<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Weird News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usTue, 22 Aug 2017 17:05:04 -0400Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:05:04 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bei Bei the Panda Celebrates 2nd Birthday at National Zoo]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:00:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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 15:37:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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...

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<![CDATA[Blocked: NASA Moon, Sun Accounts Squabble on Eclipse Day]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:50:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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...

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<![CDATA[As Eclipse Approaches in Oregon, 1 Rest Stop Fills]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:17:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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 17:30:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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.

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<![CDATA[Olympians Share Their Most Embarrassing School Memories]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:23:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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 21:18:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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 11:47:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/brooklynspaceship.jpg
The public intrigue is real. And this Brooklyn dad relishes the mystique.

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<![CDATA[Seriously, These Horizontal Lines Are Perfectly Straight]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:33:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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[Man Returns From Trip to Find Apartment Cleaned]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:31:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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.

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<![CDATA['Hammered' Driver Pulls Into Police Station, Seeking Safety: PD]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:25:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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...

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<![CDATA[NYC-Scented Luxury Candle Sparks Speculation Online]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:30:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.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...

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<![CDATA[NYC Bakery Sends Internet Trolls’ Hate Back on Cakes]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:36:15 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_BAKERY_FOR_TROLLS_080817_1-150221118860100001.jpg
A New York bakery is trying a sweet new way to combat internet trolls. Troll Cakes is baking cakes that have the same message trolls use online on their victims. The bakery posts photos of the cakes to...]]>
<![CDATA[Swanky San Francisco Street Sells for $90K, Spurring Suit]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:13:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sf+street+sale-0807.jpg
One of the swankiest streets in San Francisco has been sold to a private real estate agent. That's right: An entire street in the City by the Bay was purchased.And now residents of Presidio Terrace are...

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<![CDATA[Mystery Solved: Why a Va. Driver Dressed as a Car Seat]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:38:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/080717+car+with+hidden+driver.jpg
A van that appeared to have no driver made headlines when it was spotted in Arlington, Virginia, last week. But when News4's Adam Tuss saw the vehicle on Monday, it did have a driver: a man dressed in a costume...

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<![CDATA[Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Takes Unique Flight Path]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:52:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/flightpath2.jpg
A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner took a unique path as part of an endurance test flight Wednesday. The airline says its passenger jet flew for more than 18 hours and crossed 22 states to form a flight path in the shape...]]>
<![CDATA[Scientists Discover Funniest Word in English Language]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:17:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/Funniest+Word+Thumbnail.png
There are some words that you can’t hear without cracking up. Researchers from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom conducted a study to find the funniest word in the English language.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Things You Need to Know About the Total Solar Eclipse]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:33:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Eclipse.jpg
A total solar eclipse is going to be visible across parts of the U.S. this August. But what is a total solar eclipse, exactly? When was the last time one happened? What should you look for? Find out all that and...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Takes Off Clothes, Does Dishes in Bizarre Home Invasion]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:18:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/home+invasino+hackensack.JPG
A man allegedly sneaked into a New Jersey home Wednesday, took off his clothes and tried to get into the shower with a woman, then went to the kitchen and started doing dishes, according to the terrified family...

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<![CDATA[Power Tool Needed to Remove Spinner Stuck On Finger]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:21:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NA31W_1200x675_1015363651831.jpg
When an Arizona boy went to the emergency room with a fidget spinner stuck on his finger, E-R doctors needed a little help... from a maintenance man.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Artist Hoists 'They Live' Trump Billboard in Mexico]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:24:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/trump+billboard+4.jpg
A billboard depicting President Donald Trump as an otherworldly invader, with teeth exposed and eyes bulging through blue and red muscle and tendon, has been hoisted above the streets of Mexico City by a Chicago...

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<![CDATA[Pregnant Doctor Helps Deliver Baby Minutes Before Her Labor]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:18:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_pregnantdoc0728_1500x845.jpg
Dr. Amanda Hess knew she would be working until the last moments of her pregnancy, but she didn't think she would help deliver a patient's baby just minutes before her own contractions started at Frankfort...

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<![CDATA[Man Accused of Smuggling King Cobras in Potato Chip Cans]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:47:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/209*120/cobra-side-by-side.jpg
A Monterey Park man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday stemming from the seizure of a package that contained three king cobras hidden in potato chip canisters.Rodrigo Franco, 34, was taken into...

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<![CDATA[Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:55:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Joined_at_the_heart-150093339088500001.jpg
Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology...]]>
<![CDATA[The Costumes of Comic-Con]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:15:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT+COMIC+CON+Costumes+THUMB.jpg
One of the key attractions at any Comic-Con is the fan-made costumes. NBC talked to a few attendees about what inspired their look and how much it cost to put it all together.]]>
<![CDATA[Comic-Con: The Hall H Line Survival Guide]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:38:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT+COMIC+CON+HALL+H+THUMB.jpg
The famed Hall H at Comic-Con is where all the biggest and most exciting panels happen, and fans line up overnight just to get a chance to get a glimpse of some of their favorite stars or creators.]]>
<![CDATA[The 5 Weirdest Panels Listed in the Comic-Con Guidebook]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:37:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT+COMIC+CON+5+WEIRDEST+PANELS+THUMB.jpg
Comic-Con is full of panels that feature beloved actors and exclusive sneak peaks at footage of upcoming movies and shows, but there are also quite a few Klingon-eyebrow-raising ones in the mix.]]>
<![CDATA[Weapons Check at Comic-Con]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:28:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT+COMIC+CON+WEAPONS+CHECK+THUMB.jpg
Many Comic-Con costumes wouldn’t be complete without the right swords, crossbows or blasters — but there are some strict rules for what you can and cannot bring onto the convention floor.]]>
<![CDATA[Feet Jabbed Into Empty Row Make for In-Flight 'Nightmare']]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:04:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/feet3.jpg
A California woman thought she had hit the jackpot when she boarded a JetBlue plane for a short flight this week: she had an entire row to herself. "I left the armrests up so I could bask in the comfort of my...

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<![CDATA[Gator Crosses Busy Florida Street]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:45:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_GATOR_ON_STREET_IN_FLA_071917-150048393084600001.jpg
A large alligator was captured on camera crossing a busy street in Lakeland, Florida.]]>
<![CDATA[Goat Rams Through Glass Door of Colo. Business]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:33:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_GOAT_OFFICE_0711819_1-150048201809600001.jpg
An aggressive goat was caught on camera repeatedly ramming and eventually breaking the front door glass door of a polyurethane manufacturer in Colorado.]]>
<![CDATA[Grizzly Bear Gets Root Canal]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:13:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_BEAR_ROOT_CANAL_071717_1-150033897146600001.jpg
A team of veterinarians and specialists performed a root canal on a 538-pound grizzly bear named Albert at an animal rescue in Alpine, Calif.]]>
<![CDATA[Whining Over Winnie? Chinese Censors Scrub Pooh Memes]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:54:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/141751511-Winnie-the-Pooh-China.jpg
Winnie the Pooh is a fictional persona non grata on some Chinese social media sites, where censors are scrubbing images and mentions of the bear, NBC News reported.On the popular chat app WeChat, stickers...

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<![CDATA[Woman Taking Selfie Damages $200,000 in Art]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:55:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/selfieart.jpg
A woman damaged an estimated $200,000 worth of art at a Los Angeles gallery while taking a selfie.]]>