<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Weird News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usTue, 23 May 2017 02:49:12 -0500Tue, 23 May 2017 02:49:12 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sheriff: DUI Suspect Hit 'Don't Drink and Drive' Patrol Cruiser ]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 11:28:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/205*120/DUI+Suspect+Paul+Wilkins.jpg
A 63-year-old Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly damaged a newly unveiled "Don't Drink and Drive" patrol car in a crash.

Photo Credit: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office]]>
<![CDATA[Sisters Give Birth to Daughters an Hour Apart]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 11:22:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/burleson-sisters-babies.jpg
Two Burleson sisters gave birth less than an hour apart right down the hall from each other at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth.

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<![CDATA[‘T-Rex’ Spooks Horses on City Street]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 18:34:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_HORSE_SCARED_051917_3-149521821406400001.jpg
A person in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume allegedly growled at a pair of horses pulling a carriage in Charleston, South Carolina. The horses were frightened and caused the carriage to jackknife, injuring...]]>
<![CDATA[The Hottest Haircut Around]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 14:11:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_FIRE_BARBER_051817_1-149513075332800001.jpg
A barber in Cairo, Egypt, is using fire to style and straighten his clients' hair.]]>
<![CDATA[SUV Sinks Into Beach as Man Tries to Take Photos of It]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 08:38:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/suv+land+rover+sinks+into+jersey+shore.jpg
A man trying to take scenic photos of his SUV by the Jersey Shore ended up trying to dig the vehicle out after it started sinking into the water-logged sand, officials said.State Park Police responded to...

Photo Credit: Megan and Christopher Gillich]]>
<![CDATA[Thief Steals Nearly 700 Parking Meters]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 10:55:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/239*120/Screen+Shot+2017-05-16+at+10.17.48+AM.png
Nearly 700 parking meters have been stolen from downtown Stockton, California, over the past year."We don't understand why they're down here because they're not making that much money," Stockton...]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Restaurant Makes Baby-Sized Burritos]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 17:25:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Burrito-Man.jpg
A Mexican restaurant in Corpus Christi makes a breakfast burrito the size of a baby!

Photo Credit: Eric Ortiz]]>
<![CDATA[Girl's Wedding Photos With Burrito]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 12:13:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/051217+main+burrito+wedding+photo.jpg
What if you loved a burrito so much you married it? A teenager in Loudoun County, Virginia, loved a burrito so much she had beautiful, backlit "wedding" photos taken with it. Her mother, a professional...

Photo Credit: Laura René Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Deer Crashes Through McKinney Family's Door]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 22:31:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/216*120/updated-giphy-deer.gif
A McKinney family recently sat down for dinner only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest.]]>
<![CDATA[Plea for Free Wendy's Nuggets Becomes Most Retweeted Tweet]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 10:13:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wendys-GettyImages-80846912.jpg
A Twitter user's joking request for help to getting free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year has earned him a spot in the record books.As of Tuesday morning, Carter Wilkerson, @carterjwm, had more than...

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<![CDATA[Bear Visits Conn. Woman's Home, Paws at Back Door ]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 22:12:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AVON-BEAR-ON-DECK.jpg
A resident of Stagecoach Road in Avon, Connecticut, received an unexpected visitor last week.A black bear showed up on the woman's back deck Wednesday morning while the homeowner was making brownies.The...]]>
<![CDATA[Colonel Sanders Pens KFC Romance Novella for Mother's Day]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 18:15:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tender+Wings+of+Desire.JPG
Colonel Sanders is the author of a new KFC romance novella, "Tender Wings of Desire," being offered for free ahead of Mother's Day.

Photo Credit: KFC
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<![CDATA[TSA Holds Public Auction of Confiscated Items]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 12:57:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TSASale0505_MP4-149400606345600001.jpg
The Transportation Security Administration collects millions of dollars in lost and confiscated items each year, which is then sold to law enforcement or sent to public auction.]]>
<![CDATA[Students Crawl Through Air Duct to Steal Finals Exam: Cops]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 12:39:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_examtheft0505_1500x845.jpg
Two University of Kentucky students are facing felony charges after allegedly crawling through an air duct to enter a professor's office and steal a copy of their final exam. WLEX's Conroy Delouche reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Pigeon Sneaks Into Apartment, Lays Eggs in Pasta Strainer]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 05:32:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_PIGEON_050417_1-149391348540900001.jpg
Upon returning home from a vacation, a Brooklyn, New York, woman was surprised to find a pigeon with two eggs living inside her pasta strainer.]]>
<![CDATA[Life-Size Ronald McDonald Statue Goes Missing in NJ]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 08:23:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mcdonald+statue.jpg
Authorities are looking into whether the Hamburglar has an alibi after someone stole a Ronald McDonald statue from a McDonald's in New Jersey. The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office says the life-size...

Photo Credit: Handout]]>
<![CDATA[The Museum of Ice Cream Opens in Los Angeles]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 05:28:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+MUSEUM+OF+ICE+CREAM+THUMB2.jpg
The Museum of Ice Cream opened a location in Los Angeles after it became a hit in New York City. The pop-up pop art experience features everything from a mint chocolate chip “grow room” to the famed “sprinkle...
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<![CDATA[UC Davis Now Sells Plan B and Condoms From a Vending Machine]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:16:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_birthcontrol0427_1500x8451.jpg
Students at the University of California, Davis, can now purchase $30 Plan B emergency contraceptives, pregnancy tests, condoms and other personal care products from a vending machine.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers 'Tricked' Into Honoring Ku Klux Klansman]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:11:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_kkkresolution0428_1500x845.jpg
Lawmakers in Tennessee are crying foul after Republican Rep. Mike Sparks sneaked in a resolution to honor former Ku Klux Klansman Nathan Bedford Forrest with a bust under a different name.]]>
<![CDATA[Ram in Iceland Resembles Unicorn]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:15:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/UNICORN2.jpg
During the peak of unicorn food trends, Icelandic farmers came across the real thing. The farmers in southern Iceland appropriately named the ram 'Unicorn'. 'Unicorn' has two horns that are fused together at the...

Photo Credit: EBU]]>
<![CDATA[Drug Smuggler Turns Meth Into Art]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:57:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_potterymeth0426_1920x1080.jpg
A man's elaborate plan to deal drugs ended in disaster when detectives discovered he had pottery shipped to Florida that was covered with $600,000 worth of meth paste.

Photo Credit: WFLA-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Burglar Warms Up Before Robbery]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:33:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-26-14h32m36s96.jpg
It's always a good idea to stretch before you push yourself physically. That may be what one young man was thinking before he robbed a Philadelphia Dunkin' Donuts. The unknown suspect walks into camera range and...

Photo Credit: Philadelphia Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Who's The Fairest? 'Most Beautiful Bulldog' Takes Home Crown]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:38:32 -0500 Owners: Angela and Tom Miller ]]> Owners: Angela and Tom Miller ]]> http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Winner-Prudence---Angela--Tom-Miller---Des-Moines---Iowa.jpg
Proud pet parents from Washington to Illinois bought their English bulldogs to vie for the title of "Most Beautiful Bulldog" at Drake University. Punk rockers, cheerleaders and one Audrey Hepburn walked...

Photo Credit: Mohamad Izzuddin Suhaimi/Drake University]]>
<![CDATA[Camel Falls in Azle Swimming Pool, Gets Stuck]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:26:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/camel+stuck+in+pool.jpg
A woman in Azle got quite a surprise when she looked out her window and found a camel in her family's backyard swimming pool.

Photo Credit: Chana Dale]]>
<![CDATA[Nordstrom Selling 'Fake Mud' Jeans With Hefty Price Tag]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:24:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/nordstrom+fake+mud+jeans.jpg
Nordstrom is lighting up the internet with some expensive fake mud jeans.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom.com
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<![CDATA[300 Pounds of Banned Yak Meat Seized at NYC Airport]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:46:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/YAK+MEAT.jpg
Customs agents seized nearly 300 pounds of banned yak meat at JFK Airport after a shipment was found hidden in sweaters, shawls and pants, officials said Tuesday.While yak meat is not illegal in America...

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<![CDATA[The Real Origin of '420']]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:26:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+420+ORIGINS+THUMB.jpg
There have been many myths about where the slang "420" originated from, but here's the real story behind the term.]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery in C: Who Stashed Gold Inside a British Piano?]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:32:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17110502014108-british-piano-mystery.jpg
British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money.The school that owns the piano and...

Photo Credit: Richard Vernalls/PA via AP
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<![CDATA[Alligator Found in Texas Neighborhood]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:43:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Alligator_Found_in_Texas_Neighborhood_1200x675_924722243970.jpg
An unwelcome and very large visitor fought removal from a Fort Bend County, Texas home. Sheriff's deputies got the call when someone spotted this gargantuan gator outside a home south of Houston.

Photo Credit: KPRC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Easter Gator Breaks Into Family’s Porch]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:02:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/235*120/gator+on+porch.JPG
A 9-foot alligator gave a South Carolina family a scare Easter morning, but they managed to capture it all on video. Homeowner Steve Polston says they thought someone was breaking into their house when...]]>
<![CDATA[National Animal Cracker Day: Fun Facts]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:04:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+ANIMAL+CRACKER+FACTS+THUMB2.jpg
April 18 is National Animal Cracker Day. Here are some fun and surprising facts about the sweet treats.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch This Easter Bunny Parachute Fail]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:37:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/easter-bunny-fail.jpg
It was a close call for an Easter bunny dropping by an egg hunt in Corpus Christi.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Accused of Luring Boys, Theft, Carrying Drugs in Bra]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:36:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/castle-kameron-gately.jpg
Police say they arrested a 23-year-old woman accused of luring young boys from their homes and stealing from Wal-Mart, all while carrying crystal methamphetamine in her bra.

Photo Credit: Dallas Police Department NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[The Buck Stops Here: Feuding Deer Caught on Camera]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:48:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DEER27.jpg
An Ohio police officer’s dash cam caught two deer run out from some trees, get up on their hind legs and scuffle. The fight didn’t last long before they put down their dukes and ran off.

Photo Credit: Westerville Police Department]]>