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You picked 'em! Find out what stories you chose as the year's wackiest.
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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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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