<![CDATA[NBC New York - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:29:34 -0400 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:29:34 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Spooky, Scary, Funny: Haunted House Reactions]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:05:04 -0400 Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada, have captured the scared poor souls who dared venture through their halls. Click to see more hilarious scared faces. ]]> Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada, have captured the scared poor souls who dared venture through their halls. Click to see more hilarious scared faces. ]]> http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nightmares-fear-factory-2015-01.jpg
Celebrate the season! For the past five years, Nightmares Fear Factory has been scaring these poor souls, much to our delight! Hidden cameras capture the visitors freaking out.

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<![CDATA[Bike-Riding Dog Visits Pet Fair]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:19:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pet+adoption+fair+raw+-+22472723.jpg
The Bay Area Pet Fair in San Rafael, California, got a special visit from a celebrity pet on Friday. YouTube sensation Norman the Scooter Dog performed a few tricks at the pet fair, which is sponsored by...

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<![CDATA[Family Finds Snake in Kitchen]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:38:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/snake+in+hartford+2+1200.jpg
A Hartford, Connecticut, family had quite the scare Thursday morning when they found a three-foot long exotic snake in their kitchen. Hartford animal control went to a home on Deerfield Avenue after the...

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<![CDATA[Illinois Man Paints 'Trumpkin,' Other Candidates' Faces on Pumpkins]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:43:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*211/trumpkin4.JPG
An Illinois man painted the faces of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on pumpkins, and the likeness is remarkable.

Photo Credit: John Kettman]]>
<![CDATA[Cat Survives Crossbow Arrow Through Chest]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:20:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_arrowcat1006.jpg
Michigan authorities are searching for a person who used a a crossbow to shoot a cat.]]>
<![CDATA[Hairy Situation: Top Photos From World Beard and Mustache Championships]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:50:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Mustache-491153524-cropped.jpg
The World Beard and Mustache Championships were held Oct. 3, 2015, in Leogang, Austria. More than 300 contestants came in teams from around the globe for the competition, which included sixteen different...

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<![CDATA[Little Bulldog Scares Away Bears]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 04:53:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Bulldog_Chases_Bears_Away_1200x675_538106435917.jpg
Dogs are loyal pets. This statement rings true for a 20-pound French bulldog when a surveillance video caught the pup chasing away two bears from his owner's property Friday, police said. In one of the...]]>
<![CDATA[SF More Expensive During Gold Rush]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:53:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GoldPanningGeneric_0608.jpg
San Francisco’s tech boom may be the cause of rising rents in the city, but, apparently, it’s nothing compared to the cost of living in California during the Gold Rush. In 1859, as men flocked to the San...

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<![CDATA[Guests Billed For Not Showing up to Wedding]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:23:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/baker_jessica.jpg
Jessica Baker got a bill for $79.50 after she and her husband had to skip out on a friend's wedding, NBC affiliate KARE reported. The night of the wedding, Baker got a call from her mom. "She called at...

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<![CDATA[Bees Swarm Sheriff's Patrol Car]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:18:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bees6.jpg
A semi-truck hauling honey bees overturned Tuesday afternoon in Oklahoma. The truck's trailer broke open, dumping millions of bees and their bee hive boxes onto Interstate 35 in Pauls Valley. A sheriff's...

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<![CDATA[250 Cats Compete in Beauty Contest]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:33:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/AP_400653531234-cats.jpg
In Bucharest, Romania, more than 250 cats -- including cats of the Sphynx, Russian Blue and Devon Rex varieties -- competed in the international cat beauty show.

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<![CDATA[Why You're More Likely to Die Duck-Facing Than Swimming]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:06:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480270988SHARKSELFIE92315.jpg
If you thought selfies were safe, think again. You’re more likely to die snapping a selfie than in a shark attack, according to an analysis by Mashable. So far this year, eight people have died as a result...

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<![CDATA[Presidential Candidates Age in Portrait Simulation]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:36:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/presidential-candidates-aged-SPLITSCREEN.jpg
It is said that presidents age faster during while serving in the White House. In this simulation, a communications company generated the aging of 2016 presidential candidates if they served two...

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<![CDATA[Bird Smashes Into Plane Windshield]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:15:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Plane-With-Damaged-Window-L.jpg
A plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Monday evening after a bird struck its windshield, officials said. American Airlines Flight 1889, which departed from Charlotte,...]]>
<![CDATA[Rat Drags Giant Slice of Pizza Down Subway Steps]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:22:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/subway+pizza+rat.jpg
Video showing a rat lugging a giant slice of pizza down a staircase at a Manhattan subway stop appears to be resonating with an audience of fascinated New Yorkers as #pizzarat trends on social media.
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<![CDATA[Oscar Mayer Debuts Bacon-Lover's Dating App]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:38:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/203*120/sizzle-1.jpg
The Sizzl app allows users to upload a photo and set their personal bacon preference (do you like it crispy?). It's free to download for iOS devices and offers some features, including, profiles of fellow bacon...
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<![CDATA[Philly Priest Builds Elaborate Lego Replica of Vatican]]> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:40:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PriestLegos.jpg
A model of the Vatican built entirely out of Legos is now on display at The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia's science museum. It took the Rev. Bob Simon 10 months and half-a-million Legos to create the...]]>
<![CDATA[Confused Deer Leaps Through Hotel Glass Window]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:14:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/deer-window.jpg
Surveillance cameras captured a deer crashing through a window and running down the hallways of a hotel in Nebraska.]]>
<![CDATA[South Florida Campus Warned About Serial Foot-Sniffer in Library ]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:54:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/193*120/091415+fiu+foot+fetish+suspect.jpg
A South Florida college campus is on high alert, as a serial foot-sniffer is on the prowl. The Florida International University Police Department said a man has been crawling underneath tables at the FIU...

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<![CDATA[Cliff Collapses During Pool Time]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:42:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bluffcollapse-091115_5.jpg
As San Diego Fire-Rescue officials investigated a bluff collapse in La Jolla Friday several people watched the activity while floating in a backyard pool in California. San Diego Lifeguards had the beach...

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<![CDATA[Zoo Sells Artwork Made by Animals to Raise Money for Conservation]]> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:02:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ParrotBrock-sm.jpg
The Oakland Zoo is raising money for conservation by auctioning artwork created by giraffes, bats, elephants and other resident animals. Thirty-two works of art by more than 20 species are on auction on eBay.

Photo Credit: The Oakland Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Python Bites Into Bug Museum Employee and Won't Let Go]]> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 11:02:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_snake_1500x845.jpg
A 10-foot-long Burmese python bites onto a keeper's leg and won't let go.]]>
<![CDATA[This Pup Makes Riding a Mechanical Bull Look Easy]]> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 14:49:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/NC_bullridingdog0904.jpg
Hailey, a mechanical bull-riding cattle dog, is winning fans at the Montana State Fair.]]>
<![CDATA[Donald Trump Piñatas Take Over San Francisco's Mission District]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:02:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-GettyImages-485601348_master.jpg
At least three kinds of Donald Trump piñatas are for sale in San Francisco's Mission District. Piñatas are on display on the window at Piñata Art, a piñata art studio on Mission Street.

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<![CDATA[Monk Relaxing Atop Wind Turbine Spotted by Drone ]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:09:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/wind+turbines0507.jpg
A Benedictine monk at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. A drone camera took video of Brother Joseph Byron hanging out on top of a wind...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Couple Dives into Marriage]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:16:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Underwater-scuba-wedding-0824.jpg
One San Diego couple took the plunge Saturday morning, marrying twenty feet underwater.

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<![CDATA[Bear Takes an Afternoon Dip in His Neighbor's Hot Tub]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:47:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/150818_hottub_bear_03.jpg
The summer heat can make people—and bears—crazy. A bear busted down Tony Diering's fence to take a leisurely swim in the man's pool before taking a dip in the hot tub, CTV News Vancouver reported. "He's...

Photo Credit: Tony Deiring]]>
<![CDATA[Man Says Siri Made the Call That Saved His Life ]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:23:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_111010073653_Siri.jpg
An 18-year-old teenager from Tennessee says the voice recognition service on his iPhone — famously named Siri — called emergency dispatchers after his truck fell on him while he tried to make repairs.

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<![CDATA[26-Year-Old Cat Makes the Record Books (Again)]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:03:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/corduroy_oldest_cat.jpg
Corduroy the cat has given his owner a lifetime of purrs and love. At 26 years old, the green-eyed feline was recognized by the Guinness World Records for a second time. On Thursday, Guinness World Records...

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