<![CDATA[NBC New York - Weird News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York https://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usThu, 26 Apr 2018 22:58:19 -0400Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:58:19 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Funky Finding: Study Confirms Uranus Smells Really Bad]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:15:08 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pia18182-uranus-voyager1.jpg
Scientists have confirmed that the planet Uranus smells like farts and rotten eggs — and, yes, NASA already made the joke you're thinking of.A team of scientists determined that the seventh planet from...

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<![CDATA[Twitch: Explained]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:57:59 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TWITCH+EXPLAINER+THUMB.jpg
Twitch.tv is the largest, most popular place to watch people play and livestream video games. It’s become so popular that musicians like Drake are getting in on the act.]]>
<![CDATA[DC High School Restricts Baked Goods Ahead of 4/20]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:51:50 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/022717+wilson+high+school+dc.jpg
The principal of a D.C. high school is warning that students are forbidden from bringing baked goods into the building during the week of 4/20, "a globally recognized day in cannabis culture."

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<![CDATA[Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:58:38 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-168439210.jpg
Firefighters in central Indiana had a strange problem on their hands this week: hashing out what to do with a raccoon its owner said was stoned.A woman awoke firefighters at Station 82 in Wayne Township, east...

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<![CDATA[N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge]]> Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:34:02 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tarantula_burger.jpg
One intrepid reporter from WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, decided to take on Bull City Burger’s Exotic Meats Month challenge by eating a burger garnished with an oven-roasted tarantula.

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<![CDATA[Giant Dust Storm Covers Texas City]]> Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:42:24 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TEXAS+DUST+STORM+THUMB.jpg
A giant dust storm, also known as a haboob, covered Midland, Texas, Tuesday. This time lapse video shows the approaching storm front, which carried winds that reached 30 mph.]]>
<![CDATA[NYC’s Rotting Poop Train Repulses Alabama: Reports]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:10:40 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-2032543.jpg
A train full of New Yorkers’ rotting poop is reportedly stinking up rural Alabama and residents are none too pleased.

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<![CDATA[10 Things That Are More Likely Than Winning the Lottery]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:45:19 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lotteryoddswin.jpg


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<![CDATA[‘High’ Tea Parties Come to Los Angeles]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:55:19 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2018-03-22+at+6.54.08+PM.png
Now that cannabis is legal in California, there is a demand for more diverse cannabis products. Some women are turning to cannabis tea to spice up parties but also to ease pain.]]>
<![CDATA[Pickle-Flavored Slush Coming to Sonic]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:41:06 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SONIC1.jpg
There are fried pickles, pickle-flavored chips and other options for all the pickle lovers out there. But soon there'll also be a pickle-flavored slush, thanks to Sonic.The drive-in chain announced Friday...

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<![CDATA[Cows Wander New York Highway After Snowy Pileup]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:21:17 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cow+2.JPG
Dozens of cows roamed an upstate New York highway early Friday morning after escaping a tractor-trailer that got into a multi-vehicle pileup, video shows.

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<![CDATA[A Perfect Match: Husband Donates Kidney to Wife]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:36:30 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+KIDNEY+TRANSPLANT+THUMB.jpg
A man gave his wife the ultimate wedding anniversary present: his kidney. After the wife was diagnosed with a disease and found out she needed a kidney transplant, doctors determined that her husband was...]]>
<![CDATA[Teacher Who Fed Puppy to Snapping Turtle Under Investigation]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:36:27 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_turtlepuppy0314_1500x8451.jpg
A beloved science teacher at an Idaho high school is under investigation after he allegedly fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students. Robert Crosland, a science teacher at Preston Junior High...]]>
<![CDATA['BBC Dad' Reflects on Mostly Fun, 'Sometimes Weird' Year]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:31:49 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/653466564-BBC-Dad-Family-Viral-Fame.jpg
The professor whose live TV interview was adorably interrupted by his two young children a year ago is reflecting on how his life has changed, "Today" reported."People often ask me and my wife what it has been...

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<![CDATA[The History of Daylight Saving Time]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:24:21 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+DAYLIGHT+SAVING+TIME+THUMB.jpg
Every spring we set our clocks forward an hour — but why? Before you spring forward this weekend, learn the real story behind Daylight Saving Time.]]>
<![CDATA[Bug Off: San Francisco Signs Suggest 'Angry' Bees in Cars to Prevent Break-Ins]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:23:44 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/PreventTheftBeesSign.JPG
Some people are offering an interesting tip to protect car owners from thieves busting into vehicles in San Francisco.At least two signs posted near Alamo Square Park encourage folks to adhere to common...

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<![CDATA[This Is Why Alexa Was Creepily, Spontaneously Laughing]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:47:57 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AdobeStock_158536083-amazon-echo-alexa.jpg
Since February, Amazon Echo users have been reporting that Alexa, its virtual personal assistant, has been breaking into laughter unprompted, NBC News reported.People have been posting videos of childlike...

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<![CDATA[Craft Stores Serve as Backdrops for Photo Shoots ]]> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 19:20:27 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/208*120/Michaels_Challenge.jjpg.png
Fake flowers, yarn, ferns, fabric and ivy are just some of the items founds in craft stores that are also being used in a social media photo challenge. Portraits that look like they were taken in a garden are...

Photo Credit: Michael's
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<![CDATA[Olympics Fans Wear Their National Spirit in Pyeongchang]]> Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:09:05 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18055271774971.jpg
From painted faces to colored mustaches, fans from across the globe have unique ways of showing pride in their country at the Winter Games.

Photo Credit: Natacha Pisarenko/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Oregon Woman Pulls Parasitic Worms From Eye]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:29:14 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/eye-worms-or.PNG
An Oregon woman is believed to be the first human to ever contract a rare eye worm parasite usually found in cattle. KGW's Katherine Cook reports.]]>
<![CDATA[The Stache Heard Round the World]]> Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:05:14 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+ROBERT+JOHANSSONS+STACHE+THUMB.jpg
Norway’s Robert Johansson may have gotten the bronze medal in the ski jump, but his mustache takes home the gold. Johannson said he started growing it two years ago and it has treated him well ever...]]>
<![CDATA[Colossal 213 Pound Bagel Breaks World Record in NYC]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:43:39 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/huge_bagel_1280x720_1158097987829.jpg
Two Brooklyn businesses made history on Friday, creating the largest bagel and lox bagel in the world.]]>
<![CDATA[Is This the Worst Bed Bug Infestation Ever?]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:47:43 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+BED+BUGS+HOUSE.+THUMB.jpg
A New Jersey house may be home to one of the worst bed bug infestations ever seen. Pest control found thousands of the tiny bloodsuckers all over the house and it took three months to get rid of them all.]]>
<![CDATA[Libraries: A Surprising New Home for Bed Bugs]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:44:02 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+BED+BUGS+LIBRARY+THUMB.jpg
It may surprise you to learn that libraries have become a hotspot for picking up bed bugs. So as you turn the pages on the latest teen vampire novel, there may be an actual bloodsucker living inside.]]>
<![CDATA[K-Pop Quiz: Olympians Guess If Groups Names Are Real or Fake]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:33:29 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/K-POP+THUMB.jpg
South Korea has a long history of producing and promoting hugely successful boy band and girl band pop acts known as “K-Pop.” We put the Olympians from Team USA to the test to see if they can...]]>
<![CDATA[1M Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Found Stuffed in Fish, Chili]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:28:34 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fentanyl+fish.jpg
A million lethal doses of fentanyl worth up to $10 million were found wrapped inside fish in the back of a car as police conducted surveillance on a man in the Bronx during a drug trafficking investigation...

Photo Credit: Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor for NYC]]>
<![CDATA[Olympian Brianna Decker's Recurring Dinosaur Nightmare]]> Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:18:13 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+BRIANNA+DECKER+DREAM.jpg
We've all had that nightmare of being chased, and Olympian Brianna Decker is no different, although her nightmare has a Jurassic twist.]]>
<![CDATA[Eagles Fan Thought She Missed Super Bowl After Surgery]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 23:02:26 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+FB+Super+Bowl+Teen+THUMB.jpg
Haley Parks thought she missed watching the Philadelphia Eagles play against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl after waking up from surgery to get her wisdom teeth removed.]]>
<![CDATA[Philly vs. Boston Accents]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:29:30 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+SUPER+BOWL+WORDS+Thumb.jpg
Water. Yard. Bagel. Car. Although the two cities heading into the Super Bowl this weekend are geographically close to one another, you’d never know it from the different ways they pronounce these]]>
<![CDATA[Donut Shop Selling Tide Pod-Designed Doughnuts]]> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:39:31 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_donuts0119_1920x1080.jpg
A Kansas doughnut chain is using the latest social media stunt, the Tide Pod challenge, to promote a new kind of doughnut. Hurts Donut joined in on the craze by selling the doughnut version of the laundry...

Photo Credit: KNSW-TV]]>