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6-Inch Space Alien vs. Vatican City Porn Downloads: The Weird News Top 10

04/14/2013 09:14 am ET | Updated Apr 15, 2013

All news, not just weird news, is ultimately about one thing -- conflict.

You might be talking about Democrats vs. Republicans, DOMA vs. marriage equality, or the Westboro Baptist Church vs. the rest of the world. It's all about conflict.

In the world of weird news, the lines are drawn just a little bit differently.

So let's look at some of those conflicts.

Porn Stars vs. Vatican City: When stories emerged of porn downloads in Vatican City, weird news reporter David Moye was quick to interview Lea Lexis and Tiffany Starr, who were amused that their audience reached into the city-state where the Catholic Church hierarchy resides. They were also a bit miffed that nobody was paying for the smut.

Man vs. Beast: A Hawaiian fisherman's tussle with a shark went a whole lot better than a New Zealand man's battle with an eel, which he inserted up his butt after seeing it done in a porn movie.

Man vs. Machine: Don't try this with a saw and a limb at Home Depot.

Zombies vs. Humans: When the dead rise, you don't want to smell good, you want to smell like one of them. That may be what inspired fragrance manufacturer Demeter to create "Zombie for Him" and "Zombie for Her." HuffPost's Simon McCormack, Hilary Hanson, Emily Thomas and Andy Campbell imagined this stinky Vogue-style magazine ad. And, yes, they did this on company time.

The Internet vs. Privacy: Google screws with you so much, it's good to know you can actually simulate screwing on Google Street View. And if there's a mug shot lurking in your past, it may one day resurface to humiliate you. But it might also make you a meme star, like Meagan Simmons, the "Attractive Convict."

We know another confrontation is lurking when we get a closer look at "Sirius," a documentary film with footage of the mummified remains of a 6-inch creature that some documentarians are calling a tiny space alien.

And if you're looking for a dog, make sure it's not really just a ferret on steroids, which they seem to be passing off as poodles in Argentinian markets. That's what it's come down to: Canines vs. Weasels.

What was the weirdest story of the week? Scroll through the gallery and vote below.

The Weird News Top 10 (April 8-14)

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