As a travel writer open and game to exploring the offbeat and oddball within a few hours or one day's drive of New York City (Virginia to Maine), I've stumbled on some pretty bizarre, eccentric and/or downright weird things. Here's just a sampling from this year's explorations.
The most successful weird news stories encompass subject matter that as teens had us snickering with friends. Sprinkle in some bedroom and bathroom humor, and if tastefully done (is that possible?), you've hit a home run.