Video: Year in Video: The wild and the wacky
updated 12/20/2006 2:53:26 PM ET 2006-12-20T19:53:26

One of the most popular features of are those wacky, strange stories from around the world that have readers saying "Gee whiz" — and e-mailing them to friends and family.

We call them our Peculiar Postings. But which ones are — drum roll, please — the Most Peculiar of the Year?

Well, the tally from our weekly polls is in, and here are the Top 10 Most Peculiar Stories of 2006, as voted on by our users:


The envelope, please:

1: And the winner, with a 58 percent vote, is:

Missing woman found dead behind bookcase

2: Coming in second, with a 55 percent score:

Pickled corpse tumbles out of rum barrel

3: Death is always a favorite, and then there is sex (in this case, at 53 percent):

Pair in hot water after fake penis microwaved

4: At 51 percent, there is this cautionary tale:

Briton hurt after lighting firecracker in buttocks

5: And at a round 50 percent, another cautionary saga.

Police arrest naked man with concealed weapon

6: At 39 percent, proof that we are a litigious society…

Man sues himself for vehicle damage

7: And at 39 percent, it’s back to, er, romance

Man bites dog? No, woman weds dolphin

8: At 38 percent, this story has “ouch” written all over it

Man separates from wife - and his ring finger

9: We’re not quite sure who’s, um, challenged here (at 37 percent)

Blind students required to pass driver's ed

10: And finally, at 33 percent, this gem from Oregon

Woman allegedly calls 911 for 'cutie' deputy

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