2012: The year in weird

POSTED: 05:21 PM PST Dec 26, 2012    UPDATED: 05:30 PM PST Dec 27, 2012 

From an amateur's restoration of an art masterpiece that shocked the world, to a man some are calling a very dumb terrorist, here are some of 2012's weirdest news stories.

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Elias Garcia Martinez/Cecilia Gimenez

A Spanish woman in her 80s made international headlines when she did an unauthorized touch-up of a fresco in a church, the BBC reported. Cecilia Gimenez eventually realized she was having trouble and contacted the cultural ministry for help. The painting also became an Internet meme.


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