Korean coastal city -- just to play in the dirt. You'll find mud slides, mud wrestling, mud sculpture, mud photo contests, among other activities. The other part of the festival is pitching the beauty and skincare products made from Boryoeng City's famous dirt.
Weird News For and About Left-Handers
8 unusual news stories featuring the 10% of the world population that is left-handed.
6 Animals That Bullets Bounced Off Of (And Hit...
If a person shoots an animal, it usually ends up dead. But in the world of weird news, the bullet ricochets off the animal and hits a person instead.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival: The world's largest, most diverse arts festival. Here's a look at the Lady Boys of Bangkok, the Jim Rose Circus, and other street performers.
S&M Heaven: Dominance & Submission at DomCon LA
A submissive woman gets dominated by Sir Nik at DomConLA, a convention for people who love BDSM.
Weird Medical News
You could bust a gut laughing at what's going on at some hospitals. Here's a look at bizarre hospital news across the world.
The Naked Festival of Japan
The annual naked festival of Japan where thousands of men strip down to what looks like diapers in search of lucky sticks.
Their Bodies, Themselves
What better way to celebrate the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras than with thousands of naked men and women at the Sydney Opera House. See the uncensored images in our special Nude News photo gallery. Page 28.
Weird Burger Scam
A man claiming to be the new manager of Denny's cooked himself a burger. But he wasn't the manager. Get the full weird story here.
Love, Sex and Marriage
Looking for weird news? Here you'll find strange stories about love, sex and marriage.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! has carved a singular history in entertainment history, and its museums are perhaps the single best source for lovers of the bizarre. Here is a look at some of Ripley's recent events and its newest attractions.
This Month in Weird News: July 2015
A round-up of stories from this month that entertained, bewildered, and/or appalled your weird news expert.
Teddy Roosevelt: One Tough President
Teddy Roosevelt, who was president from 1901-1909, was shot by John Schrank while campaigned as the candidate
7 Logo Design Disasters That Made Headlines
Controversial logos that ended up being embarrassing failures.
Sandy Allen: Big-Hearted Giantess
World's Tallest Woman: Sandy Allen of Indiana, the Guinness Record holder as the world's tallest woman, died Aug. 13, 2008 at 53 Years old.
Naked Hindu Holy Men Gather for Kumbh Mela
It's the world's largest religious gathering... and some people like to do it in the nude. See our photo of the Hindu Kumbh Mela, and other naked news images, here. Page 33.
'Penis Hat' Exposed at MoMA
See 'Penis Hat,' which depicts some kind of pirate with genitalia on his head. No, really. Page 5.
Indonesian Tree Man Fights New Growths
A man with a rare genetic disorder has thick bark-like growths on his skin. Meet Indonesia's tree man, who is fighting a new battle with his disease.
Painted Woman
The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community.
Heroes to Zeros: Baseball's World Series Mug...
No one knows how easy it can be to go from hero to zero than a professional athlete. Some of baseball's greatest moments have come in the World Series... yet some of the very people who have played on that grand stage have also known a different kind of fame: notoriety. See the mug shots of World Series athletes who've also been on the wrong side of a police camera.
Robot Sex: New Love Doll Has Personality Too
A new robot promises to change the way lonely men have sex. Roxxxy is not only a life-sized love doll, but she can also talk football afterward.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter & Other...
Was Abraham Lincoln really a vampire hunter?
Streaker Strikes at London Soccer Match
A streaker runs onto the pitch during the Coca-Cola Championship match between the Queens Park Rangers and Doncaster Rovers in London. See him and other flashers, nudists and naked celebs in our special photo gallery. Page 29.
8 Weird (But Non-Kinky) Things People Have Done...
Beds typically serve two purposes: sleep and romance. But occasionally they've been repurposed in creative and unusual ways.
How a Streaker Says Goodbye
How are streakers dragged away? See the touching and moving ceremony here. Page 30.
A Naked Clown in a Giant Pie
Clowns love pies... but a naked clown in a giant pie is circus heaven. See this and other strange nude photos in our special gallery. Page 41.
Ron Mueck's Unsettling Giant
The sculpture is called "Wild Man" and is one of Ron Mueck's many unusual creations. Mueck's art manages
Lady Gaga Brings Nearly Nude Bra and Panty Act...
After giving Mets fans the finger at a Citi Field game, Lady Gaga showed up in the Bronx and gave Yankees fans a different kind of salute. See her nearly-nude Yankee Stadium show here. Page 9.
You Must Be Wasted - Weird Stories About Drugs
When you're high on drugs, anything can happen. Here's proof. Check out strange drug busts, hilarious stoner activity in this recurring feature on Buck Wolf's Weird News Central at About.com.
Stuff You Never Knew About Chipotle Restaurants
Why the decorations in Chipotle are kinda cheap.
Woman Gets Naked in Attempt to Avoid Arrest
Sudden nudity can change any situation dramatically and immediately... but it can't help you avoid arrest. See the woman who thought stripping would save her... and find out what else she did to earn entry into the Weird Crime Mug Shot Hall of Shame. Page 196.
The 5 Most Common Types of Creepy Ice Cream Men
Most operators of ice cream trucks are doubtless upstanding members of the community, but there are bad apples in any profession.
Weird Crime Mug Shot Hall of Shame: Celebrity...
Willie Nelson is arrested for pot possession -- and uses it to launch a new political movement.
One-Eyed, Three-Legged Dog Wins Ugly Prize
Jeanenne Teed of St. Petersburg, Florida holds her one-eyed, three legged Chinese Crested dog named Gus before the start of the 20th Annual Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair June 20, 2008 in Petaluma, California. Owners of ugly dogs travel to Petaluma from all over the country to participate in the annual competition.
The Face Tattoo
See the world's greatest drunk driving mug shot here. Page 18.
10 Ways To Get Run Over By Your Own Car
Getting run over by your own car seems like it should be a low-probability event. And yet, as regular readers of weird news know, it happens all the time.
Breast Assault Ever
An Ohio woman is accused of shooting breast milk at two cops. See her and her cleavage here. Page 21.
Pet Costumes: The Weirdest Halloween Animals of...
It's the weirdest pets costumes of the year -- and let's start off with these beauties: Lupine the corgi
World Naked Bike Ride
The World Naked Bike Ride calls for protesters to ride through the streets in body paint and not much more, all to raise awareness for environmental issues and and let people know about the harm done by gas-burning motor vehicles.
Real Life Frankeinstein
Real life Frankenstein Arrested: Police in Anderson Township, Ohio, cuffed a man with a gash on his forehead who happens to be named Forrest V. Frankenstein Jr. after an incident at a Toby Keith Concert. Page 99.
Man With Fangs
The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community.
Beyond Explanation
The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community.
Bow WOW!
There's a new top dog: A Great Dane named Giant George is the world's tallest... standing 43 inches from paw to shoulders and more than seven feet long from head to tail. See George and other record-breaking animals and humans in our special photo gallery. Page 36.
Boobs on Bikes Parade
New Zealand's Boobs on Bikes Parade has become an annual event in Auckland. The estimated 100,000 onlookers
Buck's Favorite Slideshows
Weird, Gross, Bizarre Photos: You want cute, cuddly animals? What about gross and disgusting? How about competitive eaters stuffing their faces? Or Nude protesters? Well, we've got 'em!
Naked Protester Interrupts Berlin Film Festival
If you're trying to draw attention to your cause, drop your pants. See the nude protester at the Berlin Film Festival and other naked news photos here. Page 34.
Man Propositions Daughter Online
A Pennsylvania man is accused of signing up for Facebook in order to meet his own daughter... and described sex acts to her. See the mug shot here, and other stores of the world's most bizarre true crime. Page 197.
Two Thumbs Up
A woman arrest on DUI charges smiles for the camera. See her memorable mug here. Page 2.
Two Nude Clowns
What's better than a naked clown? Two naked clowns, working together to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. See this and more in our special weird nude photo collection. Page 40.
Streaker Strikes
It doesn't take much to get some people to shed their clothes... and their inhibitions. See what happens when people drop trou in the most unusual places. Page 36.
Hint to Crooks
A man tries to elude police... but a face full of tattoos made it pretty impossible. Check out his mug shot here. Page 4.
Lady Gaga Turns the Other Cheek
Lady Gaga's butt-bearing number at the Brit Awards turned a few cheeks. See the eye-catching outfit here. Page 32.
Lady Gaga: Kinky, Sexy, Meaty -- And Always...
Lady Gaga shows off what could be her kinkiest costume yet: A see-through nun outfit with crosses covering her nipples. See it up close here!
The Month in Weird News: August 2015
Gorilla-poop cheesecake, high-risk worm farming, and other weird news stories that made headlines in the last month.
Nude Clown Contortions
Forget balloon animals. Mr. and Mrs. May of the Naked Clown Calendar show some of the really fun shapes rarely seen at birthday parties. See this and more in our special weird nude photo gallery. Page 43.
Front Yard Toilet Art: A Connoisseur's Guide
We take a moment to examine some highlights of the under-appreciated genre of front yard toilet art.
The Disney Peeper
This isn't what they meant by Disney magic: Police say they caught a man spying on women in a bathroom at Epcot. Page 3.
Nearly Naked Japanese Celebrate Coming of Age
Leave it to the Japanese -- they know how to throw a party. See a traditional ceremony where nearly naked revelers carry portable shrines into the sea in our special photo gallery
Minor Miracles
Tired of all the bad news? Here are some real-life uplifting tales.
Nude Clowns and a Tiny Car
Everyone loves the little clown car filled with bozos. Only one thing can make them better: naked clowns. See this image and more in our special nude photo gallery. Page 42.
100 Years of Killer Squirrels
They may look cute and harmless, but sometimes squirrels go seriously rogue.
Streaker Hits the Rugby Pitch
What's the best way to liven up a rugby match? A flasher! See the latest sports streakers and other nudists here in our special photo collection. Page 37.
Harmonica Attack
An Oklahoma man was arrested after allegedly beating his roommate in the head with a harmonica, and we have the mug shot of the accused musical attacker. Page 198.
Thrifty Thief
Mug Shots and Police Photos: When you commit a dumb crime, you usually look the part. About.com's Buck Wolf brings you the strangest, most outrageous Funny looking mug shots and police photos. Come back for regular updates. Page 22.
Bizarre Child Sex Photo Case
A Florida woman pleads guilty to sexually abusing her children, taking photos and sending them to a man she met online. See her here. Page 20.
Streaker on the Cricket Pitch
A streaker invades the cricket pitch during a One Day International Match between New Zealand and Bangladesh. See him and other nudes -- including naked celebs -- in our special photo gallery. Page 31.
Woman in Flames
The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community.
Naked Clowns for Your Wall
It doesn't take much to get some people to shed their clothes... and clowns are dropping their oversized shoes and suspenders for a good cause. See the images here. Page 38.
The Weird News Guide to Extraterrestrial Real...
For over 75 years, numerous people have claimed to own the sun, the moon, and all the planets everywhere.
Nude Clown Does Chores
Clowns have to do chores too... and some even like doing it nude. See the stunning images from the Naked Clown Calendar and more in our special naked gallery. Page 39.
Hairy Man in Body Paint
The World Bodypainting Festival is the biggest annual event of the body painting culture and community.
Horse and Buggy Crimes
Amish men have been serving jail sentences for refusing to put traffic markers on their horse-and-buggy carriages. Find out why they refuse here. Page 10.
Colorful Crotch
See one of the most colorful crotches every painted right here. Page 11.
Alleged Prostitute Arrested After Opossum...
A woman was arrested for prostitution after an encounter with an opossum. Find out how it all unfolded here. Page 9.
Scarred & Scared: Marked Men and Women Deliver...
A man with the most amazing menacing grin makes the Weird Crime Mug Shot Hall of Shame.
The Lollapalooza Music Festival is a great place to catch new music... and, apparently, shed your clothes. See the Lollapalooza streaker here. Page 44.
Weird Lost and Found - Unusual Items Recovered
Here's a rundown of some of the most unusual things found in lost and found bins across the country.
Biology Teacher Accused of Sexy Lesson
A Texas biology teacher is accused of having sex with one of her students at least two dozen times, including at school and in her car. See her here. Page 28.
The Weirdest News Stories Of 2014
Could the figure in this image be the elusive Bigfoot? For years, much of the evidence for the big beast
Vivian Wheeler, Bearded Lady
A man in search of his long-lost mother finds the last thing he ever expected: A bearded lady. See them and more in my special gallery of freaks and sideshow acts. Page 20.
Meet the World's Shortest Man Junrey Balawing
There's a big new name for little and it's Junrey Balawing, who has taken the crown as the world's shortest man. Meet the 23.5-inch-tall wonder right here.
'Vampire Diaries' Stars in Topless Bust
Ewell, 24, and four other stars of the TV show "The Vampire Diaries" were arrested in Georgia after motorists
Woman Accused in Murder Claims Victim Wanted to...
A woman accused of killing a 74-year-old man says the victim wanted to die... and even paid her to do the job. Page 5.
Necrophilia Suspect Accuse of Corpse Abuse
A man accused of having sex with a corpse says he didn't know she was dead. See him in the Weird Crime Mug Shot Hall of Shame. Page 64.
Caught in the Act
Police say a Texas teacher was caught in the act having sex with a student. See her here. Page 29.
Weird Religious News
Here's a look at strange religious news from all over the world, and from all denominations.
Flipping Off Mets Fans
Lady Gage is usually known for her outrageous fashion. But at a recent New York Mets baseball game, she made a statement with more than just her clothing. See the photo of Gaga giving the finger that has everyone talking. Page 10.
Mummy From the Inside
The Discovery Channel announced the discovery of the mummy in 2003. The long-lost co-regent of Pharaoh
The Happy Fugitive
A West Virginia man is so amused by his own arrested that he's caught smiling in his mug shot. See him in the Weird Crime Mug Shot Hall of Shame. Page 100.
Inside an Egyptian Mummy
Medical technologies like the CT scan can reveal diet, general health, age, and gender of mummies
Advice for Jon Hamm: How to Hide Your Giant Penis
Jonah Falcon has some penis-hiding advice for 'Mad Men's' Jon Hamm.
Streaker Interrupts Dog Show
It doesn't take much to get some people to shed their clothes... and their inhibitions. See what happens when people drop trou in the most unusual places. Page 25.
A Java Jolt for the Record Books
See the world's biggest cup of coffee, which can hold 2,010 gallons of brew. Page 6.
Former Child Star Marty "Yeah-Yeah" York
If you don't remember Marty York, think back to the 1993 baseball flick, Sandlot in which he played Marty
Topless 'Vampires' Arrested in Georgia
Vayda, 23, and four other stars of the "The Vampire Diaries" were busted after motorists complained that
Disney Smackdown
A woman is accused of beating her one-year-old child at Disney's Magic Kingdom. See her in the Weird Crime Mug Shot Hall of Shame. Page 19.
Facing the Paint
World Bodypainting Festival: Some say body painting is the oldest form of art. In the last dozen years, with a growing acceptance of nude and naked performance, the World Bodypainting Festival has attracted thousands of people. The event began in 1996 in Austria. Here are highlights of festivals and competitions from around the world. Page 12.
World's Biggest Beer
The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub in California filled an 8. Page 47.
The Week in Weird Crime for 11/29: Smiling Mug...
A woman arrest on DUI charges smiles for the camera. See her memorable mug here.
It's a flesh party as Larry the Cable Guy drops trou and works alongside the Naked Cowboy. See it happen here. Page 3.
999 Aer Lingus Nudes
The March 15, 2009 event in Britain was open to anyone in the public brave enough to take off almost
Outrageous Protest
How better to express your outrage than to dress outrageously -- or not dress at all? Here's a look at protesters who dress as orangutans, superheroes, and deep sea divers -- and some who protest in the raw.
That's Disguisting!
Grit your teeth, and get ready to lose your appetite. Then ask yourself, "Why do I enjoy reading these
Cheats, Sneaks and Bad Math: Celebrity Tax...
The feds say Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne owe more than $1.7 million on taxes -- and have threatened to foreclose on one of the famous couple's many homes.
Gang Bang Teacher
It's like something out of a porn movie -- police say a Texas teacher had sex with five students at once and let them film the filthy act. Page 30.
Monster Mash
You want a good reason to gawk at cute animals, crazy mug shots, unusual protests and mayhem? Well, there is none, except that it's fun. So, enjoy! . Page 17.

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