Hungover? Hungry? You might be considering a fry-up to take the edge off, but if so, you're not really trying. Why not opt for a trip to Tesco for its infamous fat'n'salt-fest 'Lasandwich', or better still, a visit to Burger King for that pizza/burger combination we've all been dreaming of!
When you mix family-friendly word jumbling with the rules of probability, there's always the risk of things getting a little naughty. Two Countdown contestants refused to get "f**ked", despite the six points on offer, while one student's sweary solution caused filming to be stopped. It was good to see that Channel 4 kept its sense of humour about such things.
Let it never be said that British secret agents are lacking spunk, as recently-published diary entries from the first half of last century showed the imagination of our James Bond-types in coming up with new surprising tricks. I'm not sure that Q would approve, though!
So, you "fell off your perch" into the tank of eels, and one just happened to swim right up your bottom? Of course, sir, we believe you. Thousands wouldn't! Apparently, "the eel was as wide as two fingers and as long as a man's arm". *shudders*
One of our most popular stories on The Odd Section for the whole of 2010. We can't imagine why!
Proof that not all Odd stories are actually funny, we were bemused when Paul Chambers was arrested for a throwaway quip on Twitter, amazed when he was found guilty months later, and gobsmacked when his appeal was rejected. Let's just hope the powers-that-be don't get a look at some of our more colourful Your Views contributions...
When a man launched what he claimed was the world's first sex robot in January, there was only one thought on our minds... when do we get our Graham Norton sex doll?!?!
Ah, the ancient art of self-pleasure. We could've filled the whole top ten with strange stories of what Woody Allen's Alvy Singer famously called "sex with someone I love". There was the masturbating jelly baby and someone enjoying the last Harry Potter movie that bit too much, but in the end it was the one-handed appreciation of Sugar's What You See Is What You Get which tickled us the most.
As the year draws to a close and we remember those so cruelly taken from us, spare a thought for Paul the Octopus. In a world of fakes and charlatans, this psychic cephalopod was an eight-limbed beacon of true supernatural powers, as his World Cup predictions attracted love and hate in equal measures. Shameful imitators swam in before the ink was even dry to try to steal his psychic crown after his sad passing.
In the end though, there could only be one winner of Odd Story Of The Year. The best tales of weirdness can be summed up by their headline, and this stormer was no exception.
What do you think of our list? Should anything be higher or lower? Did we miss anything off? Add your comments to this entry below!