Like every other year on this spinning sphere (or more accurately, "spinning oblate spheroid"), there was a lot of weird stuff that happened in 2008. There were the hunters who bagged Bigfoot, the pregnant dude, the man on mars and countless other freaky events. But of all the strange stories this year, which was the strangest? Now, my first fancy for Strange Story of the Year is to go easy street with the pregnant daddy, but since Thomas Beatie isn't really a man and has recently diminished the novelty by getting knocked up again, I just gotta turn elsewhere.
So, as a fan of "the sweet science" (though not as dedicated a fan as I once was) my vote for strangest story of 2008 goes to WBC Heavyweight Boxing Champion Vitali Klitschko and his treatment for post-fight swollen fists.
"Baby wee is good because it's pure, doesn't contain toxins and doesn't smell," Klitshcko said. "I wrap nappies filled with my 3 year-old son Max's wee around my fists. The nappies hold the liquid and the swelling stays down."
So he wraps urine drenched diapers around his hands on purpose to cure swollen fist. Seriously, he couldn't come up with a better remedy? No wonder his country was on the losing side of the cold war. Of course, I've always said that professional athletes are pampered.
So what is your choice for 2008 Strange Story of the Year?