04/06/2013 10:21 am ET

Dogs In Pantyhose Vs. Biggest Bunny: The Weird News Top 10 (VOTE)

You'd think that the week of April Fools' Day would have some weird news.

And you'd be right. But successful April Fools' pranks aren't as twisted as the ones that fail miserably.

Tori Wheeler of Wagoner County, Okla. allegedly thought it would be funny to tell her boyfriend, Derek Bauer, that she was pregnant.

But when he got angry, she allegedly brandished a knife and threatened him, which she later told deputies was just another joke.

What happened next wasn't funny.

She is accused of cutting Bauer across the throat and biting him twice, forcing him to need seven stitches -- and not the kind you should have on April Fools' Day.

Easter came and went this week too. Rabbits are big news around this holiday and really big rabbits like Ralph, a 4-year-old Continental Giant from the United Kingdom, are really big news.

Ralph weighs 55 pounds and reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the largest bunny -- a title he took from a rabbit that outweighed him in 2010.

He must have had a big victory dinner since he binges on about $90 worth of food a week. Each insane daily meal includes cabbage, broccoli, corn on the cob, half a cucumber, a carrot, sweetcorn, two slices of brown bread, two apples, half a bag of watercress and crackers.

Another rascally rabbit that made the news was the Easter Bunny, or at least someone dressed like him.

A California Highway Patrol officer pulled over a motorcyclist clad in a full-body white rabbit costume for riding without a helmet. Additionally, the large rabbit head was "a visual impairment."

After the humiliating event, which did not result in an arrest, the bunny and the alleged human behind the costume both went to separate San Diego TV stations to explain the situation. One of the stations even featured the bunny in a dark silouette to presumedly protect his identity.

By week's end, dogs had overtkane the weird news' animal section. Not just any dogs, but dogs in pantyhose, which is a bizarre new Internet meme out of China.

Some people think the photos are funny; others find them depressing. We find them weird.

Another animal story that made an impression didn't concern a real animal, but it was a goldfish cracker.

It seems that Patti Burke, from Melbourne, Fla., thought Pepperidge Farm was running some sort of special promotion when she spotted a crown and cross imprinted on a Goldfish cracker.

When they called her back and said there was no way they were involved with the "Godfish" cracker, she assumed divine intervention, especially because Jesus Christ referred to his followers as "fishers of men."

Of course, none of them were cheddar-flavored.

Chinese student Zeng Jia had a born again experience of sort.

The 22-year-old staged her own funeral in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province on March 30, after an epiphany she had about burial ceremonies following her grandfather's recent death.

"It struck me that people spend all that time and effort on someone when they are gone and they cannot appreciate it," she said.

Death was also a factor in another popular story.

A company called Zombie Industries came out with "The Ex," a zombie shooting target "hand painted to accurately resemble an infected human that just finished gnawing your neighbor Zed’s leg, to give you that realistic look," according to the product's description.

It's a controversial product that some people feared would promote violence against women, however.

Instead of taking out your frustration on a zombie or a dummy resembling an ex, Suzanne Wasden of Vero Beach, Fla., allegedly went wild with tropical fruit.

Wasden, 49, was in court this past week to answer to charges that she pummeled an ex-boyfriend with papayas on March 10 and exposed her bottom to him along with a 16-year-old male.

Regarding the full moon, the teen witness told authorities: "That was something that none of us wanted to see."

This week, a new meme hit the Internet with force -- make that the Force -- as in "Star Wars."

It's called "Vadering," and it basically requires one person to imitate Darth Vader's contact-free choke hold while another jumps in the air and holds his or her throat as if being suffocated telepathically.

The meme took off in the last week, but some people suspect that it's actually a viral marketing gimmick by Chick-Fil-A since the first photo had the fast food chain's cup prominently displayed.

Wannabe Vaders are warned to be careful.

Actor Richard LeParmentier, who played Admiral Motti, the man choked by Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" scene that inspired the meme, said filming it was an absolute pain in the neck.

Ideally, a good weird news story brings laughter, but one weird news story concerned laughter.

San Diego is hosting the first ever American Laughing Championship and the country's best gigglers and guffawers will face off today to see whose laugh is tops.

The chosen chortlers compete in categories like the belly laugh, the Alabama knee-slapper, the maniacal laugh and the diabolical laugh and get ranked by the audience.

Albert Nerenberg, the organizer, said the contests showcase a special breed of human being, a type we could use more of.

"These people bring more joy to the world," he said. "They tend to be cheerful, upbeat types. We've never had a clinically depressed person win so far."

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