Top Weird News 2011: The Year’s 11 Oddest News Stories


Erik Sprague aka the Lizardman visits AOL Studios for interviews with AOL Weird News and You’ve Got in New York City on June 24, 2011. (Damon Dahlen, AOL)

While doomsday evangelist Harold Camping predicted the world would end May 21, we at HuffPost Weird News knew the truth — our strange world was only becoming more bizarre this year.
Among many other amazing things, 2011 gave us the birth of conjoined twins who share one two-headed body, and at last report, the extremely close brothers were happy and healthy.
Over the year, we were introduced to a man with a 100-pound scrotum, a woman who crawled inside a dead horse, another woman who taught new mothers how to turn their afterbirth into vitamin-packed nutritional supplements, and a diaper-wearing, pacifier-sucking man who calls himself an «adult baby.»
Some of us found God in a Walmart receipt, others beautified themselves with injections of tire sealant and cement.
UFOs were spotted on an NFL broadcast, stoned wallabies were almost blamed for crop circles, and a prominent investigative journalist blamed the legendary Roswell space crash coverup of 1947 on a Nazi-Soviet conspiracy that involved notorious Auschwitz madman Josef Mengele and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
And in weird science, we shudder to think how the researchers conducted this study: Experts now believe that sex with animals can lead to penile cancer.
As we look forward to an even stranger 2012, here’s a list of our 11 favorites from 2011:
— Ben Muessig contributed to this report as one of his last acts at HuffPost Weird News. We will miss him. Nuts to you, Gersh Kuntzman.


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