2013 Highlights: The 10 Most Weird & Stupid News Stories

Published:1:57 pm EDT, December 11, 2013| Updated:3:32 pm EDT, December 11, 2013|
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5. Bowl Bought for $3 at Yard Sale Sells for $2.2 Million at Sotheby’s

The purchaser, London dealer Giuseppe Eskenazi, was likely thrilled with the buy, since there's only one other bowl like it in known existence, and it's locked away in the British Museum.

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Indiana Teen Stabs Dad After Being Told to Pull Up His Pants

4. Indiana Teen Stabs Dad After Being Told to Pull Up His Pants

The Daily Mail noted that after Cody heard this, he ignored the request. Then he walked into his kitchen, retrieved a knife, and stabbed his father in the left side of his chest. When the authorities arrived at the scene, they found the victim sitting in a pool of blood on the living room floor.

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3. Boy Scout Leader Destroys 200 Million Year Old Rock Formation, Uploads Video to YouTube

Glenn Taylor, a Boy Scout leader, may face felony charges for destroying a 200 million year old rock formation in Goblin Valley State Park, located in Emery County, Utah. Unfortunately for Glenn, taping his actions, as seen above, means that prosecution won't have to prove much.

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2-Year-Old Eats Used Condom at McDonald’s, Lawsuit Claims

2. 2-Year-Old Eats Used Condom at McDonald’s, Lawsuit Claims

The incident occurred in February 2012 when her son Jacquel picked up the used condom, ate it, and later coughed a part of it up. Anishi is filing the suit on behalf of Jacquel, and her other son, Jonathan, 3, who was playing in the area at the same time. Jacquel received medical treatment after the ordeal. The suit accuses the fast-food chain of not being sanitary and failing to properly maintain the area where children are playing, in addition to negligence with regard to "deviant activities" that were clearly going on in the restaurant.

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1. Old Man Shoves Fork Up His Penis, Becomes Subject of ‘Rare’ Case Study

A 70-year-old Australian man came into the emergency room with a bleeding penis after "self-insertion of a fork into the urethra to achieve sexual gratification," according to a scholarly article published in the International Journal of Surgery. The metal fork was apparently hard to pull out, but success was finally "achieved via forceps traction and copious lubrication." The emphasis on "copious" is my own.

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