What kind of animal would tattoo his name on his girlfriend's face 24 hours after they met in person for the first time?
That could only be a human. Specifically, it was Rouslan Toumaniantz, a French-born tattoo artist, who picked up his 18-year-old Belgian girlfriend in an online chatroom before festooning her face in 5-inch Gothic lettering.
"It's a symbol of our eternal devotion," the happy teen said, according to Gawker. "I'd like him to tattoo every inch of my bod."
Let's see how long she feels that way . . . or if she'll end up at Venezuela's Expotattoo, where extreme body modification has been taken to new heights -- and depths.
This week's top weird news stories reminded us just how wrong journalists can be when they use words like "beastly" to describe humanity at its worst. We just can't blame our animal friends for our behavior.
"Monstrous" might be the best way to describe Andrew Mendoza, who admitted that he forced himself on his neighbor's horse because he was 'trying to make the horse have a baby," a theoretical offspring he describes as a "horseman."
Perhaps a woman wouldn't sink so low. But if so, how do you explain IRS agent Dora Abrahamson, who allegedly coerced a tax-paying man by giving him a choice -- sex or an audit.
One has to just look into the soft eyes of Tonik, the human-faced dog, to realize the thin line between humans and other creatures. This "eerily humanoid" poodle-Shih Tzu mix became an Internet obsession on Tuesday.
HuffPost trends editor Andres Jauregui followed Tonik's lightning-fast ride to stardom, exchanging email with the Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group in Indiana, where the dog was up for adoption.
Days later, we were happy to announce that 350 people stepped forward to share their home with the fuzzy-faced canine-human hybrid.
At the same time, we were reminded that dogs are capable to take matters into their own paws.
Hilary Hanson wrote an amazing report on "Four Legged Miracles" -- dogs like Zena, an Alaskan malamute, who had been adopted from an animal shelter multiple times, but kept escaping from her new homes to find her way back to her favorite shelter volunteer.
Other real life dogs traveled thousands of miles, Lassie-style, to find their human families.
In other weird news, we bid goodbye to Guinness star Stewie, the World's Longest Cat -- 4 feet long from whisker to tail.
Andy Campbell gave us a glimpse of tomorrow with a look at an experimental fabric that turns transparent when the woman who wears it becomes sexually aroused.
And Lee Speigel pointed out that findings from the Kepler Space Telescope suggest that billions of Earth-like planet are much closer to Earth than we ever before believed.
This means if we have to leave what's left of this rotting planet, we can go to a place, perhaps, where the half-dog, half-human hybrids live in peace with the horsemen.
But what was the best weird news story of the week? Scroll through the gallery and vote below.
Tonik, a poodle-Shih Tzu mix available for adoption from an Indiana animal welfare agency, actually has an "eerily humanoid" face. (Read More)
Is this the face of true love? A Russian college graduate is drawing stares after allowing her new boyfriend to tattoo his name on her face -- the day they met in person. According to The Sun, Lesya Toumaniantz allowed her beau, Rouslan Toumaniantz, to ink "Ruslan" across both her cheeks in Gothic letters, 5 inches high. (Read More)
The Venezuelans don't fool around with ink. We've seen plenty of tattoos at the Weird News desk, but these photos from the Expotattoo Venezuela on Jan. 24 really take the cake. It's a six-day expo that brings the best -- and most full-bodied -- tattoos from around the world. (Read More)
You don't get to choose whether this dress is revealing or not -- your carnal instincts do. The 'Intimacy 2.0' dress is getting a rise out of the fashion world because its opaque fabric becomes transparent when you get aroused. (Read More)
Stewie the Cat, the longest domestic cat in the world at more than 4 feet long from nose to tail, has died. (Read More)
Your mommy and daddy might have told you there are no such things as ghosts.But nearly half the country thinks otherwise. A HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations. (Read More)
Humans might not have to travel as far as we once thought to find other intelligent life in the universe. Recent data from NASA's Kepler space telescope suggests that billions of Earth-like planets are much closer than ever before imagined. (Read More)
Meet Zena, an Alaskan malamute adopted multiple times from an animal shelter. She kept escaping, however, only to find her way back to her favorite volunteer at the shelter. This dog is one of the many amazing "Four-Legged Miracles." (Read More)
An Oregon man has filed a lawsuit against an IRS agent with whom he had sex, claiming he was coerced into the relationship because the woman showed up at his door "provocatively attired" and threatened him with a tax penalty. (Read More)
According to a signed -- though undated -- statement newly released by the Smoking Gun, Andrew Mendoza of Danavang, Texas, had sex with his neighbor's horse. He specifically said, "I was trying to make the horse have a baby. I was thinking it would have a horseman baby. I ain't going to lie, I blew a nut in the horse." (Read More)