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Hot dog! Reigning champ gets engaged, chows down on 61 franks

Hot dog! Reigning champ gets engaged, chows down on 61 franks

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, reigning king of the world's most famous hot dog eating contest, may have had an extra boost of confidence Friday. With a hug and kiss, his girlfriend of three years accepted his marriage proposal.
Bad teeth? Blame your genes

Bad teeth? Blame your genes

Remember "The Big Book of British Smiles" from "The Simpsons"? The dentist used it to scare children into proper dental hygiene.
Teen confesses to burying newborn baby

Teen confesses to burying newborn baby

A 16-year-old confessed to burying her newborn baby in a side yard near her home in Franklin County, Sheriff Jerry Jones said Monday.
Mick Jagger: Monty Python 'are wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth'

Mick Jagger: Monty Python 'are wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth'

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger poked fun at the Monty Python stars on Monday ahead of the comedy troupe's reunion concerts this week as "a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money."

Texas couple accused of locking adult, adopted son in garage for years

In Texas, a husband and wife have been arrested and accused of kidnapping their adopted adult son and forcing him to live in a locked garage. On Wednesday, the Dripping Springs couple was arrested for abduction. 

Florida mom arrested after demanding newborn see 'vegan doctor'

A Florida mother was arrested on Tuesday after her newborn's pediatrician reported her to police for not admitting the unhealthy newborn to the hospital.

Louisiana family in mourning after finding cat cut in half

It's a crime that's hard to believe and it happened right here in our own backyard. A family pet, intentionally killed, and it's gruesome.

Shark in the park

Wildlife workers are trying to catch a shark in pond inside a city park in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida pond. Trapper James Dean believes someone dumped the 4-foot bull shark into the pond at Gleason Park.
France admits it needs to be friendlier to visitors

France admits it needs to be friendlier to visitors

It's a big nation that can take a long hard look at itself and reach the conclusion it might be a bit rude toward tourists.
Should men's restrooms have diaper-changing tables?

Should men's restrooms have diaper-changing tables?

Dads appear to be more involved in their children's day-to-day lives than ever -- a 2013 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates 90% of fathers who live with their offspring "bathed, diapered or dressed their

Parents accused of offering young girls as heroin deal collateral

Investigators in Racine County say Ashley Fay and her boyfriend Blair Larose brought two young girls along on three heroin deals involving a sheriff's informant.

Police say bus driver's story doesn't add up

Only NBC's Dayton, Ohio affiliate WDTN spoke with the the RTA bus driver who's sticking with his story about being shot by three teens and saved by a bible in his chest pocket.
CIA toyed with idea of Osama bin Laden doll to turn Afghan children from leader

CIA toyed with idea of Osama bin Laden doll to turn Afghan children from leader

The CIA has revealed it once considered creating and using a very different type of weapon in the fight against terrorism: a doll. An Osama bin Laden action figure with an evil-looking face.
Guess where new tenants found python?

Guess where new tenants found python?

It's normally the domain of loose change and missing remotes, but after what one couple discovered in the sofa, you might think twice about sticking your hands down below the cushions.
Solar storms! Full moon! Must be Friday the 13th

Solar storms! Full moon! Must be Friday the 13th

Common Western superstition says Friday the 13th is unlucky. But what does it say about a Friday the 13th with a full moon and solar flares that could create geomagnetic storms large enough to disrupt Earth's atmosphere?