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6 unexpected things that happened this week

A politician into bondage, an over-eager suitor and a sock-eating dog – it’s all the week’d weirdest news.

IS THERE A method to your madness?

We bet there is. Here at DailyEdge.ie, the method to our madness is simple. We serve up the funniest, weirdest and downright inexplicable news to you every Saturday morning, with a side of sass.

Let’s do it.

A vet this week removed 43 socks from a dog’s stomach. The Great Dane, from Portland, had been vomiting and retching repeatedly so his family brought him for a check-up. The X-ray then showed up… Socks. Lots and lots of socks. And we bet he only ate one from every pair, too. (The socks were removed and the dog is now fine.) (DailyEdge.ie)

A small-town principal in Vermont has cancelled her school’s homecoming dance and is considering cancelling all school dances – as a means to stop her students from twerking. Twerking, which in case you didn’t know, is the hot new dance trend that pretty much involves shaking your tail-feather, was popularised by artists like Miley Cyrus. Anyway, has this woman not seen Footloose? Twerk for freedom, Kevin Bacon! Twerk for freedom! (UPI)

Delaware Governor Jack Markell tweeted about visiting an elementary school to help disadvantaged students… with an unexpected addendum. Eh, Jack? You’ve tweeted a picture of a bondage model, Jack. JACK. He claims it was a complete accident based off a faulty URL. Come on now. (Mediaite)

A man in France has been jailed after phoning and texting his ex-girlfriend 21,807 times. He later admitted that this harassment “was stupid”. He made the calls to demand the woman thank him for doing up their flat. This puts troubling OKCupid somewhat into context. A real keeper, eh? (Guardian)

Retired NBA superstar and undeniably incredibly tall man Shaquille O’Neal has applied to join the reserve police force in Florida. He is 7 foot one inch, which is pretty intimidating for a cop, no? Plus he could dunk you right into the slammer. Get it? Slam-dunk? (TIME)

An Arkansas woman has been accused of stealing $144 worth of eyeshadow. What does this woman look like, you ask? Well, this:

PastedImage-76911 Source: Washington County Sheriff

Hmm. Homer Simpson’s make-up gun, anyone? (AP)

It’s all the previous weird news from around this crazy old world of ours. Dig in, kids >

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