<![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-usMon, 21 Aug 2017 07:52:31 -0400Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:52:31 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[First DC Corpse Flower Begins to Bloom; 2 More Ready]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:31:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/RBotanicalGarden.jpg
The first of three corpse flowers in Washington, D.C., started blooming late Saturday night, and two more of the stinky blossoms are still waiting to go.Three corpse flowers, also called "the stinky plant,"...

Photo Credit: United States Botanical Garden
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<![CDATA[Man Proposes to Girlfriend Inside Sand-Made Taj Mahal]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:35:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/TheBikiniBoys+Taj+Mahal+2.JPG
A man proposed to his girlfriend inside of a Taj Mahal made out of sand on the Jersey Shore this weekend.The groom-to-be, Amit, contacted The Bikini Boys (of sand sculpture Chris Christie fame) and asked...

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Spraying Manure on Border Patrol Car]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:30:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Olympians Share Their Most Embarrassing School Memories]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:23:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[7 Total Eclipse Driving Tips]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:42:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 11:47:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Shot in Back, Victim Drives Self to Philly Police Station]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:32:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/West+Philadelphia+Man+Shot+Police+Station.JPG
A shooting victim managed to drive himself more than a mile to a police station to get help.

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<![CDATA[Police Find Gator in AC Motel Pool During Drug Bust]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:47:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AC+Hotel+Gator.jpg
The search was in connection to the investigation of the death of Adam O'Gara who died from a drug overdose on April 22, 2016 in Egg Harbor Township.

Photo Credit: Atlantic City Police Department
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<![CDATA[Megabus Marriage: Lucky Couple Ties Knot on Bus]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:41:09 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/megabus+wedding+contest+winners.JPG
The lucky newlyweds tied the knot after winning the “Marry Me on a Megabus” contest.]]>
<![CDATA[Guy Purposely Crashes Into Funeral Home: Police]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:51:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Fluehr+Funeral+Home+Crash.JPG
A driver smashed into a Northeast Philadelphia funeral home after getting into an argument with a woman Friday night, Philadelphia police said.

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<![CDATA[Video: BMW Plunges 7 Floors Off Texas Parking Deck]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:40:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/austin-garage-fall-motion.gif
Security cameras were rolling when a BMW plunged off a Texas parking deck, nearly crushing an SUV on the ground below.The incident happened in an Austin alley on July 13.The driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe...

Photo Credit: Austin PD]]>
<![CDATA[Largest Catfish Catch in Delaware's History]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:22:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/182*120/Jordan+Chelton+Record+Catfish+Delaware.JPG
An angler caught the largest catfish ever in the state of Delaware, breaking the record of a catch that occurred just a few months prior.

Photo Credit: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control]]>
<![CDATA[Seriously, These Horizontal Lines Are Perfectly Straight]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:33:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 09:31:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[DUI Suspect Drives to Police Station Since It's 'Safe' Place]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:25:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Sean+McCullough+DUI+Upper+Darby+police+composite.jpg
Police in Delaware County say a drunken driver pulled into a police station, telling officers he wanted to be in a "safe" place.

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<![CDATA[NYC-Scented Luxury Candle Sparks Speculation Online]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:30:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[NYC Bakery Sends Internet Trolls’ Hate Back on Cakes]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:36:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 10:13:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Mystery Solved: Why a Va. Driver Dressed as a Car Seat]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:38:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 17:52:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 10:17:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[5 Things You Need to Know About the Total Solar Eclipse]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:33:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 09:18:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Power Tool Needed to Remove Spinner Stuck On Finger]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:21:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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.]]>