But it's some of the odd news images which we will remember the year for, so here are some of our most trafficked photo-based weird news articles of 2010. Top 10 weird news photographs of 2010
A couple on a whale-watching trip near Cape Town, got a closer view than they expected when a massive 40-ton whale jumped from the sea and onto their yacht.
Amazingly, as they looked for whales, a massive 10 metre one leapt from the water off the coast of South Africa and headed straight for their diminutive yacht.
Dominic Deville says his Evil Clown service has been extremely popular as a birthday 'treat' since he launched it late last year.
Kulula Air have covered the surface of their bright green 737 with details about the interior, such as where the black box and radar are located.
Nicknamed Crabzilla he is thought to be the biggest crab ever to be seen in Britain and you certainly wouldn't want to get pinched by his massive claws.
The 'Wine Rack Bra' looks like a normal sports bra, but actually holds 750ml (an entire bottle of wine) inside the cups.
Little Einstein - a pinto stallion - was born last week weighing just 2.7kg at a farm in Barnstead, New Hampshire in the US.
For years John Coker enjoyed making rockets which looked, well like rockets. But then a friend commented to him how similar their shape was to crayons.
Families in Middle Road, St John’s, Worcester, feared something terrible had happened to a young girl on their doorstep, when they saw the shocking image online.
Staff at Alton Towers say the squirrel caused them constant headaches during the makeover of one of their rides, the Sonic Spinball roller coaster.
Teacher Dave Kaleta had been given the brief 'Lego anatomy' for a Lego building contest on the website mocpages.com.