It's been a long hard year in weird news, from a Louisiana bear showing his fuzzy behind inside a prison yard to a Louisiana beauty queen who skipped out on a check, leaving behind her marijuana-filled purse -- what we're trying to say is there was a little bit of weird news for everyone this year, but it's been an especially good year for those in Louisiana.

And Florida.

And California.

So with the help of Digg.com, the interactive voting site for news stories, we've selected the top 100 weird news stories of the year as ranked by the users of Digg.

Now without further ado, we present:



The 100 Weirdest News Stories We Dugg in 2008: 100 - 91

100. Teenager Jailed for Making Grandmother Do Gangster Rap Video (1068 Diggs)
Eighteen-year-old Florida man Michael Alfinez was jailed for shooting a homemade rap video in which he coaxed his senile grandmother into holding a gun and threatening to "shoot all pigs." According to detectives, 85-year-old Marie Huertes said she felt "ashamed" while viewing the video and that "they are making a criminal out of me." The rest of the Alfinez family chalked it up to the proverbial "misunderstanding."


99. Man Banned by Court from Girlfriend's Home After Noisy Sex (1080 Diggs)
A British court banned 32-year-old Adam Hinton from visiting the apartment of a 28-year-old girlfriend after neighbors complained about their noisy lovemaking sessions. One woman told the court her young daughter was so traumatized by the sounds of intense pleasure that the toddler began suffering nightmares and wetting the bed. On the other hand, Digg reader Tmyprod was inspired by Hinton: "Now I have a new goal in life."


98. German Playboy Files Charges Against Girl for Refusal of Sex (1081 Diggs)
Despite a night on the town that ended back at his place, a 19-year-old Berlin woman refused to have sex with 77-year-old German playboy Rolf Eden, saying he was too old for her. So what did Eden do? He sued her for ageism. "After all, there are laws against discrimination," the septuagenarian argued. Legal experts predict the old man will also strike out in court.


97. WTF! Woman in Cow Suit Arrested for Creating Chaos (1241Diggs)
Thirty-two-year-old Michelle Allen was arrested for an all-day rampage that included terrorizing small children, blocking traffic and urinating on porches (none her own). Oh, and she did it all dressed as a cow. "Udderly amazing!" declared Prunch, who could also have been referring to the spectacular mug shot.


96. Woman Puts Seatbelt on Beer, Forgets About Baby (1341 Diggs)
A Florida woman arrested for drunk driving had a case of beer buckled up safely while her one-year-old daughter sat in the back seat secured by neither car seat nor seat belt. When the arresting officer asked why the girl wasn't restrained Tina Williams replied, "I don't know." But Bone Stamp was able to come up with a good answer for Ms. Williams: "It's actually quite logical: Beer can make more babies very quickly, babies take a lot longer to make more babies. She was saving humanity."


95. Greatest Police Car Escape Ever Made by a Gay Porn Star (1359 Diggs)
After being arrested for possessing a half-ounce of crack and a handgun, gay porn star Taleon head-butted his way out the back window of a moving police car. Even though the adult performer landed on his face, he was able to jump right up and elude officers -- first on foot, and then by swimming across a pond. All the while, his hands were cuffed behind his back. According to an onlooker, "He swam across like Flipper." It wasn't until a week later that police were able to catch up with him -- and only because he turned himself in.

94. Woman Tricked into Sex by Penis Cream Treatment (1363 Diggs)
An English schoolteacher alleged in court that a Syrian airline pilot tricked her into having sex with him by claiming the best way to apply a certain gynecological ointment into her vagina was via the tip of his penis. According to her lawyer, this happened more then once, and the man "thrust slowly or quickly" during specific sessions depending on "doctor's advice." JesusTeaseUs wondered, "Would she treat a sore throat the same way?"

93.
Nude Maid Takes off with 40K in Jewels (1376 Diggs)
A "nude maid," who advertised her services on Craigslist for $100 an hour, allegedly stole $40,000 worth of jewels from the home of a Tampa man who solicited her. What doesn't gel about this story is that there are only a couple of places a nude woman can hide jewelry, and they would be the places somebody who just paid $100 to see her naked would have his eyes on.


92. Woman Brands Thoughtless Date with Hot Iron (1531 Diggs)
Kristina Caban was sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of branding the body of a date who never called her back after they had sex. Caban and Samir Sarah went out in 2004, but it wasn't until December of 2006 that Caban lured Samir to a hotel and, with the help of her new boyfriend, used a hot iron to burn an "R" on Samir's torso. Mickaloha wondered, "How crazy was the sex for her new boyfriend to agree to her plan? I bet Spitzer would have paid $25,000 an hour for that."


91. Guy Had Sex with 1,000 Cars (1532 Diggs)
Edward Smith, a self-confessed Machaphiliac, has confessed to making love to 1,000 cars. One can't help but be suspicious of a claim of sexual conquest -- whether it be of flesh and blood or machine -- that contains such a nice, round number. Nevertheless, most folks would still be comfortable granting that Smith has porked more cars than the typically lonely guy. Oddly, Smith lists "his most intense sexual experience" as the time he was able to make love to the helicopter from the 1980 TV hit "Airwolf." A bi-machaphiliac?




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