<![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 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 06:37:49 -0400 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 06:37:49 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Close Call for Officer Trying to Save Skunk]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:50:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011414158_1200x675_497679427571.jpg
Officer Merlin Taylor in suburban Detroit was cruising around when he saw a skunk trapped in a yogurt container.]]>
<![CDATA[Flying Upside Down Over Illinois, Skydivers Break Record]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:38:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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["Free the Nipple" Supporters Coming to New Hampshire]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:15:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/182*120/GettyImages-475740032.jpg
Supporters of the "Free the Nipple" campaign plan to hold a topless sit-in for women on New Hampshire's Hampton Beach.

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<![CDATA[Meth Pills Were in In-n-Out Drink, Man Claims in Lawsuit]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:27:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/168*120/innoutmeth.jpg
In-n-Out Burger has been sued by a man who alleges he found meth in his drink, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles. Two capsules allegedly found at the bottom of the cup later tested positive for meth.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of G. Patrick Connors III]]>
<![CDATA[Officer Watches Bank Robber Fleeing in Cab Get Stuck in Traffic]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:26:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/218*120/PNC+Bank+Dekalb+Pike+KOP.JPG
An officer stuck in traffic near a Montgomery County shopping center spotted a man darting to a cab at the same moment that a bank robbery call went out.

Photo Credit: Google Street View]]>
<![CDATA[Grandma Drove Getaway Car for Teen]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:27:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/steering+wheel+generic.jpg
Police have arrested a northern New Jersey grandmother who they say acted as the getaway driver for her grandson and his friend after a home robbery. Shortly after Monday's theft, officers received a tip...]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders' Candidacy Inspires Merch]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:15:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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

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<![CDATA[Owner of Cremated Remains Comes Forward]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:11:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cremated+Remains+Found+Philadelphia+Linda+Upshur.jpg
A mystery in North Philadelphia has been solved after the owner of a woman's cremated remains that were found in an empty lot came forward.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Records 'Upskirt' Video of Woman at Walmart: Police ]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:53:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Walmart-Peeping-Tom.jpg
A man was arrested after police say he was caught on camera secretly recording a video up a woman’s skirt at a South Jersey Walmart.]]>
<![CDATA[Serial Robber Wears Ugly Sweater During Heist]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:08:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Animal+Sweater+Delaware+Bank+Robber.jpg
A serial bank robber in Delaware wore a unique outfit during one of three heists – two at the same bank – over the past few months.

Photo Credit: Surveillance image released by Delaware State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Finds Cremated Remains in Philly Lot]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:13:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cremated+Remains+Found+Philadelphia+Linda+Upshur.jpg
The startling discovery of a woman’s cremated remains has led to a mystery in Philadelphia.]]>
<![CDATA[Thief Uses Stolen Polka-Dotted Mini Cooper to Steal Bikes]]> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:26:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Stolen+Mini+Stealing+Bikes.png
For the past three days, John Caulfield's flamboyant Mini Cooper has drawn the ire of bicyclists in Southwest Center City and Bella Vista. But not for the reason you think.

Photo Credit: Surveillance Video
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<![CDATA[Tooth-Shaped Balloon Mascot Gets Loose, Flies Away]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:13:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Thief Swipes 10 Chain Saws from South Jersey Artist]]> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:53:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/USE+Brian+Ackley+Ackmonster+Chainsaw+Art+Theft+Burglary+Chainsaws.jpg
Brian "Ackmonster" Ackley, the South Jersey "chain saw artist" who recently used his skills to help his fellow New Jersey residents save trees downed in storms, isn’t too concerned with the person who stole his...

Photo Credit: Ackmonsters Chainsaw Art/Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Alligator Taken Into Police Custody on NYC Street Dies]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:11:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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.

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<![CDATA[Flying Bugs Appear as Storm on TX Weather Radar]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:00:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 15:30:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Snakes Take Over Texas Property]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:38:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/191*120/dead+copperhead+snakes.JPG
A North Texas family says hundreds of copperhead snakes roam their Weatherford property at night. Vicki Barnett has a hard time going to sleep knowing copperhead snakes surround her home.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Thirsty Burglar Steals Juice From Day Care]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:08:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Camden-County-Juice-Burglar.jpg
Police are searching for an apparently thirsty burglar who was caught on surveillance video stealing juice from a day care center in Camden.]]>
<![CDATA[Bombshell Discovery: Bazooka Shell Found in Storm Drain]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:16:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 08:50:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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...

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<![CDATA[Lightning Strikes 2 NJ Troopers on GS Parkway]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:58:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/237*120/New+Jersey+State+Police+Troopers+Struck+Lightning+Garden+state+Parkway.JPG
As isolated storms struck South Jersey Tuesday afternoon, lightning struck two New Jersey State Police vehicles along the Garden State Parkway.

Photo Credit: NBC10 - Ted Greenberg]]>
<![CDATA[Foal Born with Patch That Looks Like Its Own Shadow]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:03:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Modern Day Cinderella? Woman Shoplifts, Loses Shoe]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:00:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Kmart+shoe+Shoplifter+Theft+Woman.JPG
An alleged thief put an interesting spin on the Cinderella Story earlier this month.

Photo Credit: Surveillance image released by Gloucester Township Police
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<![CDATA[Wedding Whopper: Joel Burger, Ashley King Tie the Knot]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 04:54:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 18:11:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Woman Tries to Undress on I-95: Police]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 06:20:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/185*120/Aramingo+Avenue+Incident1.JPG
Police responded to not one, but two incidents of a female disrobing in public in Philadelphia Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Tiny Homes in NJ]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:01:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tiny+home+movement.jpg
The growing "tiny home" movement may be ready to take root in the suburbs of New York City, where some of the highest housing prices in the nation exist.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Japanese Hotel Replaces Staff With Robots]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:51:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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]]>