I more reason to have a chubby wife (CBS) The Odd Truth is a collection of strange but factual news stories from around the world compiled by CBSNews.com's Brian Bernbaum. A new collection of stories is published each weekday. On weekends, you can read a week's worth of The Odd Truth. Meet Wife-Carrying Champs NEWRY, Maine - Warren Straatman has worked up a thirst -- carrying his wife Wendy. But he now has plenty of beer to wet his palate. Warren and Wendy Straatman of Owasso, Oklahoma, have won the national wife-carrying contest. First prize is the wife's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. The Straatmans navigated an obstacle course in a minute and 15 seconds. Warren had to carry Wendy over three-foot-high log hurdles and a 22-foot-long lagoon. Wife-carrying is nothing new to the Straatmans. They're two-time Oklahoma champs, and tried for a national wife-carrying title twice before.