<![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-usTue, 21 Feb 2017 20:20:03 -0800Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:20:03 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Suspected Drunk Driver Does Cartwheels During Sobriety Test]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:48:00 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dui-suspect1.jpg
A woman has been arrested after she did cartwheels during her field sobriety test, police say.Bryelle Marshall, 23, was arrested and charged with battery, aggravated DWI and for an expired license plate after...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Weird News]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:44:16 -0800 //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[Bull in Wild NYC Chase Dies Hours After Capture]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:21:53 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/runaway+cow1.jpg
The rogue bull that escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse and led police on a wild, hours-long chase through neighborhood streets Tuesday, ducking under caution tape and sidestepping police officers, has...

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<![CDATA[Student Grades Ex's Apology Letter]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:34:09 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-553200253.jpg
A University of Central Florida student's reaction to his ex-girlfriend's plea for forgiveness is making the rounds on social media.Nick Lutz received a hand-written, four-page letter from his ex, who...

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<![CDATA[Trooper Pulls Over HOV Violator with Mannequin Passenger]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:25:45 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/HOV+mannequin+passenger.PNG
HOV lanes on highways are designed to encourage ridesharing to reduce traffic and are reserved for any vehicle carrying two or more people.

Photo Credit: Washington State Patrol District]]>
<![CDATA[Ohio Woman's Final Jab at Trump]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:02:47 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_116963857380.jpg
As her loved ones mourn their loss, one Ohio woman found a source of comfort in her own passing – by taking a parting shot at President Donald Trump in her obituary. Elizabeth "Liz" Smith died Monday at the age...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Say They’ve Discovered a Lost Continent]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:55:37 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TLMD-zealandia--.jpg
Scientists say they have identified an underwater continent two-thirds the size of Australia — and they are calling it Zealandia.This newly proposed continent is about 1.74 million square miles in size and...

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<![CDATA[Golfer Takes on Gator to Save Dog]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:49:46 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_manfightsgator0217_1920x1080.jpg
Florida golfer Lucky Copps lived up to his name recently when he jumped into a pond to save a friend's dog from an attacking alligator.

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<![CDATA[Ducks Take Over Russian Park]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:46:28 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Russia_Winter_Ducks_1200x675_879876675519.jpg
Thousands of ducks have taken up residence in the famous Peterhof Park near St.Petersburg, Russia for the winter instead of migrating to warmer places.

Photo Credit: RTV]]>
<![CDATA[Brewery Offers Paid Leave for Workers Who Rescue Dogs]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:23:27 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/brew-dog-today-170217-tease_ce1564ad4fd9dd4f935c216394edac83.today-inline-large.jpg
Scotland-based brewery BrewDog recognizes that, while a dog is a person's best friend, introducing a new dog into the home can be a difficult process. The company announced earlier this week that they're giving their 1,000 employees around the world (including those working at a soon-to-open brewery in Columbus, Ohio) a week's paid leave if they become rescue dog owners.

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Dead, Dying Bees Wash Ashore in Fla.]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:57:08 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/020717+bees+wash+up+in+naples.jpg
Thousands of dead and dying bees are washing up on a popular beach in Southern Florida. Naples beach goers had to watch where they stepped Tuesday after some people say they have been stung just along the shoreline, according to NBC affiliate WBBH-TV. "I've been stung a couple of times and at first, I didn't know what it was and then I realized and then I had an allergic reaction," said Naples resident Martha Duff.

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<![CDATA[Doctor Removes 130-Pound Tumor From Mississippi Man ]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:57:06 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/docGettyImages-71205638.jpg
A California doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a Mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he was just fat.Roger Logan, 57, had the non-cancerous growth removed on Jan. 31 at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, where he will remain for another week or so before returning to Gulfport, Mississippi.

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<![CDATA[Texas Family Finds Snake in Toilet, Then 23 More in Their Home]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:07:55 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-02-03-10h24m10s160.jpg
You can expect to find snakes in a Texas yard, in a pile of leaves or maybe in the garden. But the toilet is usually the last place to look. Usually. Abilene mother of five Cassie McFadden woke up to a surprise when her four-year-old son ran into the bedroom and informed her of a snake in their toilet. McFadden told a reporter for KRBC news she was forced to "hit it a few times, unfortunately." The incident made the family worry about what else may be lurking within their home. So McFadden's husband, Jason, took action.]]>
<![CDATA[California's Groundhog Is a Tortoise]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 03:36:25 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/livingdesertmojavemaxine.jpg
When is a groundhog a tortoise?It sounds like it might be a riddle from a whimsical storybook or some age-old philosophical question, the kind of brainteaser that makes us ponder the nature of animalia, nature, and the world.But here's the straightforward answer: A groundhog is a tortoise when Californians speak of Mojave Maxine, and not Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil, at the start of February.

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<![CDATA[Pet Python Stuck in Owner's Ear]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:04:28 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_snake0202_1500x845.jpg
A Portland woman rushed to the emergency room after her pet snake became stuck in her gauged earlobe.]]>
<![CDATA[Florida's Manatees Predict Different Super Bowl 51 Winner]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:23:34 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/HughSuperbowlPick_20170201_12.jpg
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium resident manatees Buffett and Hugh have been predicting the winner of the Super Bowl since 2008.Americans will bet $4.7 billion on Super Bowl 51 between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, according to an estimate released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association (AGA), marking an 11 percent rise from last year’s Super Bowl.Without analyzing the statistics and gameplay of both the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, which manatee should you place your bets on?

Photo Credit: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium]]>
<![CDATA[Anybody's Guess: Callers Offer Theories on Mystery Booms]]> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:30:23 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/7-6-16-Alhambra.jpg
NBC4 obtained calls of the more than 100 people who reported mysterious booms, bangs, gunshots, explosions, firecrackers and M-80s to the city of Alhambra from January through August, before the calls stopped. The calls and a map of the locations reported offer some insight into what residents were dealing with. The source of the sound is one of the city's biggest mysteries.

Photo Credit: Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News
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<![CDATA[Photos Show Cat's Amazing Transformation After Rescue]]> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:45:01 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sinbad+found.jpg
The cat named Sinbad was found in terrible condition by utilities workers in a Chicago basement last year

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<![CDATA[This Dutch Ad For a Pregnancy Test Has One Glaring Problem]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:01:00 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/PregoAd.jpg
The look of surprise and excitement on the faces of this couple in an advertisement for a pregnancy test would make sense if not for one bumpy issue.The ad by the Dutch company Predictor shows a happy couple reacting to a positive pregnancy test, except they would have to be the two most clueless people on the planet to not have already reached that conclusion themselves.The ad is tagged with the line, "When you need to know."The end result is that if "you need to know," you might want to get on that about seven months earlier than this couple did.

Photo Credit: Predictor
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<![CDATA[Friends, Legislators Fight to Save NY Family's Support Pig]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:08:41 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/StatenIslandPig_Wilbur.jpg
Wilbur is at the heart of conflict again, except this time he's not in a barnyard watching over "Charlotte's Web", he's on Staten Island.Reporters crowded the backyard of Cristy Matteo's Hylan Boulevard home. Friends, neighbors and fellow pig owners stood behind Matteo holding up homemade signs in support of the pig as she took her place at the podium. "Save Wilbur!" one sign said. 'Let Wilbur stay in his home!" read another.

Photo Credit: NBC New York]]>
<![CDATA[Jitney Bus Driver Busted for Dodging 653 Tolls: Cops]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:17:02 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/toll+evader.JPG
A New Jersey woman who drives a Jitney bus has been arrested for allegedly avoiding 653 tolls, amounting to more than $50,000 in unpaid tolls and fees.

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<![CDATA[Skittles On Highway Mystery]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:28:29 -0800 //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 assortment, made the situation even more curious.

Photo Credit: WTMJ-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Wyoming School Says No Guns for Grizzly Bears]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:18:41 -0800 //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, may need guns to fend off bears, but the school says that's not the case.]]>
<![CDATA[Elephants Play in Snow]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:50:21 -0800 //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 while they rolled and played in the snow.

Photo Credit: Oregon Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Black Dahlia Murder Anniversary: House Tied to Her Death]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:44:53 -0800 //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 //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 Chewbacca mask during labor, leaving the staff at Windsor Regional Hospital in stitches.

Photo Credit: Katie Stricker Curtis
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<![CDATA[Community Embraces Goat Neighbors]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:31:57 -0800 //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 //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 //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.]]>