10 Weirdest News Stories of 2013


2013 was a veritable bonanza of weird news. Michael Greenberg/Photodisc/Thinkstock

If you're looking for big news stories of 2013 -- the budget crisis, the Obamacare launch, the rebellion in Syria, the new pope, Miley Cyrus -- you've come to the wrong place. Yes, there's a place to recap the important stories of the year, but this isn't it. We're here to celebrate the bizarre, the surprising and the groan-inducing.

From the president of a South American country who sees the spirit of his predecessor in drywall, to the cops who handed out Doritos to stoned citizens, we think we have some of the stranger news stories of the year covered. So read on for true stories about yetis -- and to make sure you're up to date on the laws of mammal urine.