The Five Most Bizarre Stories Of The Last 13 Weeks
We're taking some inspiration from this week's upcoming Friday the 13th, and taking a look back at some of the strangest stories that have landed on WOBM.com in the last 13 weeks.
An Ocean County Hot Dog Truck Blew UpOctober 29, 2016
Some Tuckerton residents were awoken early on the morning of Saturday, October 29th by a house rattling, window shattering blast.
It turned out that the source of the blast was a hot dog truck.
An investigation pointed to propane tanks that had apparently been left on overnight. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.
No word on whether the area smelled like a 4th of July BBQ gone wrong in the aftermath or not.
Voting Booth Selfie? Go Straight To Jail!October 31, 2016
Want to show the world how proud you are to exercise your right to vote? Sorry, not in The Garden State!
Just ahead of the November election, we learned that taking a voting booth selfie could land you in the pokey (and a hefty fine, too).
And don't even get us started on the mysteriously missing "I Voted" stickers throughout Ocean County!
Facebook Thought That A Bunch Of Us DiedNovember 11, 2016
On November 11th, a lot of people logged into their Facebook accounts to find that the social media giant was apparently writing their eulogies.
Many users were greeted with a message saying that their profiles had been "memorialized".
There was no official statement to pinpoint exactly how many users were impacted by the jarring misdirected memorials, but it was enough that a lot of people wrote about the same thing happening to them.
December Celebrity DeathsDecember 25 - 28, 2016
2016 as a whole was pretty awful when it came to losing beloved celebrities.
From Gene Wilder to Prince, David Bowie to Patty Duke, it felt like nobody's childhood was spared last year.
But the final week of 2016 was a truly bizarre set of three gut-punches in a row, with George Michael's shocking Christmas Day passing followed by Carrie Fisher death only days after suffering an in-flight heart attack, and her mother, iconic movie idol Debbie Reynolds, dying the very next day.
Toms River Is Colder Than Literally Everyone ElseJanuary 10, 2017
This all brings us to just yesterday. We know that it's been cold in Ocean County over the four days following Saturday's snow storm.
But how cold, exactly?
Well, according to News 12 New Jersey, colder than literally everyone else in the continental United States!