<![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 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:41:35 -0700 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:41:35 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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[SoCal Weird News]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:12:21 -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[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]]>
<![CDATA[Boozy Bud Light Mess on 91 Freeway]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:15:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150629-91-freeway-bud-light-spill.jpg
Hundreds of 24 ounce Bud Light can spilled out of a semi-truck when it overturned on the 91 Freeway in Riverside Monday, June 29, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds of Bud Light Cans Spill Onto Freeway]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:20:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*213/6-29-15+Bud+Light+91+Freeway+Crash+2.jpg
It was a boozy mess Monday morning when a semi-truck hauling Bud Light cans overturned on the 91 Freeway in Riverside.

Photo Credit: Courtesy: Caltrans]]>
<![CDATA["Ghost Wheel" Bounces Through Restaurant Window]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:06:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Raw_Video_Tire_Bounces_Into_Restaurant_1200x675_473515587685.jpg
Customers scrambled for cover and an employee climbed onto a table Sunday to avoid a fast-moving tire that bounced through the window of an Orange County restaurant.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:12:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/shakes1.jpg
What began as a burger chain's April Fools Day trick might soon be a mainstay on the menu. Cricket milkshake, anyone?]]>
<![CDATA[Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:30:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-117009763.jpg
A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Man Sues, Says His Beer Had a Dead Rat Inside]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:32:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/steel-reserve-beer.jpg
A North Texas man has filed a lawsuit against MillerCoors and 7-Eleven, saying he drank a beer that had "a dead rat marinating in it."

Photo Credit: Steel Brewing Co.
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<![CDATA[DUI Suspect Offers Cop Lotto Number]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:19:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+cruiser.jpg
A man arrested on drunken driving charges in Middletown told police he was a Connecticut Lottery employee and offered the police officer winning lottery numbers to drop the charges, police said.]]>
<![CDATA["Get Out of My House!" Woman Shrieks at Lone Raccoon]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:26:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/6-23-15-Simi+Valley+Raccoon.JPG
A lone raccoon won't soon be forgotten by a woman whose screams of panic can be heard in a caught-on-camera ordeal that unfolded at her Southern California home.

Photo Credit: OnScene]]>
<![CDATA["Adorable" New Octopus Discovered]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:13:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*129/20150618_111418_SJM-OCTOPUS-0619-01_300.jpg
A researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is deciding what to name a tiny new species octopus she has discovered. "I thought that since this animal is so adorable, I should name it adorabilis," Stephanie Bush...

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute]]>
<![CDATA[Over 60 Surfers Ride Massive Board Into Record Books]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:41:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Huntington-Beach-Biggest-Surfboard-Record-.jpg
Surf City USA laid claim to another bit of surfing legend Saturday as a group of surfers banded together to break a world record.

Photo Credit: Larry Tenney (Instagram: @ltenney1)]]>
<![CDATA[Murder Medley: Canned Food Allegedly Used in Killing]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:32:43 -0700 Hub 51. Bring in a canned food item and receive a domestic can of beer for a measly buck.]]> Hub 51. Bring in a canned food item and receive a domestic can of beer for a measly buck.]]> http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*240/canned-food1.jpg
A woman allegedly used canned food to bludgeon her boyfriend to death in Southern California on Tuesday and was charged with his murder two days later.

Photo Credit: clipart.com]]>
<![CDATA[Raccoon Rides Alligator in Florida]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:38:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/raccoon+gator+061415.jpg
A Florida man snapped an "Only in Florida" picture: a raccoon riding on top of an alligator.

Photo Credit: Richard Jones via WFTV]]>
<![CDATA[Cicadas Swarm Reporter Standing on Top of Tank]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:40:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CIcada_KSNT.jpg
A Kansas reporter tries to report on top of a tank when swarming cicadas interrupt her.]]>