<![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-usMon, 23 Jan 2017 19:58:18 -0500Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:58:18 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wyoming School Says No Guns for Grizzly Bears]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:18:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_devosbears0119_1500x845.jpg
Grizzly bears near Wyoming schools got national attention after Donald Trump's education secretary nominee mentioned them in a Senate hearing this week. Betsy DeVos suggested teachers in Wapiti, Wyoming,...]]>
<![CDATA[Community Embraces Goat Neighbors]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:31:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_goats0109_1920x1080.jpg
A large herd of goats has become a popular fixture in one Florida community. Neighbors have been visiting and feeding the goats for years, but many had no idea how the animals ended up there.

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<![CDATA[New York Subway Riders Ditch Pants]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:59:33 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NO+PANTS+THUMB.jpg
New York Subway riders were in full winter attire except for their pants as part of the annual 'No Pants Subway Ride.']]>
<![CDATA[Surfing on Lake Michigan in Winter]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:43:35 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/SURFER_CHICAGO_THUMB.jpg
Hear from a group of surfers who ventured out to surf on Lake Michigan in the middle of winter.]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Dealer Commercial Bloopers Go Viral ]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:47:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/WhiteBearMitsubishi.png
A blooper posted on an auto dealer's Facebook page may prove to be the better marketing strategy, after White Bear Mitsubishi's outtakes reel gathered millions of views in just two weeks.]]>
<![CDATA[Mandy Moore Shower Mosaic ]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:12:02 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-629176044.jpg
A mural of Mandy Moore was said to be found inside an apartment shower in Queens — a piece of art that inspired the singer and actress to respond on Twitter. Roommates apparently discovered the life-sized...

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<![CDATA[Llama Runs Free on Roads Near Athens, Georgia]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:27:27 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/llama-loose-athens-georgia.jpg
A llama was on the lam in Georgia for a little while Wednesday afternoon, bringing out sheriff's deputies and, according to two witnesses, slowing traffic as onlookers gawked. The woolly scofflaw was seen...

Photo Credit: Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office / Twitter user @definatley
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<![CDATA[Utah Woman Says Plane Dropped Feces on Her Home ]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:01:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_planewaste0104_1920x1080.jpg
A Salt Lake City woman says a commercial plane dropped human waste on her car and home, and it isn't the first time this has happened. "At first I thought, 'Wow, some bird really took a dump on my car!"...]]>
<![CDATA[Snake in a Toilet! Arlington Woman Makes Startling Discovery]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:37:56 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/blue_peacock_background.jpg
This probably isn't something you thought you needed to be afraid of.Think again?A Virginia woman called Animal Control last week after she found a snake in a toilet in an Arlington County apartment....

Photo Credit: Animal Welfare League of Arlington
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<![CDATA[Roads In Canada Turn Into Ice Rinks]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:21:23 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-12-29-13h35m11s220.jpg
Parts of Canada have seen so much ice building up on the roads that residents have been putting on their skates. Laura Spink posted a video from Peterborough on Monday showing an adept skater moving around with...

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<![CDATA[The Crazy Year in Politics (Besides Trump and Clinton)]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:23:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-crazy-year-in-politics.jpg
It's a tradition for NBC News to sum up the oddest, silliest and most head-scratching political moments of the year, but this year was a strange one. Even if the social media fodder from the deeply divisive...

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<![CDATA[You Can't Expense That Llama: 2016's Wackiest Claims]]> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 06:15:19 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/145441415-llama-generic.jpg
A llama brought in for a photo shoot may just be the zaniest expense request of 2016, according to a survey of more than 430 business travelers, NBC News reports.A $28,000 bottle-service tab, a blow-up...

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<![CDATA[Rat Hops Down Up NYC Escalator]]> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:18:08 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-141167926-rat-generic.jpg
Rats taking on giant dinner rolls and slices of pizza in the subway have become fodder for viral memes this year, but no New York City rodent has attempted such a feat as one undertaken at the height of Monday's...

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<![CDATA[Watch: Workers Throw Sex Toys to Chase Off Gunman]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:35:41 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/202*120/12-16-2016-sex-toy-robbery-1.JPG
An armed man who entered an adult-themed store Wednesday and demanded cash was chased off by two employees who lobbed sex toys at him in a bizarre confrontation that was caught on camera.The man can be...

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<![CDATA[NJ Cops Corral Runaway Donkeys]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 06:10:53 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/186*120/Mount+Laruel+Donkey+Chase.JPG
Police in South Jersey came to the rescue after four "unruly donkeys" escaped from an enclosure and from responding officers. The Mount Laurel Police Department posted video to Facebook that shows part of...

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<![CDATA[Nordstrom Is Selling a Stone for $85]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:58:52 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/nordstrom+stone.jpg
For just $85, your pet rock memories from childhood can come back to life -- all thanks to Nordstrom.The department store recently added a "unique rock" or "medium wrapped leather stone," to its website.

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<![CDATA[Half-Marathoner Lost for 12 Hours]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:33:10 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/120516+marathon+runner+gets+lost.jpg
Melissa Kitcher had full intentions of completing her first half-marathon Sunday, but it's safe to say she pictured it ending a little bit differently. Kitcher went missing for nearly 12 hours after running off...

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<![CDATA[NYC Subway Rat vs. Dinner Roll]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:10:50 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dinner+roll+rat.jpg
This so-called Roll Mole is giving Pizza Rat a run for its money. A rat was recorded dragging a comically large dinner roll on the subway tracks on the Upper East Side last Thursday, another sign of the...

Photo Credit: Christian Waugh]]>
<![CDATA[Werewolf, Gorilla And Santa All Caught on Trail Camera]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:42:09 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_trailcam1130_1920x1080.jpg
A Kansas police trail camera was set up after reports of mountain lion sightings and yielded some hilarious surprises.

Photo Credit: KSHB-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Claws: Critter Shops Dollar Store Holiday Decor]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:53:14 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20161130+Beaver+Thumb.jpg
When it's time to decorate your dam, you have to hit the store.

Photo Credit: St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[French 'Spiderman' Scales Skyscrapers Harness-Free]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:25:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/20161124_Spain_1.jpg
Alain Robert, 54, has a lifelong passion for scaling skyscrapers and other structures with only his hands and a good pair of climbing shoes despite his frequent arrests by police for unauthorized stunts.

Photo Credit: Manu Fernandez/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Runaway Bull Takes 5-Mile Trek Through Philly]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:32:24 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bull+on+Interstate+95+Sixerschix.jpg
A young bull escaped from a Philadelphia slaughterhouse Tuesday afternoon, leading police on a chase past a city high school and down Interstate 95.The bovine broke free from a truck outside the Saba...

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<![CDATA[Thrill Seeker Bungee Dunks Cookie 240 Feet, Breaks Record]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:19:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-11-17-at-5.00.42-PM.jpg
Simon Berry just wanted a cookie, his tea and a little thrill. The 24-year-old combines the three in a record-breaking bungee dunk for 240 feet with a perfect aim for Guinness World Records Day.

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<![CDATA[2-Hour Wait for Gold Toilet]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:26:21 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GOLD_AP_16259825556036.jpg
Patrons at the Guggenheim are standing in line for up to two hours to use the bathroom at the Fifth Avenue museum, but they don't seem to mind the wait. Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan replaced the toilet in...

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested in Air Horn Incidents]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:11:30 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/222*120/air-horn-el-segundo-mug.jpg
An air horn that sounds like a train has been terrorizing the residents of El Segundo for weeks, but police in the Southern California city have just arrested a man in connection with the noise — with air...

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<![CDATA[Woman Sues Zara Over Dead Rat]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:26:26 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4542614291.jpg
A Manhattan woman is suing Spanish fashion retailer Zara after she says she found a rat sewn into a dress she bought at one of their stores. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court last week, 24-year-old...

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<![CDATA[Fungus Furniture]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:47:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/217*120/Screen+Shot+2016-11-14+at+9.49.04+AM.png
Ecovative Design on Green Island, New York, is taking an unusual approach to making their furniture by growing their building boards from mycelium instead of using wood, metal or other conventional materials.]]>