2005: MSNBC.com’s Most Peculiar Stories

By Brian 

MSNBC.com presents the Top 5 Most Peculiar Stories of 2005:

1: And the winner is, with a 77 percent vote:

Woman torches house trying to kill spiders

2: Coming in second, with a 70 percent score:

Corpse mistaken for Halloween decoration

3: Third, with 56 percent, is this seasonal gem:

Ho, ho – oh, no! Air force flyover kills reindeer

4: Fourth, at 55 percent, is a cautionary tale:

Woman calls cops over unreliable hit man

5: And fifth, at a round 50 percent, another cautionary saga.

Gator-gobbling python comes to messy end