<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usWed, 31 Aug 2016 02:32:06 -0400Wed, 31 Aug 2016 02:32:06 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Scientists Find Evidence Dogs Understand Human Language]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:01:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/dog+costume.PNG
Can our dogs understand the things we say? Scientists say they have proof that our pups can understand human language. NBC10 National Correspondent Erica Edwards has more.

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<![CDATA[Swim With Wife Leads to $50 Fine]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:56:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/pool-generic-drowning-042216.jpg
A 69-year-old former postal worker and his wife are among the non-Jewish residents of a New Jersey condominium complex frustrated by rules that limit mixed-sex swimming to two hours per day Sunday through...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Turns Dog Into Lion to Protect Property]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:11:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/234*120/lion+dog.JPG
A woman in Oregon bought a red wig for her giant English mastiff to make him look like a lion so he could protect her property.

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<![CDATA[Meth Dog Works at Rehab Center]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:57:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/meth-dog--rehab-082516.PNG
A Chihuahua named Jack Sparrow, who was once hospitalized and put through rehab after vets found meth in his system, now serves as a comforting pup to patients recovering from alcohol and drug abuse, his...

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<![CDATA[Rap Video to Welcome 4th Graders]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:46:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/217*120/reed0823.png
Dwayne Reed, a fourth-grade teacher in suburban Chicago, created a song to replace the typical "Welcome Back" newsletters the school gives out to introduce himself to his students.
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<![CDATA[Cops Stumble Upon Gator in Tub ]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:57:18 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/gator+in+tub.jpg
Police responding to a call about a burglary at a Staten Island home encountered an unusual suspect — a three-foot-long alligator, and it was in the bathtub. The reptile was hanging out in the empty tub...

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<![CDATA[6-Ton Potato Spotted on NY's Hudson River]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:10:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/potato+hudson.jpg
If you happened to see a giant potato being hauled on a barge on the Hudson River Wednesday, your eyes were not deceiving you. The 6-ton spud, resting atop a tractor-trailer on a barge pulled by a tugboat, has...

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<![CDATA[Toddler Pot Video Leads to Arrests]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:07:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_pottoddler0823_1920x1080.jpg
Idaho authorities arrested two women after video showing them blowing marijuana smoke into a toddler's face surfaced on Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Man Trying to Impress Woman Winds up Stuck Between Buildings]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:47:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Puittsburgh+stuck+Between+Buildings.jpg
Crews free man stuck between buildings after bid to impress.

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<![CDATA[Koko the Gorilla Jams With Flea From Red Hot Chili Peppers]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:49:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/2016-08-23_8-46-00.jpg
Most people know by now that 45-year-old Koko the gorilla, born at the San Francisco Zoo, knows sign language.

But who knew she could play bass guitar?

Photo Credit: The Gorilla Foundation
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<![CDATA[Canada Escorts 1,500 Illegal Rafters Back to US]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:12:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP928265253774_opt.jpg
Canadian authorities said Monday that the Coast Guard and police in Sarnia, in southwestern Ontario, had to rescue almost 1,500 U.S. citizens Sunday after their rafts, boats and inner tubes were blown ashore by...

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<![CDATA[Every Baby Born on Elena Delle Donne's Golden Day Gets Nikes]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:27:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Elena+Delle+Donne+Baby+Nikes+Medal.jpg
One of Delaware’s most famous athletes took home gold at the Rio Olympics and that means each baby born in her hometown hospital is taking home a pair of sweet sneakers.

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<![CDATA[Allyson Felix Gave English Gardner Her Shoes Before Win]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:16:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/FelixGardner.jpg
Veteran U.S. track star Allyson Felix helped her team achieve gold by sharing a pair of her fluorescent yellow Nike shoes with teammate English Gardner.]]>
<![CDATA[Discus Thrower Hurls Olympic Village Cheeseburger]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:50:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-484521046.jpg
Things are starting to get a bit weird in the Olympic Village. Now that a lot of the athletes’ events are over and they have some time on their hands, well, strange things can happen.

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<![CDATA[Driver Crashes Mercedes During Test Drive]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:24:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Arlington+Mercedes.jpg
A person test-driving a Mercedes-Benz struck four other cars in the parking lot of a Virginia dealership Friday morning, sending the luxury vehicle on its side.

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<![CDATA[Strangers Attend Woman's Funeral]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:03:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/gesner_caskets_020.jpg
About 30 people have paid their respects to a woman they never met after responding to a call for attendees for a Hudson Valley, New York, funeral at which no one was expected to show up.The Journal News...

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<![CDATA[Race Walker Finishes 50K Despite Stomach Problems]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:38:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-591943090.jpg
France's Yohann Diniz was praised for his courage after suffering a series of unfortunate incidents during the mens 50 km walk race at the Rio Olympics.Diniz, who is the world-record holder for the 50 km, felt...

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<![CDATA[Lolo Jones' Mom Dreaming of a Bolt Baby]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:17:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-591643794.jpg
The spectators cheer on Usain Bolt. The fellow athletes flock to take selfies with him whenever possible. And the moms, well, they want him to get married.

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<![CDATA[Trapped Robbers Plead for Help]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:36:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/robbers+trapped.jpg
When a pair of armed robbers barreled into a cellphone store in New Jersey demanding money and phones, they clearly didn't realize how quickly the manager would turn the tables on them, as evidenced by...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Stabbed in Face-Biting Home]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:47:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/081616+Austin+Harrouff+John+Joseph+Stevens+Michelle+Karen+Mishcon.jpg
The neighbor who tried to help a Tequesta couple who were killed in Monday's face-biting attack has been released from the hospital.Jeff Fisher was released from the hospital Thursday and is home with family...

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<![CDATA['Flying Bum': World's Largest AirshipTakes Maiden Voyage]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:45:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AIRLANDER_GettyImages-591547252.jpg
The world's largest aircraft has taken off on its maiden flight, NBC News reported.The 302-foot-long "Airlander 10" is filled with 1.3 million cubic feet of helium, can reach an altitude of up to 16,000 feet...

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<![CDATA[Spotted in Rio: Celebrity Doppelgangers ]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 23:42:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bolt-williams.jpg
Check out these athletes from the Rio Olympics and their celebrity look-a-likes!

Photo Credit: Usain Bolt and Michael K. Williams.]]>
<![CDATA[7-Eleven's Slurpee BYO Cup Day ]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:05:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DSC00217_EDITEDbyocup.jpg
Customers can bring in any size container and fill it with their favorite Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Aug. 19 and Saturday Aug. 20 for only $1.50.

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<![CDATA[Man Sees Burglars Steal His Car, Tracks Them Down]]> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 06:54:40 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/police+generic3.jpg
Two thieves didn't get far with their spoils after a Bucks County man spotted them leaving his house in his car and helped lead police to their whereabouts.

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<![CDATA[The 'Poopening': Roomba Spreads Feces All Over Home]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:56:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Jesse+Newton+Roomba+Poop.jpg
Oh the horror. That’s how one man described the events that unfolded when his Roomba ran over dog poop, spreading a 25-foot trail of feces throughout his house.In a Facebook post, Jesse Newton said his...

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