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Top 10 odd news of 2009 by Time

2009-12-16 14:24 BJT

Time Magazine has published the top 10 oddball news this year and the list was as follows:

1. Sweden burns rabbits for Fuel

The Swedes are enjoying the warmth, but the rabbits don’t. Burning bunny is an annual practice in Stockholm that is used to combat rabbit overpopulation in the city's extensive network of parks. But this is the first time the animals have ever been used as a form of heating.

According to Leo Virta, chief executive of Konvex, the company handling the bunny-burning, "The bodies contain a lot of fat, and fat has exactly the same energy content as normal heating oil." Supporters said that using them for fuel was both economical and environmentally friendly, while Swedish animal-rights activists were not convinced.