<![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-usFri, 22 Jun 2018 12:28:31 -0700Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:28:31 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![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]]>
<![CDATA[Service Dog Gives Birth While Waiting to Board Flight]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 13:08:45 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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 07:43:06 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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...

Photo Credit: WOAI-TV]]>
<![CDATA['Very Sober' Man Calls 911 to Report Pig Following Him: Cops]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 06:38:23 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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. And, according to the man, there was a pig following him. And he didn't know

Photo Credit: North Ridgeville Police Department]]>
<![CDATA['Hats Off': Wis. HS Senior Prank Is So Good Even Police Applaud]]> Tue, 15 May 2018 14:33:20 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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...

Photo Credit: Cumberland, Wisc., Police Department/Facebook
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<![CDATA[Dancing Burglar Pops During Break-In]]> Mon, 14 May 2018 11:23:13 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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...]]>
<![CDATA[‘Saved By the Bell’-Themed Restaurant Opens in Los Angeles]]> Tue, 08 May 2018 18:05:43 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+SAVED+BY+THE+MAX.00_03_12_01+THUMB.jpg
Time out! “Saved By the Max,” a pop-up restaurant dedicated to everything “Saved By the Bell” has just opened in Los Angeles. If you’re a wannabe Bayside Tiger you’re going to...]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Man Unleashes Nightmare Pollen Storm by Accident]]> Tue, 08 May 2018 14:44:43 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/221*120/pollen-horror.gif
Don't try this...anywhere! Eric Henderson of New Jersey unleashed a nightmare pollen storm when he tapped a tree branch with his excavator just to see what would happen. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hello, Deer: Fawn Hops in Marin Co. Sheriff Patrol Car]]> Mon, 07 May 2018 13:01:18 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/MarinCoSheriffDeer.JPG
This wasn't your usual suspect in the back seat of a law enforcement vehicle.

Photo Credit: Marin County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Superintendent Pooped on School Track 'Daily': Police]]> Thu, 03 May 2018 12:54:29 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-150606034.jpg
A New Jersey schools superintendent is facing public defecation charges after police said he was caught pooping near another school's track and football field. Kenilworth Public Schools said in a Facebook post...

Photo Credit: oby Sessions/Digital Camera UK Magazine via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Artifacts Illegally Sent to Hobby Lobby Returned to Iraq]]> Wed, 02 May 2018 18:06:33 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Iraq+Artifacts+Thumbnail.jpg
Several thousand ancient artifacts ICE officials say were smuggled into the United States are headed back to Iraq.

Photo Credit: ICE]]>
<![CDATA[Nap-Loving Bear in Custody After 30-Hour Jaunt Through NJ]]> Tue, 01 May 2018 16:09:15 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bear+newer.jpg
A wandering bear with a penchant for taking long naps in trees was captured Tuesday afternoon after a nearly 30-hour jaunt through New Jersey backyards, some fence-hopping and a trip near a school.

Photo Credit: News 4]]>
<![CDATA[Dive-Bombing Pelicans Interrupt Graduation in Malibu]]> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:32:05 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/4-30-2018-pepperdine-pelican-1.jpg
Two pelicans with degrees in party crashing swooped down on Pepperdine University's graduation ceremony Friday and dive-bombed the crowd, adding some levity to the pomp and circumstance.The brown pelicans...

Photo Credit: Grant Dillion]]>
<![CDATA[Report of Downed Aircraft Turns Out to Be Homemade Sub]]> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:57:46 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sub-split.jpg
What was first thought to be a potential disaster turned out to be a peculiar discovery.

Photo Credit: Alameda County Fire Department
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<![CDATA[Funky Finding: Study Confirms Uranus Smells Really Bad]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:15:08 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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...

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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<![CDATA[Twitch: Explained]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:57:59 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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[Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:58:38 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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...

Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images, File]]>
<![CDATA[N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge]]> Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:34:02 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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.

Photo Credit: WRAL]]>
<![CDATA['Tiger' Reported Running in NYC Streets; Cops Find Raccoon]]> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:53:23 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tiger-and-raccoon.jpg
A report of a tiger running amok in the streets of Manhattan briefly caused a social media frenzy early Thursday, as reporters scrambled to find photos of the ferocious feline and warn civilians to stay out...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Dust Storm Covers Texas City]]> Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:42:24 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.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[10 Things That Are More Likely Than Winning the Lottery]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:45:19 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lotteryoddswin.jpg


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