Odd news 2012: 'Cooked' wives, sidewalk lungs ... Mayor Kim Kardashian?
2012 was a year of eye-popping news in Southern California and beyond, with stories of rocks bursting into flame, Kim Kardashian's mayoral hopes, men allegedly cooking their wives and more. Find out more about the stories that made us say "wow."
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LL Cool J breaks burglar's jaw in 'knock-down, drag-out' fight( Ethan Miller / Getty Images / February 16, 2012 )
A transient who broke into LL Cool J's home in August suffered a broken nose and jaw at the action star's hands. The actor, who rose to fame with the aptly named hit song "Mama Said Knock You Out," later told authorities that he acted out of concern for his family.
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