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Buck Wolf
Buck Wolf has blazed a strange-but-true path through journalism. He's interviewed the world's tallest man, the world's shortest woman, moderated Comic-Con panels on the paranormal, and judged sideshow competitions at Ripley's Believe It Or Not!. In ten years at ABC News, he served as a national affairs reporter and an entertainment news producer. His weird news column, "The Wolf Files," a regular feature on ABC Radio, was published as a book in 2004.

Entries by Buck Wolf

'Why The Bodies I Paint Must Be Absolutely Naked' (NSFW)

(51) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 6:31 PM

(Video by Oliver Noble and Sam Wilkes)

If you're stark naked, a few blocks from the Empire State Building, and an agitated NYPD officer says, "You need to put underwear on right now, bro," the man you want by your side is Andy Golub.

Golub, a body painting artist, has...

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Beauty Queen Nela Zisser Can't Stop Eating

(153) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 8:10 AM

Nela Zisser has inhaled five Subway sandwiches in less than 10 minutes. She's wolfed down a 5-pound burrito in under five minutes, 120 Chicken McNuggets in under 17 minutes, and 50 mozzarella sticks in eight minutes.

Still, the 23-year-old beauty queen isn't satisfied with her Miss Earth New Zealand 2013...

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Meyer Lansky's Grandson: 'My Grandpa Invented Organized Crime'

(49) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 10:35 AM

So much for omerta.

The code of silence supposedly practiced by gangsters doesn't necessarily apply to their proud progeny.

Meyer Lansky's grandson -- Meyer Lansky II -- joins us on the HuffPost Weird News podcast, to boast about how his namesake teamed up with Bugsy Siegel, Lucky...

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The Pain-Proof Life Of Kali Von Wunderkammer

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2015 | 9:35 AM

You can't enjoy every naughty delight in New Orleans simply by tossing beads at a stranger.

This week's HuffPost Weird News explores the Crescent City's infamous red light district of the early 1900s -- where debauchery mixed with burlesque, sideshow and all sorts of fringe entertainment.

Kali Von...

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An Etch-A-Sketch Salute To HuffPost: Because You've Got To Draw The Line Somewhere

(6) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 8:14 AM

"Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere."

We at HuffPost Weird News ruminate each day on G.K. Chesterton's sage words. As we report on the Internet's freakiest stories, we ask: Where should we draw the line?

Is naked gardening too tacky? Is a roundup of

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Is Your House Haunted? Or Just Dirty?

(12) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 10:11 AM

Put away the Ouija board and take out the Pledge.

Ghostbusters at Clarkson University in New York are investigating the link between indoor air quality and ghostly sightings, according to Medical Daily. They say toxic mold can trigger psychosis and that might cause you to see and hear things that...

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Want A Million Bucks? Just Contact This Honest Liar ... Telepathically

(34) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 8:30 PM

Stop lying!

That's what James Randi has been telling psychics, faith healers and other paranormal money grubbers for more than half a century.

There is no point in calling some of them out as fakes. They're all fakes as far as Randi is concerned. It's been his lifelong quest to...

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직업이 필요하다면? 병아리 감별사에 도전해보길!

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 5:11 PM

명함에 '병아리 섹서(Chick Sexer)'가 적혀있다고 해서, 당신이 짐승 같은 방법으로 돈을 버는 섹스 노동자라는 건 아니다. 한국어로는 병아리 감별사, 갓 태어난 병아리의 성별을 구분하는 일을 하는 직업이다.

미국 방송 NBC는 최근 영국에 더 많은 병아리 감별사가 필요하다고 보도했다. 현재 영국에는 숙련된 병아리 감별사가 100~150명밖에 없어 양계산업이 타격을 입고...

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Need A Job? What About A Fabulous Career In Chick Sexing?

(32) Comments | Posted March 7, 2015 | 8:04 AM

Just because it says "Chick Sexer" on your business card, it doesn't mean you're a sex worker specializing in foul bestiality.

NBC News is pointing out that Britain needs more people who can identify the gender of newborn chickens.

The U.K. only has 100 to 150 trained...

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Sexy Male Escort Service Cowboys4Angels Built On Bed Of Lies

(7) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 3:58 PM

The male escorts on the Cowboys4Angels website are ready, willing and able to make a woman happy.

But don't get ready to pull down your pants and jump into bed just yet.


Owner Garren James assures the...

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Fark The Vote! Drew Curtis Runs For Kentucky Governor

(5) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 5:16 PM

This is going to be one kick-ass victory party.

Fark founder Drew Curtis is running for governor of Kentucky. And even though his website is famous for ragging on politics and media, he’s not kidding. He’s filed the necessary paperwork, and his wife, Heather -- the...

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The Amazing Kreskin Makes Bold Predictions About HuffPost's Future

(4) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 10:06 AM

We predict you'll like this podcast.

We're not saying we believe everything -- or anything -- The Amazing Kreskin says. We do admire that he's been out there making predictions for more than six decades, somehow managing to stay in the public eye.

It's nice work if you...

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Taylor Chandler Calls Her Michael Phelps Porn Flick '90% Accurate' (NSFW)

(7) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 11:54 AM

Michael Phelps has never acknowledged dating Taylor Chandler. But she still claims they had an affair and that the new porn film about them is "90 percent accurate."

Chandler, of course, is the star of the film, opening Jan. 12. It's her porn debut.

The 42-year-old became an...

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2014년의 가장 이상한 뉴스 10

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 3:31 PM

아주 간단한 방정식이다. '성기 2개 + 유방 3개 = 이상한 해'

우린 정말로 희한한 신체가 존재하는 시대에 살고 있다. 성기 두 개를 지닌 남자와 세 번째 가슴을 성형수술로 만들었다고 주장하는 여인이 작년 스포트라이트를 잠깐씩이나마 받았다. 여성의 이야기는 사기로 증명되었지만 남자의 이야기는 사실이었다.

허핑턴포스트가 2014년의 가장 이상한...

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Jimmy Morgan Jr., 'Game Of Thrones' Fan, Stabs Intruder With Medieval Sword

(42) Comments | Posted September 21, 2014 | 11:48 AM

"Valour Morghulis," they say on "Game of Thrones," and to the uninitiated that means, "All men must die."

That's a little lesson a bloodied Thomas McGowan might want to take to heart.

The 25-year-old Texan from Wichita Falls appeared battered in a booking photo after allegedly breaking into the home...

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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

(0) 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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