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updated 12/19/2007 3:29:46 PM ET 2007-12-19T20:29:46

One of the most popular features of MSNBC.com 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 Weird News. But which ones are — drum roll, please — the weirdest? 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 2007, as voted on by our users:

THE TOP 10 MOST
PECULIAR STORIES OF 2007

The envelope, please:

1: And the winner, with a 52 percent vote, is:

Shot duck survives 2 days in refrigerator

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2: Coming in second, with a 36 percent score:

Potty mouth! Woman cited for cursing at toilet

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3: Bad language is always a favorite, and then there is plain wackiness (in this case, at 36 percent):

Wheelchair user taken on wild 50-mph ride

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4: At 35 percent, a story that made headlines everywhere:

Judge: Cleaner owes me $65 million for pants

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5: And at just under 35 percent, one we wish had not:

Man gets probation for dead deer sex

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6: At 34 percent, proof that death and sex make headlines (especially when they are together):

Naked pair falls from rooftop to their deaths

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7: At 33 percent, this story has “ouch” written all over it:

Elephants electrocuted in drunken rampage

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8: And, at 32 percent, another animal-induced "ouch":

Beheaded rattlesnake sends man to hospital

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9: At just under 32 percent, another animal gem:

Man brings donkey to testify on its own behalf

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10: And, at 31 percent, a medical mystery solved:

Headache mystery solved by a bullet


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