<![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-usWed, 15 Aug 2018 20:33:48 -0400Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:33:48 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bright Red Outdoor Urinals Pop Up in Paris]]> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:09:33 -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...

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<![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...

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<![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...

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<![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.

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<![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.

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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...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Calls Cops on Burrito-Eating Calif. Train Passenger]]> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:52:20 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/0627-2018-BurritoBob.jpg
Add #BurritoBob to the growing list of people who have gone viral in the Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[Baseball Team Makes Cotton Candy Hot Dog, Horrifies Twitter]]> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:49:18 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cotton-candy-hotdog.jpg
The Erie, Pennsylvania, SeaWolves created a cotton candy hot dog for its "Sugar Rush Night" over the weekend, and social media users were not pleased.

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<![CDATA[Running Late, Man Paddleboards Across Hudson River in Suit]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:23:01 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/man+in+suit+paddleboard.jpg
A man in a full business suit was seen paddleboarding across the Hudson River Thursday morning, startling ferry riders.

Photo Credit: Eunice Rivers]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Dept Rescues Stranded Roller Coaster Riders]]> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:43:34 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/rollercoaster6.jpg
Daytona Beach firefighters on Thursday were working to rescue stranded riders after a roller coaster derailed on the boardwalk in that Florida city.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Did the Alligator Cross the Runway?]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:29:46 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+alligator+runway+061118.00_00_04_04.Still007THUMB.jpg
An alligator crossing a runway at Orlando International Airport caused delays on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Squirrel Spotted Scarfing Down Avocado on Upper West Side]]> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:58:58 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Avocado+Squirrel+Photo.jpg
A passerby spotted a squirrel munching on an avocado in a fenced in tree area on an Upper West Side sidewalk.

Photo Credit: Henry Zhang]]>
<![CDATA[Canadian Peacocks Fight Their Own Reflections, Damaging Cars]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:57:42 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/peacock-lux-cars-thumb.jpg
Feral peacocks in a Canadian city near Vancouver aren’t known to harm humans but video shows them threatening parked luxury vehicles.The peafowl have been troubling Surrey, British Columbia, for some time...

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<![CDATA[Trump, Pence Share Odd Moment at FEMA Briefing]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:54:49 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pence-water-bottle-thumb.jpg
Vice President Mike Pence shared an odd moment at a FEMA hurricane briefing with his boss, President Donald Trump, when both men removed their water bottles from the table in a now-viral clip.]]>
<![CDATA['Psychic' Cat Set to Predict World Cup Winners and Losers]]> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 20:11:42 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+WORLD+CUP+PSYCHIC+CAT.00_00_19_29+THUMB2.jpg
Move aside, Paul the Octopus, there's a new psychic animal on the scene. Achilles the cat, who lives at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, is set to pick World Cup winners and losers.]]>
<![CDATA[Cow Rescued After Getting Stuck in Md. Swimming Pool]]> Thu, 31 May 2018 06:20:28 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/206*120/cow+in+pool.jpg
Firefighters in Davidsonville, Maryland, helped a cow get moo-ving after the bovine got stuck in a swimming pool. The cow fell into a swimming pool on the 3800 block of Birdsville Road just after 9 p.m.

Photo Credit: Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[1 of 4 Peacocks That Escaped Philadelphia Zoo Found Dead]]> Thu, 31 May 2018 21:07:24 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Peacocks+Walking+Down+Schuylkill+Expressway.jpg
One of four peacocks that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo and created a traffic jam on the nearby Schuylkill Expressway was found dead Thursday afternoon. The peacocks were spotted around 8:30 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Service Dog Gives Birth While Waiting to Board Flight]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 16:08:45 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+SERVICE+DOG+BIRTH+052518.00_00_02_29.Still006.jpg
Eleanor Rigby, a two-year-old golden retriever service dog, went into labor and gave birth to eight puppies while waiting with her owner at the Tampa International Airport.]]>
<![CDATA[Monkey Business Class: Rhesus Macaque Briefly Escapes Cage at Texas Airport]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 10:43:06 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SA-airport-baboon.jpg
A monkey escaped from its crate Monday afternoon at San Antonio International Airport but was shot with a tranquilizer and was recovered safely.Officials said the monkey got out of his crate in an isolated...

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<![CDATA['Very Sober' Man Calls 911 to Report Pig Following Him: Cops]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 09:38:23 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pig+custody.jpg
Cops in one Ohio town got an usual 911 call over the weekend. It was from a man who said he was walking home from an Amtrak station.

Photo Credit: North Ridgeville Police Department]]>
<![CDATA['Hats Off': Wis. HS Senior Prank Is So Good Even Police Applaud]]> Tue, 15 May 2018 17:33:20 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/32405600_1737888212967551_2061377868771885056_o.jpg
Even Wisconsin police had to applaud a group of high school seniors for their hilarious prank before graduation.Senior pranks are often the thing of spring for high school graduates, but the latest one...

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<![CDATA[Dancing Burglar Pops During Break-In]]> Mon, 14 May 2018 14:23:13 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/breakdancing_bandit.gif
A daring burglar was caught on surveillance footage popping and locking after a successful break-in of a Fresno office. Police say suspect David Seale used copied keys to enter the building, coming in...]]>