Weirdest News Stories of 2011Baby seal wanders into living room, Baby seal on couch, After a hard day, who doesn’t want to curl up and catch some winks on the sofa? At least that’s what seal pup “Lucky” had in mind when he wandered into a house in Bay of Plenty in early December. Seal pup crawls through cat door, Seal pup + climbed into front seat + turned on radio,
Weirdest News Stories of 2011, Weird news stories of 2011, This year’s headline oddities stopped us in our tracks with reports of medical marvels, misfired cannonballs and animals with star quality. See which news stories had our jaws dropping in 2011.
Michael Jackson hair roulette ball, Michael Jackson hair roulette ball, A gambling website purchased strands of the King of Pop’s hair at auction and planned to convert the hair into a roulette ball, to be sold to any interested casino. Michael Jackson hair + $10,871, "We want Michael to continue to rock and ‘ROLL’ forever”,
Mythbusters cannonball shoots through house, When the hosts of this cable science show were testing projectile speeds, one of their cannonballs flew through a suburban California home’s front door, its master bedroom and into a neighbor’s minivan. Mythbusters cannonball aiming for water-filled garbage cans, AdamSavage + “This is the worst we can imagine happening”
Woman gives birth in art gallery, On Oct. 25, a Brooklyn-based performance artist gave birth to her son, Ajax, in a New York art gallery as an act of artistic expression. "The Birth of Baby X" 19 to 20 people present, Marni Kotak + telling our child his life is a precious work of art,
Cyclops shark discovered, Cyclops shark discovered, In July, fishermen discovered a one-eyed albino dusky shark fetus inside its mother. See photos that many thought were doctored. cyclops shark did not survive,
Woman sues “Drive”, A Michigan woman sued the distributor of Ryan Gosling’s action/drama over a trailer that she found misleading. Sarah Deming sues "Drive", Sarah Deming "having very little driving in the motion picture"
Genetically modified glowing beagle, Genetically modified glowing beagle, South Korean scientists cloned a beagle puppy that glows green under ultraviolet light. The puppy is part of a study that hopes to someday find cures for human diseases. Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer, Tegon the beagle, glowing dog cure for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Woman’s nipple on her foot, An unidentified 22-year-old woman reported a third nipple … on the bottom of her foot. The growth comes complete with an areola and hair. The dermatological community’s calling it the first report of SBT on a sole. "Pseudomamma on the foot",
Breakdancing gorilla, Zola, a male gorilla at the Calgary Zoo, was taped busting some break-dance moves in June. Watch him in action. His dance skills make sense — his first zoo home was in the birthplace of breaking.
Woman wakes funeral dies, A 49-year-old woman, who was wrongly declared dead, arose at her own funeral. The shock of seeing mourners surrounding her coffin caused her to suffer fatal heart failure. Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov alive at funeral 12 minutes, Fagili Mukhametzyanov suing hospital,
Shape-shifting cuttlefish, A May study reported that cuttlefish are copycats — using mimicking gestures to take on the shapes of nearby objects and even pictures.
Ring dropped down toilet 72 years ago, Jesse Mattos lost his high school class ring in a butcher shop toilet 72 years ago and chalked it up to a loss. In May, a sanitation worker found the monogrammed ring and tracked down its 90-year-old owner. Tony Congi ring bucket of debris
Baby named after Facebook like, An Israeli couple named their newborn daughter Like, after a feature on social networking site, Facebook. Lior and Vardit Adler, Vardit Adler "unique, creative and totally new"
18-month old signs football contract, After viewing a YouTube clip of an 18-month-old kicking soccer balls into a toy bin, a Dutch soccer team offered the tot a 10-year professional contract. Baerke van der Meij grandfather played for VVV-Venlo
Man has 82 tattoos of Julia Roberts, A newspaper vendor in Chile has spent 10 years collecting 82 tattoos of his favorite actress. Miljenko Bukovic + tattoos + "Because she's beautiful",
Girl’s hunger strike to attend royal wedding, A Mexican teen (Estibalis Chavez hunger strike)staged a hunger strike in front of the British embassy in Mexico City in hopes of earning an invitation to the royal wedding. She didn’t get an invitation, but she did win a free trip. Estibalis Chavez + 16-day hunger strike,
Knife removed from man’s head after 4 years, In February, surgeons in China removed a rusty 4-inch blade from the skull of a 30-year-old patient who, unknowingly, had it stuck there for four years. Li Fuyan stabbed in jaw by robber, Li Fuyan severe headaches bad breath and breathing difficulties