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HuffPost Weird News usually lets HuffPost Style handle stories about fashion and makeup.

That is, unless the fashion deals with the classy garments worn by cardinals at the Vatican, and the makeup story features porn stars not wearing any.

When 115 Roman Catholic cardinals filed into the Vatican last Monday morning, they were ready to judge possible pontiffs and HuffPost Weird News was ready to judge their fashion tastes, from the rings to cassocks (Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi was especially fly).

The end result was a fashion Dos and Don'ts article that was the answer to our dear readers' prayers.

What was the best weird news story of the week? You decide. Check out the gallery and vote below.

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It's doubtful that HuffPost Weird News staffers will be admitted into heaven as a result of this fine fashion piece, but Andy Campbell's article received an honor almost as good: Being ripped off by The Onion.

Besides cardinal couture, HuffPost Weird News readers got a chance to see what porn actresses look like without makeup, a mystery even more shrouded in mystery than the selection of a pope.

Melissa Murphy, makeup artist to many top adult actresses, exposed what these paragons of vice look like before getting all dolled up for their sex scenes. In many cases, the contrast was even more shocking than actually seeing these actresses in clothes.

Some people don't need porn as an excuse for sex, such as Phillipa Botting and Gareth Healey, both 23, who admitted having oral sex at Lloyds bank in Haverfordwest, Wales.

And there was plenty more bizarre criminal behavior this week, such as the couple in Utah, who purchased doughnuts from a supermarket, and stuck razor blade pieces in them, and then ate the sabotaged sweets in hopes of getting a huge payout from the store.

Instead, Carol Lee Leazer-Hardman, 39, and Michael Condor, 35, are getting a taste of jail as they were arrested for filing a false police report.

Another tasteless food-related story concerned a Reddit user named Poison_Mold who claimed that his or her sister's family recovered a chunk of mold from inside the one-litre Tetra Pak container, three weeks before its expiration date.

The user claimed that the family's two young daughters, ages 4 and 6, had been "puking all week" and attributed this to the moldy orange juice.

Police in Madison County, Ill., were also at a loss for words on the subject of Adam Roberts, who was suspected of burglarizing 28 storage lockers in Godfrey.

The 24-year-old's crimes aren't that weird, but his skeleton-like face tattoo is. So much so that Capt. Mike Dixon of the Madison County sheriff's office told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that it was "...the oddest thing I've ever seen in 20-plus years of law enforcement."

Equally odd, but in a different way, was the alleged activity of a mother from Centralia, Wash., who is now in jail after a video surfaced showing her allegedly letting her 22-month-old son smoke marijuana from a bong.

Another person who isn't laughing these days is Paul Marshallsea, who was fired from his job at a children's charity in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, after wrestling a shark in Australia.

It seems Marshallsea took sick leave for work-related stress, but when his heroic shark wrestling went viral, his employers weren't happy to discover he spent his leave on an Australian beach, so they canned him.

Now the 62-year-old Marshallsea is weighing his options, which don't look good because, he pointed out, "There's not much call for shark wrestlers in Merthyr Tydfil."

But one story that doggedly attracted attention was the tale of Samuel L. Dogson, whose name is inspired by his human doppelganger (you guessed it!) Samuel L. Jackson.

There was also some complaints regarding the original headline, which was a tribute to Jackson's famous line in "Snakes On A Plane": "This Mother F---ing Dog Looks Like Mother F---ing Samuel L. Jackson."

Guess it caused some pup friction.



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