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Girl, 6, Finds Olympian's Stolen Gold Medal In Very Strange Place

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 06.21.2016 | Weird News

A 1992 Olympic gold medal stolen from champion canoeist Joe Jacobi's car earlier this month in Atlanta was found by a 6-year-old girl and returned to ...

You'll Flip Over This Gymnast's Trampoline Skills

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.17.2016 | Weird News

Canadian gymnast Samantha Sendel has us hopping to our feet with this video that shows off her trampoline skills. Sendel, a trampoline gymnast based o...

Psychic Sea-Lion Picks Euro Soccer Cup Winners

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 06.13.2016 | Weird News

Following the example set by Paul the Octopus, Watson the sea-lion hopes his nose for winners will bring him international stardom - and a few extra f...

Aftermath Of This Ballplayer's Crotch Shot Just Gets Better And Better

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports

This was one really foul ball. Baseball player Dan O'Reilly struck out pretty bad when he chose not to wear a cup during a game on Monday. The 17-year...

Undertakers Deadly Serious About Gravedigging Championship

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 06.03.2016 | Weird News

In a graveyard in Hungary, solemn contemplation gave way to frantic sportsmanship on Friday as dozens of grave diggers battled to prove they were the ...

Can This 70-Year-Old Badass Row A Boat From NYC To England?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.12.2016 | Weird News

For a man who's 70 years old, Stein Hoff is not exactly retiring. The Norwegian septuagenarian is about to undertake a physical feat that few people o...

Apparently 'Lawn Mower Racing' Is A Real Thing

Reuters | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.03.2016 | Weird News

LONDON, May 2 (Reuters) - Behind a start line in a field in southern England, a group of drivers rev their engines, raring to open the throttle on noi...

Shred Pounds While Shredding With The Air Guitar Workout

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.25.2016 | Weird News

Tired of sitting on your axe? Looking for a way to get your motor running? A fitness writer and self-proclaimed "gym rat" in Portland, Oregon, believe...

Man Ejected From Football Game Gets Sweet Revenge With 240 Doughnuts

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 11.24.2015 | Weird News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A California man sent 20 dozen coconut doughnuts to police officers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as payback for getti...

Teen Accidentally Runs Marathon

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.24.2015 | Weird News

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania teenager's family says he accidentally ran all 26.2 miles of the Philadelphia Marathon because he missed a turn o...

The 7 Worst Sports Fans In Human History

Cracked.com | David Moye | Posted 11.10.2015 | Weird News

It's one thing to root for your team, but some sports fans take things to extremes. Like projectile vomiting on other fans or tossing snowballs at th...

Phillie Phanatic Rappels Down City Skyscraper

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.23.2015 | Weird News

EmbedContent(562ab14ae4b0aac0b8fd0d19,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies finished the season in the cellar. But th...

HS Back's Insane Run Is Desire, Personified

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

Justice Futch's running style appears to be old school. He plows through what's in front of him and he keeps his legs moving no matter what's going on...

Kicker's Extra Point Hits Referee's Face, Still Goes In

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

It's up, it's good -- with a whole lot of craziness in between. Midland Lee kicker Luis Aranda drilled an extra point attempt into a referee's face la...

10 Weirdest Sports You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 09.17.2015 | Sports

Turns out, mainstream sports are so passé when it comes to the world of competitive wife carrying and toe wrestling. And those aren't even the wackie...

This Philadelphia Eagles Play-Calling Sign Is ... Is ...

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports

Toward the end of Monday night's Eagles-Falcons game in Atlanta, with the team going no-huddle to beat the clock, an Philadelphia Eagles offensive coa...

This Table Tennis Point Is The Ultimate Example Of Human Spirit

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

Chinese professional table tennis players Xu Xin and Zhu Linfeng need medals. Both of them have earned some sort of tangible commendation -- a rarity ...

Gravy Wrestling Champs Meet In Meaty Liquids

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.31.2015 | Weird News

Gravy wrestling isn't the most tasteful athletic competition, but it might be the meatiest. The 6th Annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships got goo...

Tampa Bay Rays Catcher Hits Home Run, Promptly Injures Himself While Rounding The Bases

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.26.2015 | Sports

Home runs aren't supposed to be bittersweet. Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali hit his tenth home run of the season on Tuesday night. However less th...

'Hammered' Athlete Denies Trading Gold Medal For Cab Fare

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.25.2015 | Weird News

Champion hammer thrower Pawel Fajdek is hammering a story alleging he was so drunk that he paid cab fare with a gold medal. Fajdek, 26, won the gold m...

Cape Cod Race Lets Runners Compete Virtually Via Treadmills

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 08.14.2015 | Weird News

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — While thousands of runners descend upon Cape Cod for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race this weekend, another 100 are plannin...

Is 'Fowling,' A Bizarre Bowling-Football, The Next Big Sport?

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weird News

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area entrepreneur believes he has scored a touchdown with his new business idea. Or thrown a strike. Actually, it'...

New French Scrabble Champion Doesn't Speak French

Newser | David Moye | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weird News

New Zealand native Nigel Richards is now the new world champion of Scrabble -- the French lanaguage version. This despite the fact that he can't speak...

Japanese Team Travels To Cream Custard Pie-Throwing Competition

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.08.2015 | Weird News

When it comes to tossing custard pies, Japan is the cream of the crop. The country won the 48th Annual World Custard Pie Throwing Championship on S...

What Does A $2 Million Ham Even Taste Like?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.05.2015 | Weird News

The Belmont Stakes, the third part of horse racing's Triple Crown, takes place Saturday in Elmont, New York. The horses will be working hard, but t...