Friday, November 27, 2009

Which US City Provides the Strangest News Stories?

That's right, baby. New York, NY!!!! A website recently analyzed over 2,000 strange news stories from 2009. Which cities produced the most? Here's the top ten . . .

1. New York City, NY
2. Lincoln, NE
3. Madison, WI
4. Philadelphia, PA
5. Chicago, IL
6. Cinncinnati, OH
7. Boston, MA
8. Detroit, MI
9. Dallas, TX
10. Pittsburgh, PA

Just a sample of the stories that came out of New York this year . . .

“Businessman accused of demanding dentures with gun”
“Turtles crawl on runway, delay flights at JFK”
“Goat wanders into nursing home in the Bronx”



Anonymous gymnast20 said...

lol!!!! this is why i love living in new york i love wierdness :)

7:11 PM  
Anonymous BookLover said...

FIRST COMMENT!!!!! well... *scratches head theatrically* I've never been to New York, but this pic really cracks me up! but seirously, y do people do such crazy stuff? I mean, demanding dentures? really? who does that? whats happened to the human race that we think it's ok to do stuff like that?

7:28 PM  
Blogger Kinga said...

Neat. I'm from Chicago,though. But I bet that Chicago has more amazing graveyards and ghosts. Check out Ursula Bielski's books.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous WillSing said...

this makes me feel so much better, YEA BABY WE'RE WEIRDOS AND WE'RE LOVING IT!

10:26 PM  
Blogger LeStrange said...

I agree WillSing, though i'm not from NYC. Pleeease check out my blog and give me some feedback. Tell me if I need to make it more interesting or cut down on the rambling or something. Would be much appreciated. :-D

11:09 PM  
Blogger brave chickens said...

Another reason to visit and perhaps live in NYC.

4:42 AM  
Blogger Ди-Ди said...

Oh, New York is my dream. It's forever something fantastic for me, and one os the causes is that it's really interesting soties about it.
Thank you, for book where I've learned more about city, I really love)

5:20 AM  
Anonymous Ian M said...

Kinga? have you ever BEEN to Massachusetts? we have some pretty darn creeepy grave yards, some are so old the gravestones are all jutting out of the ground! but yeah, those are some WEIRD stories!

(check out The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman)

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Funny Drama Girl said...

HA! That's a funny picture. I like mashed potatoes.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha of course philly's up there! we've got to be the best city on earth!

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg I JUSY NOW saw the kick me in the skyscrapers, so cool

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Maddie said...

Dentures with a GUN????? I think my teacher told me about the turtle on the runway thing. MY teacher grew up in New York, in a city about two miles from NYC. BUt now she (and I) live in THE SUNSHINE STATE aka, the greatest state in the USA.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous sad girl said...

Oh MY GO- good gracious! I get it! Funny.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

I noticed Missouri wasn't up there. No wonder. I live in MO and I think it is the worst state EVER! I want to live near the ocean. On the beach if possible. A more creative environment for a soon to be author such as my self. A currently unpublished one, but an author nonetheless.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous EQ said...

I have heard that NY, NY is the wierdest (weirdest?) city on earth. I have also heard that the only people who don't know this is the people who live there. And that they ignore wierd things when they happen. Apparently the first is incorrect. The second, though, is...debatable.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another cool reason to live in New York!

7:03 PM  
Anonymous WillSing said...

eq is right, NY is one of the weirdest states and we do know it, and yes the majority of us do ignore it its a force of habit i remember ignoring the weirdest street performers when i was little. I have no idea why but i guess its a mentality "that this stuff is normal", and if you havent noticed, people ignore whats normal.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Gnat said...

i hate livin here. its soooo boring in oregon. i dont recommend it to ANYONE!!!!! The only thing good about it is that we have the best trees. TREES!!!! but i do like the kick me sign.:)

5:58 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

i just got back from that Irish-stepdancing thing in Philladelphia (we didn't win :( )Were u aware that Philadelphia has the coolest streetart ever!!!!????? i have 2 say its better than NY's!!! And about new yorkers ignoring things, i LOVE to smile @ people on the subway!~ they get soooo scared. and i am not really scary. sorry bout the long post, i've been surrounded by small children all weekend!! AAARRRRRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!!!

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

Gnat: I'm telling you Missouri is 100 times worse than Oregon. The weirdest thing that's happened is that no one has tried to pick a fight with me in MONTHS I swear that's a record.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous ~chanel~ said...

i found the site that made the lists and the weirdest state is florida. i was all like "huh?" because i've only been there once and i happed to be 2. (sad, i know. that was my only trip to disney world.) a few days later, i was surfing the web and saw an article on msn. some women from miami made her boss late for a plane to honduras. to make it up to him/her she called and e-mailed the airport that there was a bomb on the plane in order to delay the flight! florida is crazy

8:48 AM  
Anonymous 42 said...

New York is pretty awesome. I might want to live there one day.

~chanel~: Most dangerous, most deadly*, AND most weird? That means Florida should be really exciting to live in, huh?

* For pedestrians.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

~chanel~: you think that's bad? I've seen the White house, been to Florida, South Carolina, Texas, through the VA mountains in the back of my dad's pick-up truck, helped haul wood, that sort of thing and NEVER been on a roller coaster. NEVER! I just recently went into a haunted house for the first time, hadn't heard of a PS2 until 2004 at which point I was seven. I have absolutely no idea how an Mp3 player or i-pod, or whatever the other thing works. I don't own a cell phone(I don't want one) AND, I have never been to ANY form of an amusement park. Now that's sad. Any questions anyone?

1:50 PM  
Anonymous ~chanel~ said...

forrester- wow. even though i have never been to disney world, i HAVE been on many many rollercoasters. i live near six flags great america and i go up there every summer.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

Yep I know it's sad. I've never even seen Six Flags.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous CA said...

i hate amusement parks. they're too noisy for me, and i don't like going on the rides either. i don't have a cell phone, and i only recently got an ipod, but i don't use it that often(could be because i keep losing it?)

12:46 PM  
Anonymous bananaphone said...

why would it say kick me? at first i thoght that it said kiki but it did not.who would have a foot big enough to kick a bilding that big my sisters think that harry poter and the hafe blood prince is better that twilight

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Claire_gymnast said...

Ah, this is why I love living 40 minutes outside of the city and going there once or twice a week. Good old Darien.

2:39 PM  

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