<![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-usMon, 29 Aug 2016 22:48:29 -0500Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:48:29 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Target Celebrates Pokemon Go]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:55:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pokeball_img.jpg
Target says it's ready to paint the red spheres outside 400 stores nationwide to look like poke balls.]]>
<![CDATA[World's Largest Rubber Duck Spotted in New York]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:02:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Big+Duck2.jpg
The world's largest rubber duck has been spotted in the Buffalo River. "Mama duck" and her duckling Timmy are in town for the Canalside Maritime Festival this Sunday. The duck towers at a whopping 61 feet above...

Photo Credit: WRGZ-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Cops Stumble Upon Gator in Tub ]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:57:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gator+in+tub.jpg
Police responding to a call about a burglary at a Staten Island home encountered an unusual suspect — a three-foot-long alligator, and it was in the bathtub. The reptile was hanging out in the empty tub...

Photo Credit: @NYPDPaws
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<![CDATA[6-Ton Potato Spotted on NY's Hudson River]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:10:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/potato+hudson.jpg
If you happened to see a giant potato being hauled on a barge on the Hudson River Wednesday, your eyes were not deceiving you. The 6-ton spud, resting atop a tractor-trailer on a barge pulled by a tugboat, has...

Photo Credit: @innycsite/Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[Cops Capture Boa]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:51:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_snakea0816_1920x1080.jpg
A five-foot-long boa constrictor was taken in by Massachusetts police Saturday night after it was found in the middle of a road.

Photo Credit: WJAR]]>
<![CDATA[The 'Poopening': Roomba Spreads Feces All Over Home]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:56:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Jesse+Newton+Roomba+Poop.jpg
Oh the horror. That’s how one man described the events that unfolded when his Roomba ran over dog poop, spreading a 25-foot trail of feces throughout his house.In a Facebook post, Jesse Newton said his...

Photo Credit: Jesse Newton
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<![CDATA[Creepy Clown Terrorizes Residents]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:37:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_creepyclown0804_1920x1080.jpg
Residents of Green Bay, Wisconsin are on edge after several late night sightings of a particularly creepy clown.

Photo Credit: WGBA]]>
<![CDATA[Police Go on the Road With 'UFO']]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:06:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/belfast.jpg
A "UFO" got a police escort last week when it roamed the streets of Ireland, but the rolling saucer wasn’t from outer space. It was made right here on earth.53-year-old Ali Kemal Ali told the Belfast Telegraph...

Photo Credit: Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Puppy Swallows Rubber Duckies]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 08:49:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_duckdog0729_1920x1080.jpg
An Oklahoma puppy undergoes emergency surgery after swallowing several rubber duckies. [warning: graphic footage]

Photo Credit: KFOR]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Officer Trying to Pull Over 2 Cows]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:40:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/218*120/vlcsnap-2016-07-29-15h43m31s162.jpg
A police officer in Windham, Maine, attempted to "pull over" two cows after they were reportedly menacing cars on Thursday afternoon.In a video the police department posted on its Facebook page, Officer Ernest...

Photo Credit: Windham Police]]>
<![CDATA[Creepy Creeper Burglar Caught On Cam]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:46:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Creepy_Creeper_Burglar_Caught_On_Cam_1200x675_734263875715.jpg
A thief known as the "Creeper Ghost" is believed to be responsible for a rash of home burglaries in Chicago. A victim of the burglar captured chilling footage showing a man moving through a home with the owners...

Photo Credit: WMAQ-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Man Attacks Officers With Batarangs]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:18:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/batarang.jpg
Police in Seattle arrested a man after he threw batarangs at officers. Batarangs are the sharp boomerangs Batman uses in fight scenes.]]>
<![CDATA[Stuck Ducklings Get A Helping Hand]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:18:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-0000337.jpg
A couple of newly hatched baby ducklings in Northern Japan were in trouble and one man came to their rescue. The video shows two baby ducklings crying as they struggle to get out of the pond with high edges.

Photo Credit: NTV]]>
<![CDATA[Long Lost World Series Ring Found]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:09:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_lostring0727_1920x1080.jpg
Former Kansas City Royals player and scout Jerry Terrell has been reunited with the 1985 World Series ring he lost nearly a year ago.

Photo Credit: KSHB-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Police Find Package of Marijuana ]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:33:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cheltenham+Police+Marijuana.PNG
Police in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, are looking for the owner of a package of marijuana mistakenly left at the wrong resident’s home.Earlier this week, a resident called the police department...

Photo Credit: Cheltenham Police Department
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<![CDATA[Blue Wine? It's Real, And Coming to U.S.]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:49:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/202*120/gik_bottles.jpg
A new bright cobalt blue wine from Spain is heading to the U.S.
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<![CDATA[Robot Makes Fashion Debut]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:25:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Robot_Makes_Fashion_Debut_1200x675_728977475929.jpg
The humanoid robot Pepper made its fashion debut Wednesday. Pepper hit the market in 2015. Corporations lease the unit for around $500 a month. Pepper worked naked until now because clothing could retain...

Photo Credit: NTV]]>
<![CDATA['Pokemon Go' Player Stuck in Tree]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:46:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Pokemon+go+tree+cemetery+east+greenwich+firefighter.jpg
First responders came to the rescue of a young woman who got stuck up a tree playing "Pokemon Go" inside a New Jersey cemetery Tuesday night. East Greenwich Township Fire and Rescue posted a safety message about...

Photo Credit: East Greenwich Twp. Fire and Police]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Caught Roaming In Residential Areas]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:48:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Bears_Caught_Roaming_In_Residential_Areas_1200x675_728135235871.jpg
These videos were taken by residents of Greenville County, South Carolina showing bears in residential areas. There are more bears around this year as a drought is forcing all bears to move about looking...

Photo Credit: WYFF]]>
<![CDATA[Squirrel Snuggles With Kittens]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:40:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Squirrel_Snuggles_With_Kittens_1200x675_727386179549.jpg
Here is something you don't see everyday. Take a close look - yes, that is a squirrel snuggled up with a litter of kittens. The mother cat seems to be nursing the squirrel along with her litter.

Photo Credit: Bethe Gettle]]>
<![CDATA[Ducks Dumped, Rescued From New Jersey Mall]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:04:05 -0500
New Jersey state wildlife officials said they were looking to find homes for 92 ducks who were dumped at a mall in Secaucus.]]>
<![CDATA[Pokemon Go Player Bit by Real Snake in Flower Mound]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:12:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Pokemon+Snake+Bite.jpg
An 18-year-old North Texas man engrossed in playing the addictive "Pokemon GO" game on his smart phone in a park wound up in a hospital after he failed to see a venomous snake, stepped on it and got bit.

Photo Credit: Brian Scott, NBC 5]]>
<![CDATA[Deputies Free Bear Inexplicably Stuck in Car]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 06:29:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bear-ezgif-2217839850.gif
A black bear found stuck inside a car near Denver left sheriff's deputies scratching their heads this week — it's not clear how the wild animal managed to get inside. None of the car's windows were broken and...

Photo Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Missing Google Street View, Faroe Islands Get 'Sheep View']]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:32:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/faroe-islands-sheep-view.jpg
If you were to take a tour of Europe's tiny, rocky Faroe Islands in Google Street View, you might see a lot of sheep. But you can't take a tour of the Faroe Islands in Google Street View, unlike much of the rest...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Visit Faroe Islands
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<![CDATA[Daisi The Swimming Pig]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:05:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/217*120/daisi.PNG
We've heard the expression, "when pigs fly," but what about when pigs swim? Meet Daisi - the seven month old swimming pig from Corinth.

Photo Credit: Jerry Morris]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery Explosion Sounds in Calif.]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:42:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/218*120/7-6-16-Alhambra.jpg
Susan Saunders began hearing the explosions at random hours, day and night, in February at her Alhambra home. The first one came at 3 a.m."I thought, 'Somebody's blowing things up,'" said Saunders, 60.

Photo Credit: Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Colorado Town Up for Sale]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:37:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Colorado_Ghost_Town.jpg
If you're willing to spend $350,000, and relocate to Colorado, you may become the owner of an entire town.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Twin Sisters Give Birth on Same Day, at Same Time]]> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:52:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/identicaltwinsistersbabies.jpg
Twin sisters gave birth on the same day, at the same time, in different states.

Photo Credit: Today ]]>
<![CDATA[Haltom City Puppy Found in Suspended Cage ]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 17:32:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/puppy30.jpg
Haltom City police said they have addressed the incident of a dog left outside in a suspended cage on July 1.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Hooton]]>
<![CDATA[Gator Caught Outside Of City Hall]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:14:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Gator_Caught_Outside_Of_City_Hall_1200x675_714747459963.jpg
A woman walking by a Jacksonville, North Carolina City Hall early Tuesay morning was startled by the young gator. Officials placed orange safety cones around it and brought in a wildlife specialist to remove the...

Photo Credit: WITN-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Mayflies Swarm Ill. Bridge]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:25:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mayfliest.png
Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city. The Havana Police Department warned drivers of a...

Photo Credit: Havana Police Department
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<![CDATA[Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:52:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/llama-breeze.jpg
Fiesta the llama enjoys the breeze when zookeepers at the Houston Children's Zoo use a leaf blower to clean to clean stalls.]]>