<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Weird News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.comen-usMon, 21 May 2018 01:56:31 -0500Mon, 21 May 2018 01:56:31 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wis. Seniors Pull Off Prank So Good Even Police Applaud]]> Tue, 15 May 2018 16:33:20 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/32405600_1737888212967551_2061377868771885056_o.jpg
Even Wisconsin police had to applaud a group of high school seniors for their hilarious prank before graduation.

Photo Credit: Cumberland, Wisc., Police Department/Facebook
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<![CDATA[Dancing Burglar Pops During Break-In]]> Mon, 14 May 2018 13:23:13 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/breakdancing_bandit.gif
A daring burglar was caught on surveillance footage popping and locking after a successful break-in of a Fresno office. Police say suspect David Seale used copied keys to enter the building, coming in...]]>
<![CDATA[‘Saved By the Bell’-Themed Restaurant Opens in Los Angeles]]> Tue, 08 May 2018 20:05:43 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+SAVED+BY+THE+MAX.00_03_12_01+THUMB.jpg
Time out! “Saved By the Max,” a pop-up restaurant dedicated to everything “Saved By the Bell” has just opened in Los Angeles. If you’re a wannabe Bayside Tiger you’re going to...]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Man Unleashes Nightmare Pollen Storm by Accident]]> Tue, 08 May 2018 16:44:43 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/221*120/pollen-horror.gif
Don't try this...anywhere! Eric Henderson of New Jersey unleashed a nightmare pollen storm when he tapped a tree branch with his excavator just to see what would happen. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hello, Deer: Fawn Hops in Patrol Car in Calif.]]> Mon, 07 May 2018 15:01:18 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/MarinCoSheriffDeer.JPG
This wasn't your usual suspect in the back seat of a law enforcement vehicle.The Marin County Sheriff's Department on Monday shared video of a baby deer exploring the back seat of a patrol car after it...

Photo Credit: Marin County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Superintendent Pooped on School Track 'Daily': Police]]> Thu, 03 May 2018 14:54:29 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-150606034.jpg
A New Jersey schools superintendent is facing public defecation charges after police said he was caught pooping near another school's track and football field. Kenilworth Public Schools said in a Facebook post...

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<![CDATA[Artifacts Illegally Sent to Hobby Lobby Returned to Iraq]]> Wed, 02 May 2018 20:06:33 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Iraq+Artifacts+Thumbnail.jpg
Several thousand ancient artifacts ICE officials say were smuggled into the United States are headed back to Iraq.

Photo Credit: ICE]]>
<![CDATA[Nap-Loving Bear in Custody After 30-Hour Jaunt Through NJ]]> Tue, 01 May 2018 18:09:15 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bear+newer.jpg
A wandering bear with a penchant for taking long naps in trees was captured Tuesday afternoon after a nearly 30-hour jaunt through New Jersey backyards, some fence-hopping and a trip near a school.

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<![CDATA[Dive-Bombing Pelicans Interrupt Graduation in Malibu]]> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:32:05 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/4-30-2018-pepperdine-pelican-1.jpg
Two pelicans with degrees in party crashing swooped down on Pepperdine University's graduation ceremony Friday and dive-bombed the crowd, adding some levity to the pomp and circumstance.The brown pelicans...

Photo Credit: Grant Dillion]]>
<![CDATA[Report of Downed Aircraft Turns Out to Be Abandoned, Homemade Sub]]> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:57:46 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sub-split.jpg
What was first thought to be a potential disaster turned out to be a peculiar discovery in the waters of the San Francisco Bay.The initial scare on Sunday afternoon was a report of possibly downed aircraft in...

Photo Credit: Alameda County Fire Department
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<![CDATA[Funky Finding: Study Confirms Uranus Smells Really Bad]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:15:08 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pia18182-uranus-voyager1.jpg
Scientists have confirmed that the planet Uranus smells like farts and rotten eggs — and, yes, NASA already made the joke you're thinking of.A team of scientists determined that the seventh planet from...

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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<![CDATA[Twitch: Explained]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:57:59 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TWITCH+EXPLAINER+THUMB.jpg
Twitch.tv is the largest, most popular place to watch people play and livestream video games. It’s become so popular that musicians like Drake are getting in on the act.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:58:38 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-168439210.jpg
Firefighters in central Indiana had a strange problem on their hands this week: hashing out what to do with a raccoon its owner said was stoned.A woman awoke firefighters at Station 82 in Wayne Township, east...

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<![CDATA[N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge]]> Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:34:02 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tarantula_burger.jpg
One intrepid reporter from WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, decided to take on Bull City Burger’s Exotic Meats Month challenge by eating a burger garnished with an oven-roasted tarantula.

Photo Credit: WRAL]]>
<![CDATA['Tiger' Reported Running in NYC Streets; Cops Find Raccoon]]> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:53:23 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tiger-and-raccoon.jpg
A report of a tiger running amok in the streets of Manhattan briefly caused a social media frenzy early Thursday, as reporters scrambled to find photos of the ferocious feline and warn civilians to stay out...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Dust Storm Covers Texas City]]> Tue, 03 Apr 2018 19:42:24 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TEXAS+DUST+STORM+THUMB.jpg
A giant dust storm, also known as a haboob, covered Midland, Texas, Tuesday. This time lapse video shows the approaching storm front, which carried winds that reached 30 mph.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Things That Are More Likely Than Winning the Lottery]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:45:19 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lotteryoddswin.jpg


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<![CDATA[‘High’ Tea Parties Come to Los Angeles]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:55:19 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2018-03-22+at+6.54.08+PM.png
Now that cannabis is legal in California, there is a demand for more diverse cannabis products. Some women are turning to cannabis tea to spice up parties but also to ease pain.]]>
<![CDATA[Pickle-Flavored Slush Coming to Sonic]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:41:06 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SONIC1.jpg
There are fried pickles, pickle-flavored chips and other options for all the pickle lovers out there. But soon there'll also be a pickle-flavored slush, thanks to Sonic.The drive-in chain announced Friday...

Photo Credit: Sonic]]>
<![CDATA[Cows Wander New York Highway After Snowy Pileup]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:21:17 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cow+2.JPG
Dozens of cows roamed an upstate New York highway early Friday morning after escaping a tractor-trailer that got into a multi-vehicle pileup, video shows.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[A Perfect Match: Husband Donates Kidney to Wife]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:36:30 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+KIDNEY+TRANSPLANT+THUMB.jpg
A man gave his wife the ultimate wedding anniversary present: his kidney. After the wife was diagnosed with a disease and found out she needed a kidney transplant, doctors determined that her husband was...]]>
<![CDATA[Teacher Who Fed Puppy to Snapping Turtle Under Investigation]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:36:27 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_turtlepuppy0314_1500x8451.jpg
A beloved science teacher at an Idaho high school is under investigation after he allegedly fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students. Robert Crosland, a science teacher at Preston Junior High...]]>
<![CDATA['BBC Dad' Reflects on Mostly Fun, 'Sometimes Weird' Year]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:31:49 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/653466564-BBC-Dad-Family-Viral-Fame.jpg
The professor whose live TV interview was adorably interrupted by his two young children a year ago is reflecting on how his life has changed, "Today" reported."People often ask me and my wife what it has been...

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<![CDATA[The History of Daylight Saving Time]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:24:21 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+DAYLIGHT+SAVING+TIME+THUMB.jpg
Every spring we set our clocks forward an hour — but why? Before you spring forward this weekend, learn the real story behind Daylight Saving Time.]]>
<![CDATA[Bug Off: San Francisco Signs Suggest 'Angry' Bees in Cars to Prevent Break-Ins]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:23:44 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/PreventTheftBeesSign.JPG
Some people are offering an interesting tip to protect car owners from thieves busting into vehicles in San Francisco.At least two signs posted near Alamo Square Park encourage folks to adhere to common...

Photo Credit: Christie Smith/NBC Bay Area
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<![CDATA[This Is Why Alexa Was Creepily, Spontaneously Laughing]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:47:57 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AdobeStock_158536083-amazon-echo-alexa.jpg
Since February, Amazon Echo users have been reporting that Alexa, its virtual personal assistant, has been breaking into laughter unprompted, NBC News reported.People have been posting videos of childlike...

Photo Credit: Adobe]]>
<![CDATA[Craft Stores Serve as Backdrops for Photo Shoots ]]> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:20:27 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/208*120/Michaels_Challenge.jjpg.png
Fake flowers, yarn, ferns, fabric and ivy are just some of the items founds in craft stores that are also being used in a social media photo challenge. Portraits that look like they were taken in a garden are...

Photo Credit: Michael's
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<![CDATA[Olympics Fans Wear Their National Spirit in Pyeongchang]]> Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:09:05 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_18055271774971.jpg
From painted faces to colored mustaches, fans from across the globe have unique ways of showing pride in their country at the Winter Games.

Photo Credit: Natacha Pisarenko/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Oregon Woman Pulls Parasitic Worms From Eye]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:29:14 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/eye-worms-or.PNG
An Oregon woman is believed to be the first human to ever contract a rare eye worm parasite usually found in cattle. KGW's Katherine Cook reports.]]>
<![CDATA[The Stache Heard Round the World]]> Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:05:14 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+ROBERT+JOHANSSONS+STACHE+THUMB.jpg
Norway’s Robert Johansson may have gotten the bronze medal in the ski jump, but his mustache takes home the gold. Johannson said he started growing it two years ago and it has treated him well ever...]]>
<![CDATA[Colossal 213 Pound Bagel Breaks World Record in NYC]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:43:39 -0500 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/huge_bagel_1280x720_1158097987829.jpg
The smell of onions filled the Acme Smoked Fish warehouse as onlookers packed the room to watch an attempt at building the largest bagel and lox sandwich ever recorded. In a partnership with Zucker’s Bagels...]]>