Nine lives aren't enough for some people -- and if you truly love your kitty, that's reasonable.

There might be other ways to pay tribute to your foregone felines, but we at HuffPost Weird News love Fran Bailey's five-kitty tattoo tribute.

"I love my cats and I love my tattoo," Bailey says, and it shows.

Yet anyone can bedazzle his or her back. You have to turn back the clock nearly six decades to explain Washington's most bizarre roadside attraction -- a tree that has swallowed a bicycle.

The shame was just too much in 1954, when an 8-year-old boy received a girl's bike as a gift. He ditched it in the woods of Vashon Island. Mother nature did the rest.


Helen Puz, now 99 years old, can still recall the story of how her son Don unwittingly planted the seeds for what has become a weird news legend. If you visit, spin the front wheel for good luck. It still turns.

Other stories we loved: A dad left his 11-month-old boy in a strip club liquor store (in Florida, of course); Idaho inmates are suing beer companies (for getting them drunk, of course); and a pair of Oompa Loompas are wanted in Norfolk, England, for knocking the everlasting gobstopper out of a 28-year-old guy, who'll never look at a green-haired orange-skinned dwarf the same way again.

We also saw a UFO explosion over Sacramento, a reanimated zombie fish shaking it's headless body over a bed of ice, and yet another virginity auction.

Scroll through the rundown below, and then vote for the top weird news story at the bottom of the page.

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  • Woman Tattoos Dead Cats On Her Back (Jan 1 - 6)

    How do you like her meow? Fran Bailey, a 23-year-old woman from Newtown, Wales, has tattooed the faces of her five dead cats on her back. "I love my cats and I love my tattoo," Bailey told the Mirror. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/fran-bailey-dead-cats-tattoo_n_2403559.html">(Read More) </a>

  • Bike In A Tree (Jan. 1-6)

    In 1954, when Helen Puz of Washington lost her husband, a neighbor gave her 8-year-old son a bike to help him cope with the grief. The problem was, it was a girl's bike. Embarrassed, he conveniently lost it. Helen is now 99 years old, and someone found the cycle, swallowed by a tree on Vashon Island, where it has become a unique piece of roadside art. The front wheel still spins.<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/helen-puz-finds-bicycle-swallowed-by-tree_n_2403380.html"> (Read More)</a>

  • Alien Space Cathedral (Jan. 1-6)

    This is not your average crop circle. In the New Mexico desert, allegedly lies a secret Scientology installation that supposedly includes a huge message for extraterrestrials -- a crop circle-type design that can only easily be seen from high above the ground. This was one of the revelations in John Sweeney's "Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology." <a href=" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/01/scientology-alien-space-cathedral_n_2388833.html " target="_hplink">(Read More)</a>

  • Dad Leaves Child In Strip Club Liquor Store (Jan. 1-6)

    Kenneth Rowe allegedly stumbled into the Shark Lounge -- a liquor store and strip club in Daytona Beach, Fla. -- and left his 11-month-old boy there. He supposedly asked the clerk to watch the child for a while. Of course, the 26-year-old dad was charged with child neglect. The club's motto: "We Will Rock You."<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/kenneth-rowe-left-baby-at-strip-club-florida_n_2396041.html"> (Read More)</a>

  • Inmates Sue Beer Companies (Jan. 1-6)

    Five inmates at the Idaho State Correctional Institution are suing national beer and wine companies for $1 billion, claiming that alcohol was responsible for their crimes. The civil suit alleges that they were not sufficiently warned of booze's addictive properties. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/idaho-inmates-sue-beer-alcohol-companies_n_2404851.html?1357340830">(Read More)</a>

  • UFO Explosion Over Sacramento (Jan. 1-6)

    A strage, unexplained explosion lit up the sky over Sacramento, Calif., on Dec. 20. Elijah Prychodzko captured these images through his telescope. The video has been a YouTube sensation. And, of course, some folks are blaming ETs for the light show. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/explosion-in-space-recorded-elijah-prychodzko_n_2399184.html"> (Read More)</a>

  • Another Internet Virgin Auction (Jan. 1-6)

    Some would call selling your virginity to the highest bidder an act of prostitution. Rebecca Bernardo of Brazil says the Internet auction is just a way to defray the costs of her mother's medical bills. Bernardo becomes the second woman in the last few months to put her first sexual experience up to bid in a publicized event. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/rebecca-bernardo-brazilian-virgin-auction_n_2397740.html">(Read More)</a>

  • Zombie Fish (Jan. 1-6)

    A headless fish, laying on a bed of ice suddenly appears to come back to life, twitching and moving, as it is a Zombie fish looking for brains. "You can actually fake this effect with a lot of different types of fish and cuts," one person wrote. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/zombie-fish-video-youtube-fake_n_2396754.html">(Read More)</a>

  • World's Shortest Escalator (Jan. 1-6)

    If you happen to find yourself in Kawasaki, Japan, pop into More's department store and ride the 33-inch escalator. It's the world's shortest moving staircase. Unimpressed? How about the 439,000 times this YouTube clip has been viewed. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/worlds-shortest-elevator-adorable-impractical-video_n_2403535.html">(Read More)</a>

  • Oompa Loompa Attack (Jan. 1-6)

    A man in Norfolk, England, was reportedly attacked by a pair of Oompa Loompas. Of course, Oompa Loompas are orange-skinned, green-haired dwarfs that only exist in Roald Dahl's beloved children's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and the movie version staring Gene Wilder. But these assailants apparently fit the description. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/01/oompa-loompa-attack-man-assaulted-by-willy-wonka-characters_n_2392997.html" target="_hplink">(Read More)</a>

  • Smurf Attack

    Four men dressed as Smurfs were arrested in Australia after authorities called for the costumed men to come forward in connection with a Dec. 16 assault at a convenience store. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/09/smurfs-arrested-assault-melbourne-australia_n_2439961.html">(Read More)</a>

  • Cat Smuggling

    Guards thought there was something suspicious about a little white cat slipping through a prison gate in northeastern Brazil. A prison official says that when they caught the animal, they found a cellphone, drills, small saws and other contraband taped to its body. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/06/cat-prison-smuggling_n_2420250.html">(Read More)</a>

  • Dog Mistaken For Lion

    A dog that can pass himself off as a lion is pretty cool cat. This Labradoodle could hardly have been insulted when someone called 911 in Norfolk, Va., to report that a jungle cat -- in fact, the king of beasts -- was roaming the streets. Actually, Charles the Monarch had been shaved to resemble Big Blue, the Old Dominion mascot. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/09/charles-the-monarch-dog-lion-911_n_2439913.html#slide=1960901">(Read More)</a>

  • Woman 'Physically Attracted' To James Holmes

    It's safe to assume Misty Benjamin has a thing for bad boys. The 30-year-old Coloradan says she's "physically attracted" to James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding several dozen more at a Aurora theater last summer. Benjamin knows what he's done is "bad." Still, she's shown up three of his pre-trial hearings and has dyed her hair red in his honor. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/misty-benjamin-james-holmes-holmies_n_2457467.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news">(Read More)</a>

  • Hell hath no fury like a guy trying to track down his stolen iPhone. When Kenneth Schmidgall's iPhone went missing, he went on an investigation that would make Sherlock Holmes proud -- except for maybe the violent confrontation that culminated in him getting the phone back. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/kenneth-schmidgall-stolen-iphone_n_2433101.html">(Read More)</a>

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