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Welcome to the latest feature of FamousDC called the Famous 5. Every week we’ll highlight 5 of the strangest, funniest, dumbest, coolest or most shocking things we’ve read that week.

As always, if you have suggestions, don’t be shy – email us at tips AT famousdc DOT COM

The 5 Strangest/Dumbest Headlines of the Week

Deaths partially halt diabetes study [click]
[who’s the genius behind this call? You mean it’s easier to do a study when the participants are alive?]

Taller bridge sees a rise in suicides [click]
[the promise to lower bridges nationwide will soon become someone’s next campaign promise. Just wait]

Sen. Kerry Blames Tornados on Global Warming
[he also blames his lack of popularity on global warming, and his wife]

Scientists Study How HIV Hides in Body [click]
[they’re hoping to lure it out by playing a little Barry White]

Climate-control bill could move quickly [click]
[note to Politico: climate control is what you do with your thermostat in your house, try again]