<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Weird News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usFri, 28 Apr 2017 16:38:29 -0700Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:38:29 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[UC Davis Now Sells Plan B and Condoms From a Vending Machine]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:16:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_birthcontrol0427_1500x8451.jpg
Students at the University of California, Davis, can now purchase $30 Plan B emergency contraceptives, pregnancy tests, condoms and other personal care products from a vending machine.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers 'Tricked' Into Honoring Ku Klux Klansman]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:11:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_kkkresolution0428_1500x845.jpg
Lawmakers in Tennessee are crying foul after Republican Rep. Mike Sparks sneaked in a resolution to honor former Ku Klux Klansman Nathan Bedford Forrest with a bust under a different name.]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Weird News]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:44:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sea+lion+in+store+2.jpg
Enjoy images of LA's most memorable weird moments.

Photo Credit: The Cave Store]]>
<![CDATA[Drug Smuggler Turns Meth Into Art]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:57:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_potterymeth0426_1920x1080.jpg
A man's elaborate plan to deal drugs ended in disaster when detectives discovered he had pottery shipped to Florida that was covered with $600,000 worth of meth paste.

Photo Credit: WFLA-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Who's The Fairest? 'Most Beautiful Bulldog' Takes Home Crown]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:38:32 -0700 Owners: Angela and Tom Miller ]]> Owners: Angela and Tom Miller ]]> http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Winner-Prudence---Angela--Tom-Miller---Des-Moines---Iowa.jpg
Proud pet parents from Washington to Illinois bought their English bulldogs to vie for the title of "Most Beautiful Bulldog" at Drake University. Punk rockers, cheerleaders and one Audrey Hepburn walked...

Photo Credit: Mohamad Izzuddin Suhaimi/Drake University]]>
<![CDATA[Nordstrom Selling 'Fake Mud' Jeans With Hefty Price Tag]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:24:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/nordstrom+fake+mud+jeans.jpg
Nordstrom is lighting up the internet with some expensive fake mud jeans.

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<![CDATA[300 Pounds of Banned Yak Meat Seized at NYC Airport]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:46:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/YAK+MEAT.jpg
Customs agents seized nearly 300 pounds of banned yak meat at JFK Airport after a shipment was found hidden in sweaters, shawls and pants, officials said Tuesday.While yak meat is not illegal in America...

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<![CDATA[The Real Origin of '420']]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:26:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+420+ORIGINS+THUMB.jpg
There have been many myths about where the slang "420" originated from, but here's the real story behind the term.]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery in C: Who Stashed Gold Inside a British Piano?]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:32:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17110502014108-british-piano-mystery.jpg
British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money.The school that owns the piano and...

Photo Credit: Richard Vernalls/PA via AP
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<![CDATA[Alligator Found in Texas Neighborhood]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:43:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Alligator_Found_in_Texas_Neighborhood_1200x675_924722243970.jpg
An unwelcome and very large visitor fought removal from a Fort Bend County, Texas home. Sheriff's deputies got the call when someone spotted this gargantuan gator outside a home south of Houston.

Photo Credit: KPRC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Easter Gator Breaks Into Family’s Porch]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:02:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/235*120/gator+on+porch.JPG
A 9-foot alligator gave a South Carolina family a scare Easter morning, but they managed to capture it all on video. Homeowner Steve Polston says they thought someone was breaking into their house when...]]>
<![CDATA[National Animal Cracker Day: Fun Facts]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:04:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+ANIMAL+CRACKER+FACTS+THUMB2.jpg
April 18 is National Animal Cracker Day. Here are some fun and surprising facts about the sweet treats.]]>
<![CDATA[The Buck Stops Here: Feuding Deer Caught on Camera]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:48:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DEER27.jpg
An Ohio police officer’s dash cam caught two deer run out from some trees, get up on their hind legs and scuffle. The fight didn’t last long before they put down their dukes and ran off.

Photo Credit: Westerville Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Homeless Man Robbed NYC Churches to 'Get Back at God': DA]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:58:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ChurchesTempleBurglaryQueens.jpg
A homeless man faces burglary and hate crime charges after he allegedly robbed four churches, one of which he stole from three times, in Queens, New York, because of his hatred of God, according to...

Photo Credit: NBC New York / St. James Episcopal Church]]>
<![CDATA[Goose Chases Fox on Video]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:49:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_ANI_GOOSEVFOX_041217_2-149201885635400001.jpg
A police officer in Ogden, New York, captured footage of a goose chasing a fox. The goose flapped its wings and honked in order to show the fox to scare it away.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Finds Live Scorpion in Bag of Spinach]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:32:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/2017-04-10_2307.png
A live scorpion was sitting in a salad mix that a Chevy Chase, Maryland, couple bought from a Giant grocery store last week, the couple said.Shanmukha Pranay Rajeev Jerripothula said he and his wife bought...

Photo Credit: NBC4 Washington]]>
<![CDATA[Man Shatters World Record, Devours 255 Peeps in 5 Minutes]]> Sun, 09 Apr 2017 10:58:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MattStoniePeeps.jpg
In the spirit of the Easter season, San Jose's Matt Stonie inhaled 255 Peeps Saturday on his way to smashing his previous world record.The competitive eating legend downed the copious amount of surgary...

Photo Credit: Getty Images
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<![CDATA[White Shark's Body Pulled From California Coast]]> Sun, 09 Apr 2017 11:24:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/shark-santa-cruz-040917.JPG
The body of a stranded white shark that washed ashore in Santa Cruz Friday afternoon was pulled from the water on Saturday.

Photo Credit: GIANCARLO THOMAE PHOTOGRAPHY]]>
<![CDATA[10th Annual 'Peep Show' as Sweet as Ever]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:45:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/PeepThumb.jpg
Easter sweets are not just for eating at the Peep Show in Carroll County, Maryland.]]>
<![CDATA[Ohio Man Accused of Chasing Family Member With Hatchet]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:44:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Noel+Dawson.jpg
An Ohio man was arrested after he allegedly chased a family member with a hatchet.Noel E. Dawson, 63, of Toledo, was charged Tuesday with domestic violence, assault, criminal damaging, and failure to disclose...

Photo Credit: Toledo Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter User Hoping for a Year of Free Wendy's Nuggets]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:20:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WENDYS_NUGGETS_040617-149150556921800001.jpg
A Twitter user asked Wendy's how many retweets he would need to earn free chicken nuggets for a year. Wendy's official Twitter account responded and now Carter Wilkinson is on a mission to get 18 million...]]>
<![CDATA[This Guy Needs 18M Retweets for a Year of Free Nuggets]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:20:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/wendys-GettyImages-80846912.jpg
A Twitter user is on a mission to get free Wendy's chicken nuggets for one year. All he needs is 18 million retweets, Wendy’s said.His quest began Wednesday, when user Carter Wilkerson tweeted at the fast food...

Photo Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images, File
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<![CDATA[Prosthetics Give Disabled Animals a Second Chance at Life]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:24:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/222*120/OrthoCover.jpg
The team at Animal Orthocare in Virginia is dedicated to giving animals the gift of mobility – and they don’t just draw the line at the family pet. Their custom prosthetics have been designed for dogs,...

Photo Credit: Animal Ortho Care]]>
<![CDATA[Italian Cops Foil Plot to Steal Enzo Ferrari’s Corpse]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:27:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_660527397341-Enzo-Ferrari.jpg
After many months plotting, an Italian drug gang was finally ready to dig up the body of the founder of automaker Ferrari and hold it for ransom, NBC News reported.But police swooped in Tuesday, arresting...

Photo Credit: AP, File]]>
<![CDATA[Wild Turkey Gets Lodged in Family's Rental Car on Highway]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:18:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/turkey+v+car.JPG
A New Jersey family on its way back to the airport after visiting the University of Notre Dame Tuesday collided with a flying turkey on the road, authorities say. The Taraboczhia family was headed to...

Photo Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Martial Artist Breaks 111 Cement Blocks with His Head]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:09:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+INT+BLOCKS+032817.00_00_07_03.Still001.jpg
Sixteen-year-old Bosnian taekwondo martial artist Kerim Ahmetspahic performed an incredible stunt over the weekend. He smashed 111 cement building blocks with his head.]]>
<![CDATA[Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:51:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_CATS_LOVE_HUMANS_032717_1-149065840584500001.jpg
Does your little feline friend actually love you, or are they just using you for food? Scientists from Oregon State University isolated 50 cats, depriving them of all stimuli before reintroducing four...]]>
<![CDATA[Galloping Horses Stop Traffic on Bay Area Freeway]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:29:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/horse1.PNG
Horses galloping down northbound I-680 in Contra Costa County snarled traffic during the Monday morning rush.

Photo Credit: @slimjanders via Twitter]]>
<![CDATA[Mortician May Have Fake Credentials]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:19:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Jonathan-Ryan.jpg
A Connecticut man is accused of hacking the system of a mortuary science school and forging paperwork that would qualify him as a licensed mortician, according to court documents. Jonathan Ryan, 22, was charged

Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:13:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Brooklyn+Park+Popeyes+Death.jpg
Police in New Hampshire are looking for a man who allegedly broke a glass door at a Popeye's Chicken after he was told his order wouldn't be ready for another five to 10 minutes.Salem police said an older man...
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<![CDATA[Family Fights 'Sex Toy' Suspension]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:15:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/206*120/sextoy-suspension.PNG
A Racine, Wisconsin school is disputing a story that they suspended a student for selling sex toys, instead stating the students sexualized the water snake toys.The girl's father, Milt Habeck, is demanding...]]>
<![CDATA[New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:26:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-528392918.jpg
From college students to TV anchors, everyone’s trying out the latest Internet craze.

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<![CDATA[Man Sitting on San Francisco Bus Lights Woman's Hair on Fire]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:17:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/MuniBus.jpg
One person in San Francisco on Monday was taken into custody after setting another person's hair on fire while the two sat on a city bus, police said.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[What Do Russians Dream About? Putin, Among Other Things]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:25:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615648564.jpg
Vladimir Putin is everywhere in his country's public life. Now it turns out the president is even gracing ordinary Russians' dreams, NBC News reported.A web search engine said the strongman was the only...

Photo Credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Man Films 'Never-Ending' Gator Parade in South Florida]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:18:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/17211880_1366410816738053_6562114182429541711_o.jpg
A Florida wildlife photographer captured a seemingly infinite procession of alligators in South Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve.Photographer Bobby Wummer filmed the half-hour parade of gators...

Photo Credit: Bobby Wummer
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<![CDATA[Humpback Whales Mysteriously Organize in Super Groups: Study]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:16:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/humpback-whales.jpg
Some humpback whales are starting to gather in larger-than-usual groups, but scientists aren't sure why, according to a new study published earlier this month.Typically, these whales are considered solitary...

Photo Credit: Jean Tresfon via PLOS
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