<![CDATA[NBC New York - Weird News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usMon, 22 May 2017 15:32:24 -0400Mon, 22 May 2017 15:32:24 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sheriff: DUI Suspect Hit 'Don't Drink and Drive' Patrol Cruiser ]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 12:28:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/205*120/DUI+Suspect+Paul+Wilkins.jpg
A 63-year-old Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly damaged a newly unveiled "Don't Drink and Drive" patrol car in a crash.

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<![CDATA[‘T-Rex’ Spooks Horses on City Street]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 19:34:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_HORSE_SCARED_051917_3-149521821406400001.jpg
A person in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume allegedly growled at a pair of horses pulling a carriage in Charleston, South Carolina. The horses were frightened and caused the carriage to jackknife, injuring...]]>
<![CDATA[The Hottest Haircut Around]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 15:11:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_FIRE_BARBER_051817_1-149513075332800001.jpg
A barber in Cairo, Egypt, is using fire to style and straighten his clients' hair.]]>
<![CDATA[SUV Sinks Into NJ Beach as Man Tries to Take Photos of It]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 09:38:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/suv+land+rover+sinks+into+jersey+shore.jpg
A man trying to take scenic photos of his SUV by the Jersey Shore ended up trying to dig the vehicle out after it started sinking into the water-logged sand, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Thief Steals Nearly 700 Parking Meters]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 11:55:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/239*120/Screen+Shot+2017-05-16+at+10.17.48+AM.png
Nearly 700 parking meters have been stolen from downtown Stockton, California, over the past year."We don't understand why they're down here because they're not making that much money," Stockton...]]>
<![CDATA[Girl's Wedding Photos With Burrito]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 13:13:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/051217+main+burrito+wedding+photo.jpg
What if you loved a burrito so much you married it? A teenager in Loudoun County, Virginia, loved a burrito so much she had beautiful, backlit "wedding" photos taken with it. Her mother, a professional...

Photo Credit: Laura René Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Plea for Free Wendy's Nuggets Becomes Most Retweeted Tweet]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 11:13:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/wendys-GettyImages-80846912.jpg
A Twitter user's joking request for help to getting free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year has earned him a spot in the record books.As of Tuesday morning, Carter Wilkerson, @carterjwm, had more than...

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<![CDATA[Bear Visits Conn. Woman's Home, Paws at Back Door ]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 23:12:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AVON-BEAR-ON-DECK.jpg
A resident of Stagecoach Road in Avon, Connecticut, received an unexpected visitor last week.A black bear showed up on the woman's back deck Wednesday morning while the homeowner was making brownies.The...]]>
<![CDATA[TSA Holds Public Auction of Confiscated Items]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 13:57:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TSASale0505_MP4-149400606345600001.jpg
The Transportation Security Administration collects millions of dollars in lost and confiscated items each year, which is then sold to law enforcement or sent to public auction.]]>
<![CDATA[Students Crawl Through Air Duct to Steal Finals Exam: Cops]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 13:39:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_examtheft0505_1500x845.jpg
Two University of Kentucky students are facing felony charges after allegedly crawling through an air duct to enter a professor's office and steal a copy of their final exam. WLEX's Conroy Delouche reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Pigeon Sneaks Into Apartment, Lays Eggs in Pasta Strainer]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 06:32:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_PIGEON_050417_1-149391348540900001.jpg
Upon returning home from a vacation, a Brooklyn, New York, woman was surprised to find a pigeon with two eggs living inside her pasta strainer.]]>
<![CDATA[Life-Size Ronald McDonald Statue Goes Missing in New Jersey]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 09:23:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mcdonald+statue.jpg
Authorities are looking into whether the Hamburglar has an alibi after someone stole a Ronald McDonald statue from a McDonald's in New Jersey.

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<![CDATA[The Museum of Ice Cream Opens in Los Angeles]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 06:28:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+MUSEUM+OF+ICE+CREAM+THUMB2.jpg
The Museum of Ice Cream opened a location in Los Angeles after it became a hit in New York City. The pop-up pop art experience features everything from a mint chocolate chip “grow room” to the famed “sprinkle...
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<![CDATA[UC Davis Now Sells Plan B and Condoms From a Vending Machine]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:16:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_birthcontrol0427_1500x8451.jpg
Students at the University of California, Davis, can now purchase $30 Plan B emergency contraceptives, pregnancy tests, condoms and other personal care products from a vending machine.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers 'Tricked' Into Honoring Ku Klux Klansman]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:11:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_kkkresolution0428_1500x845.jpg
Lawmakers in Tennessee are crying foul after Republican Rep. Mike Sparks sneaked in a resolution to honor former Ku Klux Klansman Nathan Bedford Forrest with a bust under a different name.]]>
<![CDATA[Drug Smuggler Turns Meth Into Art]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:57:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_potterymeth0426_1920x1080.jpg
A man's elaborate plan to deal drugs ended in disaster when detectives discovered he had pottery shipped to Florida that was covered with $600,000 worth of meth paste.

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<![CDATA[Who's The Fairest? 'Most Beautiful Bulldog' Takes Home Crown]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:38:32 -0400 Owners: Angela and Tom Miller ]]> Owners: Angela and Tom Miller ]]> http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Winner-Prudence---Angela--Tom-Miller---Des-Moines---Iowa.jpg
Proud pet parents from Washington to Illinois bought their English bulldogs to vie for the title of "Most Beautiful Bulldog" at Drake University. Punk rockers, cheerleaders and one Audrey Hepburn walked...

Photo Credit: Mohamad Izzuddin Suhaimi/Drake University]]>
<![CDATA[Nordstrom Selling 'Fake Mud' Jeans With Hefty Price Tag]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:24:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/211*120/nordstrom+fake+mud+jeans.jpg
Nordstrom is lighting up the internet with some expensive fake mud jeans.

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<![CDATA[300 Lbs of Banned Yak Meat Hidden in Sweaters Seized at JFK]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:46:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/YAK+MEAT.jpg
Customs agents seized nearly 300 pounds of banned yak meat at JFK Airport after a shipment was found hidden in sweaters, shawls and pants, officials said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[The Real Origin of '420']]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:26:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+420+ORIGINS+THUMB.jpg
There have been many myths about where the slang "420" originated from, but here's the real story behind the term.]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery in C: Who Stashed Gold Inside a British Piano?]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:32:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17110502014108-british-piano-mystery.jpg
British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money.The school that owns the piano and...

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<![CDATA[Giant Easter Gator Breaks Into Family’s Porch]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:02:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/235*120/gator+on+porch.JPG
A 9-foot alligator gave a South Carolina family a scare Easter morning, but they managed to capture it all on video. Homeowner Steve Polston says they thought someone was breaking into their house when...]]>
<![CDATA[National Animal Cracker Day: Fun Facts]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:04:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+ANIMAL+CRACKER+FACTS+THUMB2.jpg
April 18 is National Animal Cracker Day. Here are some fun and surprising facts about the sweet treats.]]>
<![CDATA[The Buck Stops Here: Feuding Deer Caught on Camera]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:48:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DEER27.jpg
An Ohio police officer’s dash cam caught two deer run out from some trees, get up on their hind legs and scuffle. The fight didn’t last long before they put down their dukes and ran off.

Photo Credit: Westerville Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Homeless Man Robbed NYC Churches 'to Get Back at God': DA]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:58:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ChurchesTempleBurglaryQueens.jpg
A homeless man faces burglary and hate crime charges after he allegedly robbed four churches, one of which he stole from three times, in Queens, New York, because of his hatred of God, according to...

Photo Credit: NBC New York / St. James Episcopal Church]]>
<![CDATA[Goose Chases Fox on Video]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:49:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_ANI_GOOSEVFOX_041217_2-149201885635400001.jpg
A police officer in Ogden, New York, captured footage of a goose chasing a fox. The goose flapped its wings and honked in order to show the fox to scare it away.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Finds Live Scorpion in Bag of Spinach]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:32:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/216*120/2017-04-10_2307.png
A live scorpion was sitting in a salad mix that a Chevy Chase, Maryland, couple bought from a Giant grocery store last week, the couple said.Shanmukha Pranay Rajeev Jerripothula said he and his wife bought...

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<![CDATA[Man Shatters World Record, Devours 255 Peeps in 5 Minutes]]> Sun, 09 Apr 2017 13:58:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MattStoniePeeps.jpg
In the spirit of the Easter season, San Jose's Matt Stonie inhaled 255 Peeps Saturday on his way to smashing his previous world record.The competitive eating legend downed the copious amount of surgary...

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<![CDATA[10th Annual 'Peep Show' as Sweet as Ever]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:45:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PeepThumb.jpg
Easter sweets are not just for eating at the Peep Show in Carroll County, Maryland.]]>
<![CDATA[Ohio Man Accused of Chasing Family Member With Hatchet]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:44:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Noel+Dawson.jpg
An Ohio man was arrested after he allegedly chased a family member with a hatchet.Noel E. Dawson, 63, of Toledo, was charged Tuesday with domestic violence, assault, criminal damaging, and failure to disclose...

Photo Credit: Toledo Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter User Hoping for a Year of Free Wendy's Nuggets]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:20:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WENDYS_NUGGETS_040617-149150556921800001.jpg
A Twitter user asked Wendy's how many retweets he would need to earn free chicken nuggets for a year. Wendy's official Twitter account responded and now Carter Wilkinson is on a mission to get 18 million...]]>
<![CDATA[This Guy Needs 18M Retweets for a Year of Free Nuggets]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:20:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/wendys-GettyImages-80846912.jpg
A Twitter user is on a mission to get free Wendy's chicken nuggets for one year. All he needs is 18 million retweets, Wendy’s said.His quest began Wednesday, when user Carter Wilkerson tweeted at the fast food...

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