Each weekday, Rodeo Rick scours the web for the best and weirdest news headlines from around the world. We proudly present you with the best Redneck Headlines and the stories behind them.

Here are today's Redneck Headlines:

A British woman who is attracted to inanimate objects says she has found her soul mate - the Statue of Liberty.

27-year-old Amanda Whittaker says she has fallen head over heels for the New York landmark, which she calls "Libby."

Amanda, who previously had a "relationship" with a drum set, said, "She is my long-distance lover and I am blown away by how stunning she is."

She's even thought about marrying the statue, but decided against it "because so many others love her too."

Instead, she has made a shrine to the Statue of Liberty in her home, featuring a 6-foot replica, hundreds of smaller models and huge U.S. flags.

Whittaker suffers from condition called objectum sexuality, in which people fall in love with things rather than humans.


"Other people might be shocked to think I can have romantic feelings for an object, but I am not the same as them," she said.


A Michigan woman has had her feathers ruffled by a wild turkey she says is stalking her.

69-year-old Edna Geisler says the gobbler has been hanging around outside her home and attacking her when she goes outside.

She says the turkey comes into her yard every morning at 7 a.m. and then leaves around 7 p.m. "I'm afraid to go out of my house," Geisler said.

She said she is hoping the bird is gone by summer so she can work in her garden. "Every time I eat turkey I smile," she said. "I'd like to do that to him."

Acording to a wildlife expert, the turkey is being aggressive because it believes it is defending its territory. He recommended that Geisler chase him off with an umbrella until he stops coming to her property.

Source: UPI

A spring training game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants was delayed for 21 minutes - due to a bee attack!

A dark cloud appeared in right field during the second inning, sending Diamondbacks center fielder Chris Young sprinting across the field.

The bees then moved toward the right field line then down to the Giants dugout. Two sections of fans near the dugout were evacuated and the bees settled in a camera well.

The grounds crew came up with a sweet solution. They smeared a combination of concession-stand lemonade and cotton candy on two utility carts and lured the bees away from fans and players.

Only one person reported being stung.

Source: AP


A wanna-be burglar in Georgia is in a ho-ho-hole lotta trouble after getting stuck when he went up the chimney without care during a heist.