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6-Inch Space Alien vs. Vatican City Porn Downloads: The Weird News Top 10

Weird News Top Ten

First Posted: 04/15/13 EDT Updated: 04/15/13 EDT

All news, not just weird news, is ultimately about one thing -- conflict.

You might be talking about Democrats vs. Republicans, DOMA vs. marriage equality, or the Westboro Baptist Church vs. the rest of the world. It's all about conflict.

In the world of weird news, the lines are drawn just a little bit differently.

So let's look at some of those conflicts.

Porn Stars vs. Vatican City: When stories emerged of porn downloads in Vatican City, weird news reporter David Moye was quick to interview Lea Lexis and Tiffany Starr, who were amused that their audience reached into the city-state where the Catholic Church hierarchy resides. They were also a bit miffed that nobody was paying for the smut.

Man vs. Beast: A Hawaiian fisherman's tussle with a shark went a whole lot better than a New Zealand man's battle with an eel, which he inserted up his butt after seeing it done in a porn movie.

Man vs. Machine: Don't try this with a saw and a limb at Home Depot.

Zombies vs. Humans: When the dead rise, you don't want to smell good, you want to smell like one of them. That may be what inspired fragrance manufacturer Demeter to create "Zombie for Him" and "Zombie for Her." HuffPost's Simon McCormack, Hilary Hanson, Emily Thomas and Andy Campbell imagined this stinky Vogue-style magazine ad. And, yes, they did this on company time.

The Internet vs. Privacy: Google screws with you so much, it's good to know you can actually simulate screwing on Google Street View. And if there's a mug shot lurking in your past, it may one day resurface to humiliate you. But it might also make you a meme star, like Meagan Simmons, the "Attractive Convict."

We know another confrontation is lurking when we get a closer look at "Sirius," a documentary film with footage of the mummified remains of a 6-inch creature that some documentarians are calling a tiny space alien.

And if you're looking for a dog, make sure it's not really just a ferret on steroids, which they seem to be passing off as poodles in Argentinian markets. That's what it's come down to: Canines vs. Weasels.

What was the weirdest story of the week? Scroll through the gallery and vote below.


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  • Couple Has 'Sex' On Google Street View

    A couple in Australia seem to have seen the Google Street View cars coming and prepared for their big moment in viral infamy by having apparently fake sex on the side of the road. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/11/couple-sex-on-google-street-view_n_3055660.html" target="_blank">(Read More)</a>

  • Eel Stuck Up Man's Butt

    A man in China's southeastern Guangdong province admitted himself to a local hospital after he reportedly got a live eel stuck inside him. According to British tabloid The Sun, the man inserted the 20-inch-long Asian swamp eel into his anus after seeing it done in a porn movie, and he had to endure all-night surgery to have it extracted. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/09/eel-removed-from-man-stuck-colon-photo_n_3046785.html" target="_blank">(Read More)</a>

  • Woman's Attractive Mug Shot Brings Her Fame

    Three years after a reckless driving offense, Meagan Simmons became an Internet sensation as the subject of the "Attractive Mug Shot" meme, featuring her police booking photos with snarky comments like "I'd like her cell number," "Guilty ... Of Taking My Breath Away," and "Wanted ... In 50 States." <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/09/meagan-simmons-attractive_n_3045604.html#slide=2318034" target="_blank">(Read More)</a>

  • 6-Inch Space Alien

    An upcoming documentary promises to show an alleged, tiny "alien" being that was found a few years ago in Chile's Atacama Desert. And when we say tiny, we're talking six inches from head to ET toe. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/07/tiny-alien-humanoid-among_n_3017854.html" target="_blank">(Read More)</a>

  • Porn Downloaded At The Vatican

    Two porn stars found out that their work was being downloaded at Vatican City. One of them hopes that it will help the Catholic Church become more accepting toward transgendered people. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/10/lea-lexis-tiffany-starr-vatican_n_3052900.html?1365855185" target="_blank">(Read More)</a>

  • Ferrets Sold As Toy Poodles

    An Argentina man took the "toy poodles" he bought at the La Salada market to a veterinarian, only to find that it was actually a large ferret. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/ferrets-rodents-sold-as-toy-poodles-argentina_n_3037094.html" target="_blank">(Read More)</a>

  • North Pond Hermit

    A Maine man known for more than 25 years as the "North Pond Hermit" is believed to be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries. He was finally caught. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/10/christopher-knight-maine-hermit_n_3051159.html" target="_blank">(Read More)</a>

  • Zombie Perfume And Cologne

    We all know the Zombie Apocalypse is coming. But you don't have to wait for civilization to collapse for an undead fragrance. HuffPost Weird News tested out Demeter's Zombie For Him and Her. They are, of course, for lady killers and man eaters. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/11/zombie-fragrance_n_3062225.html" target="_blank">(Read More)</a>

  • Hawaii Fisherman vs. Shark

    A Hawaii fisherman has an unbelievable fishing tale: a close encounter with a 9-foot shark that jumped dangerously near his kayak. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/11/isaac-brumaghim-fights-shark-hawaii-video_n_3061226.html?1365858107" target="_blank">(Read More)</a>

  • Man Attempts to Cut Both Arms With Saws at Calif. Home Depot

    A California man was rushed into emergency surgery overnight after he reportedly walked into a Los Angeles-area Home Depot, grabbed a saw, and began cutting both of his arms off. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/11/man-slices-arms-saws-home-depot_n_3060374.html" target="_blank">(Read More)</a>