<![CDATA[NBC New York - Weird News]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York https://www.nbcnewyork.com en-usMon, 22 Oct 2018 07:49:38 -0400Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:49:38 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cops: Fake McD's Honcho Snares $1,200 in Bizarre NJ Scam]]> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:06:57 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mcd+fries.jpg
Authorities are looking for a man in connection with a bizarre scam involving a New Jersey McDonald's.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for McDonald's]]>
<![CDATA['Excuse Me': Polite Subway Rider Drags Huge Tree Through Car]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:41:27 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/palm_tree_on_train_1280x720_1347340355600.jpg
Sometimes palm trees need to take public transport, too.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch Divers Carve Pumpkins Underwater in Florida Keys]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 05:44:34 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/220*120/101418+pumpkins.jpg
A creative group of scuba divers submerged 30 feet beneath the surface in the Florida Keys to carve pumpkins.The event took place at the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving contest that took place Sunday...

Photo Credit: Florida Keys News Bureau]]>
<![CDATA[Deputies Use Doritos to Lure Huge Runaway Pig Back Into Pen]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:27:55 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/rogue+pig+1.jpg


Photo Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[Runaway Pig Lured Home by Deputy's Doritos]]> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 23:56:11 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SB+Loose+Pig.jpg
San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies in California had to reach into their bag of tricks, or lunch bag of tricks, to corral a portly pig that had gotten loose.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Corgis Descend on DC's Jefferson Memorial]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:14:14 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/corgi+8.JPG
Hundreds of corgis and other dogs from across the D.C. area gathered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial along the Tidal Basin on Sunday for the "Million Corgi March."

Photo Credit: Christian Paz]]>
<![CDATA[You, Yes You, Are Needed to Count Squirrels in Central Park]]> Tue, 02 Oct 2018 11:47:01 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/adorable-animal-autumn-109558.jpg
Things may get a bit nutty out in Central Park — now that a squirrel census has made its way to the city.

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<![CDATA[Couple Sets Up Tent on Subway, Crawl Inside, Smoke: Witness]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 06:21:04 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DoNb4XrUwAAAy0T.jpg
A couple got onto a subway train at the start of the evening rush Friday, set up a tent, crawled inside and brazenly began smoking drugs to the shock and disgust of other passengers in the train car, one of whom...

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<![CDATA[Mosquitoes in Field Forced Booze Bandit to Surrender: Police]]> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 21:58:19 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/johnmosquitoes.jpg
Mosquitos drove a man out of the Wisconsin cornfield he was hiding in after police say he swiped more than $500 in liquor from a Piggly Wiggly supermarket and led authorities on a three-mile car chase.A...

Photo Credit: Cambellsport Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Cop Takes Selfie With Raccoon Busted in Woman's Bathroom]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:55:08 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/raccoon+on+thing.jpg
A raccoon busted pawing through a woman's bathroom cabinet was subjected not to a mugshot -- but to a selfie.

Photo Credit: Pinellas Country Sherrif's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Crazy Video: Masked Burglar Tunnels Into Calif. Store]]> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:28:07 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/giphy-burglar-dairy-new.gif
A man was caught on camera after he allegedly tunneled into a store in La Verne, California, popping out from a hole in the wall while wearing a white mask and crawling around on his knees in a bizarre...

Photo Credit: La Verne Police Department
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<![CDATA[Mexican City of Guadalajara to Allow Sex in Public]]> Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:58:43 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/couplemexGettyImages-77418399.jpg
The authorities of the city of Guadalajara, considered to be one of the most conservative cities in Mexico, approved a law that allows sexual relations in public view, unless there's a public complaint.

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<![CDATA[Woman a Self-Appointed ‘Bachelorette’ in NYC Tinder Scam]]> Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:11:53 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Tinder+Logo+Generic.jpg
Although she wasn’t handing out any roses, one woman in NYC managed to trick dozens of men into competing for a chance to date her in a stunt that became her very own version of “The Bachelorette.”

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<![CDATA[2 Goats in Custody After Romp on NYC Subway Tracks]]> Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:55:17 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/goats+on+subway+tracks.jpg
Goats have to commute, too. Two goats were spotted roaming on the above-ground N tracks near Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn Monday morning, and after about an hour, the MTA said it had to reroute...

Photo Credit: @NYCTSubway]]>
<![CDATA[Bright Red Outdoor Urinals Pop Up in Paris]]> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:04:02 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/paris-potty.jpg
The City of Lights has debuted an especially flashy new way to curtail public urination: bright red eco-toilets for those on the go. Industrial designer Faltazi created the waterless urinal, called...

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<![CDATA[Giant Lobster Named After Bon Jovi]]> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 08:36:20 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bon-jovi-lobster.jpg
There's Bon Jovi the rock star and then there's Bon Jovi the rock lobster.

Photo Credit: Stew Leonard’s Wines and Spirits]]>
<![CDATA[Bigfoot Lumbers Into Virginia Congressional Race]]> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 11:57:51 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bigfoot-candidate.jpg
Bigfoot is now a campaign issue in a Virginia race for U.S. Congress.Democratic candidate Leslie Cockburn took to Twitter on Sunday to accuse her Republican opponent Denver Riggleman of being a “devotee...

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<![CDATA[2-Year-Old Plays Catch With Dog Over Fence]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:47:51 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TWITTER+DOG+VIDEO.00_00_08_14.Still003THUMB.jpg
This cute Twitter video that has gone viral shows a little 2-year-old playing catch with a neighbor's dog over their fence. The dog and child play together every time they're both outside at the same time.]]>
<![CDATA[Dino Derby: T-Rexes 'Race' at Washington Racetrack]]> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:30:26 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trexgif.gif
You haven't seen a derby like this. Racers in T-Rex costumes took a turn on the Emerald Downs racetrack in Auburn, Washington, in a hilarious 10 second sprint caught on cam. ]]>
<![CDATA[Mattress Firm Hiring 'Snoozetern' to Join Social Media Team]]> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:22:19 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/071718mattressfirms.jpg
You don’t have to be awake at work as a Mattress Firm intern.The mattress store is hiring a “snoozetern” to help the company’s social media team tease product launches and assist customers in selecting...

Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images, File]]>
<![CDATA['Zombie' Rat Climbs Out of NYC Bathroom Sink]]> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:52:47 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/rat-diptych.jpg
A Brooklyn couple experienced firsthand one of New York City’s most disgusting urban legends: a rat came wiggling its way out of their plumbing.

Photo Credit: Bari Finkel
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<![CDATA[Video Shows Woman Capture, Bag Live Birds in Philly Park]]> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:05:50 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/birdlady.JPG
A U.S. park ranger confronted a woman seen snatching birds at a historic square in Philadelphia and placing them alive in plastic bags, and she claimed she released the birds after catching them.Videos posted...

Photo Credit: Sniffr Media]]>
<![CDATA[Man Wins Grand Prizes on 9 Mass Cash Lottery Tickets]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:37:58 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Robert+Lundstedt.png
A Massachusetts man has done the unthinkable and won a total of nine $100,000 grand prizes on tickets he purchased for Monday night's Mass Cash drawing.Robert Lundstedt of Brockton had a strange feeling about...

Photo Credit: NBC10 Boston]]>
<![CDATA[Deforestation Threatens Some of Earth's Natural Cures]]> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:56:00 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/deforestation.png
Amazing medical cures from the Earth’s forests are threatened by deforestation.]]>
<![CDATA[This Man Cut His 31-Foot Fingernails in NYC After 66 Years]]> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:37:09 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NYC-Finger+Nail+Photos_9+copy+cropped.jpg
The man with the world's longest fingernails has cut them -- after 66 years -- and sold them to a Times Square institution.

Photo Credit: Ripley's Believe It or Not!]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Couple Remodeling Bathroom Uncovers Hidden Message]]> Thu, 05 Jul 2018 09:40:23 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/0704-2018-BathroomRemodel.jpg
Are there messages just waiting to be uncovered in my home?That's what many are wondering after coming across a tweet that went viral this week posted by San Jose resident Alex Monney.

Photo Credit: ALEX MONNEY
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<![CDATA[California Bear Relaxes in Hot Tub, Laps Up Margarita]]> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 16:56:09 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/US-CA-Bear-Hot-Tub-CR-153057358745100002.jpg
Mark Hough had barely taken a sip of his Friday afternoon margarita when he heard twigs snapping and leaves rustling in his lush Altadena, California, backyard.At first he brushed it off as the sounds of...]]>