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# unusual

This year
Alcaraz fights off swarming bees and Zverev to book semi-final spot at Indian Wells
All time
'It was very bizarre' - Roscommon concede goal after water break with ball put into empty net
No Belfast school in the final for first time in 26 years, as Wallace High prevail
'If I score, that's me retiring!' - Watford goalkeeper denied last-gasp equaliser
Sneijder sat on a sofa watching career highlights with his family after final Dutch appearance
Police force-feed burglar 40 bananas in order to retrieve swallowed gold chain
Burger King is branching out into wine
This is one of the oddest collections of seized items you're ever likely to see
What else could I get for... Sir Walter Raleigh's €275,000 castle in Cork
11 utterly unique hotels that will make you rethink your holiday plans
9 unusual themed cafés you will want to visit immediately
6 unexpected things that happened this week
Is this the most bizarre cover ever to grace a newspaper magazine?
Measles-style virus blamed for hundreds of dolphin deaths since July
Celtic's Champions League opponents sacrifice a sheep at their stadium
Football match delayed after refs arrested on way to game
Girl gets name changed to "Masturbate" in school yearbook
This unusual building is where one town council holds its meetings…
12 candles to make your house smell totally bizarre
Sergio Garcia using his pitching wedge instead of putter on a six foot putt
11 duets we can't believed happened