<![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-usThu, 30 Mar 2017 15:54:41 -0500Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:54:41 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Italian Cops Foil Plot to Steal Enzo Ferrari’s Corpse]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:27:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_660527397341-Enzo-Ferrari.jpg
After many months plotting, an Italian drug gang was finally ready to dig up the body of the founder of automaker Ferrari and hold it for ransom, NBC News reported.But police swooped in Tuesday, arresting...

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<![CDATA[Wild Turkey Gets Lodged in Family's Rental Car on Highway]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:18:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/turkey+v+car.JPG
A New Jersey family on its way back to the airport after visiting the University of Notre Dame Tuesday collided with a flying turkey on the road, authorities say. The Taraboczhia family was headed to...

Photo Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Martial Artist Breaks 111 Cement Blocks with His Head]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:09:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+INT+BLOCKS+032817.00_00_07_03.Still001.jpg
Sixteen-year-old Bosnian taekwondo martial artist Kerim Ahmetspahic performed an incredible stunt over the weekend. He smashed 111 cement building blocks with his head.]]>
<![CDATA[Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:51:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_CATS_LOVE_HUMANS_032717_1-149065840584500001.jpg
Does your little feline friend actually love you, or are they just using you for food? Scientists from Oregon State University isolated 50 cats, depriving them of all stimuli before reintroducing four...]]>
<![CDATA['Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:17:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/3-26-17-Heavens+Gate+Rancho+Santa+Fe+Home.JPG
Exactly 20 years ago Sunday, 39 people died in a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, California. "Heaven’s Gate" made headlines around the world.On March 26, 1997, a 911 call came into the San Diego Command...

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<![CDATA[Mortician May Have Fake Credentials]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:19:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Jonathan-Ryan.jpg
A Connecticut man is accused of hacking the system of a mortuary science school and forging paperwork that would qualify him as a licensed mortician, according to court documents. Jonathan Ryan, 22, was charged

Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:13:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Brooklyn+Park+Popeyes+Death.jpg
Police in New Hampshire are looking for a man who allegedly broke a glass door at a Popeye's Chicken after he was told his order wouldn't be ready for another five to 10 minutes.Salem police said an older man...
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<![CDATA[New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:26:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-528392918.jpg
From college students to TV anchors, everyone’s trying out the latest Internet craze.

Photo Credit: Roderick Chen/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[What Do Russians Dream About? Putin, Among Other Things]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:25:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615648564.jpg
Vladimir Putin is everywhere in his country's public life. Now it turns out the president is even gracing ordinary Russians' dreams, NBC News reported.A web search engine said the strongman was the only...

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<![CDATA[Man Films 'Never-Ending' Gator Parade in South Florida]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:18:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/17211880_1366410816738053_6562114182429541711_o.jpg
A Florida wildlife photographer captured a seemingly infinite procession of alligators in South Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve.Photographer Bobby Wummer filmed the half-hour parade of gators...

Photo Credit: Bobby Wummer
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<![CDATA[TX Pet Shop Employee Builds Wheelchair for Disabled Goldfish]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:56:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/208*120/goldfish+wheelchair.jpg
A fish aquarium employee in Texas rescued a disabled goldfish from a life of immobility after building him a wheelchair.

Photo Credit: WOAI]]>
<![CDATA[High-Flying Bees Hospitalize Utility Worker]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:03:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_beeattack0316_1920x1080.jpg
A man was hospitalized Wednesday  after being stung by bees hundreds of times while working on a utility pole in North Las Vegas.Cedric Williams of the North Las Vegas Fire Department says they received...

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<![CDATA[Mouse Doors Popping Up In Minneapolis]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:52:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_mousedoors0315_1920x1080.jpg
A Minneapolis man is making a big statement with his tiny works of street art.He goes by the name "Mows" and his canvases are nooks and crannies throughout the city.Tiny doors, fit for a mouse, are...

Photo Credit: KARE]]>
<![CDATA[Park Ranger Discovers Mysterious 'Dr. Seuss' Plant]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:00:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/texas-parks-wildlife-atlanta-state-park.jpg
Texas park rangers at Atlanta State Park, southwest of Texarkana, shared a photo showing a pink and white fluffy ball on the park's Facebook page Tuesday.The post, which has been shared more than...

Photo Credit: Atlanta State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife]]>
<![CDATA[Gators on Parade in Florida]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:26:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Gators_on_Parade_1200x675_898971715672.jpg
A South Florida photographer was in the Big Cypress National Preserve early Monday when he captured these images of large and small alligators crossing a dirt road. Photographer Bobby Wummer says it was...]]>
<![CDATA[Humpback Whales Mysteriously Organize in Super Groups: Study]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:16:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/humpback-whales.jpg
Some humpback whales are starting to gather in larger-than-usual groups, but scientists aren't sure why, according to a new study published earlier this month.Typically, these whales are considered solitary...

Photo Credit: Jean Tresfon via PLOS
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<![CDATA[Traveler Caught with About 80 Reptiles in Suitcase]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:55:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/snake.jpg
A Czech citizen traveling back from South Africa was caught at the Vienna Airport trying to smuggle about 80 reptiles in his suitcase.]]>
<![CDATA[Boaty McBoatface: New Sub Gets Popular Name]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:50:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ALR-Boaty-McBoatface-2.jpg
British officials didn't want to name a polar research ship "Boaty McBoatface," but they had no problem giving the name to a new submarine, NBC News reported. Last year, the British government agency...

Photo Credit: National Oceanography Centre]]>
<![CDATA[Watch Kids Adorably Interrupt Live TV Interview]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:08:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/154664086-bbc-generic.jpg
Two children who waltzed into a live TV interview about a very serious matter of world affairs became a viral video sensation Friday. The precocious pair walked into a BBC interview with Pusan National...

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<![CDATA[Ice Marathon Brings Over 200 to Siberia]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:41:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ICE+MARATHON.jpg
200 runners from across the globe ran in the 13th annual Baikal Ice Marathan on Tuesday in the Irkutsk region of Russia.]]>
<![CDATA[Arkansas Student Prove Sobriety by Juggling During Stop]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 02:07:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_juggler0307a_1500x845.jpg
Blayk Puckett went the extra mile for Sgt. Keith McKay of the University of Central Arkansas police. Puckett decided to pull out his juggling pins and put on a show to prove his sobriety after he was pulled over...]]>
<![CDATA[Terrifying Drive-By Caught on Dashcam]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:37:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_driveby0303_1920x1080.jpg
Dashboard camera rolls as gunman in SUV opens fire on Kansas City street.

Photo Credit: KSHB]]>
<![CDATA[Gator in Florida Catches Lunch on the Golf Course]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:15:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+GATORFISH+030317.00_00_14_10.Still001.jpg
A golfer was surprised to see an alligator on the 10th hole of the Seven Springs Golf and Country Club in Trinity, Fla., but was more surprised what was in the gator’s mouth.]]>
<![CDATA[Perfect Timing Beer Truck Crash On Cam]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:51:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_beercrash0302_1920x1080.jpg
 A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper's dashcam captured an amazing coincidence of timing during a recent crash.Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Travis Smaka had pulled over a driver for speeding."You guys have...

Photo Credit: KSNV]]>
<![CDATA[Putin-Shaped Lollipops on Sale in Russia]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:43:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_INT_PUTINLOLLIPOP2_030217-148848694826900001.jpg
Candy stores across Russia have been selling lollipops in the shape of Russian President Vladimir Putin.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: National Zoo Lion Gets Dental Checkup]]> Sun, 05 Mar 2017 08:36:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Luke+the+Lion.jpg
A dentist from Virginia is sought around the world for his rare specialty: Exotic animals. Recently, News4 got up close to Luke the Lion at the National Zoo in D.C. as veterinary dentist Dr.

Photo Credit: NBCWashington]]>
<![CDATA[Dinner 160 Feet Above Dubai]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:51:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_INT_DINNERSKY_022817-148830311516800001.jpg
Ever thought about dining 160 feet above ground?  Thrill-seeking diners in Dubai had a chance to eat suspended by a construction crane.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Man Accused of Stealing, Selling Neighbor's Monkey]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:13:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/022717+zoe+stolen+monkey+Oscar+Leiva.jpg
A Homestead man is facing a grand theft charge after he allegedly stole, then sold, his neighbor's pet monkey.Oscar Leiva, 21, was arrested Sunday night and booked into Miami-Dade jail, where he was being held...

Photo Credit: Vanessa Di Gennaro, Miami-Dade Corrections]]>
<![CDATA[Benton City Man Fights for Rights To Use Service Horse ]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:38:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Fred_Therapy_Animal.png
Benton City resident Tim Fulton is fighting for the right to keep his service horse, Fred, to complete the daily walks prescribed by his doctor. Fulton recieved a $100 fine from Benton City for walking with Fred...]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighter Carries Burning Gas Tank from Building]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:12:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-02-24-07h11m09s162.jpg
A firefighter in China was hailed as a hero for risking his life by carrying a burning gas tank out of a residential building.

Photo Credit: CCTV]]>
<![CDATA[Rare Quadruplet Calves Born in Ireland]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:28:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_INT_QUADCOWS_022317-148789925482500001.jpg
A farming family in Ireland's County Clare is celebrating the births of four nearly identical calves. The odds of this happening are quite incredible.]]>