<![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-usSat, 21 Oct 2017 20:38:38 -0700Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:38:38 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fireball Streaks Across Tri-State Skies]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:51:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fireball-nj-1019.jpg
Hundreds of people in the tri-state area saw a fireball streak across the afternoon sky Wednesday afternoon, according to one scientific group.

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<![CDATA[Man Builds Two-Story ‘Star Wars’ Transport Replica]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:43:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+Star+Wars+Display+THUMB.jpg
Nick Meyer decided that his AT-AT walker model wasn’t big enough, so he built a two-story replica of the famous “Star Wars” vehicle on the front lawn of his house. The display has inspired some]]>
<![CDATA[Chicken of the Sea?]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:44:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_chicken_1920x1080.jpg
You may only see this in the Florida Keys -- a pet chicken who likes to paddleboard!The hen's owner, Karly Venezia, said she enjoys excursions on the water with "Loretta."The 1-year-old chicken...

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<![CDATA[Chicken of the Sea? Pet Chicken Loves to Paddleboard]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:33:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_chicken_1500x845.jpg
The hen's owner, Karly Venezia, said she enjoys excursions on the water with "Loretta."

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<![CDATA[Woman Pleads Guilty in 'Rape Fantasy' Case]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:58:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/222*120/ocda-angela-diaz.jpg
A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday -- and was immediately sentenced to five years in prison -- for framing the ex-fiancee of her now- estranged husband, a U.S. marshal, causing the victim to be wrongly arrested...]]>
<![CDATA[Paddington Bear Dances with the Duchess of Cambridge]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:43:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+PADDINGTON+DANCE+Thumb.jpg
Paddington Bear shared a dance with the Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, at a charity event the Royals were hosting at the famous Paddington Station, where the iconic children's book character...]]>
<![CDATA[This Is What Happens When You Take a Fidget Spinner to Space]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:25:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+SPACE+FIDGET+SPINNER+THUMB.jpg
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station tested a fidget spinner in zero gravity. They had time to play with the popular toy in between three scheduled space walks this month.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Who Blamed Government Mind Control Sentenced in Slaying]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:05:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Prison-Generic2.jpg
A Southern California man who blamed a "government mind control project" for his actions in the point-blank shooting death of a store clerk has been sentenced to 93 years to life in prison.

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<![CDATA[Cows Keep Traffic From Moo-ving on Nashville Parkway]]> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 16:32:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cowshighway.png
A truck carrying cows overturned in Nashville, Tennessee, allowing the animals to roam free.]]>
<![CDATA[Fla. Man Googled 'How to Rob a Bank,' Robbed Bank: Deputies]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:05:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/101117+William+Joe+Johnson+Largo+bank+robbery+suspect.jpg
A Florida man who googled "how to rob a bank" was arrested after authorities say he did just that.William Joe Johnson, 26, was arrested Monday in the Oct. 5 robbery of an Achieva Credit Union in Largo,...

Photo Credit: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Mama Bear and Cubs Break Into Pizzeria]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:03:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Mama_Bear_and_Cub_Break_Into_Pizzeria_1200x675_1066500675645.jpg
A mama bear and her cubs were caught on camera sneaking a special snack from a Colorado pizzeria. In the surveilence video, the three bears are seen rooting around Antonio's Real New York Pizza.

Photo Credit: Antonio's Real NY Pizza]]>
<![CDATA[Man Clings to Front of School Bus in Road Rage Case]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:40:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Man_Clings_to_Bus_in_Road_Rage_Incident-150755184653400002.jpg
Baltimore police arrested a man in a bizarre case of road rage last Thursday, after a video showed him clinging to the front of a moving school bus and banging on the hood while demanding the driver open...]]>
<![CDATA[Grandma Charged With Smuggling Drugs to Jailed Grandson]]> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:23:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/handcuffs-GettyImages-141810855.jpg
Authorities say a West Virginia grandmother has joined her grandson in jail after being accused of smuggling drugs to him behind bars.

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<![CDATA[Fish 'Literally Fell From the Sky' With Rain in Mexican City]]> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 04:21:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tamaulipas-fish-rain.jpg
Civil defense officials in northeast Mexico say a light rain was accompanied by small fish that fell from the sky.Tamaulipas civil defense says in a brief statement that rain Tuesday in the coastal city...

Photo Credit: Tamaulipas Civil Defense via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Drawing of Empire State Building Goes to Auction]]> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:50:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trump+drawing+esb.jpg
A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump is going up for bid at a Los Angeles auction house.Julien's Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Ominous Origami Threatens Seattle]]> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:53:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_origami0927_1920x1080.jpg
People are finding origami butterflies with ominous messages, scattered on the ground throughout Seattle. The folded papers have a puzzling warning about safety, but no one seems to know who is behind the...

Photo Credit: KING]]>
<![CDATA[Judge to 'Think Out' Sentencing for Songbird Smuggler]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:16:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Bird+Seizure+3-24-2017+a.jpg
A judge heard arguments Monday but delayed sentencing a Fountain Valley man who admitted smuggling nearly 100 tiny Asian songbirds - - most of which died in transit -- in his luggage on a flight from Vietnam.

Photo Credit: Department of Justice]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Hits Gatorade in Court for 'Anti-Water' Video Game]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:29:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/185*120/GettyImages-812761106.jpg
Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game...

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<![CDATA[Koala Hitches 10-Mile Ride in Wheel Arch]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:25:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17260185265990.jpg
For a stowaway who made a 16-kilometer (10-mile) journey squeezed in a wheel arch, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches.

Photo Credit: Metropolitan Fire Service via AP]]>
<![CDATA[300 Drones Light Up Night Sky Over Downtown LA]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:54:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+WONDER+WOMAN+THUMB.jpg
To celebrate the Blu-ray release of “Wonder Woman,” 300 drones flew over downtown Los Angeles in an illuminated, choreographed art show creating some stunning visuals.]]>
<![CDATA[Double Whopper: Babies Born Back-to-Back at NJ Burger King]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:03:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BATTLE+BABIES+BORN+BURGER+KING+NJ+MATERIAL+-+14482420_WNBC_0000.jpg
Two women have delivered healthy babies on back-to-back days in the parking lot of the same Burger King restaurant in New Jersey.Make that a double: same parking lot, same EMTs, same cops."My partner and...

Photo Credit: NBC 4 NY]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Speedy Duck Flies In and Out of Traffic on 118 Fwy]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:36:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/09-15-2017-duck-118-freeway.JPG
Watch as a duck keeps pace with traffic Wednesday on the 118 Freeway northwest of Los Angeles. The duck, captured on a motorcycle's camera, speeds along just a few feet off the ground.

Photo Credit: David Lasher]]>
<![CDATA[Lawyer Who Planted Drugs to Frame PTA Member Disbarred]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:49:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/01-attorneys.jpg
A Southern California attorney convicted along with his then-wife of planting drugs in the car of a PTA volunteer has been disbarred.]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Robbers Pick Wrong Bar]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:36:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_copbar0905_1920x1080.jpg
Two men who police said robbed a pub in Woodlawn, Maryland may not have expected it to be full of police officers.Baltimore County police have two suspects in custody who they said robbed a pub Tuesday night at...

Photo Credit: WBAL]]>
<![CDATA[Library: We Don't Accept Chuck E. Cheese Tokens]]> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:09:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000008699868.JPG
Some avid readers in Massachusetts are being called out by a local library for trying to pay printing and late fees with tokens.]]>
<![CDATA[Cow Takes a Dip in Gilroy Pond Amid Scalding Heat Wave]]> Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:24:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/9-2-17_Cow_Gilroy_Swimming.jpg
When triple-digit heat bears down, humans aren't the only ones who flock to the water to savor some much-needed relief.

Photo Credit: Brent Kirk]]>
<![CDATA[Rare Yellow Lobster Makes Debut at New England Aquarium]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:45:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2017-09-01+at+9.51.29+AM.png
The New England Aquarium added a rare yellow lobster to its collection of uniquely colored lobsters. The odds of a yellow lobster in the wild are estimated at one in 30 million.]]>
<![CDATA[Squirrel Hides in Car, Climbs Up Woman's Leg as She Drives]]> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:46:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/233*120/Screen+Shot+2017-09-01+at+9.44.39+AM.png
A University of North Carolina professor keeps her cool and makes a new friend when a stowaway squirrel climbs up her leg as she's driving. WRAL's Lynda Loveland reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Un-Bee-Lievable! Canadian Man Sets New Bee Beard Record]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:27:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/beebeard.jpg
A bee honey worker from Ontario, Canada, set a new Guinness World Record time for wearing a bee beard.]]>
<![CDATA[Motorcyclist's Leg Not Found After Being Severed on Freeway]]> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:42:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/15-freeway.JPG
A motorcyclist's leg was severed and never found after a hit-and-run crash on a Southern California freeway.

Photo Credit: Adrian Arambulo]]>