<![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 Jan 2017 22:05:11 -0800Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:05:11 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Skittles On Highway Mystery]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:28:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_skittles0119_1920x1080.jpg
Deputies in Dodge County, Wisconsin believe they've solved a sugary mystery after finding a portion of a highway covered with red Skittles.The fact that only red Skittles were found, and not the typical rainbow...

Photo Credit: WTMJ-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Wyoming School Says No Guns for Grizzly Bears]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:18:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_devosbears0119_1500x845.jpg
Grizzly bears near Wyoming schools got national attention after Donald Trump's education secretary nominee mentioned them in a Senate hearing this week. Betsy DeVos suggested teachers in Wapiti, Wyoming,...]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Weird News]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 20:51:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sea+lion+in+store+2.jpg
Enjoy images of LA's most memorable weird moments.

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<![CDATA[Elephants Play in Snow]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:50:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-01-18-15h44m00s232.jpg
An elephant named Lily has a silly snow day before it all melts. Conditions are not exactly an Asian Elephant's natural habitat here at Portland's Oregon Zoo, but it didn't seem to bother Lily and the others...

Photo Credit: Oregon Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Black Dahlia Murder Anniversary: House Tied to Her Death]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:44:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/lloydwrightblackdahlia1.jpg


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<![CDATA[Mom-to-Be Wears Chewbacca Mask While in Labor]]> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:27:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Katie-Stricker-Curtis.jpg
The force was definitely with Katie Stricker Curtis, 32, on Jan. 3 when she gave birth to her first child, a girl named Jayden Lee. The medical assistant from Windsor, Ontario, decided to don a Star Wars...

Photo Credit: Katie Stricker Curtis
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<![CDATA[Community Embraces Goat Neighbors]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:31:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_goats0109_1920x1080.jpg
A large herd of goats has become a popular fixture in one Florida community. Neighbors have been visiting and feeding the goats for years, but many had no idea how the animals ended up there.

Photo Credit: WJHG-TV]]>
<![CDATA[New York Subway Riders Ditch Pants]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:59:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NO+PANTS+THUMB.jpg
New York Subway riders were in full winter attire except for their pants as part of the annual 'No Pants Subway Ride.']]>
<![CDATA[Surfing on Lake Michigan in Winter]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:43:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SURFER_CHICAGO_THUMB.jpg
Hear from a group of surfers who ventured out to surf on Lake Michigan in the middle of winter.]]>
<![CDATA[Man in Fedora Robs Liquor Store With His Hand]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:10:04 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/fedora-robber-010517.PNG
Police are trying to find a man who robbed a convenience store Nov. 11 wearing a fedora and pretending his hand was a gun. (Published Jan. 5, 2017.)

Photo Credit: LAPD]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Dealer Commercial Bloopers Go Viral ]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:47:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/WhiteBearMitsubishi.png
A blooper posted on an auto dealer's Facebook page may prove to be the better marketing strategy, after White Bear Mitsubishi's outtakes reel gathered millions of views in just two weeks.]]>
<![CDATA[Mandy Moore Shower Mosaic ]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:12:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-629176044.jpg
A mural of Mandy Moore was said to be found inside an apartment shower in Queens — a piece of art that inspired the singer and actress to respond on Twitter. Roommates apparently discovered the life-sized...

Photo Credit: Getty Images, File
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<![CDATA[Llama Runs Free on Roads Near Athens, Georgia]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:27:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/llama-loose-athens-georgia.jpg
A llama was on the lam in Georgia for a little while Wednesday afternoon, bringing out sheriff's deputies and, according to two witnesses, slowing traffic as onlookers gawked. The woolly scofflaw was seen...

Photo Credit: Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office / Twitter user @definatley
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<![CDATA[Utah Woman Says Plane Dropped Feces on Her Home ]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:01:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_planewaste0104_1920x1080.jpg
A Salt Lake City woman says a commercial plane dropped human waste on her car and home, and it isn't the first time this has happened. "At first I thought, 'Wow, some bird really took a dump on my car!"...]]>
<![CDATA[Virginia Woman Finds Anaconda in Apartment Toilet]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:37:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/blue_peacock_background.jpg
A woman called Animal Control last week after she found a snake in a toilet in an Arlington County apartment. To repeat: She. Found. A. Snake. In. A. Toilet.An animal control officer was able to safely remove...

Photo Credit: Animal Welfare League of Arlington
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<![CDATA[Top SoCal Pursuits of 2016]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 22:42:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/226*120/goldtruck-casino-pursuit-july13.PNG


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<![CDATA[Roads In Canada Turn Into Ice Rinks]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:21:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-12-29-13h35m11s220.jpg
Parts of Canada have seen so much ice building up on the roads that residents have been putting on their skates. Laura Spink posted a video from Peterborough on Monday showing an adept skater moving around with...

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<![CDATA[The Crazy Year in Politics (Besides Trump and Clinton)]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:23:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2016-crazy-year-in-politics.jpg
It's a tradition for NBC News to sum up the oddest, silliest and most head-scratching political moments of the year, but this year was a strange one. Even if the social media fodder from the deeply divisive...

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<![CDATA[You Can't Expense That Llama: 2016's Wackiest Claims]]> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 03:15:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/145441415-llama-generic.jpg
A llama brought in for a photo shoot may just be the zaniest expense request of 2016, according to a survey of more than 430 business travelers, NBC News reports.A $28,000 bottle-service tab, a blow-up...

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<![CDATA[Zoo Scientists Protect Rare Fijian Iguana ]]> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:38:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/iguana.PNG
A rare baby iguana that was discovered on the island of Malolo Levu in Fiji has been moved to a captive environment by San Diego Zoo scientists to protect the animal from predators. The Fijian Crested Iguana was

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Global]]>
<![CDATA[Charles The Pig Heads Home]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:51:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_pigupdate1221_1920x1080.jpg
A pet pig that miraculously survived the recent Tennessee wildfires by burrowing into the mud has been reunited with the family.

Photo Credit: WBIR-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Rat Hops Down Up NYC Escalator]]> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:18:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-141167926-rat-generic.jpg
Rats taking on giant dinner rolls and slices of pizza in the subway have become fodder for viral memes this year, but no New York City rodent has attempted such a feat as one undertaken at the height of Monday's...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Flickr RF, File
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<![CDATA[Watch: Store Employees Throw Sex Toys at Armed Robber]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:35:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/12-16-2016-sex-toy-robbery-1.JPG
An armed man who entered an adult-themed store Wednesday and demanded cash was chased off by two employees who lobbed sex toys at him in a bizarre confrontation that was caught on camera.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Pocket Dial Foils BBQ Robbery]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:33:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-12-14-18h31m23s155.jpg
An accidental call to 911 reveals plans to rob a Kentucky barbecue restaurant where the police chief was having dinner. Investigators were able to ping the cell phone's location and discovered the men were...

Photo Credit: WLEX-TV]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Cops Corral Runaway Donkeys]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 03:10:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/186*120/Mount+Laruel+Donkey+Chase.JPG
Police in South Jersey came to the rescue after four "unruly donkeys" escaped from an enclosure and from responding officers. The Mount Laurel Police Department posted video to Facebook that shows part of...

Photo Credit: Mount Laurel Police Department
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<![CDATA[Half-Marathoner Lost for 12 Hours]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:33:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/120516+marathon+runner+gets+lost.jpg
Melissa Kitcher had full intentions of completing her first half-marathon Sunday, but it's safe to say she pictured it ending a little bit differently. Kitcher went missing for nearly 12 hours after running off...

Photo Credit: SNN-TV]]>
<![CDATA[NYC Subway Rat vs. Dinner Roll]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:10:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dinner+roll+rat.jpg
This so-called Roll Mole is giving Pizza Rat a run for its money. A rat was recorded dragging a comically large dinner roll on the subway tracks on the Upper East Side last Thursday, another sign of the...

Photo Credit: Christian Waugh]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Claws: Beaver Picks Through Christmas Decor at Dollar Store]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:53:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/20161130+Beaver+Thumb.jpg
When it's time to decorate your dam, you have to hit the store.

Photo Credit: St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Werewolf, Gorilla And Santa All Caught on Trail Camera]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:42:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_trailcam1130_1920x1080.jpg
A Kansas police trail camera was set up after reports of mountain lion sightings and yielded some hilarious surprises.

Photo Credit: KSHB-TV]]>
<![CDATA[French 'Spiderman' Scales Skyscrapers Harness-Free]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:25:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/20161124_Spain_1.jpg
Alain Robert, 54, has a lifelong passion for scaling skyscrapers and other structures with only his hands and a good pair of climbing shoes despite his frequent arrests by police for unauthorized stunts.

Photo Credit: Manu Fernandez/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Bear With Sweet Tooth Raids Refrigerator]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:09:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BearFridge1123_MP4_1200x675_816234051881.jpg
A large bear had a big sweet tooth when it raided a Florida refrigerator in a holiday feast caught on camera.]]>
<![CDATA[Runaway Bull Takes 5-Mile Trek Through Philly]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:32:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Bull+on+Interstate+95+Sixerschix.jpg
A young bull escaped from a Philadelphia slaughterhouse Tuesday afternoon, leading police on a chase past a city high school and down Interstate 95.The bovine broke free from a truck outside the Saba...

Photo Credit: SixersChix
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