12 ODDEEst Stories of 2011
1JANUARY: 3500 brave people rode the subway half naked to celebrate "No Pants Subway Ride" in New York
At 3 p.m. Sunday, participating New Yorkers stripped down to their festive underwear to kick off the 10th annual "No Pants Subway Ride", tucked their pants away into their bags and rode on as usual as unsuspecting passengers gawked away.
The party, organized by the New York-based group Improv Everywhere, only took place from the waist down -- pantsless transit riders kept their top halves fully clothed, donning scarves and gloves as the temperature hovered around a far-from-balmy 30 degrees. According to organizers, at least 3,500 people participated in New York, eventually converging on the city's Union Square to celebrate.
2FEBRUARY: The man who got a tattoo on his penis to win a car
Andreas Mueller won a silver Mini Cooper by pulling off the craziest stunt during a radio show contest by getting a tattoo of the word 'MINI' on his penis. Radio listeners heard Muller shriek as he received the tatty on his man part while a female host watched. "Once I'm sitting in the car, it won't matter anymore," said Mueller, 39.
3MARCH: The sex book filled with 200 blank pages that outsold Harry Potter
The book's 'author' said of the sales, 'When the book was published I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would outsell Harry Potter.' Prof Simove went on to reveal that the subject matter tackled in the book was thoroughly researched. 'After many years of hard work I finally realized that men think of absolutely nothing apart from sex,' he added.
4APRIL: The woman so obsessed with pink that she decorated her entire house as a shrine to the colour
The mother of two, from Bolton, wears something pink every day from her pink wardrobe, and her kitchen even has a pink kettle, toaster, pots, and pans. She only buys pink cleaning products, listens to a pink iPod and makes calls on her pink mobile. Her young daughters have happily fit in with the colour scheme, wearing pink clothes and playing with pink toys.
5MAY: The man who was arrested for underage drinking six hours before turning 21
6JUNE: The 3-yr-old toddler who escaped an 8-floor fall by getting stuck in the air conditioning unit
A passing witness, a Mr Miao, said he suddenly heard screaming and when he looked up he saw 'a kid was stuck behind an air conditioner while his legs were dangling in the air.' Mr Miao added, 'Then several men appeared at the balcony on the 7th floor. One of them climbed over and caught the boy's wrist'.
7JULY: The man who got stuck in manhole while trying to get his mobile phone back
Bad idea. He became stuck fast – and the alarm was raised only after he had been in there screaming for about 40 minutes. ‘I was concerned but I was also laughing – it was funny!' said Brianna Mooney, 16, who raised the alarm. Mr Medeiros was freed by firefighters, who spent hours trying to pull him out. He said he had been beaten and kicked by four men.
Photos of his predicament were made public by police in Ceres, California. ‘I don't understand why they would sit and take pictures,' said Mr Medeiros. ‘That kind of p****s me off.'
8AUGUST: The woman who got stuck with her car in fresh wet cement and didn't want to leave so she wouldn't ruin her shoes
Three users of the website 'Reddit' were on hand to take pictures and within a few hours a social media storm of laughter had been created. One user, changitochulito, who witnessed the incident from an office block said the cement was barely five minutes old before it claimed its first set of wheels. Police were eventually called in to rescue the woman, but it's understood she decided to stay in her car so as not to ruin her shoes.
9SEPTEMBER: The woman who was left ‘uniboob ‘after bad plastic surgery and then became a model
Mrs Rodriguez is now featured in a new advertising campaign being mounted by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in an attempt to warn people about the dangers of using unqualified surgeons. The ASPS want to warn people considering surgery to be on their guard against what they call 'white coat deception'. The advert featuring Mrs Rodriguez was unveiled at the annual conference of the ABPS in Denver, Colorado.
10OCTOBER: The couple who got married on Octber 31st with a Halloween-themed wedding
11NOVEMBER: The baby who was born at 1:11 on 11.11.2011
And to make the Veterans Day birth even more remarkable, the boy's mother is an Air Force veteran and his father currently serves in the Air Force. It's the second child for Staff Sgt. Christopher Saydeh and his wife, Danielle. They live at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, where he is a member of the Air Force security forces. They are a third-generation military family.
Jacob weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces.
12DECEMBER: The couple who set the record for world's largest Christmas light decoration
Although their entry into the Guinness World Records and the money raised for charity have obviously gone well with the Richards, the household doesn't plan to do the same thing next year. The couple will be passing the lights on, as a way of encouraging the new owners to raise money for charity.
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