Odd News Stories

Willie Nelson

Skip Nocciolo/CNN

Willie Nelson's braids on auction block

If you have several thousand dollars to burn, you could become the new owner of some of the most famous braids in the music business.

Scott Weiland

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Man tricks police into believing he's Scott Weiland

Well played, fake Scott Weiland.

A man arrested July 26 by Beverly Hills police on suspicion of shoplifting at a local Rite Aid and alleged drug possession was somehow able to convince police he was the Stone Temple Pilots frontman. But the real Weila...

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German man evicted over squeaky sex swing

A German court has sided with a landlord who kicked out a tenant over a squeaky sex swing.

Orange Juice


Man allegedly pelted to death with oranges

Police say two South African men are suspected of pelting a farmworker to death with oranges.

Girl suspended bless you

Student suspended for saying 'bless you' after sneeze

A student was sent to the principal's office after saying "bless you" to another student who sneezed in class. 


Police: Hipster-hater made over 400 false 911 calls

A resident of the hipster-centric Brooklyn neighborhood was convicted of making false 911 calls to report fights, noise from bars and even an explosion that never actually happened.

Chinchilla rescued

400 chinchillas rescued in California

It's the largest rescue operation ever for the San Diego Humane Society.

Marijuana joint pot


Man named Stoner arrested for drug possession

A narcotics and gang task force seized more than $10,000 of marijuana from a residence, charging a man ironically named Paul Stoner with manufacturing the drug and selling it to juveniles.

Wedding, engagement rings

Cathy Kaplan/SXC

Man fakes death to avoid marriage

OK, we know some view marriage as a "death" of sorts. But one man took things a little too far.

American crocodile

National Park Service

Rare pale-headed crocodile kills man in Australia

A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.

Zoo Jeans

From Zoo Jeans

Lion-ripped jeans sell for $1,500

Fashionistas take note: the latest in haute couture could be distressed jeans that have been ripped by lions, tigers and bears.

Alabama 1,000 pound gator

Alabama DCNR

Alabama hunters nab 1,000-pound gator

Hunters in Alabama get the haul of a lifetime when they nab a 1,000-pound alligator.



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    Mike Stone/Reuters

    NFL's most valuable teams

    The average NFL team is currently worth $1.43 billion, according to Forbes. Take a look at which NFL teams are worth the most.

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  • Unusual celebrity baby names

    Pete Wentz

    REUTERS/L.E. Baskow

    What do the words River Rose and North West have in common? They're both unusual names given to the children of famous celebrities -- and they're not alone.

  • Can you pass a Common Core 5th grade math test?

    Test your knowledge and see if you can pass a Common Core fifth-grade math test.

  • All things bacon

    Bacon in pan

    Wikimedia Commons

    It seems like bacon is taking over the world. Take a look at some of the quirkiest bacon-flavored and bacon-related products.

  • Celebrity breakups of 2014

    Meg Ryan Women in Film event 2008

    Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

    Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2014.

  • 10 things that will cost more this fall

    sandwich platter sandwiches food

    iStock / WinterStorm

    Prices are going up for a wide variety of products and services this fall, from airfare to bacon.

  • Most memorable MTV VMAs moments

    Kanye West, Taylor Swift, 2009 MTV VMAs

    Gary Hershorn/Reuters

    Since the very first MTV Video Music Awards 30 years ago in 1984, the show has always provided memorable moments. Ahead of the 2014 edition, set for this Sunday, check out some of the most memorable.

  • Ridiculous 911 calls

    Police lights file 2

    Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.


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