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Whether the world is actually getting weirder or we're just more aware of the odd things that people do these days, one thing is for sure: People do a lot of strange stuff.

Often, these off-the-wall events have legal consequences. In 2014 there was certainly no shortage of legally weird occurrences. And since the name of this blog is Legally Weird, we went ahead and wrote about them.

So without further ado, here are our 10 most popular Legally Weird blog posts of 2014. Prepare to get weird:

A New Jersey man who can't use his arms is facing a gun possession charge based on a very strange arrest.

Marcus Hubbard, 28, cannot use his arms because of a spinal condition, but that didn't stop police from arresting him and three others based on constructive possession laws. As the Times of Trenton reports, police allegedly found a stolen handgun in a car that Hubbard and three other men were in, but since none of them copped to having the gun, they were all charged with possession.

Can a man who can't raise his hands be facing a gun charge?

Three University of Vermont (UVM) students are accused of stealing, killing, and eating a frat house's chicken.

UVM police allege that Cameron Dube, Darien Newman, and Hannah Jackman, all 18, snuck into the Alpha Gamma Rho frat house in Burlington, Vermont, snatched a chicken, then killed, plucked, and ate it. The students were originally facing trespass and theft charges, but the Burlington Free Press reports that the three chicken snatchers have been "referred to the university's reparative board."

What's the deal with this fowl deed?

A Maryland high school student was arrested after giving his teacher a brownie laced with pot.

The unsuspecting Anne Arundel County high school teacher was taken to the nurse's office and an ambulance was called after she reported feeling ill and acting disoriented. According to Baltimore's WJZ-TV, a 17-year-old student admitted to giving his teacher a piece of the brownie, which he confirmed contained pot.

What criminal charges is this teen facing for giving his teacher a "magic" brownie?

A South Carolina threesome came to blows over the weekend when two of the three men involved began arguing over which was the higher paid escort.

Police say that 33-year-old Michael Gordon was spending the evening with 18-year-old escort Austin Adams at a Spartanburg gay club when the two met Douglas Tench, who was in town from Charlotte. The three men decided to retire to the hot tub on the back deck of a house where Gordon dog-sitting, reports the New York Daily News.

The good times were short-lived, however.

A "banana gun" was cause of a Colorado felony arrest for allegedly pointing the intimidating fruit at officers.

Nathen Rolf Channing, 27, was arrested for felony menacing near Grand Junction, Colorado, for allegedly drawing and pointing a banana at officers "in the same manner someone would draw a standard handgun from a concealed holster," reports Denver's KUSA. Channing claims that he was simply joking, but the cops didn't seem amused.

Can pointing a "banana gun" get you slapped with a felony?

Despite the conspicuous absence of any meddling kids, a Pennsylvania man failed to get away with allegedly breaking into a school to smoke synthetic marijuana "Scooby Snax."

Police in Lower Southampton, outside of Philadelphia, noticed a bike resting against the front door of the Tawanka Learning Center early Monday morning, reports the Bucks County Courier Times. When police investigated, they spotted 35-year-old John Paul Sabara lying on the floor inside the school.

When police tried to wake Sabara, he reportedly began to growl and make strange noises while "acting in an aggressive manner." Ruh roh.

An Oregon couple having sex in a car parked outside a city jail were themselves taken to jail after their vehicular tryst caused traffic to back up.

Kelli Knutson, 24, and Logan Jackson, 33, had been at a local strip club in Springfield, Oregon, reports KVAL-TV. When the couple left the club and walked back to their car, they say they got "caught up in the moment," according to police.

Knutson and Jackson apparently weren't the only ones enjoying the moment.

A man arrested for attempting to bring more than 3 pounds of marijuana aboard a flight at San Francisco International Airport claimed the marijuana was for his personal use.

But that's not even the strange part, reports San Francisco's KPIX-TV. Enrico Esguerra, 36, told police that he was a voracious consumer of marijuana by eating it, rather than smoking it. Esguerra, who had a California medical marijuana card with him when he was arrested, said that his doctor had recommended he have 15 pounds of marijuana with him to satiate his appetite.

What did a jury think of Esguerra's pot-eating explanation?

A Florida man proved to himself (and all of us) that you can fit a chainsaw in your pants, but you might have to deal with a theft charge.

Police arrested Anthony Ballard, 28, on suspicion of shoplifting a chainsaw from the Treasure Coast Lawn Equipment store in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Despite all those sharp metal bits near his nethers, Ballard allegedly made it out of the store and dumped the power tool in a wooded lot before escaping. But as reported by TCPalm, police have some interesting surveillance video in their possession.

What happened after this feat of chainsaw pocketing, and what does Ballard face in court?