The Weirdest News of 2011 From caffeinated meat to the Frozen Dead Guys festival By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Jan 1, 2012 11:35 AM CST 3 comments Comments This Lego man washed up on a beach in Florida in October. (AP Photo/Sarasota County Sheriff's Office) (Newser) – As the weirdness of 2012 begins, it's time to take a look back at the bizarre year behind us. Some of the year's oddest stories: In Florida, an 8-foot-tall Lego man washed up on a beach—apparently the work of a Dutch artist, not the Lego company. The US Army created one of the year's weirdest foods: A beef jerky stick with as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Want to buy the rights to one of the country's strangest festivals? Nederland, Colo., is trying to sell off its annual Frozen Dead Guys festival. The Texas man who used a frozen armadillo as a weapon sounds like a strange character—but he probably smells better than the Colorado man found hiding inside a Portapotty tank at a yoga festival. Workers renovating a bank in Louisiana made an unsettling find: The skeleton of a man who had become wedged in the chimney 27 years earlier. New York's JFK airport was forced to close runways several times because of an unusual hazard: Sex-crazed turtles. But the turtles didn't cause any casualties, unlike the escaped crocodile blamed for a deadly plane crash in the Congo. In Iceland, 2011 was a banner year for the country's penis museum: It obtained its first human specimen. (Read more year in review stories.) My Take on This Story Report a story error 9% Annoying 76% Hilarious 11% Intriguing 3% Depressing 2% Brilliant 0% Scary /story/267490/how-a-village-of-120-logged-58k-speed-violations-in-2-weeks.html Taking you to another hilarious story... TURNOFF Another hilarious story: Mayor on Village's Speeding Violations: 'It's Really Madness'