<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Weird News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usTue, 17 Oct 2017 05:44:35 -0500Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:44:35 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Paddington Bear Dances with the Duchess of Cambridge]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:28:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+PADDINGTON+DANCE+Thumb.jpg
Paddington Bear shared a dance with the Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, at a charity event the Royals were hosting at the famous Paddington Station, where the iconic children's book character...]]>
<![CDATA[This Is What Happens When You Take a Fidget Spinner to Space]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:25:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+SPACE+FIDGET+SPINNER+THUMB.jpg
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station tested a fidget spinner in zero gravity. They had time to play with the popular toy in between three scheduled space walks this month.]]>
<![CDATA[Cows Keep Traffic From Moo-ving on Nashville Parkway]]> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 18:32:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cowshighway.png
A truck carrying cows overturned in Nashville, Tennessee, allowing the animals to roam free.]]>
<![CDATA[People Can't Decide What Color This Sneaker Is]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:12:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/viral-sneaker-debate-blue-pink.jpg
The Dress was divisive, and now a new color-based controversy about a piece of clothing — this time a sneaker — is getting legs.People on the internet are divided about whether the sneaker seen in a tweet...

Photo Credit: Via Twitter user @TFILDOLANS
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<![CDATA[Man Clings to Front of School Bus in Road Rage Case]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:40:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Man_Clings_to_Bus_in_Road_Rage_Incident-150755184653400002.jpg
Baltimore police arrested a man in a bizarre case of road rage last Thursday, after a video showed him clinging to the front of a moving school bus and banging on the hood while demanding the driver open...]]>
<![CDATA[300 Drones Light Up Night Sky Over Downtown LA]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:54:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+WONDER+WOMAN+THUMB.jpg
To celebrate the Blu-ray release of “Wonder Woman,” 300 drones flew over downtown Los Angeles in an illuminated, choreographed art show creating some stunning visuals.]]>
<![CDATA[Double Whopper: Babies Born Back-to-Back at NJ Burger King]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:03:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BATTLE+BABIES+BORN+BURGER+KING+NJ+MATERIAL+-+14482420_WNBC_0000.jpg
Two women have delivered healthy babies on back-to-back days in the parking lot of the same Burger King restaurant in New Jersey.Make that a double: same parking lot, same EMTs, same cops."My partner and...

Photo Credit: NBC 4 NY]]>
<![CDATA[Rare Yellow Lobster Makes Debut at New England Aquarium]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:45:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2017-09-01+at+9.51.29+AM.png
The New England Aquarium added a rare yellow lobster to its collection of uniquely colored lobsters. The odds of a yellow lobster in the wild are estimated at one in 30 million.]]>
<![CDATA[Squirrel Hides in Car, Climbs Up Woman's Leg as She Drives]]> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 12:46:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/233*120/Screen+Shot+2017-09-01+at+9.44.39+AM.png
A University of North Carolina professor keeps her cool and makes a new friend when a stowaway squirrel climbs up her leg as she's driving. WRAL's Lynda Loveland reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Un-Bee-Lievable! Canadian Man Sets New Bee Beard Record]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:27:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/beebeard.jpg
A bee honey worker from Ontario, Canada, set a new Guinness World Record time for wearing a bee beard.]]>
<![CDATA[The Story Behind the Hurricane Harvey Viral Dog Photo ]]> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 19:56:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_HARVEY_DOG_082817_1-150395393150800001.jpg
After Hurricane Harvey hit, a now-viral photo was taken of a dog carrying a bag of dog food down the street. But there’s more to this photo than meets the eye.]]>
<![CDATA[Fla. Man Engages in Sexual Activity While Stealing a Trailer: Officials]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:29:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/082317+man+steals+trailer.jpg
A man was getting busy in more ways than one when he stole a trailer from a pool company in Cooper City worth at least $1,200, authorities said.The suspect was caught on camera backing a truck into a...

Photo Credit: Broward County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Bei Bei the Panda Celebrates 2nd Birthday at National Zoo]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:00:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pandabday.jpg
Bei Bei the panda cub celebrated his second birthday at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 22, with an ice cake and some new toys.]]>
<![CDATA[Fla. Judge Denies Postponing Trial So Witness Can See Eclipse]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:37:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/220*120/Philly+Solar+Eclipse+258p.JPG
A federal judge in Florida ruled a trial couldn't be postponed just because one of the key witnesses — a federal agent — had travel plans to see the solar eclipse.In a droll, three-page ruling issued...

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Blocked: NASA Moon, Sun Accounts Squabble on Eclipse Day]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:22:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17233631248479.jpg
The moon didn't just block the sun in the sky. NASA's official Twitter account for the moon blocked its official account for the sun on the social media site to show that the eclipse wasn't just meant for the...

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Don Ryan
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<![CDATA[As Eclipse Approaches in Oregon, 1 Rest Stop Fills]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:17:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_Oregon_Traffic_092117-150333610869000001.jpg
Motorists in Salem, Oregon traveling to see the solar eclipse have apparently decided to hunker down at a rest stop, heeding warnings from law enforcement that stopping on the shoulder of highways is illegal.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Spraying Manure on Border Patrol Car]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:30:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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 07:23:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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 20:18:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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 10:47:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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[Seriously, These Horizontal Lines Are Perfectly Straight]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:33:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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 08:31:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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.

Photo Credit: NBCWashington, File]]>
<![CDATA['Hammered' Driver Pulls Into Police Station, Seeking Safety: PD]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:25:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sean+McCullough+DUI+Upper+Darby+police+composite.jpg
A drunken driver pulled into a police station and told officers he wanted to be in a "safe" place early Wednesday morning, according to police in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.Officers saw a car pull into the...

Photo Credit: Upper Darby Police Department/NBC10
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<![CDATA[NYC-Scented Luxury Candle Sparks Speculation Online]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:30:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.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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