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Some of the stories we covered this year made Germany seem like the Florida of Europe in terms of kooky news reports.

In no particular order, we bring you a sample of the stories that struck us as most astonishing this year.

1. Elite cops destroy offices in chainsaw tantrum

A group of special police didn't take the news that their unit would be dissolved too well, going on a destructive rampage that saw them ravage their own office space with a chainsaw.

2. 'Murdered' student found alive after 31 years

It's always a nice surprise when you run into someone who haven't seen in a long time. But it's probably an entirely different feeling when that time frame is 31 years and that someone was declared dead.

This case left many puzzled as to how and why this woman remained missing for decades - and why a man confessed to murdering her.

3. Lady Gaga named Germany’s prettiest cow

Lady Gaga has won multiple Grammys, MTV awards and even set some Guinness World Records - but winning a German cow show competition was new territory this year.

4. Bra stops bullet in hunting mishap miracle

A woman in Mecklenberg-Western Pomerania survived being accidentally shot in a hunting accident, because her bra somehow stopped the bullet.

5. Homeowner stashes WW2 tank, torpedo and weapons in cellar

Police searched a villa in a wealthy suburb of Kiel in July, only to discover a Second World War tank, a torpedo and other weaponry in the cellar. The tank proved a tad difficult to remove.

6. 'Angela Merkel' stars in lesbian magazine ad

The German Chancellor's opposition to same-sex marriage is well known - and often mocked. But things are a little bit different in this lesbian magazine ad.

Two different men in Osnabrück found themselves in quite the literal bind when their "intimate rings" proved to tight for them to remove themselves, necessitating the help of local firefighters to rescue them.

7. German traffic light stays red for 28 years

Much has changed in Dresden over the last 28 years. Communism collapsed, democracy blossomed and the city was reborn. But one thing has remained the same - a traffic light which has stayed red since 1987.

8. Firefighters battle spate of penis ring mishaps

A 23-year-old man in North Rhine-Westphalia admitted to giving his girlfriend a sedative so that he could keep playing video games with his buddy. Nevertheless, the couple are reportedly "working things out".

Just kidding, she totally dumped him. And took him to court where he was fined €500.

10. Teacher fined for painting over swastikas

In a surprising twist of both Germany's bureaucracy and rule-abiding culture, a teacher trying to right the wrong of swastika graffiti was actually the one left punished.

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