2012: The year in weird

Published: Dec 26 2012 08:21:28 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 27 2012 08:30:17 PM EST

From an amateur's restoration of an art masterpiece that shocked the world, to a man some are calling a very dumb terrorist, here are some of 2012's weirdest news stories.

Fork in the road
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An anonymous man in Carlsbad, Calif., erected an actual fork in the road at a local intersection where one road split into two. The oversized kitchen utensil was 6 feet high, made of wood and painted silver. A city crew removed it.

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Slideshow Of The Day

  • Ferguson protests

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    Teen's shooting death sparks protests in Ferguson

    The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, mostly stemming from criticism of the department's handling of Michael Brown's shooting death in August. Take a look at images of the protests surrounding Brown's death.

On this Day

  • Rumble in the Jungle, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali

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    On this day: October 30

    Orson Welles broadcasts "The War of the Worlds," buffalo wings are born, Ali and Foreman square off in the "Rumble in the Jungle," and Michael Jordan returns to the NBA, all on this day.