<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:32:05 -0700 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:32:05 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Donald Trump Piñatas Take Over San Francisco's Mission District]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:02:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trump-GettyImages-485601348_master.jpg
At least three kinds of Donald Trump piñatas are for sale in San Francisco's Mission District. Piñatas are on display on the window at Piñata Art, a piñata art studio on Mission Street.

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<![CDATA[SoCal Weird News]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:04:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hammock+bear+2.jpg
Enjoy images of LA's most memorable weird moments.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Rafael Torres]]>
<![CDATA[Monk Relaxing Atop Wind Turbine Spotted by Drone ]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:09:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/wind+turbines0507.jpg
A Benedictine monk at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. A drone camera took video of Brother Joseph Byron hanging out on top of a wind...

Photo Credit: FILE - Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Naked Man With Baby Arrested After Running in Traffic]]> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 15:23:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/165*120/naked+2.JPG
A man was taken into custody after he was found disrupting traffic in the nude while holding a baby in Pomona.

Photo Credit: OnScene TV]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Couple Dives into Marriage]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:16:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Underwater-scuba-wedding-0824.jpg
One San Diego couple took the plunge Saturday morning, marrying twenty feet underwater.

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<![CDATA[Giant Oarfish Washes Up on Santa Catalina Island]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:11:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/08-19-2015-oarfish-santa-catalina-island-1.jpg
An oarfish thought to be one of the largest seen in years on Santa Catalina Island washed ashore near the island community of Avalon this week.

Photo Credit: Annie MacAulay, Mountain and Sea Adventures]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Takes an Afternoon Dip in His Neighbor's Hot Tub]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:47:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150818_hottub_bear_03.jpg
The summer heat can make people—and bears—crazy. A bear busted down Tony Diering's fence to take a leisurely swim in the man's pool before taking a dip in the hot tub, CTV News Vancouver reported. "He's...

Photo Credit: Tony Deiring]]>
<![CDATA[Man Says Siri Made the Call That Saved His Life ]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:23:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_111010073653_Siri.jpg
An 18-year-old teenager from Tennessee says the voice recognition service on his iPhone — famously named Siri — called emergency dispatchers after his truck fell on him while he tried to make repairs.

Photo Credit: File - AP]]>
<![CDATA[Feline Resorts Let Cats Live in Lap of Luxury]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:55:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_383697509635_Cat2.jpg
When Boris and Anastasia vacation, they prefer to stay in a deluxe three-story suite, dine on tuna mackerel and lobster consommé, and spend their time on an iPad.

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[26-Year-Old Cat Makes the Record Books (Again)]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:03:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/corduroy_oldest_cat.jpg
Corduroy the cat has given his owner a lifetime of purrs and love. At 26 years old, the green-eyed feline was recognized by the Guinness World Records for a second time. On Thursday, Guinness World Records...

Photo Credit: Guinness World Records
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<![CDATA[Giant Chocolate Lobster]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:58:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/IMG_34201.jpg
A Maine candy company is seeking to break a Guinness World Record with a gigantic chocolate lobster. To commemorate 100 years in business, Haven's Candies of Westbrook has unveiled "Shelby." The extremely large...

Photo Credit: Haven’s Candies]]>
<![CDATA['Creepy' Statues Mysteriously Turn Up on Lawn]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 07:10:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150810-lawn-statutes.jpg
Ceramic gnomes, lions, bunnies and dozens of other lawn statues have inexplicably turned up on the front yard of a Southern California home.

Photo Credit: Alex Vasquez/KNBC]]>
<![CDATA[Shirtless "Tarzan" Covered in Mud Arrested at Zoo]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 06:10:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/08-05-2015-zoo-santa-ana-tarzan-1.jpg
A shirtless mud-covered man caused an uproar Tuesday morning when he climbed trees and attempted to elude police at the Santa Ana Zoo.

Photo Credit: Santa Ana PD]]>
<![CDATA[Packaged Spinach Contained Dead Frog, Woman Claims]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:32:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-frog-in-spinach.jpg
A woman claims she found a dead frog in a package of organic baby spinach leaves she bought at a Southern California market over the weekend.

Photo Credit: Donna Souza]]>
<![CDATA[Flying Upside Down Over Illinois, Skydivers Break Record]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:38:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SkyDiveThumb1.jpg
Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down have built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation on July 31, 2015 over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.]]>
<![CDATA[Meth Pills Were in In-n-Out Drink, Man Claims in Lawsuit]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:27:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/168*120/innoutmeth.jpg
In-n-Out Burger has been sued by a man who alleges he found meth in the bottom of his drink, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of G. Patrick Connors III]]>
<![CDATA[Shower Curtain Lets Bathers Know It's Time to Get Out]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:40:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/h20-curtain-2.jpg
A London-based artist may have the solution for those who enjoy long showers even in the midst of a drought.

Photo Credit: Elisabeth Buecher]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders' Candidacy Inspires Merch]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:15:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2015-07-21-19h30m41s117.png
Support for Vermont’s presidential hopeful is showing up from some of the state’s independent businesspeople

Photo Credit: necn]]>
<![CDATA[Tooth-Shaped Balloon Mascot Gets Loose, Flies Away]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:13:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mickey+balloon+2.JPG
A Chicago-area dental practice is asking for help finding a loose tooth.

Photo Credit: All Smiles Dental
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<![CDATA[Alligator Taken Into Police Custody on NYC Street Dies]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:11:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/alligator+manhattan.jpg
A 3-foot alligator NYPD officers took into custody after they spotted it walking across a Manhattan street has died, authorities say.

Photo Credit: Handout]]>
<![CDATA[Flying Bugs Appear as Storm on TX Weather Radar]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:00:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/bug+radar+tx.JPG
Rangers at a state park near the Texas panhandle say flying insects caused a weather radar to light up as if there was a large storm Wednesday.

Photo Credit: National Weather Service
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<![CDATA['Drunk' Squirrel Damages English Club]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:30:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-469038412SQUIRREL72315.jpg
A “drunk” squirrel has caused hundreds of pounds of damage at a private members’ club in England, according to the club’s secretary. Sam Boulter, 62, said that the originally thought that someone had broken into...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Bombshell Discovery: Bazooka Shell Found in Storm Drain]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:16:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/072115+bazooka+shell+found+in+Fairfax+County.jpg
A Fairfax County, Virginia, worker inspecting a drain made an unusual discovery in a residential neighborhood Tuesday morning -- a round of bazooka ammunition possibly dating back to the Korean War era.

Photo Credit: Fairfax County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Chipotle Anti-Fast Lasts 153 Days and Counting]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:50:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/536073195.jpg
You know you've got a taste for something when you eat it every day for 100-plus days. Two men have something odd in common -- they started eating Chipotle every day for months and have taken to social media to...

Photo Credit: Moment Editorial/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Foal Born with Patch That Looks Like Its Own Shadow]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:03:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Horse+11+AP774176329487_14.jpg
A chestnut foal born in May in England has been gaining a lot of attention around the Internet for his peculiar, self referential birthmark. The young horse, named Da Vinci or Vinny for short, appears to...

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[Wedding Whopper: Joel Burger, Ashley King Tie the Knot]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 01:54:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/071915-burger-king-wedding-illinois.jpg
Couples will tell you that every wedding is special in its own way — and that's certainly true for Joel Burger and Ashley King, who married Friday afternoon in Illinois for better or for worse, for richer or for...

Photo Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Burger King]]>
<![CDATA[Doc Accused of Dirt Treatment]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:11:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/N11P+FAKE+CANCER+DOCTOR+VO+-+00000411.jpg
A northern California man was arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine unlawfully after authorities say he treated a woman in late stage cancer with a “baggie of dirt.” The Ventura County Interagency...

Photo Credit: The Natrual Oncology Institute]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Japanese Hotel Replaces Staff With Robots]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 06:51:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/robot-GettyImages-480744956_master.jpg
The Henna Hotel, scheduled to open on July 17, features multi-lingual humanoid robots that greet visitors while other robots serve coffee and do the cleaning, as well as room doors that are opened by...

Photo Credit: WireImage]]>
<![CDATA[Movie Poster Auction: Peek at Treasures Up for Bid]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:53:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/164*120/bonhamforbiddenplanet1.jpg
Bonhams and TCM serve up some cinematic icons.

Photo Credit: Forbidden Planet/MGM]]>
<![CDATA[Man, Nephew Win Meth Lab in Auction ]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:20:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-07-12+at+10.20.27+AM.png
A man and his nephew in California got a little more than they expected when they won an auction for an abandoned storage unit. At Cubesmart in Rancho Cordova, units are auctioned when renters default on...]]>
<![CDATA[Doctor Removes More Than 70 Non-Food Items From Dog's Stomach]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:15:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dog+stomach+contents.jpg
Something tells us one lucky dog is about to go on a diet. Tiki, an 8-year-old black Labrador, visited the Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital this week in Mars, Pennsylvania, a small town about 45 minutes north...

Photo Credit: Dr. Hisham Ibrahim]]>
<![CDATA[Man Finds This Object in His Skin]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 05:42:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/fish+fin+leg+skier.jpg
Pat Schottler didn’t think much about a large bruise on his leg and five puncture wounds after a day of water skiing, but during a visit to the doctor a few days later, things took an unusual turn.

Photo Credit: Pat Schottler/KARE ]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: U.S. Robot Company to Japan Company: Let's Duel]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 07:34:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-07-08-at-9.46.41-PM.jpg
A U.S.-based robotics company has thrown down the metallic gauntlet and goaded a Japanese competitor into a heavy metal battle mechanical proportions. "Suidobashi, we have a giant robot, you have a giant robot.
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<![CDATA[WATCH: 4-Foot Alligator Caught in New Jersey River]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:46:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Gator-Caught-NJ-0708.jpg
Authorities captured an alligator in a New Jersey river after a fisherman and police both spotted one of the reptiles floating in the Passaic River on Wednesday. Elmwood Park Police Chief Mike Foligno said...]]>
<![CDATA[Feral Cat Attacks NY Town Residents]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:18:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/feral+cat+orangetown.jpg
A sickly feral cat has been terrorizing a suburban New York town, attacking unsuspecting residents and small pets, authorities and neighbors say. Police in Orangetown say a black cat has been on the attack...

Photo Credit: Joe Soldano]]>