What started as a hobby among a few friends more than 35 years ago has grown to be the most widely syndicated compendium of strange-but-true news stories today. Now, with the aid of the internet, the editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication continue a tradition started by pioneering weird news purveyor Chuck Shepherd, presenting a distillation of the best bizarre dispatches gathered from around the world. Not simply an aggregation of news feeds indiscriminately thrown together, News of the Weird contains items hand-picked by a twisted cadre of editors with a discerning eye for the unreal. Drawing from legitimate reportage, News of the Weird delivers each example of human eccentricity without embellishment. It's funny, it's factual and in the era of "truth being stranger than fiction," the column truly lives up to its name.