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A woman in her 80s in Spain took it upon herself to restore a fresco in the Sanctuary of Mercy church in Borjanos. The original masterpiece dates back to the 19th century and is a Ecce Homo by Elias Garcia Martinez. Despite her good intentions, Cecilia Gimenez 's unofficial restoration was deemed the worst restoration work in history (SWNS)

Year in Review 2012: Oddest Stories

This year was full of odd stories, from 96 year old fathers to a woman defacing a centuries old piece of art. Other honourable mentions is a Kung Fu baby and a body builder who calls himself the 'Egyptian Popeye'.