<![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-usWed, 29 Mar 2017 17:03:02 -0400Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:03:02 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wild Turkey Gets Lodged in Family's Rental Car on Highway]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:18:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/turkey+v+car.JPG
A New Jersey family on its way back to the airport after visiting the University of Notre Dame Tuesday collided with a flying turkey on the road, authorities say. The Taraboczhia family was headed to...

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<![CDATA[Martial Artist Breaks 111 Cement Blocks with His Head]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:09:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT+INT+BLOCKS+032817.00_00_07_03.Still001.jpg
Sixteen-year-old Bosnian taekwondo martial artist Kerim Ahmetspahic performed an incredible stunt over the weekend. He smashed 111 cement building blocks with his head.]]>
<![CDATA[Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:51:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_CATS_LOVE_HUMANS_032717_1-149065840584500001.jpg
Does your little feline friend actually love you, or are they just using you for food? Scientists from Oregon State University isolated 50 cats, depriving them of all stimuli before reintroducing four...]]>
<![CDATA['Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:17:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/3-26-17-Heavens+Gate+Rancho+Santa+Fe+Home.JPG
Exactly 20 years ago Sunday, 39 people died in a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, California. "Heaven’s Gate" made headlines around the world.On March 26, 1997, a 911 call came into the San Diego Command...

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<![CDATA[Mortician May Have Fake Credentials]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:19:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Jonathan-Ryan.jpg
A Connecticut man is accused of hacking the system of a mortuary science school and forging paperwork that would qualify him as a licensed mortician, according to court documents. Jonathan Ryan, 22, was charged

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<![CDATA[Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:13:05 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Brooklyn+Park+Popeyes+Death.jpg
Police in New Hampshire are looking for a man who allegedly broke a glass door at a Popeye's Chicken after he was told his order wouldn't be ready for another five to 10 minutes.Salem police said an older man...
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<![CDATA[New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:26:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-528392918.jpg
From college students to TV anchors, everyone’s trying out the latest Internet craze.

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<![CDATA[What Do Russians Dream About? Putin, Among Other Things]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:25:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615648564.jpg
Vladimir Putin is everywhere in his country's public life. Now it turns out the president is even gracing ordinary Russians' dreams, NBC News reported.A web search engine said the strongman was the only...

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<![CDATA[Man Films 'Never-Ending' Gator Parade in South Florida]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:18:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/17211880_1366410816738053_6562114182429541711_o.jpg
A Florida wildlife photographer captured a seemingly infinite procession of alligators in South Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve.Photographer Bobby Wummer filmed the half-hour parade of gators...

Photo Credit: Bobby Wummer
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<![CDATA[Humpback Whales Mysteriously Organize in Super Groups: Study]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:16:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/humpback-whales.jpg
Some humpback whales are starting to gather in larger-than-usual groups, but scientists aren't sure why, according to a new study published earlier this month.Typically, these whales are considered solitary...

Photo Credit: Jean Tresfon via PLOS
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<![CDATA[Traveler Caught with About 80 Reptiles in Suitcase]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:55:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/snake.jpg
A Czech citizen traveling back from South Africa was caught at the Vienna Airport trying to smuggle about 80 reptiles in his suitcase.]]>
<![CDATA[Boaty McBoatface: New Sub Gets Popular Name]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:50:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ALR-Boaty-McBoatface-2.jpg
British officials didn't want to name a polar research ship "Boaty McBoatface," but they had no problem giving the name to a new submarine, NBC News reported. Last year, the British government agency...

Photo Credit: National Oceanography Centre]]>
<![CDATA[Watch Kids Adorably Interrupt Live TV Interview]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:08:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/154664086-bbc-generic.jpg
Two children who waltzed into a live TV interview about a very serious matter of world affairs became a viral video sensation Friday. The precocious pair walked into a BBC interview with Pusan National...

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<![CDATA[Ice Marathon Brings Over 200 to Siberia]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:41:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ICE+MARATHON.jpg
200 runners from across the globe ran in the 13th annual Baikal Ice Marathan on Tuesday in the Irkutsk region of Russia.]]>
<![CDATA[Arkansas Student Prove Sobriety by Juggling During Stop]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 03:07:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_juggler0307a_1500x845.jpg
Blayk Puckett went the extra mile for Sgt. Keith McKay of the University of Central Arkansas police. Puckett decided to pull out his juggling pins and put on a show to prove his sobriety after he was pulled over...]]>
<![CDATA[Social Media Erupts Over Vintage Gun Seized by Police]]> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:03:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Baltimore+PD+Gun.jpg
Baltimore police arrested a 36-year-old man Wednesday during a traffic stop after recovering a loaded handgun and drugs inside the vehicle.Keith Gladden had a prior arrest record and was taken into custody for...

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<![CDATA[Gator in Florida Catches Lunch on the Golf Course]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:15:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+GATORFISH+030317.00_00_14_10.Still001.jpg
A golfer was surprised to see an alligator on the 10th hole of the Seven Springs Golf and Country Club in Trinity, Fla., but was more surprised what was in the gator’s mouth.]]>
<![CDATA[Perfect Timing Beer Truck Crash On Cam]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:51:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_beercrash0302_1920x1080.jpg
 A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper's dashcam captured an amazing coincidence of timing during a recent crash.Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Travis Smaka had pulled over a driver for speeding."You guys have...

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<![CDATA[Putin-Shaped Lollipops on Sale in Russia]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:43:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_INT_PUTINLOLLIPOP2_030217-148848694826900001.jpg
Candy stores across Russia have been selling lollipops in the shape of Russian President Vladimir Putin.]]>
<![CDATA[Exotic Animal Dentist Examines Luke the Lion]]> Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:36:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Luke+the+Lion.jpg
Imagine being so close to a lion that you can stroke his mane, feel his chest rise and fall as he breathes and look deeply into his mouth at his giant teeth. News4’s Wendy Rieger got to do that recently...

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<![CDATA[Dinner 160 Feet Above Dubai]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:51:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_INT_DINNERSKY_022817-148830311516800001.jpg
Ever thought about dining 160 feet above ground?  Thrill-seeking diners in Dubai had a chance to eat suspended by a construction crane.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Man Accused of Stealing, Selling Neighbor's Monkey]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:13:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/022717+zoe+stolen+monkey+Oscar+Leiva.jpg
A Homestead man is facing a grand theft charge after he allegedly stole, then sold, his neighbor's pet monkey.Oscar Leiva, 21, was arrested Sunday night and booked into Miami-Dade jail, where he was being held...

Photo Credit: Vanessa Di Gennaro, Miami-Dade Corrections]]>
<![CDATA[Benton City Man Fights for Rights To Use Service Horse ]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:38:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Fred_Therapy_Animal.png
Benton City resident Tim Fulton is fighting for the right to keep his service horse, Fred, to complete the daily walks prescribed by his doctor. Fulton recieved a $100 fine from Benton City for walking with Fred...]]>
<![CDATA[Pet Lions, Crocodiles Could Soon Be Banned in Arlington]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:43:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/lion-shutterstock_126767138.jpg
Pet lions and crocodiles could soon become illegal in Arlington. Surprised they aren't already? Turns out, many D.C.-area jurisdictions ban exotic or wild animals as pets -- but Arlington isn't one of them.

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<![CDATA[Rare Quadruplet Calves Born in Ireland]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:28:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_INT_QUADCOWS_022317-148789925482500001.jpg
A farming family in Ireland's County Clare is celebrating the births of four nearly identical calves. The odds of this happening are quite incredible.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Drives Half-Mile with Police Officer on Hood]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:05:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_INT_CHINAPOLICEHOOD_022317-148789366995300001.jpg
A man in China drove away from a checkpoint with a police officer on the hood of his car.  The incident was captured on surveillance footage.]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Man Claims Dog Accidentally Shot His Girlfriend]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:30:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_12161325.jpg
Diesel the dog did it. That's the claim a 25-year-old Jacksonville man made after his girlfriend was shot in the leg while she was sleeping. Brian Murphy's girlfriend, Summer Miracle, was taken to the hospital...

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<![CDATA[Caught on Video: Tiger Knocks Drone out of the Sky]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:10:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2-23-17-tigers-and-drones.jpg
Incredible video captured at a Siberian tiger enclosure in Northeast China. China's state broadcaster released this footage showing the animals chasing a drone until one jumps up and knocks it out of the

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<![CDATA[Girl Turns to Police Department for Help on Math Homework]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:08:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/16640810_10109124209283375_6508236704912685509_n.jpg
When a 10-year-old girl needed help with her math homework, she sought assistance from an unlikely source — her local police department. “I’m having trouble with my homework. Could you help me?” Lena Draper...

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<![CDATA[Suspected Drunk Driver Does Cartwheels During Sobriety Test]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:04:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dui-suspect1.jpg
A woman was arrested after she did cartwheels during her field sobriety test, police said.Bryelle Marshall, 23, was arrested Friday evening and charged with battery, aggravated DWI and driving with an expired...

Photo Credit: Albuquerque Police Department
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<![CDATA[Bull in Wild NYC Chase Dies Hours After Capture]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:40:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/runaway+cow1.jpg
The rogue bull that escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse and led police on a wild, hours-long chase through neighborhood streets Tuesday, ducking under caution tape and sidestepping police officers, has...

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<![CDATA[Student Grades Ex's Apology Letter]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:34:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-553200253.jpg
A University of Central Florida student's reaction to his ex-girlfriend's plea for forgiveness is making the rounds on social media.Nick Lutz received a hand-written, four-page letter from his ex, who...

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<![CDATA[Ohio Woman's Final Jab at Trump]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:02:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_116963857380.jpg
As her loved ones mourn their loss, one Ohio woman found a source of comfort in her own passing – by taking a parting shot at President Donald Trump in her obituary. Elizabeth "Liz" Smith died Monday at the age...

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