<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 22 Mar 2018 05:12:10 -0700Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:12:10 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Pickle-Flavored Slush Coming to Sonic]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:41:06 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 10:21:17 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 11:36:30 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 15:36:27 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 09:31:49 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 13:24:21 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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[Sign's Tip to Prevent Car Break-Ins in SF: Use 'Angry' Bees]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:23:44 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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.

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<![CDATA[This Is Why Alexa Was Creepily, Spontaneously Laughing]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 07:47:57 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 16:20:27 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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...

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<![CDATA[Olympics Fans Wear Their National Spirit in Pyeongchang]]> Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:09:05 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 20:29:14 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 08:05:14 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 15:43:39 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/huge_bagel_1280x720_1158097987829.jpg
The smell of onions filled the Acme Smoked Fish warehouse as onlookers packed the room to watch an attempt at building the largest bagel and lox sandwich ever recorded. In a partnership with Zucker’s Bagels...]]>
<![CDATA[Is This the Worst Bed Bug Infestation Ever?]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:47:43 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 15:44:02 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 14:33:29 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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[Olympian Brianna Decker's Recurring Dinosaur Nightmare]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:18:13 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 20:02:26 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 07:29:30 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 13:39:31 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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...

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<![CDATA[Someone Tried to Express-Mail a Tiger Cub]]> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:59:04 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tigre-correo-mexico-12.JPG
Mexican inspectors have found tigers in all sorts of situations: on leashes, in neighbors' yards and wandering the streets.

Photo Credit: APTN]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Suspect Drives Off Pier in Failed Bid to Escape Cops]]> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:19:59 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/pierdive.gif
What is one way to escape the police? Timofey Erofeeff's bid to out race the police failed when the 27-year-old drove a Ford pickup truck off a pier and into frigid waters in Astoria, Oregon, authorities...]]>
<![CDATA['I Guess It’s Called Getting Biked': Dallas Family Gets Pranked on Christmas]]> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:30:03 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bikes-in-a-yard.jpg
You've probably heard of front lawns being filled with flamingos or trees getting toilet-papered.But one Dallas family is dealing with a different kind of prank.The Hale family woke up Christmas morning...

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<![CDATA[Carnage, Covfefe: 2017 Was an 'Unpresidented' Year in Words]]> Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:20:23 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-31-at-5.20.48-AM.jpg
This year brought political scandals, gaffes and feuds, and plenty of them sent people to the dictionary in droves as words like dotard and covfefe hit the news.NBC News talked about the best words made famous...

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<![CDATA[Mysterious Asteroid Is Being Checked for Signs of Alien Life]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:34:47 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Oumuamua-asteroid.jpg
People are wondering if a newly discovered, weirdly oblong asteroid being called Oumuamua is just a space rock or really an alien spacecraft, NBC News Mach reported.The interstellar object was spotted about a...

Photo Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Identity Thieves Skydiving Over Long Island: Police]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:41:06 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SKYDIVING+ID+THEFT+SUSPECTS+LI+5+PICS+-+01002510_WNBC_000000018.jpg
Authorities on Long Island are looking to catch a couple they say were living the high life with a stolen credit card number.Police in New York's Suffolk County released dive video of the man and woman Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Birdnapper Stuffs Parrot in Pocket in NYC Pet Store Robbery]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:55:43 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BIRD+STOLEN+FROM+PET+STORE+BK+-+01002122_WNBC_000000018964905.jpg
Cops are on the lookout for a man seen on video swiping an exotic parrot from a Brooklyn pet store.Police say the birdnapper walked into Petland Discounts on Graham Avenue in Williamsburg on Tuesday and...

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