<![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-usSun, 25 Jun 2017 16:06:30 -0500Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:06:30 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[National Llama Competition]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:16:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+NATIONAL+LLAMA+COMP+THUMB.jpg
Hundreds of llamas and alpacas will gather in Waterloo, Iowa, this weekend to take part in The Gathering of Friends and Champions, a national llama competition. The llamas will be judged on their fleece, agility...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Visits Disneyland 2,000 Times In a Row]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:39:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+DISNEY+VISIT+THUMB.jpg
A Huntington Beach man has set a record for most consecutive visits to Disneyland. Jeff Reitz, 44, has visited the park 2,000 times in a row. Reitz started visiting the park every day when he was unemployed...]]>
<![CDATA[Deer Caught Duking It Out on Camera]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:30:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DeerBoxing.gif
Bring it on! Two deer were caught in an impromptu boxing match, caught on cam by a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer.  (Video Credit: TWRA)]]>
<![CDATA[Barflies Order Drinks During Armed Robbery]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:44:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BarRobbery0620_MP4_1280x720_971876419659.jpg
Barflies appeared not to notice as armed robbers were sticking up a Florida bar with a shotgun Sunday, with some patrons even trying to order more drinks as the robbery was in progress.]]>
<![CDATA[Snake Crawls Out From Under Hood of Moving Truck]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:46:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/snakehood.jpg
A snake gave a couple of people inside a moving truck quite a scare when it appeared on the hood.]]>
<![CDATA[Furry Surprise Behind the Bumper: Kitten Found in Tesla]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:13:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/teslakitty.jpg
A Florida man heard meowing coming from inside his Tesla. He took the vehicle to his service center where a kitten was pulled from the rear bumper.]]>
<![CDATA[Intrepid Rat Drags Whole Garbage Bag Across NYC Sidewalk]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:47:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/garbage+rat.JPG
Never doubt a New York City rat's strength and resolve.The city's rodents are already known to persist in their quest for local food favorites (see: pizza rat, roll rat).But one astonishing rat in Brooklyn...

Photo Credit: Leigh Conner]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Surprises Florida Man]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:05:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bearstare.jpg
A Florida man had a huge surprise waiting for him in his garage when he arrived home. His surveillance camera captured a black bear running out of the garage.]]>
<![CDATA[Airbnb Jail Puts Guests Behind Bars]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:43:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_Airbnb_Jail_061317-149739931935900001.jpg
A jail in Canada that's been closed for decades is getting a second life thanks to a creative entrepreneur. The owner will begin listing individual cells on Airbnb at the end of June.]]>
<![CDATA['French Spider-Man' Climbs Hotel in Barcelona]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:11:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SPIDER_MAN_CLIMBS_BARCELONA_061217_1-149729923873900001.jpg
French climber Alain Robert, also known as "French Spider-Man," climbed the Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel on June 12. The hotel is the city's fourth-tallest building.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Did 'Lord Buckethead' Run Against the British PM?]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:23:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/armus-lord-buckethead-dab.jpg
British prime minister Theresa May had some unusual competition for her seat in Parliament this year—and social media took notice.Twitter was ablaze Friday with photos of May standing beside an Elmo...

Photo Credit: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Deer Crashes Into Paint Store]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:03:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/deerpaint.jpg
A young deer ran into a Pennsylvania paint store on June 1. The young buck ran around the store before finding its way out.]]>
<![CDATA[Tractors Race Through Mud, Puddles and Fire in Russia]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:54:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tractorrace.jpg
Twenty-eight drivers competed for five hours on a nine-mile course in a tractor race in Russia.]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Gets Stuck in a Hole in a Tree]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:54:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_DOG_TREE_STUCK_060217-149642984706800001.jpg
A dachshund in Salem, Kentucky, crawled into a groundhog hole at the base of a tree and got stuck. Two off-duty state troopers and local firefighters rescued the dog and made sure it doesn't happen again]]>
<![CDATA[Researchers Discover 'Faceless Fish']]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:15:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_FACELESS_FISH_060217_1-149642982927900001.jpg
Researchers in Australia caught a rare fish 13,000 feet below the surface of the water off the coast of New South Wales, Australia. ]]>
<![CDATA[Is This South Texas 'Monster Frog' Real?]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:11:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/monster-frog-south-texas-hunting-association.jpg
A monster frog making the rounds on social media may not be as gross as it seems.Photos posted on the South Texas Hunting Association's Facebook show Markcuz Rangel holding what's claimed to be a frog weighing...

Photo Credit: South Texas Hunting Assoc.
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<![CDATA['Covfefe': Trump Lights Up Internet With Late-Night Tweet]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 14:04:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-31-at-5.20.48-AM.jpg
"Covfefe." It was the word that rocked the Twitter world just after midnight on the East Coast. President Donald Trump wrote the word in a late-night message from his personal account that mystified much...

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<![CDATA[You're Out? Conn. Minor League Baseball's Bizarre Strikeout]]> Mon, 29 May 2017 16:11:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Third-Base-Line-at-Dunkin%27-Donuts-Stadium.jpg
It's the odd strikeout that has gone viral.Connecticut's Double-A minor league baseball team, the Yard Goats, played the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Friday. In the top of the eighth inning, with the count...

Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
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<![CDATA[German Biker Loses Bag of Cash, Raining Bills Over Autobahn]]> Tue, 30 May 2017 10:41:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trafico-Generico.jpg
German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day's earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn.Ingolstadt...

Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images, File]]>
<![CDATA[Two Japanese Melons Sell For About $13,500]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 13:09:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_MELONS_MONEY_052617-149581826045600001.jpg
A pair of Japanese Yubari cantaloupe melons were sold for about $13,500 at the first auction of the harvest season in Sapporo. The Yubari melons are known for their perfect proportions and are often given...]]>
<![CDATA[Airborne Jeep Slams Into Occupied Home]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 05:20:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CarHouse0525_MP4-149574723881800001.jpg
A Jeep flew into the side of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, duplex Thursday morning, to the disbelief of a tenant who was sleeping inside. ]]>
<![CDATA[New 'Soundwave' Tattoos Can Talk, Play Music]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 08:14:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+SOUNDWAVE+TATTOOS+THUMB.jpg
What if tattoos could talk? That's what Nate Siggard, CEO and founder of Skin Motion, is trying to do with his soundwave tattoo app. It works like this: users can upload sounds and voices to the app, creating...]]>
<![CDATA[Sheriff: DUI Suspect Hit 'Don't Drink and Drive' Patrol Cruiser ]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 11:28:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/205*120/DUI+Suspect+Paul+Wilkins.jpg
A 63-year-old Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly damaged a newly unveiled "Don't Drink and Drive" patrol car in a crash.

Photo Credit: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office]]>
<![CDATA[‘T-Rex’ Spooks Horses on City Street]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 18:34:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_HORSE_SCARED_051917_3-149521821406400001.jpg
A person in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume allegedly growled at a pair of horses pulling a carriage in Charleston, South Carolina. The horses were frightened and caused the carriage to jackknife, injuring...]]>
<![CDATA[The Hottest Haircut Around]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 14:11:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_FIRE_BARBER_051817_1-149513075332800001.jpg
A barber in Cairo, Egypt, is using fire to style and straighten his clients' hair.]]>
<![CDATA[SUV Sinks Into Beach as Man Tries to Take Photos of It]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 08:38:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/suv+land+rover+sinks+into+jersey+shore.jpg
A man trying to take scenic photos of his SUV by the Jersey Shore ended up trying to dig the vehicle out after it started sinking into the water-logged sand, officials said.State Park Police responded to...

Photo Credit: Megan and Christopher Gillich]]>
<![CDATA[Thief Steals Nearly 700 Parking Meters]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 10:55:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/239*120/Screen+Shot+2017-05-16+at+10.17.48+AM.png
Nearly 700 parking meters have been stolen from downtown Stockton, California, over the past year."We don't understand why they're down here because they're not making that much money," Stockton...]]>
<![CDATA[Girl's Wedding Photos With Burrito]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 12:13:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/051217+main+burrito+wedding+photo.jpg
What if you loved a burrito so much you married it? A teenager in Loudoun County, Virginia, loved a burrito so much she had beautiful, backlit "wedding" photos taken with it. Her mother, a professional...

Photo Credit: Laura René Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Plea for Free Wendy's Nuggets Becomes Most Retweeted Tweet]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 10:13:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wendys-GettyImages-80846912.jpg
A Twitter user's joking request for help to getting free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year has earned him a spot in the record books.As of Tuesday morning, Carter Wilkerson, @carterjwm, had more than...

Photo Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images, File
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<![CDATA[Bear Visits Conn. Woman's Home, Paws at Back Door ]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 22:12:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AVON-BEAR-ON-DECK.jpg
A resident of Stagecoach Road in Avon, Connecticut, received an unexpected visitor last week.A black bear showed up on the woman's back deck Wednesday morning while the homeowner was making brownies.The...]]>
<![CDATA[TSA Holds Public Auction of Confiscated Items]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 12:57:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TSASale0505_MP4-149400606345600001.jpg
The Transportation Security Administration collects millions of dollars in lost and confiscated items each year, which is then sold to law enforcement or sent to public auction.]]>
<![CDATA[Students Crawl Through Air Duct to Steal Finals Exam: Cops]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 12:39:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_examtheft0505_1500x845.jpg
Two University of Kentucky students are facing felony charges after allegedly crawling through an air duct to enter a professor's office and steal a copy of their final exam. WLEX's Conroy Delouche reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Pigeon Sneaks Into Apartment, Lays Eggs in Pasta Strainer]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 05:32:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_PIGEON_050417_1-149391348540900001.jpg
Upon returning home from a vacation, a Brooklyn, New York, woman was surprised to find a pigeon with two eggs living inside her pasta strainer.]]>
<![CDATA[Life-Size Ronald McDonald Statue Goes Missing in NJ]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 08:23:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcdonald+statue.jpg
Authorities are looking into whether the Hamburglar has an alibi after someone stole a Ronald McDonald statue from a McDonald's in New Jersey. The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office says the life-size...

Photo Credit: Handout]]>