<![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-usSat, 25 Mar 2017 07:56:23 -0400Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:56:23 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mortician May Have Fake Credentials]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:19:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Jonathan-Ryan.jpg
A Connecticut man is accused of hacking the system of a mortuary science school and forging paperwork that would qualify him as a licensed mortician, according to court documents. Jonathan Ryan, 22, was charged

Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:13:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Brooklyn+Park+Popeyes+Death.jpg
Police in New Hampshire are looking for a man who allegedly broke a glass door at a Popeye's Chicken after he was told his order wouldn't be ready for another five to 10 minutes.Salem police said an older man...
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<![CDATA[New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:26:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-528392918.jpg
From college students to TV anchors, everyone’s trying out the latest Internet craze.

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<![CDATA[What Do Russians Dream About? Putin, Among Other Things]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:25:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615648564.jpg
Vladimir Putin is everywhere in his country's public life. Now it turns out the president is even gracing ordinary Russians' dreams, NBC News reported.A web search engine said the strongman was the only...

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<![CDATA[Man Films 'Never-Ending' Gator Parade in South Florida]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:18:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/17211880_1366410816738053_6562114182429541711_o.jpg
A Florida wildlife photographer captured a seemingly infinite procession of alligators in South Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve.Photographer Bobby Wummer filmed the half-hour parade of gators...

Photo Credit: Bobby Wummer
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<![CDATA[Philly Opossum Stars in 'Lucky' Photo Shoot]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:25:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Opossum+Saint+Paddy%27s+Photoshoot+copy.jpg
Gary the Trash Cat, a West Philadelphia domesticated opossum who loves being photographed, returns to the spotlight for a lucky photo shoot ahead of Saint Patrick's Day.

Photo Credit: Katy DiSanto]]>
<![CDATA[Speeding Amtrak Train Blasts NY Commuters With Snow]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:44:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/amtrak+slow+mo+-+01001311_WNBC_000000015462035.jpg
Amtrak commuters waiting to get to New York's Penn Station from Rhinecliff Wednesday morning likely never imagined just how huge a wave of snow an approaching train could kick up.
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<![CDATA['Dr. Seuss' Plant Found by Texas Park Ranger, Explained]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:00:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/texas-parks-wildlife-atlanta-state-park.jpg
Texas park rangers at Atlanta State Park, southwest of Texarkana, shared a photo showing a pink and white fluffy ball on the park's Facebook page Tuesday.The post, which has been shared more than...

Photo Credit: Atlanta State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife]]>
<![CDATA[Humpback Whales Mysteriously Organize in Super Groups: Study]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:16:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/humpback-whales.jpg
Some humpback whales are starting to gather in larger-than-usual groups, but scientists aren't sure why, according to a new study published earlier this month.Typically, these whales are considered solitary...

Photo Credit: Jean Tresfon via PLOS
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<![CDATA[Traveler Caught with About 80 Reptiles in Suitcase]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:55:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/snake.jpg
A Czech citizen traveling back from South Africa was caught at the Vienna Airport trying to smuggle about 80 reptiles in his suitcase.]]>
<![CDATA[Both in One Name: N.J. College Student Links Alexa and Siri]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:43:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AlexaSeary.jpg
A Stockton University student from South Jersey has a unique distinction. Alexa Seary's name is synonymous with both of the most popular voice-command devices in the world.

Photo Credit: Alexa Seary
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<![CDATA[McDonald's Worker Leaps Out Drive-Thru to Help Driver]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:27:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/031417+doral+mcdonalds+worker+drive-thru.jpg
A South Florida McDonald's worker jumped into action to save the life of an off-duty police officer Tuesday.What started as a regular breakfast order at a McDonald's in Doral quickly turned into an emergency...]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Mom Plays in Snow Dressed as T-Rex]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:41:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000019830066_1200x675_898274883960.jpg
A Philly mom decided to spend her snow day dressed as a T-Rex. Simi Chung put on the costume to play in the snow with her daughter.]]>
<![CDATA[Boaty McBoatface: New Sub Gets Popular Name]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:50:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ALR-Boaty-McBoatface-2.jpg
British officials didn't want to name a polar research ship "Boaty McBoatface," but they had no problem giving the name to a new submarine, NBC News reported. Last year, the British government agency...

Photo Credit: National Oceanography Centre]]>
<![CDATA[$164K in Cocaine Found in Man's 'Snug' Pants at NYC Airport]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:24:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/cocaine+legs+customs.jpg
A man returning to New York from the Dominican Republic was arrested after customs authorities found about 10 pounds of cocaine worth $164,000 in his pants when he landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport

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<![CDATA[Watch Kids Adorably Interrupt Live TV Interview]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:08:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/154664086-bbc-generic.jpg
Two children who waltzed into a live TV interview about a very serious matter of world affairs became a viral video sensation Friday. The precocious pair walked into a BBC interview with Pusan National...

Photo Credit: Getty Images, File
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<![CDATA[Daylight Saving Time Fun Facts]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:37:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/DST+Clock.jpg
Daylight Saving is upon us and that means losing an hour of sleep this weekend. Here are some interesting facts to think about as we spring the clocks forward.

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<![CDATA[Doctors Remove 140-Pound Tumor from Pa. Woman]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:41:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000019741713_1200x675_894339139514.jpg
It was like a huge weight was lifted, and that's because it was. A Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, woman lost 140 pounds when a surgeon removed a massive tumor from her body.]]>
<![CDATA[Early Warm-Up Causing Problems for Pet Owners]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:49:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000019741178_1200x675_894303299668.jpg
Those at local animal shelters say our region's early warm-up created a surge in animal births. The warm weather is also letting fleas and other nuisance bugs run rampant. NBC10 Jersey Shore Reporter...]]>
<![CDATA[Pregnant Woman Awards Subway Rider Trophy for Giving Up Seat]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:55:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/statuesubwaydecentdude.jpg
A pregnant commuter in New York awarded a fellow subway rider a statue for being the first man during her two pregnancies to give up his seat for her.

Photo Credit: Yvonne Lin via Instagram
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<![CDATA[Inside Abandoned Chester County Asylum]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:24:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Embreeville+hospital+Th.jpg
Hidden some 40 miles west of Philadelphia, sits the sprawling 225-acre campus of the abandoned Embreeville State hospital. Take a haunting tour.

Photo Credit: Chaz Pozzi]]>
<![CDATA[7 Water Main Breaks in 1 NJ City in 1 Night]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:51:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/water+tap+generic.jpg
Authorities are trying to figure out what caused more than a half-dozen water mains to break in one New Jersey city overnight.

Photo Credit: Consumer Bob]]>
<![CDATA[Ice Marathon Brings Over 200 to Siberia]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:41:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ICE+MARATHON.jpg
200 runners from across the globe ran in the 13th annual Baikal Ice Marathan on Tuesday in the Irkutsk region of Russia.]]>
<![CDATA[Arkansas Student Prove Sobriety by Juggling During Stop]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 03:07:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_juggler0307a_1500x845.jpg
Blayk Puckett went the extra mile for Sgt. Keith McKay of the University of Central Arkansas police. Puckett decided to pull out his juggling pins and put on a show to prove his sobriety after he was pulled over...]]>
<![CDATA[Cat-astrophe! Big Rig Wreck Leaves Kitty Litter on Pa. Road]]> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:55:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/206*120/Route+222+Spring+Township.JPG
A crashed tractor-trailer spilled kitty litter all over a Berks County highway Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[April the Giraffe Has 'Active Night,' Not Pleased With Vet]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:09:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/april+giraffe+new+1.JPG
The pregnant giraffe at an upstate New York zoo has been on edge for days, with agitation brought on by her kicking calf and the cold weather that’s kept her cooped up inside. Thankfully, April’s handlers said...
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<![CDATA[Social Media Erupts Over Vintage Gun Seized by Police]]> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:03:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Baltimore+PD+Gun.jpg
Baltimore police arrested a 36-year-old man Wednesday during a traffic stop after recovering a loaded handgun and drugs inside the vehicle.Keith Gladden had a prior arrest record and was taken into custody for...

Photo Credit: Baltimore Police Department
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<![CDATA[Pregnant Woman's Giraffe Cam Spoof Goes Viral]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:14:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/pregnant+woman+giraffe+split.jpg
As tens of millions of people across the world wait with baited breath for the birth of April the giraffe's fourth calf, some are taking their fandom to the next level. A pregnant South Carolina woman posted a...

Photo Credit: NBCNewYork/Erin Dietrich
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<![CDATA[An Omen? Zoo Finds Young Giraffe Imprint in April's Pen]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:15:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/april+through+bars.jpg
As tens of millions of fans across the globe await the most-anticipated giraffe birth in recent memory -- or ever -- the upstate New York zoo home to the now-famous April says her adorers may not have to...

Photo Credit: Erica Davies
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<![CDATA[Wicked Cardboard Sleds Hit Slopes at Jack Frost ]]> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:45:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/cardboard+classic+ro2ckin%27+gorilla.jpg
Morning radio show Preston & Steve brought back their annual sledding competition this year. The 2017 Cardboard Classic -- hosted at Jack Frost Ski Resort in Pennsylvania -- showcased the most eccentric...

Photo Credit: The Preston & Steve Show on 93.3 WMMR]]>