<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:00:19 -0500 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:00:19 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:12:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/shakes1.jpg
What began as a burger chain's April Fools Day trick might soon be a mainstay on the menu. Cricket milkshake, anyone?]]>
<![CDATA[Texans Perpetually Plugged In]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:18:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/smart+phone+generic+.jpg
If you look to your left and to your right, there's a good chance someone is using their smartphone to text, email or play Candy Crush.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:30:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-117009763.jpg
A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

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<![CDATA[Man Sues, Says His Beer Had a Dead Rat Inside]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:32:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/steel-reserve-beer.jpg
A North Texas man has filed a lawsuit against MillerCoors and 7-Eleven, saying he drank a beer that had "a dead rat marinating in it."

Photo Credit: Steel Brewing Co.
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<![CDATA[DUI Suspect Offers Cop Lotto Number]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:19:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+cruiser.jpg
A man arrested on drunken driving charges in Middletown told police he was a Connecticut Lottery employee and offered the police officer winning lottery numbers to drop the charges, police said.]]>
<![CDATA["Adorable" New Octopus Discovered]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:13:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*129/20150618_111418_SJM-OCTOPUS-0619-01_300.jpg
A researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is deciding what to name a tiny new species octopus she has discovered. "I thought that since this animal is so adorable, I should name it adorabilis," Stephanie Bush...

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute]]>
<![CDATA[Surfboard Breaks World Record]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 02:41:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Huntington-Beach-Biggest-Surfboard-Record-.jpg
Los Angeles laid claim to another bit of surfing legend Saturday as a group of surfers banded together to break a world record. With hundreds looking on, 66 surfers, including surf champions, celebrities...

Photo Credit: Larry Tenney (Instagram: @ltenney1)]]>
<![CDATA[New Restaurant Turning Heads in Dallas]]> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 22:54:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tallywackers_Dallas_Group.jpg
A new restaurant called Tallywackers has created quite a stir in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Prosper Places Prohibition on Fireworks]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:43:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_113805478_fireworks.jpg
In a release sent out June 15, the town of Prosper is emphasizing a prohibition of fireworks within the town limits.

Photo Credit: SHUTTERSTOCK
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<![CDATA[Black Bear Cub Spotted, Removed from Corinth]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 22:36:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Black-Bear-Corinth-061115.jpg
A black bear cub is headed to a Texas ranch after being spotted running and playing in Corinth Thursday.

Photo Credit: Corinth Police Department via Facebook
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<![CDATA[Balloons With Camera Reported Near D/FW Airport]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:04:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-american-airlines-091.jpg
Several commercial airline pilots reported seeing a small bunch of helium balloons near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Thursday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration says.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Synthetic Weed (K2) Usage Spikes: CDC]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:30:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Synthetic-Pot-NYC1.jpg
The Center for Disease Control released a report June 11 stating there has been an increase adverse health effects from synthetic cannabis use, as well as deaths.

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[Cicadas Swarm Reporter Standing on Top of Tank]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 08:40:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CIcada_KSNT.jpg
A Kansas reporter tries to report on top of a tank when swarming cicadas interrupt her.]]>
<![CDATA[Peeping Tom Dressed as Woman]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:55:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/060915_walmart.jpg
Police say a man dressed in women's clothing is accused of using a mirror to try to see into a women's restroom stall inside a Wal-Mart store in Virginia.

Photo Credit: Prince William County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Cop Impersonator Arrested]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:52:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/150607-police-impersonator-ventura.jpg
A cop impersonator armed with a gun was arrested after police officers spotted him dressed in a full Los Angeles Police Department uniform next to a fake squad car in a Ventura parking lot Sunday, police said.

Photo Credit: Ventura Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Bison Escape Take Over NY Freeway]]> Sat, 06 Jun 2015 21:44:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ULSTER+COUNTY+BISON_6.jpg
Four bison escaped from a farm Upstate and took to the New York State Thruway on Saturday to evade their owner and police.
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<![CDATA[Dog Swallows Pacifiers & Lives]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:55:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dog+swallows+pacifier.jpg
After swallowing not one, but three pacifiers, a 6-year-old British bulldog named Elvis was able to make a full recovery. Owner Lisa Marie Cainas rushed Elvis to the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center...

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC) of Levittown, Pa.
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<![CDATA[7 Odd Friday Morning News Stories]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:13:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/7-weird-dancing2.gif
If you missed NBC5 Today Friday morning, you missed seven odd stories like a man dancing on a patrol car to prevent a human sacrifice, a woman finding a snake in her toilet and a family calling 911 because of an...

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<![CDATA[Man Dances on Patrol Car: Officials]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/060415+man+dances+on+patrol+car.jpg
A southwest Florida man, who claimed to fear vampires, was arrested earlier this year after a bizarre incident in which he danced on top of a patrol car before summoning the fictional Sheriff of Nottingham...

Photo Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Pregnant Woman Sues Waffle House, Claims Discrimination]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 09:27:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_waffle_house_ok.jpg
A Dallas County resident is suing Waffle House, saying she was discriminated against and fired for being pregnant.

Photo Credit: Internet
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<![CDATA[23-Year-Old Cat Reunited with Owner in Dallas]]> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 09:18:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/dallas+23+year+old+cat.jpg
A 23-year-old cat has been reunited with his owner in Dallas thanks to the help of a good Samaritan and Dallas Animal Services.

Photo Credit: Dallas Animal Services via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Artist Covers Fla. Home in Aluminum Foil]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:41:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_foilhouse0601001_700x394.jpg
An artist in Florida decided to take his art-making out of the garage and onto light of day. Piotr Janowski covered his home — including lamps, the mail box and electric meters — in aluminum foil because he said...]]>
<![CDATA[Bacon Arrested in Sausage Fight]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 15:34:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sausage-generic.jpg
A New Jersey man whose last name is Bacon, ironically, was arrested after a dispute over sausage, according to police.
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