<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:13:25 -0400 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:13:25 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Little Bulldog Scares Away Bears]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:55:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Bulldog_Chases_Bears_Away_1200x675_538106435917.jpg
Dogs are loyal pets. This statement rings true for a 20-pound French bulldog when a surveillance video caught the pup chasing away two bears from his owner's property Friday, police said. In one of the...]]>
<![CDATA[SF More Expensive During Gold Rush]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18:43:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GoldPanningGeneric_0608.jpg
San Francisco’s tech boom may be the cause of rising rents in the city, but, apparently, it’s nothing compared to the cost of living in California during the Gold Rush. In 1859, as men flocked to the San...

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<![CDATA[Temple Professor is Also a Rapper]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:02:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Aaron+%28Ben%29+Smith+Temple+Professor+Rapper.jpg
Last month in class, Aaron Smith noticed his students were in a slump, so he decided to rap for them to wake them up and make them more engaged.

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<![CDATA[Guests Billed For Not Showing up to Wedding]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:23:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/baker_jessica.jpg
Jessica Baker got a bill for $79.50 after she and her husband had to skip out on a friend's wedding, NBC affiliate KARE reported. The night of the wedding, Baker got a call from her mom. "She called at...

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<![CDATA[Bees Swarm Sheriff's Patrol Car]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:18:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bees6.jpg
A semi-truck hauling honey bees overturned Tuesday afternoon in Oklahoma. The truck's trailer broke open, dumping millions of bees and their bee hive boxes onto Interstate 35 in Pauls Valley. A sheriff's...

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<![CDATA[250 Cats Compete in Beauty Contest]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:33:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/AP_400653531234-cats.jpg
In Bucharest, Romania, more than 250 cats -- including cats of the Sphynx, Russian Blue and Devon Rex varieties -- competed in the international cat beauty show.

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<![CDATA[Why You're More Likely to Die Duck-Facing Than Swimming]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:06:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480270988SHARKSELFIE92315.jpg
If you thought selfies were safe, think again. You’re more likely to die snapping a selfie than in a shark attack, according to an analysis by Mashable. So far this year, eight people have died as a result...

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<![CDATA[Pumpkins, Squash and Lots of Cocaine]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:25:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Pumpkin+Cocaine+Haul+363lbs.jpg
Federal authorities seized $6 million worth of cocaine, which is one of Philadelphia’s largest cocaine seizures.

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<![CDATA[Harvard Lets Students Rent Picasso Prints]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:26:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-94953700.jpg
Harvard University students will be given the chance to rent valuable original prints from artists like Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol. The Student Print Rental Program run by the Harvard...

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<![CDATA[Presidential Candidates Age in Portrait Simulation]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:36:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/presidential-candidates-aged-SPLITSCREEN.jpg
It is said that presidents age faster during while serving in the White House. In this simulation, a communications company generated the aging of 2016 presidential candidates if they served two...

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<![CDATA[Bird Strike = Emergency Landing]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:15:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Plane-With-Damaged-Window-L.jpg
A plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Monday evening after a bird struck its windshield, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: 'Pizza Rat' in NYC Subway]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:22:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/subway+pizza+rat.jpg
Video showing a rat lugging a giant slice of pizza down a staircase at a Manhattan subway stop appears to be resonating with an audience of fascinated New Yorkers as #pizzarat trends on social media. The...
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<![CDATA[Single City Hall Bedbug Will Cost Philly $2,500]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 17:19:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly+City+Hall+Bedbug.jpg
The discovery of a bedbug inside an office in Philadelphia City Hall prompted officials to send workers home so exterminators could fumigate.

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<![CDATA['Hallelujah': Philly Jesus Baptizes Man in Love Park]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 11:11:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/198*120/Philly+Jesus+Love+Park+Baptism.JPG
The Christian believer known as "Philly Jesus," who roams Philadelphia dressed in a robe with long hair and carrying a shepherd's cane, baptized a man in the fountain in Love Park on Wednesday night, and says it...]]>
<![CDATA[Oscar Mayer Debuts Bacon-Lover's Dating App]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:38:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/sizzle-1.jpg
The Sizzl app allows users to upload a photo and set their personal bacon preference (do you like it crispy?). It's free to download for iOS devices and offers some features, including, profiles of fellow bacon...
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<![CDATA['Remember Me?' Mom's Video to Son Goes Viral]]> Sat, 19 Sep 2015 18:21:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/delco+mom+facebook+post+to+son+in+college+viral+ann+pinto+mccarney.jpg
Liam McCarney may have started college last month a couple hours away from his parents' Delaware County home -- but the 18-year-old freshman can't avoid his mom, thanks to social media.

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<![CDATA[Philly Priest Builds Elaborate Lego Replica of Vatican]]> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:40:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/PriestLegos.jpg
A model of the Vatican built entirely out of Legos is now on display at The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia's science museum. It took the Rev. Bob Simon 10 months and half-a-million Legos to create the...]]>
<![CDATA[Judge: Seized Wine Can't Be Sold to Benefit Hospital]]> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:39:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/wine_bottles_generic.jpg
A Pennsylvania judge is rejecting a hospital's bid to sell about 1,350 bottles of confiscated wine as a fundraiser.

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<![CDATA[Confused Deer Leaps Through Hotel Glass Window]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:14:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/deer-window.jpg
Surveillance cameras captured a deer crashing through a window and running down the hallways of a hotel in Nebraska.]]>
<![CDATA[South Florida Campus Warned About Serial Foot-Sniffer in Library ]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:54:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/193*120/091415+fiu+foot+fetish+suspect.jpg
A South Florida college campus is on high alert, as a serial foot-sniffer is on the prowl. The Florida International University Police Department said a man has been crawling underneath tables at the FIU...

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<![CDATA[Cliff Collapses During Pool Time]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:42:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bluffcollapse-091115_5.jpg
As San Diego Fire-Rescue officials investigated a bluff collapse in La Jolla Friday several people watched the activity while floating in a backyard pool in California. San Diego Lifeguards had the beach...

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<![CDATA[Zoo Sells Artwork Made by Animals to Raise Money for Conservation]]> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:02:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ParrotBrock-sm.jpg
The Oakland Zoo is raising money for conservation by auctioning artwork created by giraffes, bats, elephants and other resident animals. Thirty-two works of art by more than 20 species are on auction on eBay.

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<![CDATA[Python Bites Into Bug Museum Employee and Won't Let Go]]> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 11:02:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_snake_1500x845.jpg
A 10-foot-long Burmese python bites onto a keeper's leg and won't let go.]]>
<![CDATA[This Pup Makes Riding a Mechanical Bull Look Easy]]> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 14:49:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/NC_bullridingdog0904.jpg
Hailey, a mechanical bull-riding cattle dog, is winning fans at the Montana State Fair.]]>