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Buck Wolf has blazed a strange-but-true path through journalism. He's interviewed the world's tallest man, the world's shortest man, and served as a judge for Ripley's Believe It Or Not! in a national sideshow talent competition. He joined Huffington Post after serving as the senior correspondent and editor in charge of AOL Weird News. He's a regular on the back pages of Us Weekly, ripping on celebrities as a member of the magazine's infamous Fashion Police. And for nearly a decade he was an entertainment news producer and columnist for ABCNews.com. He and his wife Claudine live in New York City.

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Ward Hall: The Twisted Life Of A Sideshow King (VIDEO)

(9) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 1:36 PM

A lot of people talk about running off to join the circus. For Ward Hall, that was just the first step in an amazing career, working side-by-side with Percilla the Monkey Girl, Emmett the Alligator Skin Man, giants, pinheads, bearded ladies and other sideshow legends.

Ward began his amazing career...

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A Freaky Toast To A Freaky Man

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 4:09 PM

Seventy years ago, a 14-year-old boy ran off and joined the circus -- and the fun has yet to end.

Back then, Adolf Hitler had a grip on Europe, and gadget known as "television" was just starting to catch on.

It's amazing that anyone could be working the same job...

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What It Feels Like After You Wolf Down 69 Hot Dogs In 10 Minutes (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Eating 69 Nathan's hot dogs in 10 minutes is punishing.

One dog and bun is 290 calories. Sixty-Nine is 20,010 calories -- more than the typical man should consume in a week.

It's a mammoth amount of food. If you stretched it out, one six-inch dog after the...

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Can Rubik's Cube Champ Anthony Brooks Solve Puzzle Blindfolded?

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 9:36 AM

Happy birthday, Rubik's Cube!

Forty years ago, Hungarian architecture professor Erno Rubik unveiled the plastic puzzle that would become the best-selling toy of all time, with more than 350 million sold around the world, according to PBS.

Roughly one in seven people have tangled with the cube....

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Big News (And Big Bucks) For Wannabe Ripley's Stars

(1) Comments | Posted June 7, 2014 | 8:31 AM

SANDY ALLENIs something deep inside telling you to keep your fingernail and toenail clippings for decades and then turn that mess into a giant work of art?

If so, fame and fortune await you at Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Edward Meyer, Ripley's...

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Jonah Falcon To Become Penis Museum's Most Outstanding Member (NSFW)

(335) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 2:08 PM

JONAH FALCONJonah Falcon received an extraordinary gift at birth, and now he wants to give back.

The 43-year-old Manhattanite is recognized for having the longest penis ever measured in a documentary, a distinction that has made him an Internet star. He has declined many...

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Want To Get Shot Out Of A Cannon? Call Bello The Clown

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 6:50 PM

If you're seriously thinking of getting shot out of a cannon, you really need to go to the Funny Farm.

We're not talking about a mental hospital. We're talking about Bello Nock's school in Sarasota, Fla., for wannabe daredevils, stuntmen, pro wrestlers and acrobats.

"Few people will teach you how...

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Little Girl With Big Stink Takes Home Prize At Rotten Sneaker Contest

(9) Comments | Posted March 30, 2014 | 9:04 AM

New York City smelled just a little bit worse this week.

A 12-year-old girl from Las Cruces, N.M. proudly held up her duct tape-wrapped, soiled sneakers and was proclaimed winner Tuesday at the Odor-Eaters National Rotten Sneaker Contest at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Times Square.

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Sideshow Star Insectavora Paints With A Brush Up Her Nose (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 4:06 PM

Insectavora has laid on a bed of nails. She's walked on glass, eaten fire, and if you want some not-so-fine art, she'll jam a paintbrush up her nose.

"This is just how I do it," she told HuffPost Weird News, before presenting the team with a black-and-white watercolor original.

The...

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Haley Hall, At 15, Becomes The World's Youngest Female Sword Swallower

(44) Comments | Posted February 1, 2014 | 3:54 PM

Some 14-year-old girls ask their dads for an iPhone. Some want earrings. Others want to go to parties where the adult supervision ranges from less-than-ideal to nonexistent.

All Haley Hall wanted was a 17-inch steel sword -- to swallow.

For weeks, the bright-eyed, 5-foot-5 Georgia girl had been slipping away...

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Top 10 Weird News Stories 2013

(44) Comments | Posted December 15, 2013 | 10:41 AM

A certain part of the male anatomy figures prominently in the Top 10 Weird News Stories of 2013 -- and if you can't guess what body part that is you clearly don't live on planet Earth.

Let's just say man's best friend often lets him down. We're not saying plenty...

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Throwdini, The World's Fastest Knife Thrower, On Turkey-Carving

(6) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 3:28 PM

You don’t have to be the world’s fastest knife-thrower to carve a turkey, but it doesn’t hurt.

David Adamovich, aka “The Great Throwdini,” is certified by Guinness World Records for hurling 144 knives at a human target in just one minute. He even demonstrated his skills on the HuffPost Weird...

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And The Name Of Our Testicle-Eating Fish Is . . .

(201) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 8:26 PM

We shall call him "2Pac."

The so-called testicle-eating fish has been in the news a lot lately. So much so, we needed to get one of our own.

After male swimmers in Denmark had been warned this summer to guard their wobbly bits, this denizen of the Amazon...

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HuffPost Pacu: Help Us Name Our Testicle-Eating Fish!

(1271) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 2:17 PM

A lot of ball-busters have visited the Huffington Post, but not with this big of a reputation.

HuffPost Weird News has obtained a pacu -- the legendary testicle-eating fish -- and this nut-nibbler needs a name.

He's albino. He's about 5-inches long. And he was a great guest...

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Incredibeard, A Forehead Nose, And The Week's Top Weird News

(8) Comments | Posted September 29, 2013 | 9:06 AM

A nose, a beard, a mouse, a rubber pool float and a designer drug teamed up to make this one weird week.

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Jyoti Amge, The World's Shortest Woman, Launches Guinness World Records 2014

(128) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 8:40 PM

When Ranjana Amge was in the final months of her fifth pregnancy, she feared that she'd never hold that baby in her arms.

The doctor's exams didn't go well. Experts didn't know what to make of her sonograms. Something was wrong.

Now, 20 years later, Amge has reason to be...

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Texas Chubacabras, Sex With 100,000 Men, Nipple Fire: The Weird News Top 5

(35) Comments | Posted September 1, 2013 | 8:31 AM

We at HuffPost Weird News get asked all the time, "Where does Weird News come from?"

The simple answer: Most weird news starts out as a bad idea. This week in our Top 5 we have four people acting on extraordinarily bone-headed notions -- like setting your nipples on fire....

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Wesley Warren Jr., 'The Man With The 132-Lb. Scrotum,' Blames Healthcare System

(1130) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 2:20 PM

Wesley Warren Jr., better known as "The Man With The 132-Lb. Scrotum," has two objectives right now: He wants to make money and speak the truth.

In May of 2008, in a household mishap, the Las Vegas man took a blow to his right testicle. "I woke up the next...

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Furry Sex Crime, Testicle-Biting Fish, And The Weirdest News Of the Week

(12) Comments | Posted August 17, 2013 | 9:10 PM

Let me give you five eye-popping reasons why this was one weird week:

1. We found the oldest person . . . perhaps in the history of recorded time! Best of all, Carmelo Flores Laura is a bit of a party boy. He doesn't drink, but he does

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Jersey Joe's Pizzeria Owner Denies Masturbating In Kitchen After Security Picture Leaks (PHOTO, VIDEO)

(1386) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 4:36 PM

SAN DIEGO -- Come for the pizza! An employee already has, allegedly.

The owner of Jersey Joe's Pizzeria told HuffPost Weird News today that he's not the guy in a photo circulating around the Internet, showing a white-haired man masturbating in a pizzeria kitchen -- nor is it anyone working...

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