<![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-usMon, 26 Jun 2017 19:17:37 -0700Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:17:37 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[20-Pound Live Lobster Found in Luggage at Boston Airport ]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:46:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TSALOBSTER+626.jpg
A Transportation Security Administration screener at Boston's Logan Airport made a huge catch at checked baggage on Sunday.TSA spokesperson Michael McCarthy tweeted a photo of a screener posing with a...
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<![CDATA[Diner Finds Dead Frog in Salad at BJ's Restaurant]]> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:57:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/frogsalad2.jpg
Officials with the BJ's Restaurants chain said they're investigating how a dead frog wound up in a diner's salad at one of the company's locations in West Covina, Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Shawna Cepeda]]>
<![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[National Llama Competition]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:16:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+NATIONAL+LLAMA+COMP+THUMB.jpg
Hundreds of llamas and alpacas will gather in Waterloo, Iowa, this weekend to take part in The Gathering of Friends and Champions, a national llama competition. The llamas will be judged on their fleece, agility...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Visits Disneyland 2,000 Times In a Row]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:39:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+DISNEY+VISIT+THUMB.jpg
A Huntington Beach man has set a record for most consecutive visits to Disneyland. Jeff Reitz, 44, has visited the park 2,000 times in a row. Reitz started visiting the park every day when he was unemployed...]]>
<![CDATA[Deer Caught Duking It Out on Camera]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:30:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DeerBoxing.gif
Bring it on! Two deer were caught in an impromptu boxing match, caught on cam by a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer.  (Video Credit: TWRA)]]>
<![CDATA[Sheriff's Deputies Wrangle Llama on the Lam in Vacaville]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:50:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/194*120/llamafb.PNG
A llama caused some drama in Vacaville on Monday.After the animal got loose from its pasture, two deputies with the Solano County Sheriff's Office were forced to "think outside the box to coax this llama...

Photo Credit: Solano County Sheriff's Office via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Barflies Order Drinks During Armed Robbery]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:44:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BarRobbery0620_MP4_1280x720_971876419659.jpg
Barflies appeared not to notice as armed robbers were sticking up a Florida bar with a shotgun Sunday, with some patrons even trying to order more drinks as the robbery was in progress.]]>
<![CDATA[Snake Crawls Out From Under Hood of Moving Truck]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:46:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/snakehood.jpg
A snake gave a couple of people inside a moving truck quite a scare when it appeared on the hood.]]>
<![CDATA[Furry Surprise Behind the Bumper: Kitten Found in Tesla]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:13:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/teslakitty.jpg
A Florida man heard meowing coming from inside his Tesla. He took the vehicle to his service center where a kitten was pulled from the rear bumper.]]>
<![CDATA[Intrepid Rat Drags Whole Garbage Bag Across NYC Sidewalk]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:47:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/garbage+rat.JPG
Never doubt a New York City rat's strength and resolve.The city's rodents are already known to persist in their quest for local food favorites (see: pizza rat, roll rat).But one astonishing rat in Brooklyn...

Photo Credit: Leigh Conner]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Pig Gets Loose in Georgetown, Mass.]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:14:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Giant_Pig_Loose_in_Georgetown.jpg
Bruno, a not-so-little piggy, took off in Georgetown, Massachusetts, setting off a police chase of sorts.

Photo Credit: Georgetown Police]]>
<![CDATA[Poachers Sentenced After Taking More Than 250 Lobsters]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:43:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lobster12.jpg
The San Diego City Attorney on Thursday announced the successful prosecution of four lobster poachers who took more than 250 mostly undersized California spiny lobsters from the South La Jolla State Marine...

Photo Credit: Claire Fackler/NOAA]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Surprises Florida Man]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:05:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bearstare.jpg
A Florida man had a huge surprise waiting for him in his garage when he arrived home. His surveillance camera captured a black bear running out of the garage.]]>
<![CDATA[Airbnb Jail Puts Guests Behind Bars]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:43:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_Airbnb_Jail_061317-149739931935900001.jpg
A jail in Canada that's been closed for decades is getting a second life thanks to a creative entrepreneur. The owner will begin listing individual cells on Airbnb at the end of June.]]>
<![CDATA['French Spider-Man' Climbs Hotel in Barcelona]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:11:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SPIDER_MAN_CLIMBS_BARCELONA_061217_1-149729923873900001.jpg
French climber Alain Robert, also known as "French Spider-Man," climbed the Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel on June 12. The hotel is the city's fourth-tallest building.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Did 'Lord Buckethead' Run Against the British PM?]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:23:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/armus-lord-buckethead-dab.jpg
British prime minister Theresa May had some unusual competition for her seat in Parliament this year—and social media took notice.Twitter was ablaze Friday with photos of May standing beside an Elmo...

Photo Credit: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Deer Crashes Into Paint Store]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:03:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/deerpaint.jpg
A young deer ran into a Pennsylvania paint store on June 1. The young buck ran around the store before finding its way out.]]>
<![CDATA[Tractors Race Through Mud, Puddles and Fire in Russia]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 02:54:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tractorrace.jpg
Twenty-eight drivers competed for five hours on a nine-mile course in a tractor race in Russia.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Feisty Bird Enters Liquor Store, Calamity Ensues]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:54:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/06-07-peafowl-peacock-liquor-store.gif
A proud bird strutted into a Southern California liquor store Monday and left behind aisles of shattered bottles after a spirited encounter caught on camera.

Photo Credit: Royal Oaks Liquor]]>
<![CDATA[Wanted: Generic 'Barbecue Dad'; Payment: Beer and Food]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:19:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/barbecue-dad.jpg
Qualifications include a minimum of 18 years of experience as a dad and 10 years of grilling experience. The successful dad must bring his own grill, but burgers and hotdogs will be provided.

Photo Credit: KHQ-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Gets Stuck in a Hole in a Tree]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:54:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_DOG_TREE_STUCK_060217-149642984706800001.jpg
A dachshund in Salem, Kentucky, crawled into a groundhog hole at the base of a tree and got stuck. Two off-duty state troopers and local firefighters rescued the dog and made sure it doesn't happen again]]>
<![CDATA[Researchers Discover 'Faceless Fish']]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:15:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_FACELESS_FISH_060217_1-149642982927900001.jpg
Researchers in Australia caught a rare fish 13,000 feet below the surface of the water off the coast of New South Wales, Australia. ]]>
<![CDATA[Is This South Texas 'Monster Frog' Real?]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:11:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/monster-frog-south-texas-hunting-association.jpg
A monster frog making the rounds on social media may not be as gross as it seems.Photos posted on the South Texas Hunting Association's Facebook show Markcuz Rangel holding what's claimed to be a frog weighing...

Photo Credit: South Texas Hunting Assoc.
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<![CDATA['Covfefe': Trump Lights Up Internet With Late-Night Tweet]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 12:04:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-31-at-5.20.48-AM.jpg
"Covfefe." It was the word that rocked the Twitter world just after midnight on the East Coast. President Donald Trump wrote the word in a late-night message from his personal account that mystified much...

Photo Credit: Twitter
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<![CDATA[You're Out? Conn. Minor League Baseball's Bizarre Strikeout]]> Mon, 29 May 2017 14:11:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Third-Base-Line-at-Dunkin%27-Donuts-Stadium.jpg
It's the odd strikeout that has gone viral.Connecticut's Double-A minor league baseball team, the Yard Goats, played the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Friday. In the top of the eighth inning, with the count...

Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
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<![CDATA[German Biker Loses Bag of Cash, Raining Bills Over Autobahn]]> Tue, 30 May 2017 08:41:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Trafico-Generico.jpg
German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day's earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn.Ingolstadt...

Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images, File]]>
<![CDATA[Two Japanese Melons Sell For About $13,500]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 11:09:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_MELONS_MONEY_052617-149581826045600001.jpg
A pair of Japanese Yubari cantaloupe melons were sold for about $13,500 at the first auction of the harvest season in Sapporo. The Yubari melons are known for their perfect proportions and are often given...]]>
<![CDATA[Airborne Jeep Slams Into Occupied Home]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 03:20:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CarHouse0525_MP4-149574723881800001.jpg
A Jeep flew into the side of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, duplex Thursday morning, to the disbelief of a tenant who was sleeping inside. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hungry Bear Rips Bumper Off Doughnut Delivery Car]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 17:41:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bear-bumper-doughnuts.jpg
A bear with a sweet tooth ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Colorado then tried to claw its way through the trunk to get inside.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Moose Watch Cafe]]>
<![CDATA[New 'Soundwave' Tattoos Can Talk, Play Music]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 06:14:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+SOUNDWAVE+TATTOOS+THUMB.jpg
What if tattoos could talk? That's what Nate Siggard, CEO and founder of Skin Motion, is trying to do with his soundwave tattoo app. It works like this: users can upload sounds and voices to the app, creating...]]>
<![CDATA[Sheriff: DUI Suspect Hit 'Don't Drink and Drive' Patrol Cruiser ]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 09:28:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/DUI+Suspect+Paul+Wilkins.jpg
A 63-year-old Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly damaged a newly unveiled "Don't Drink and Drive" patrol car in a crash.

Photo Credit: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office]]>