<![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-usWed, 23 Aug 2017 16:28:32 -0700Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:28:32 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fla. Man Engages in Sexual Activity While Stealing a Trailer: Officials]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:09:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/161*120/082317+man+steals+trailer.jpg
Officials said when the suspect arrived on the scene, he dove into some sexual activity with a companion.About five minutes later, he left his partner, freed the trailer from the fence to which it was chained...

Photo Credit: Broward County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Bei Bei the Panda Celebrates 2nd Birthday at National Zoo]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:00:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pandabday.jpg
Bei Bei the panda cub celebrated his second birthday at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 22, with an ice cake and some new toys.]]>
<![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[Fla. Judge Denies Postponing Trial So Witness Can See Eclipse]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:37:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/220*120/Philly+Solar+Eclipse+258p.JPG
A federal judge in Florida ruled a trial couldn't be postponed just because one of the key witnesses — a federal agent — had travel plans to see the solar eclipse.In a droll, three-page ruling issued...

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<![CDATA[Blocked: NASA Moon, Sun Accounts Squabble on Eclipse Day]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:22:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17233631248479.jpg
The moon didn't just block the sun in the sky. NASA's official Twitter account for the moon blocked its official account for the sun on the social media site to show that the eclipse wasn't just meant for the...

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Don Ryan
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<![CDATA[As Eclipse Approaches in Oregon, 1 Rest Stop Fills]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:17:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_Oregon_Traffic_092117-150333610869000001.jpg
Motorists in Salem, Oregon traveling to see the solar eclipse have apparently decided to hunker down at a rest stop, heeding warnings from law enforcement that stopping on the shoulder of highways is illegal.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Spraying Manure on Border Patrol Car]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:30:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/VT+border+patrol+manure-1502830697.jpg
A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement is scheduled to appear in court.

Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP]]>
<![CDATA['Totality or Bust': Photos From the Path of Totality]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:23:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/229*120/08-21-2017-eclipse-three-shot-1.jpg


Photo Credit: Getty/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Olympians Share Their Most Embarrassing School Memories]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:23:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+EMBARRASSING+SCHOOL+THUMB2.jpg
From bad school pictures to awkward first day wardrobes, Team USA members can now look back on some of their most embarrassing school moments and laugh.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Posts Ad Seeking Woman to Make Total Solar Eclipse Baby]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:48:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/EclipseRequests0816_MP4_1280x720_1025841219570.jpg
There are some pretty bizarre requests related to the eclipse popping up on sites like Craigslist.People are willing to pay top dollar or trade things to get a boat, a plane, a car, really anything, to see this...]]>
<![CDATA[7 Total Eclipse Driving Tips]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:18:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-16+at+9.31.34+AM.png
Driving while the total solar eclipse is happening on August 21? Here are seven tips that will ensure your safety while driving.]]>
<![CDATA[Mysterious 'Spaceship' Parked on NYC Street Turns Heads]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:47:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/brooklynspaceship.jpg
The public intrigue is real. And this Brooklyn dad relishes the mystique.

Photo Credit: Ben Feuerherd
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<![CDATA[Seriously, These Horizontal Lines Are Perfectly Straight]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:33:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ILLUSION_MURAL_1-150239277226800001.jpg
A mind-bending mural in Georgia will have you distrusting your eyes. Are the horizontal lines in this piece of art straight? Join the debate!]]>
<![CDATA[Back From Trip, Va. Man Finds Apartment Suspiciously Clean]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:31:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/Generic+Arlington+County+Police+Generic.jpg
An Arlington, Virginia, man returned from a trip this week surprised to find his apartment had been cleaned.Police received a report of suspicious circumstances at 12:03 a.m.

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<![CDATA['Hammered' Driver Pulls Into Police Station, Seeking Safety: PD]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:25:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Sean+McCullough+DUI+Upper+Darby+police+composite.jpg
A drunken driver pulled into a police station and told officers he wanted to be in a "safe" place early Wednesday morning, according to police in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.Officers saw a car pull into the...

Photo Credit: Upper Darby Police Department/NBC10
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<![CDATA[Man Hears Noises For Years, Finds Boa Constrictor in Attic]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:37:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Boa0809_MP4_1280x720_1020784195943.jpg
An Englewood, Florida man had had enough of the pest living in the attic. When he tried to find out what was making noise, he was shocked to find out it was a boa constrictor.Over the past few months, Bob...]]>
<![CDATA[NYC-Scented Luxury Candle Sparks Speculation Online]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:30:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-55921972.jpg
How do you capture the aroma of a city that produces 12,000 tons of trash every day?Luxury fragrance company Diptyque said on Twitter it is creating an exclusive New York City candle, and that has elicited...

Photo Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images, File
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<![CDATA[OC Sheriffs, Fire Authority Can’t Sync Search-and-Rescues]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:39:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/170627-sandra-hutchens.JPG
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and Orange County Fire Authority Chief Jeff Bowman told the Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday that despite 40 meetings, they cannot reach an agreement on how to coordinate...

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV ]]>
<![CDATA[NYC Bakery Sends Internet Trolls’ Hate Back on Cakes]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:36:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_BAKERY_FOR_TROLLS_080817_1-150221118860100001.jpg
A New York bakery is trying a sweet new way to combat internet trolls. Troll Cakes is baking cakes that have the same message trolls use online on their victims. The bakery posts photos of the cakes to...]]>
<![CDATA[Swanky San Francisco Street Sells for $90K, Spurring Suit]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:13:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sf+street+sale-0807.jpg
One of the swankiest streets in San Francisco has been sold to a private real estate agent. That's right: An entire street in the City by the Bay was purchased.And now residents of Presidio Terrace are...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Man Arrested in Case of Grand Theft Go-Kart ]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:10:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/stolengokart.jpg
San Bernardino police say they encountered a case of grand theft go-kart Sunday night, arresting a man who was caught driving a miniature racing car that had been stolen from a nearby amusement park.

Photo Credit: San Bernardino Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery Solved: Why a Va. Driver Dressed as a Car Seat]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:38:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/080717+car+with+hidden+driver.jpg
A van that appeared to have no driver made headlines when it was spotted in Arlington, Virginia, last week. But when News4's Adam Tuss saw the van on Monday and looked inside, he saw that it did have a driver: a...

Photo Credit: NBC Washington
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<![CDATA[Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Takes Unique Flight Path]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:52:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/flightpath2.jpg
A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner took a unique path as part of an endurance test flight Wednesday. The airline says its passenger jet flew for more than 18 hours and crossed 22 states to form a flight path in the shape...]]>
<![CDATA[Scientists Discover Funniest Word in English Language]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:17:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/Funniest+Word+Thumbnail.png
There are some words that you can’t hear without cracking up. Researchers from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom conducted a study to find the funniest word in the English language.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Fights Ticket, Gets $650K From LA]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:11:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LAs_Parking_Ticket_Deadbeats_Exposed.jpg
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $650,000 payout for a man who successfully fought how the city of Los Angeles processes challenges to parking tickets.

Photo Credit: KNBC]]>
<![CDATA[5 Things You Need to Know About the Total Solar Eclipse]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:33:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Eclipse.jpg
A total solar eclipse is going to be visible across parts of the U.S. this August. But what is a total solar eclipse, exactly? When was the last time one happened? What should you look for? Find out all that and...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Takes Off Clothes, Does Dishes in Bizarre Home Invasion]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 06:18:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/home+invasino+hackensack.JPG
A man allegedly sneaked into a New Jersey home Wednesday, took off his clothes and tried to get into the shower with a woman, then went to the kitchen and started doing dishes, according to the terrified family...

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York]]>
<![CDATA[Wanted: Someone to Protect Earth From Space Threats]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:12:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nasa-aurora-iss-29529061813_6797c55422_o.jpg
NASA is looking to hire someone to protect Earth from extraterrestrial threats.

Photo Credit: NASA]]>
<![CDATA[Power Tool Needed to Remove Spinner Stuck On Finger]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:21:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NA31W_1200x675_1015363651831.jpg
When an Arizona boy went to the emergency room with a fidget spinner stuck on his finger, E-R doctors needed a little help... from a maintenance man.]]>
<![CDATA[European Startup Tests Beach Drink Drone Deliveries]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:37:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/beach+drone.jpg
An Estonia-based startup wants to deliver ice-cold drinks to beachgoers with the help of drones. People can text orders to a number, pay automatically and have a drink delivered in five minutes.]]>
<![CDATA[Stolen Carnival Train, Trailer Found in Walnut Creek]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:12:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/7-31-17_Found_Train.JPG
A popular carnival train and its trailer recently stolen from a Pleasant Hill parking lot were found in Walnut Creek on Monday, according to the owners.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area
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<![CDATA[Chicago Artist Hoists 'They Live' Trump Billboard in Mexico]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 20:24:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trump+billboard+4.jpg
A billboard depicting President Donald Trump as an otherworldly invader, with teeth exposed and eyes bulging through blue and red muscle and tendon, has been hoisted above the streets of Mexico City by a Chicago...

Photo Credit: Mitch O'Connell
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<![CDATA['I Have a Boa Constrictor Stuck to My Face']]> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 03:51:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/boaconstrictor.jpg
Hear an unbelievable 911 call from a woman who had a boa constrictor stuck to her face. When firefighters arrived, they found the woman bleeding on the ground and had to cut the snake's head off to get it off of...]]>