<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Weird News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usSun, 23 Apr 2017 23:28:08 -0400Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:28:08 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[This NJ Virtual Reality Ride Will Have Your Skin Crawling]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:55:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/VR+ride+6_23332990.jpg
A New Jersey theme park is unveiling what it calls the world's tallest and fastest virtual reality drop ride that will prey on people's fears of heights and spiders.]]>
<![CDATA[Batter Up: Toddler Helps Older Brother Lose Tooth]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:07:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/loosetoothfeuerherd.jpg
Siblings are great, especially when they help you overcome your fears. That’s what happened to one little boy, whose loose tooth was so close, and yet so far, from falling out.

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<![CDATA[The Real Origin of '420']]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:26:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+420+ORIGINS+THUMB.jpg
There have been many myths about where the slang "420" originated from, but here's the real story behind the term.]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery in C: Who Stashed Gold Inside a British Piano?]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:32:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_17110502014108-british-piano-mystery.jpg
British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money.The school that owns the piano and...

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<![CDATA[NJ Man Spent Days Getting High in Home With Corpse: Police]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:39:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/man+lives+with+corpse.jpg
A 35-year-old New Jersey man is facing charges after a woman who lived with him died and he continued to reside with her corpse and use drugs for several days, police say.Hopatcong Police say Matthew...]]>
<![CDATA[Burglar Settles in for Nap After Preschool Break-in]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:20:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/New-Orleans-preschool-burglary.jpg
A burglar made himself at home in a New Orleans preschool this week, even making himself a bed out of stuffed toys, a mat and a blanket and settling in for the night, NBC News reported.New Orleans police...

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<![CDATA[New Hampshire Farm Lets You Do Yoga With Baby Goats]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:10:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/200*120/Screen+Shot+2017-04-18+at+1.40.45+PM.png
The latest fitness trend might just convince some people to slap on yoga pants, especially if they love baby animals.Jenness Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire, has gotten a lot of attention after introducing...]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain Lion Snatches Family Dog From Bedroom: Owner]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:59:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/0417-2017-PescaderoMtLionHome.jpg
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents on the Peninsula to lock and secure their homes after a women reported that a mountain lion attacked her dog in Pescadero, California.Deputies early...

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<![CDATA[Giant Easter Gator Breaks Into Family’s Porch]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:02:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/235*120/gator+on+porch.JPG
A 9-foot alligator gave a South Carolina family a scare Easter morning, but they managed to capture it all on video. Homeowner Steve Polston says they thought someone was breaking into their house when...]]>
<![CDATA[National Animal Cracker Day: Fun Facts]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:04:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+ANIMAL+CRACKER+FACTS+THUMB2.jpg
April 18 is National Animal Cracker Day. Here are some fun and surprising facts about the sweet treats.]]>
<![CDATA[Coachella Pickpocketer ID'd Thanks to 'Find My Phone': PD]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:28:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Coachella-Phones-Stolen-041717.jpg
One man was found to be carrying more than 100 stolen phones in his backpack at Coachella, police said.

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<![CDATA[Bloody Brawl Caught on Camera at SoCal Wal-Mart]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:40:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/208*120/walmart-fight-041617.JPG
A bloody fight that broke out inside a Wal-Mart in Hesperia, California, was caught on camera Saturday night.The fight left a man unconscious and prompted a hazmat cleanup, Victor Valley News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Upset Over Cleanups, Vandal Tags SEPTA Police Cars: Police]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:21:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Dorian+Murray+SEPTA+Vandalism+Grafitti.jpg
SEPTA police jokingly apologized to a 20-year-old man accused of tagging SEPTA police vehicles because he was upset that SEPTA removed his graffiti on their system.

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<![CDATA[The Buck Stops Here: Feuding Deer Caught on Camera]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:48:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DEER27.jpg
An Ohio police officer’s dash cam caught two deer run out from some trees, get up on their hind legs and scuffle. The fight didn’t last long before they put down their dukes and ran off.

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<![CDATA[Are Jerusalem's Easter Pilgrims Taking the Wrong Path?]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:09:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/485464721-Jerusalem-Orthodox-Via-Dolorosa.jpg
Christian pilgrims have retraced the last steps of Jesus Christ along Jerusalem's Via Dolorosa, but some scholars say he may have taken another route, NBC News reported.Dolorosa is traditionally believed to be...

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<![CDATA[Wild Ride: Horse Escapes Stable, Makes Way Across Philly]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:48:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/HorseRunaway.jpg
Philadelphia Police returned a horse to its owner after the animal got loose Friday morning and made its way across much of the city as a man gave chase on a bicycle.

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<![CDATA[Homeless Man Robbed NYC Churches to 'Get Back at God': DA]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:58:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ChurchesTempleBurglaryQueens.jpg
A homeless man faces burglary and hate crime charges after he allegedly robbed four churches, one of which he stole from three times, in Queens, New York, because of his hatred of God, according to...

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<![CDATA[Philadelphians, You Can Rent-a-Chicken]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:42:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/rent-a-chicken.jpg
Rent-A-Chicken, the America's first chicken rental business, has brought its services to our doorstep... literally.

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<![CDATA[Goose Chases Fox on Video]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:49:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_ANI_GOOSEVFOX_041217_2-149201885635400001.jpg
A police officer in Ogden, New York, captured footage of a goose chasing a fox. The goose flapped its wings and honked in order to show the fox to scare it away.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Finds Live Scorpion in Bag of Spinach]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:32:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/2017-04-10_2307.png
A live scorpion was sitting in a salad mix that a Chevy Chase, Maryland, couple bought from a Giant grocery store last week, the couple said.Shanmukha Pranay Rajeev Jerripothula said he and his wife bought...

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<![CDATA[Man Shatters World Record, Devours 255 Peeps in 5 Minutes]]> Sun, 09 Apr 2017 13:58:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/MattStoniePeeps.jpg
In the spirit of the Easter season, San Jose's Matt Stonie inhaled 255 Peeps Saturday on his way to smashing his previous world record.The competitive eating legend downed the copious amount of surgary...

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<![CDATA[10th Annual 'Peep Show' as Sweet as Ever]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:45:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/PeepThumb.jpg
Easter sweets are not just for eating at the Peep Show in Carroll County, Maryland.]]>
<![CDATA[Ohio Man Accused of Chasing Family Member With Hatchet]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:44:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Noel+Dawson.jpg
An Ohio man was arrested after he allegedly chased a family member with a hatchet.Noel E. Dawson, 63, of Toledo, was charged Tuesday with domestic violence, assault, criminal damaging, and failure to disclose...

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<![CDATA[Woman Gets Head Stuck in NYC Subway Doors, Nobody Helps]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:36:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/subwaycreatures.jpg
A woman somehow got her head wedged in the subway doors at the last stop in the Bronx earlier this week -- and once the video was posted on Instagram, it went viral as outraged New Yorkers blasted people...

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<![CDATA[Twitter User Hoping for a Year of Free Wendy's Nuggets]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:20:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_WENDYS_NUGGETS_040617-149150556921800001.jpg
A Twitter user asked Wendy's how many retweets he would need to earn free chicken nuggets for a year. Wendy's official Twitter account responded and now Carter Wilkinson is on a mission to get 18 million...]]>
<![CDATA[This Guy Needs 18M Retweets for a Year of Free Nuggets]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:20:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/wendys-GettyImages-80846912.jpg
A Twitter user is on a mission to get free Wendy's chicken nuggets for one year. All he needs is 18 million retweets, Wendy’s said.His quest began Wednesday, when user Carter Wilkerson tweeted at the fast food...

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<![CDATA[Bears Follow Scent of Steaks to NJ Man's Porch]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:59:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bear+new+jersey.jpg
After grilling a few steaks outside, a New Jersey man was visited by a family of bears stumbling upon his porch in Sussex County.

Photo Credit: Norm Goldfarb]]>