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December 19, 2012 4:00 PM   Subscribe

What are some of the light-hearted, bizarre news stories of the past twelve months? For a Christmas quiz, I'm trying to get something for each month. September, there was the woman who painted over Jesus. For this month, Darwin the Ikea monkey. But I'm stuck on some of the other months.

This is in the UK, so ideally things we would've heard of over here.
posted by cincinnatus c to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
posted by Foci for Analysis at 4:19 PM on December 19, 2012

It's US-centric, but Romney face tattoo guy?
posted by pitrified at 4:37 PM on December 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

October: Ikea photoshops women out of catalog for Saudi Arabia
posted by travelwithcats at 4:40 PM on December 19, 2012

The maple syrup heist was technically August.
posted by almostmanda at 4:44 PM on December 19, 2012

I apologise if none of these made news in the UK

May "Hands off my junk'


July 'This person puts on a goat suit, he changes the game'

July 'Check out this trick'

August That's no volcano...

September 'What the what?'
posted by Trivia Newton John at 4:45 PM on December 19, 2012

You can plumb News of the Weird
posted by edgeways at 4:55 PM on December 19, 2012

April 2012: Woman named Sweet Brown on local news in Oklahoma, "Ain't Nobody Got Time for That"
posted by belau at 5:47 PM on December 19, 2012 [2 favorites]

November: South Pacific Sandy Island 'proven not to exist'
posted by Xalf at 6:44 PM on December 19, 2012

During the Olympics, the mayor of London got stuck on a zip line. While waving around miniature GB flags!!
posted by dry white toast at 2:30 AM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

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