<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:29:50 -0500 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:29:50 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:26:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shakes1.jpg
What began as a burger chain's April Fools Day trick might soon be a mainstay on the menu. Cricket milkshake, anyone?]]>
<![CDATA[Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:30:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-117009763.jpg
A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

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<![CDATA[Man Sues, Says His Beer Had a Dead Rat Inside]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:32:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/steel-reserve-beer.jpg
A North Texas man has filed a lawsuit against MillerCoors and 7-Eleven, saying he drank a beer that had "a dead rat marinating in it."

Photo Credit: Steel Brewing Co.
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<![CDATA[DUI Suspect Offers Cop Lotto Number]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:19:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+cruiser.jpg
A man arrested on drunken driving charges in Middletown told police he was a Connecticut Lottery employee and offered the police officer winning lottery numbers to drop the charges, police said.]]>
<![CDATA["Adorable" New Octopus Discovered]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:13:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*129/20150618_111418_SJM-OCTOPUS-0619-01_300.jpg
A researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is deciding what to name a tiny new species octopus she has discovered. "I thought that since this animal is so adorable, I should name it adorabilis," Stephanie Bush...

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute]]>
<![CDATA[Surfboard Breaks World Record]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 02:41:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Huntington-Beach-Biggest-Surfboard-Record-.jpg
Los Angeles laid claim to another bit of surfing legend Saturday as a group of surfers banded together to break a world record. With hundreds looking on, 66 surfers, including surf champions, celebrities...

Photo Credit: Larry Tenney (Instagram: @ltenney1)]]>
<![CDATA[Cicadas Swarm Reporter Standing on Top of Tank]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 08:40:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CIcada_KSNT.jpg
A Kansas reporter tries to report on top of a tank when swarming cicadas interrupt her.]]>
<![CDATA[Peeping Tom Dressed as Woman]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:55:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060915_walmart.jpg
Police say a man dressed in women's clothing is accused of using a mirror to try to see into a women's restroom stall inside a Wal-Mart store in Virginia.

Photo Credit: Prince William County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Cop Impersonator Arrested]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:52:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/150607-police-impersonator-ventura.jpg
A cop impersonator armed with a gun was arrested after police officers spotted him dressed in a full Los Angeles Police Department uniform next to a fake squad car in a Ventura parking lot Sunday, police said.

Photo Credit: Ventura Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Bison Escape Take Over NY Freeway]]> Sat, 06 Jun 2015 21:44:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ULSTER+COUNTY+BISON_6.jpg
Four bison escaped from a farm Upstate and took to the New York State Thruway on Saturday to evade their owner and police.
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<![CDATA[Dog Swallows Pacifiers & Lives]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:55:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dog+swallows+pacifier.jpg
After swallowing not one, but three pacifiers, a 6-year-old British bulldog named Elvis was able to make a full recovery. Owner Lisa Marie Cainas rushed Elvis to the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center...

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC) of Levittown, Pa.
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<![CDATA[Man Dances on Patrol Car: Officials]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060415+man+dances+on+patrol+car.jpg
A southwest Florida man, who claimed to fear vampires, was arrested earlier this year after a bizarre incident in which he danced on top of a patrol car before summoning the fictional Sheriff of Nottingham...

Photo Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Artist Covers Fla. Home in Aluminum Foil]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:41:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_foilhouse0601001_700x394.jpg
An artist in Florida decided to take his art-making out of the garage and onto light of day. Piotr Janowski covered his home — including lamps, the mail box and electric meters — in aluminum foil because he said...]]>
<![CDATA[Bacon Arrested in Sausage Fight]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 15:34:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sausage-generic.jpg
A New Jersey man whose last name is Bacon, ironically, was arrested after a dispute over sausage, according to police.
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<![CDATA[Man in Fla. Reels in 552-Pound Fish]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 10:24:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/052715+massive+grouper+chew+on+this+tv.jpg
A video showing a southwest Florida man reeling in a massive Goliath Grouper from a small Kayak is making headlines nationwide. As reported by NBC affiliate WBBH, Jon Black of the Crazy Lure Tackle shop in Cape...

Photo Credit: Chewonthis.tv]]>
<![CDATA["Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 19:45:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5-13-15+Kelly+Smith+Prisoner.JPG
Authorities in Southern California are searching for a 23-year-old woman who escaped police custody several hours after being arrested. Officials say Kelly Smith was sitting in the booking area of the Ventura...]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Cam: Wild Boar Walks Into Shopping Mall]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 07:13:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000012356638_1200x675_443805251539.jpg
A wild boar wandered inside a shopping mall in Hong Kong.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Goats Gone Wild]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 09:38:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/5-6-15-Goats+Agoura+Hills.JPG
Dozens of grazing goats were on the loose in Southern California on Wednesday after roaming down their hillside job site and into the street.

Photo Credit: Joe Cascio]]>
<![CDATA[Snorkeler Finds Plastic Skeletons Having Underwater Tea Party]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 14:04:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/f_skeleton_partay_150506_6a819ada04e4d948f980d79e51334ebb.nbcnews-ux-640-360.jpg
A terrified snorkeler discovered what he thought were human remains at the bottom of the Colorado River. Upon further investigation, the sheriff's department found something more humorous.]]>
<![CDATA[Urns End Up on Thrift Store Shelf]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 06:41:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/urn+bonnie+throp.jpg
Authorities are trying to figure out how urns containing what could be human ashes ended up on the shelf of a thrift store in Connecticut. A customer spotted the urns on a shelf in the housewares department. She]]>
<![CDATA[Launching Moonshine Into Space]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:03:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Onyx+Moonshine+Space.jpg
A Connecticut distillery plans to launch a 750-milliliter bottle of moonshine 22 miles into space next month. It will be the first time a full-sized bottle of liquor leaves the earth’s atmosphere.

Photo Credit: Onyx Moonshine
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<![CDATA[Officers Confiscate Gator While Executing Search Warrant]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:11:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/41815alligator.jpg
It wasn't exactly what they were looking for, but police in New Jersey made a startling discovery Saturday while executing a search warrant: an alligator.

Photo Credit: Long Branch Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:38:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ben-jerry-ice-cream-burrito.jpg
Cup, cone or burrito? Ben & Jerry's is unveiling a new ice cream burrito, its new treat that splits the difference between a sundae and a waffle cone.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ben & Jerry's
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<![CDATA[WATCH: Burglary Caught on Cat Cam]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:45:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/hells+kitchen+cat+cam.JPG
A New York City resident set's up a cat camera to keep tabs on her pets while she was away, and it unexpectedly catches a burglary in progress. The video shows the thief climbing up scaffolding to get to...]]>
<![CDATA["Better Than Your Average Studio": Apartment Features Shower in Kitchen ]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:47:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Shower-head-generic-7308089.jpg
If you made a move to New York City with hopes of making a meal in the shower like the eccentric “Seinfeld” character Kramer, now’s your chance. A real estate agent in Manhattan’s Lower East Side is advertising...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>