10 Crazy End-of-Year Headlines from Around the World
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10 Crazy End-of-Year Headlines from Around the World

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Here are a few wacky headlines from December giving us a light look at the looney world we live in. The headlines and summaries below are from our content partner, Reuters, and you can read the full stories here.

  1. Canadian Bad Santa pulls Christmas Eve heist, escapes in Hummer
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba - A man dressed as Santa Claus robbed a small-town Canadian jewelry store at gunpoint on Christmas Eve, before dashing away in a Hummer, police said on Wednesday.

  2. Russian officials get quirky holiday gift: a book of Putin's one liners
    MOSCOW - Some of Vladimir Putin's saltiest one-liners have been turned into a book by his supporters who have sent a batch to the Kremlin touting it as the ideal holiday gift for patriotic Russian officials. 

  3. Man dies in Germany after blowing up condom machine
    BERLIN - A man died on Christmas Day in Germany after he was hit in the head by a flying piece of metal from a condom machine that he and two accomplices blew up in an apparent robbery attempt, police said on Monday.

  4. 'Star Wars' fan arrested over threat to student who revealed plot: prosecutor
    A Montana man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to shoot a student for divulging a plot line from the newly released Star Wars epic, court documents showed on Tuesday. 

  5. Coyote stopped at security checkpoint at South Carolina airport
    A coyote ran inside a South Carolina airport baggage-claim area on Tuesday but was caught at a security checkpoint before it could get into the terminals, officials said. 

  6. Medical record shows Hitler only had one testicle
    BERLIN - A medical document shows that Adolf Hitler only had one testicle, German media said on Saturday, suggesting there is some truth after all to a popular British song that says the dictator had "only got one ball."

  7. Waiter turns over $32,000 in cash left at Applebee's in California
    LOS ANGELES - An Applebee's waiter in central California turned over $32,000 in cash that a family forgot at a table, an amount that exceeds his annual salary after taxes, because it was the right thing to do, the waiter told Reuters in an exclusive interview on Friday. 

  8. Man named Bud Weisser accused of trespassing at Budweiser plant
    A Missouri man named Bud Weisser was taken into custody for trespassing into - of all places - a Budweiser brewery in St. Louis, police said on Monday. 

  9. Winston Churchill refused to pay his tailor's bills
    LONDON - Refusal to pay the bills of one's tailor was famously almost a point of honor among English gentlemen in past centuries and Winston Churchill was no exception, newly released archives show. 

  10. Canadian caught with 51 turtles in his pants pleads guilty in Michigan
    A Canadian college student caught at a border checkpoint in August 2014 with 51 live turtles in his pants pleaded guilty to six smuggling charges on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Ann Arbor, Michigan.