<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usTue, 06 Dec 2016 00:05:56 -0600Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:05:56 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Santa Claws: Beaver Picks Through Christmas Decor at Dollar Store]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:53:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20161130+Beaver+Thumb.jpg
When it's time to decorate your dam, you have to hit the store.

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<![CDATA[Werewolf, Gorilla And Santa All Caught on Trail Camera]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:42:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_trailcam1130_1920x1080.jpg
A Kansas police trail camera was set up after reports of mountain lion sightings and yielded some hilarious surprises.

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<![CDATA[French 'Spiderman' Scales Skyscrapers Harness-Free]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:25:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/20161124_Spain_1.jpg
Alain Robert, 54, has a lifelong passion for scaling skyscrapers and other structures with only his hands and a good pair of climbing shoes despite his frequent arrests by police for unauthorized stunts.

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<![CDATA[Runaway Bull Takes 5-Mile Trek Through Philly]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:32:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bull+on+Interstate+95+Sixerschix.jpg
A young bull escaped from a Philadelphia slaughterhouse Tuesday afternoon, leading police on a chase past a city high school and down Interstate 95.The bovine broke free from a truck outside the Saba...

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<![CDATA[Thrill Seeker Bungee Dunks Cookie 240 Feet, Breaks Record]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:19:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-11-17-at-5.00.42-PM.jpg
Simon Berry just wanted a cookie, his tea and a little thrill. The 24-year-old combines the three in a record-breaking bungee dunk for 240 feet with a perfect aim for Guinness World Records Day.

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<![CDATA[2-Hour Wait for Gold Toilet]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:26:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GOLD_AP_16259825556036.jpg
Patrons at the Guggenheim are standing in line for up to two hours to use the bathroom at the Fifth Avenue museum, but they don't seem to mind the wait. Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan replaced the toilet in...

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested in Air Horn Incidents]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:11:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/222*120/air-horn-el-segundo-mug.jpg
An air horn that sounds like a train has been terrorizing the residents of El Segundo for weeks, but police in the Southern California city have just arrested a man in connection with the noise — with air...

Photo Credit: El Segundo Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Sues Zara Over Dead Rat]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:26:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4542614291.jpg
A Manhattan woman is suing Spanish fashion retailer Zara after she says she found a rat sewn into a dress she bought at one of their stores. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court last week, 24-year-old...

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<![CDATA[Fungus Furniture]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:47:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/Screen+Shot+2016-11-14+at+9.49.04+AM.png
Ecovative Design on Green Island, New York, is taking an unusual approach to making their furniture by growing their building boards from mycelium instead of using wood, metal or other conventional materials.]]>
<![CDATA[Panda Wrestles Zoo Intruder]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:48:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/panda+man.jpg
A man sneaked into a giant panda enclosure at a zoo in southeast China and ended up wrestling with a panda. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed surveillance video of the incident.

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<![CDATA['So So Sorry' for Stealing Car]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:55:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_subaru1028_1920x1080.jpg
One woman was lucky enough to have her car stolen — not by a thief, but by someone who was just a bit confused. Erin Hatzi of Portland, Oregon, had her red Subaru stolen right out of her driveway Tuesday night...

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<![CDATA['Flintstone House' Listed on Airbnb]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:57:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flintstonehouse.jpg
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Northern California is striking for its amorphous dome shapes made of wire and shotcrete. Now listed on the short-term rentals site, visitors can spend a few nights...]]>
<![CDATA['93 Yearbook Quote Predicted Cubs World Series Win for 2016]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:27:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/michael+lee.png
There have been a lot of signs pointing to 2016 being the Cubs’ year, but this may be the wildest.

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<![CDATA[Half-Naked Intruder Scares Boy With BB Gun]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:11:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_nakedintruder1021_1920x1080.jpg
A half naked drunk woman walked into Michigan home and played with the family dog while young boy hides under his bed with BB gun and calls 911.

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<![CDATA[Wild Pigs Chow Down on Calif. Yards]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:41:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sj-pigs.jpg
Front yards are being ripped up in a San Jose neighborhood, and while residents are well aware of who the culprits are, there's very little they can do.The torn-up lawns are the work of wild pigs on a feeding...

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<![CDATA[Carpool Lane Trip With Trump Cutout Leads to Ticket]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:19:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TrumpCarPassenger.jpg
A Washington state trooper ticketed a driver trying to get through the carpool lane with a giant cutout of Donald Trump's head Tuesday morning."You see a lot of things in your career, including mannequins, but...

Photo Credit: Washington State Patrol]]>
<![CDATA[Sword Stolen From Joan of Arc Statue in DC Park]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:26:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/092116+joan+of+arc+statue+no+sword.jpg
Who stole the sword?The sword Joan of Arc wields in a statue in Northwest Washington's Meridian Hill Park has vanished and the National Park Service says it was stolen.The French heroine clutched only...

Photo Credit: NBC Washington]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Woman Finds 3-Foot Python in Apartment]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:17:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/englewood+snake.png
A woman found a 3-foot python in her apartment Monday night on Chicago’s South Side.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 / Chicago Police]]>
<![CDATA[Pizza Vending Machines May Be Coming Soon]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:57:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_pizzavending0920_1920x1080.jpg
Piping hot pizza could soon be headed to a vending machine near you. Pizza Touch is testing three pizza vending machines at Florida gas stations, two in Orlando and one in Lakeland.

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<![CDATA[Cat Burglar Busted]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:21:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cat-burglar-147394268667600001.jpg
Neighbors living in one Kennewick, Washington neighborhood have seen a rise in burglaries, but the culprit has been found.]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Shows Up in Sheriff's Office]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:21:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018876451_1200x675_761388099764.jpg
This law-man walked into work and found a bear going through the trash but he didn't run; instead he started scolding the intruder like a child. Apparently, at the Placer County Sheriff's office in Lake...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Paints Dog]]> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:33:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Felix+Reagan.jpg
Police in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, arrested a man they say crashed a stolen car, broke into a home and painted a dog Saturday afternoon. Officers arrested Felix Reagan following the incident. They say they

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<![CDATA[Opera Singer Arrested]]> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 15:37:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/241*120/2016-09-04_0745.png
An internationally awarded opera singer was arrested in Alexandria Friday night for using a speaker to amplify her voice while she sang on the sidewalk. Cellphone video posted on YouTube captured officers...

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<![CDATA[Boy Finds Bag of Meth in Video Game Package]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:36:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4543558641.jpg
It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of drugs.NBC affiliate KPLC-TV reports that...

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