<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.com en-usFri, 21 Sep 2018 23:30:19 -0700Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:30:19 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cop Takes Selfie With Raccoon Busted in Woman's Bathroom]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:55:08 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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.The rogue raccoon was looking somewhat guilty when it was caught with its arm in the bathroom cabinet...

Photo Credit: Pinellas Country Sherrif's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Neighbors Spring to Action As Yard Fire Threatens Skyline Home ]]> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:15:57 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/skyline+bird+poop+fire.jpg
Bird poop and just the right amount of wind and moisture combined to start a fire that threatened a Skyline home Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Crazy Video: Masked Burglar Tunnels Into Calif. Store]]> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:28:07 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 03:58:43 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 07:11:53 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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.”According to...

Photo Credit: Getty Images, File
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<![CDATA['Baaaaaad Boys': 2 Goats Roam Tracks of NYC Subway]]> Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:55:17 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/goats+on+subway+tracks.jpg
Two goats were spotted roaming on the above-ground N tracks near Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn Monday, and after about an hour, the MTA said it had to reroute trains on the line so cops could safely catch...

Photo Credit: @NYCTSubway]]>
<![CDATA[Bright Red Outdoor Urinals Pop Up in Paris]]> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:04:02 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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...

Photo Credit: Michel Spingler/AP
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<![CDATA[Giant Lobster Named After Bon Jovi]]> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 05:36:20 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 08:57:51 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 17:47:51 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 10:30:26 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 08:22:19 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 15:52:47 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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.Bari Finkel said a rat crawled out of the sink drain in their...

Photo Credit: Bari Finkel
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<![CDATA[Video Shows Woman Capture, Bag Live Birds in Philly Park]]> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:05:50 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 20:37:58 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 06:56:00 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/deforestation.png
Amazing medical cures from the Earth’s forests are threatened by deforestation.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Finally Cuts His Nails After 66 Years ]]> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 07:37:09 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NYC-Finger+Nail+Photos_9+copy+cropped.jpg
A new exhibit opens today at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in New York City with the world's longest fingernails.

Photo Credit: Ripley's Believe It or Not!]]>
<![CDATA[San Jose Couple Remodeling Bathroom Uncovers Hidden Message]]> Thu, 05 Jul 2018 06:40:23 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0704-2018-BathroomRemodel.jpg
A San Jose couple remodeling their bathroom discovered a message left from the home's previous owner.

Photo Credit: ALEX MONNEY
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<![CDATA[California Bear Relaxes in Hot Tub, Laps Up Margarita]]> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:56:09 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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[SoCal Rite Aids Use Manilow Music to Fend Off Loiterers]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 19:04:59 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BaldonadoRiteAidThumb.jpg
Several Rite Aid stores across Southern California have been blaring Barry Manilow songs and classical music to fend off loiterers. However, neighbors say the experiment to keep transients away does not seem to...

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<![CDATA[Running Late, Man Paddleboards Across Hudson River in Suit]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:23:01 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/man+in+suit+paddleboard.jpg
Sure, it's common in New York City to see men in suits commuting on the subway or in taxis -- but on a paddleboard across the Hudson River? That may be a first. Eunice Rivers was taking the ferry to work...

Photo Credit: Eunice Rivers]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Dept Rescues Stranded Roller Coaster Riders]]> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:43:34 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 12:29:46 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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['Forget Pizza Rat': Squirrel Spotted Scarfing Down Avocado in Manhattan]]> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:58:58 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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.Henry Zhang filmed the rodent at West 73rd Street and Broadway in Manhattan, he wrote in a Facebook...

Photo Credit: Henry Zhang]]>
<![CDATA[Canadian Peacocks Fight Their Own Reflections, Damaging Cars]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:57:42 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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...

Photo Credit: CTV]]>
<![CDATA[Trump, Pence Share Odd Moment at FEMA Briefing]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 07:54:49 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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[Police Respond to Active 'Bullfight' in Fremont]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 19:50:48 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0605-2018-FremontBull.jpg
Police on Tuesday responded to an active "bullfight" in Fremont.

Photo Credit: Fremont Police Department
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<![CDATA['Psychic' Cat Set to Predict World Cup Winners and Losers]]> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 17:11:42 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 03:20:28 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 18:07:24 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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.

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>