2013 Highlights: The 10 Most Weird & Stupid News Stories

Every year there are many cases of stupidity, unintelligence, and general failure, but these are this year’s most bizarre, stupid, and downright awful news stories. Brace yourself.

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10. Vatican Purchases Europe’s Largest Gay Sauna

The Vatican seems to get itself embroiled in enough scandal that they’d be inclined to not create any more trouble for themselves, but they’ve done it again. The Holy See had made a seemingly innocuous, albeit pricey, real estate purchase at €23 million ($30 million), only to find that the Rome apartment block they bought contains Europe’s largest gay bathhouse. D’oh!

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9. 7-Year-Old’s Diet Plan Reveals Thin-Obsession of American Culture

The childish scribbles and flowery stationary make it seem innocent, but this note calls attention to our dangerous appearance and weight-loss obsessed culture. The note was found by Amy Cheney, among the “Polly Pockets, friendship bracelets” in her daughter’s room, as though a diet plan fits in perfectly with a 7-year-old’s life. Cheney expressed her outrage in a blog upon finding her girl’s, referred to as Miss Seven, “diyet” plan.

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8. Researches Receive $1.5 Million Medical Grant to Learn Why Lesbians are Fat.

It also reveals that gay men seem to have the opposite trend as heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to homosexual males. This grant covets fund the research that will find the root cause of these obvious disparities.

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7. The Internet is Obsessed with Jon Hamm’s D*ck

Jon Hamm’s private area is becoming less and less private by the day, or, by the Tumblr post. The big deal is that Hamm doesn’t wear underwear. He’s commando everywhere he goes — the dog park, the grocery store, and even on set. It’s causing a little bit of a stir in part because, well, people who love Hamm love that he goes commando, and they’re making websites about it.

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6. Drunken Student Faces Community Service For Frying Hamster

Phil Brown, the prosecutor for White’s case, reported the story of what happened. On February 2 of this year, cops were called to a block of flats in the U.K.. Upon arriving, they came upon a drunken James White and got a whiff of a pungent odor. White proceeded to tell the officers: What, I f****** fried it? I fried it.

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