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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- '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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.