<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Weird News]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-usSun, 19 Aug 2018 11:24:20 -0400Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:24:20 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Whale Flips NJ Fishermen's Boat, Tossing Them Into Ocean]]> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:23:10 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/fisherman+thrown+water+whale.jpg
Whale one, New Jersey fishermen zero.A whale capsized their boat in the waters off Long Branch on Thursday, officials said.The fishermen were about 50 yards off the beach when the mammal flipped their boat...

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<![CDATA[Bright Red Outdoor Urinals Pop Up in Paris]]> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:04:02 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/paris-potty.jpg
The City of Lights has debuted an especially flashy new way to curtail public urination: bright red eco-toilets for those on the go. Industrial designer Faltazi created the waterless urinal, called...

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<![CDATA[You (Or Will Smith) Could Be the New Voice of SEPTA]]> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:49:48 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/SEPTa+Buses+Generic+SEPTA+Lined+Up.jpg
SEPTA wants you to be hearing voices when you ride. And, you can help the transit agency pick its newest (celebrity) announcer.

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<![CDATA[Critter McCool Removes Massive Hives From Pa. Business]]> Fri, 10 Aug 2018 07:54:06 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/190*120/Honey+Bees+Hive.JPG
A new business is creating quite the *buzz* after the new owner found two massive beehives inside. Critter McCool was called in to remove the hives.

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<![CDATA[75 Goats, Sheep Escape NJ Livestock Auction, Go for a Stroll]]> Fri, 10 Aug 2018 06:20:25 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Hackettstown+Sheep+11.jpg
If you're passing through Hackettstown on Thursday, beware of the goats and sheep -- lots of them. Potentially dozens of the animals are still loose after an escape Wednesday night.

Photo Credit: Hackettstown PD]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Police Chief Buys Cocaine Online, Prosecutor Says]]> Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:26:32 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/08-09-18+Michael+Coppola.jpg
The police chief of the Palisades Parkway Police Department has been arrested, accused of ordering cocaine online.

Photo Credit: Bergen County Prosecutor]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Lobster Named After Bon Jovi]]> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 08:36:20 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bon-jovi-lobster.jpg
There's Bon Jovi the rock star and then there's Bon Jovi the rock lobster.

Photo Credit: Stew Leonard’s Wines and Spirits]]>
<![CDATA[Philly's Newest Diner (Literally) Rolled Into Town Friday]]> Fri, 03 Aug 2018 21:42:10 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Wayne+Junction+Diner+Moving+In+to+Philly+LG.gif
A 1950s Mountain View diner traveled from Willimantic, Connecticut, to Berkley Street in Philadelphia. There, it will reopen as the Wayne Junction Diner after restaurant, located across from Wayne Junction...

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<![CDATA[New Jersey Officers Rescue Deer in Pool]]> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:31:12 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Officers_Rescue_Deer_in_Pool.jpg
An unexpected guest took a dip in a private pool in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, prompting officers to rescue the animal. The deer didn't run off and even posed for photos with the officers.]]>
<![CDATA[Bigfoot Lumbers Into Virginia Congressional Race]]> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 11:57:51 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/bigfoot-candidate.jpg
Bigfoot is now a campaign issue in a Virginia race for U.S. Congress.Democratic candidate Leslie Cockburn took to Twitter on Sunday to accuse her Republican opponent Denver Riggleman of being a “devotee...

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<![CDATA[7-Foot Boa Constrictor on the Loose in Montgomery County]]> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 07:41:40 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Red+Tail+Boa.jpg
"Vinnie," a 10-year-old boa constrictor missing from his Montgomery County home, has residents on edge in a small community.

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<![CDATA[Naked Exerciser Thought Planet Fitness Was 'Judgment-Free Zone,' Police Say ]]> Tue, 24 Jul 2018 12:28:32 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/stagno3.jpg
A man accused of stripping naked before working out at a New Hampshire Planet Fitness reportedly told arresting officers he thought the gym was a "judgment-free zone."Plaistow police Capt.

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<![CDATA[Oh Baby! Dad Makes Grab for the Ages at Phillies Game]]> Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:41:54 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/223*120/Phillies+Dad+Baby+Home+Run+Catch.JPG
The Phillies might have come up short Monday night but one father hit a home run with his amazing catch.

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<![CDATA[Woman Finds Baby Gator Within Feet of Her Delco Home]]> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:46:41 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Baby+Alligator+Rescued.jpg
A Pennsylvania woman who was admiring a turtle in her backyard got a surprise when she spotted an alligator just a few feet away.

Photo Credit: Prospect Park Police Department Facebook
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<![CDATA[2-Year-Old Plays Catch With Dog Over Fence]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:47:51 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TWITTER+DOG+VIDEO.00_00_08_14.Still003THUMB.jpg
This cute Twitter video that has gone viral shows a little 2-year-old playing catch with a neighbor's dog over their fence. The dog and child play together every time they're both outside at the same time.]]>
<![CDATA[Airbus Beluga XL Whale Takes Flight for the First Time]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:04:27 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1001759760.jpg
The Airbus Beluga XL made its first flight. Check out photos of the super-transporter's adorable "whale face" paint job.

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<![CDATA[Rescued Pit Bull Saves Family From NJ House Fire]]> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 08:47:00 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Zeus+Dog+1.jpg
Jeremy Brown rescued Zeus from an animal shelter. Last week, the pit bull returned the favor.The four-legged hero is credited with saving his family from a house fire in New Jersey.

Photo Credit: Beachwood Volunteer Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[One Man's Trash Is Another's Treasure 200-Plus Years Later]]> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:45:17 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Trash+Talk+American+Revolution+Musuem.JPG
One man’s trash is not only another man’s treasure but everyone’s treasure with the Museum of the American Revolution’s newest exhibit of recycled goods.

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<![CDATA[Dino Derby: T-Rexes 'Race' at Washington Racetrack]]> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:30:26 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/trexgif.gif
You haven't seen a derby like this. Racers in T-Rex costumes took a turn on the Emerald Downs racetrack in Auburn, Washington, in a hilarious 10 second sprint caught on cam. ]]>
<![CDATA[Mattress Firm Hiring 'Snoozetern' to Join Social Media Team]]> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:22:19 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/071718mattressfirms.jpg
You don’t have to be awake at work as a Mattress Firm intern.The mattress store is hiring a “snoozetern” to help the company’s social media team tease product launches and assist customers in selecting...

Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images, File]]>
<![CDATA['Zombie' Rat Climbs Out of NYC Bathroom Sink]]> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:52:47 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/rat-diptych.jpg
A Brooklyn couple experienced firsthand one of New York City’s most disgusting urban legends: a rat came wiggling its way out of their plumbing.Bari Finkel said a rat crawled out of the sink drain in their...

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<![CDATA[Pug Life: Cape May Police Department ‘Arrests’ Runaway Dog]]> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:55:39 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/capemaypug.jpg
Sunday afternoon, the Cape May Police Department took to Facebook after finding a pug wandering through New Jersey.
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<![CDATA[Video Shows Woman Capture, Bag Live Birds in Philly Park]]> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:05:50 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/birdlady.JPG
A U.S. park ranger confronted a woman seen snatching birds at a historic square in Philadelphia and placing them alive in plastic bags, and she claimed she released the birds after catching them.

Photo Credit: Sniffr Media]]>
<![CDATA['Extreme Crowds' Force Build-a-Bear to Close Lines on 'Pay Your Age Day']]> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:08:42 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/buildabearchaos2.jpg
After Build-a-Bear Workshop offered customers the chance to pay their age for any stuffable animal, the company was forced to close its lines at all U.S. and Canadian workshops as "extreme crowds" filled...

Photo Credit: Brad Luck
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<![CDATA[Man Wins Grand Prizes on 9 Mass Cash Lottery Tickets]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:37:58 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Robert+Lundstedt.png
A Massachusetts man has done the unthinkable and won a total of nine $100,000 grand prizes on tickets he purchased for Monday night's Mass Cash drawing.Robert Lundstedt of Brockton had a strange feeling about...

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<![CDATA[Deforestation Threatens Some of Earth's Natural Cures]]> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:56:00 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/deforestation.png
Amazing medical cures from the Earth’s forests are threatened by deforestation.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Finally Cuts His Nails After 66 Years ]]> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:37:09 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NYC-Finger+Nail+Photos_9+copy+cropped.jpg
A new exhibit opens today at Ripley's Believe It or Not! in New York City with the world's longest fingernails.

Photo Credit: Ripley's Believe It or Not!]]>
<![CDATA[TSA Seizes Python Hidden in Hard Drive at Miami Airport]]> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:57:23 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/python-MIA-070918.jpg
They've had it with these snakes on this plane.Transportation Security Administration agents seized a ball python that was carefully concealed inside of a hard drive and inside a checked bag for a Sunday...

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<![CDATA[Calif. Couple Remodeling Bathroom Uncovers Hidden Message]]> Thu, 05 Jul 2018 09:40:23 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/0704-2018-BathroomRemodel.jpg
Are there messages just waiting to be uncovered in my home?That's what many are wondering after coming across a tweet that went viral this week posted by San Jose resident Alex Monney.

Photo Credit: ALEX MONNEY
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<![CDATA[Stolen Boat Smashes Into New Bulkhead in NJ]]> Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:41:41 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Tuckerton+Stolen+Boat+Crash.jpg
A suspected boat thief wound up being captured while trying to hide after allegedly crashing the watercraft into a new bulkhead in New Jersey.

Photo Credit: Tuckerton Fire Department
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<![CDATA[California Bear Relaxes in Hot Tub, Laps Up Margarita]]> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 16:56:09 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/US-CA-Bear-Hot-Tub-CR-153057358745100002.jpg
Mark Hough had barely taken a sip of his Friday afternoon margarita when he heard twigs snapping and leaves rustling in his lush Altadena, California, backyard.At first he brushed it off as the sounds of...]]>