<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://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, 06 Dec 2016 00:37:34 -0600Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:37:34 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Santa Claws: Beaver Picks Through Christmas Decor at Dollar Store]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:53:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.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[Werewolf, Gorilla And Santa All Caught on Trail Camera]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:42:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.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[Trick Package Targets Porch Thieves]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:33:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_pooppackages1128_1920x1080.jpg
A Las Vegas man fights back against thieves taking packages from his porch using a smelly surprise.

Photo Credit: KSNV-TV]]>
<![CDATA[French 'Spiderman' Scales Skyscrapers Harness-Free]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:25:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.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]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:32:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.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 05:19:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.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[Baby Monkey Hitches Ride on Goat's Back]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:30:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-11-16-16h47m40s132.jpg
A baby monkey, who appeared on a private farm in southern China, rode on the back of a black goat for several days. CCTV showed footage of the monkey riding on a goat's back, reporting that the farm owner...

Photo Credit: CCTV]]>
<![CDATA[2-Hour Wait for Gold Toilet]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:26:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.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 19:11:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.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...

Photo Credit: El Segundo Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Sues Zara Over Dead Rat]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:26:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.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 13:47:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.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.]]>
<![CDATA[Panda Wrestles Zoo Intruder]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:48:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/panda+man.jpg
A man sneaked into a giant panda enclosure at a zoo in southeast China and ended up wrestling with a panda. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed surveillance video of the incident.

Photo Credit: EBU]]>
<![CDATA['So So Sorry' for Stealing Car]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:55:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_subaru1028_1920x1080.jpg
One woman was lucky enough to have her car stolen — not by a thief, but by someone who was just a bit confused. Erin Hatzi of Portland, Oregon, had her red Subaru stolen right out of her driveway Tuesday night...

Photo Credit: KGW-TV]]>
<![CDATA['Flintstone House' Listed on Airbnb]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:57:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flintstonehouse.jpg
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Northern California is striking for its amorphous dome shapes made of wire and shotcrete. Now listed on the short-term rentals site, visitors can spend a few nights...]]>
<![CDATA[Prosper Baseball Squad Gets Creepy]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:18:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Halloween-Baseball-102716.jpg
Cowboys, vampires and hot dogs, oh my!

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<![CDATA[Cubs Win Yearbook Prediction]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:27:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/michael+lee.png
There have been a lot of signs pointing to 2016 being the Cubs’ year, but this may be the wildest yet. Back in 1993, one Chicago Cubs fan predicted in his high school yearbook that the team would win the...

Photo Credit: Marcos Meza
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<![CDATA[Baby Lemur Makes London Zoo Debut]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:14:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/UK_Zoo_Lemur_1200x675_790976579694.jpg
London Zoo is welcoming the first ever baby aye-aye lemur just in time for Halloween. The creepy-looking creature was actually born on July 1 but has only emerged from its secluded nesting box for the...]]>
<![CDATA[Half-Naked Intruder Scares Boy With BB Gun]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:24:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_nakedintruder1021_1920x1080.jpg
Half naked drunk woman walks into Michigan home, plays with dog while boy hides under bed with BB gun.

Photo Credit: WDIV]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Gets Behind the Wheel, Crashes Car]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:13:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_bearcar1020_1920x1080.jpg
Colorado deputies shocked to find bear behind the wheel of car after it slams into tree.

Photo Credit: KUSA]]>
<![CDATA[Labor Pains, Baby Delivery Surprise Woman]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:02:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_suprisebaby1019_1920x1080.jpg
A woman is still in shock after giving birth to a baby boy over the weekend, claiming she never knew she was pregnant.

Photo Credit: NECN]]>
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Snake Shocks Driver]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:22:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_carsnakea_1920x1080.jpg
Large snake slithers out of car's engine compartment and onto Florida man's windshield as he's driving.

Photo Credit: WFLA]]>
<![CDATA[Purple Heart Found at Goodwill Returned to Family]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:20:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_purpleheart1019_1920x1080.jpg
Purple Heart medal found at Arizona Goodwill reunited with World War II soldier's family.

Photo Credit: KVOA]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Calif. Package Thief Posing as Mother With Stroller]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:17:33 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1003-2016-PkgThiefSF.jpg
A package thief in San Francisco is pretending to be a mother by pushing a baby stroller as she cases the neighborhood.The theft was caught on home security video on Saturday by a Bernal Heights resident when...

Photo Credit: SFPD]]>
<![CDATA[Wild Pigs Chow Down on Calif. Yards]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:41:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sj-pigs.jpg
Front yards are being ripped up in a San Jose neighborhood, and while residents are well aware of who the culprits are, there's very little they can do.The torn-up lawns are the work of wild pigs on a feeding...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Stolen Van Gogh Paintings Found in Italian Farmhouse]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:17:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC-vangogh-paintings.jpg
Italian police find two paintings by artist Vincent Van Gogh in a farmhouse near an organized crime syndicate's stronghold. The paintings were stolen from an Amsterdam museum in 2002.

Photo Credit: APTN]]>
<![CDATA[Sexy Maids Booted Out of College Job Fair]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:40:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_sexymaidsfinal_1920x10801.jpg
Students go to college to try to find better career opportunities, but a business that showed up at Marshall University's job fair Wednesday was not exactly what the school or most students have in mind.

Photo Credit: WSAZ]]>
<![CDATA[Nissan Unveils Self-Driving Chair for Waiting in Line]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:59:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC-pro-pilot-chair.jpg
If you hate waiting in line, this product may be the perfect solution for you. Japanese auto giant Nissan unveiled a self-driving chair dubbed the"ProPilot Chair." A camera and a sensor are used to guide the...

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<![CDATA[Toddler Trump Gains Fame]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:33:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_trumptoddler0928_1920x10801.jpg
A Pennsylvania toddler is gaining fame thanks to his resemblance to presidential candidate Donald Trump.Hunter Tirpak's star began to rise when the 2-year-old attended a Trump rally last April.Hunter's mom...

Photo Credit: WBRE]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkin, Chocolate Covered Fries for Halloween?]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:54:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC-McDonalds-Halloween-Fries.jpg
For those who just can't get enough pumpkin-flavored treats in the fall, McDonald's Japan is offering customers french fries covered with pumpkin and chocolate sauce.The new menu item debuted Wednesday and is...]]>