<![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 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:31:33 -0500 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:31:33 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Monk Relaxing Atop Wind Turbine Spotted by Drone ]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:09:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/wind+turbines0507.jpg
A Benedictine monk at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. A drone camera took video of Brother Joseph Byron hanging out on top of a wind...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Couple Dives into Marriage]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:16:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Underwater-scuba-wedding-0824.jpg
One San Diego couple took the plunge Saturday morning, marrying twenty feet underwater.

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<![CDATA[51,000 Pounds of Soybeans Spill on I-35]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:24:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/soybeans+ax.jpg
Interstate 35 in Waco was closed for hours after 51,000 pounds of soybeans spilled onto the roadway.

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<![CDATA[Mom Subpoenaed Over Daughter's Overdue Library Books]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:26:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/school_generic.jpg
A North Texas woman is outraged about being summoned to court because her daughter's library books were overdue.

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<![CDATA[Bear Takes an Afternoon Dip in His Neighbor's Hot Tub]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:47:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/150818_hottub_bear_03.jpg
The summer heat can make people—and bears—crazy. A bear busted down Tony Diering's fence to take a leisurely swim in the man's pool before taking a dip in the hot tub, CTV News Vancouver reported. "He's...

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<![CDATA[Man Says Siri Made the Call That Saved His Life ]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:23:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_111010073653_Siri.jpg
An 18-year-old teenager from Tennessee says the voice recognition service on his iPhone — famously named Siri — called emergency dispatchers after his truck fell on him while he tried to make repairs.

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<![CDATA[26-Year-Old Cat Makes the Record Books (Again)]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:03:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/corduroy_oldest_cat.jpg
Corduroy the cat has given his owner a lifetime of purrs and love. At 26 years old, the green-eyed feline was recognized by the Guinness World Records for a second time. On Thursday, Guinness World Records...

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<![CDATA[Giant Chocolate Lobster]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:58:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/IMG_34201.jpg
A Maine candy company is seeking to break a Guinness World Record with a gigantic chocolate lobster. To commemorate 100 years in business, Haven's Candies of Westbrook has unveiled "Shelby." The extremely large...

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<![CDATA[Missing Texas Dog Found 900 Miles Away in Florida]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:31:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Bell7.jpg
A dog that went missing in Texas last week is back with her family after being found nearly 900 miles away in Florida.

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<![CDATA[Communal Spider Web Sprawls on Trees at Rowlett Park]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:06:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/spider+web.jpg
A sprawling spider web at a Dallas-area park has attracted thousands of insects and the attention of people curious about arachnids.

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<![CDATA['Tarzan' Arrested at SoCal Zo]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 08:10:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/207*120/08-05-2015-zoo-santa-ana-tarzan-1.jpg
A shirtless man claiming to be "Tarzan" was arrested after police say he swung from trees and tried to enter a monkey exhibit at a Southern California zoo.

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<![CDATA[Flying Upside Down Over Illinois, Skydivers Break Record]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:38:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SkyDiveThumb1.jpg
Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down have built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation on July 31, 2015 over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.]]>
<![CDATA[Raccoons Invade Garland Home]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:44:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Raccoon_Invasion_Garland.jpg
A total of six raccoons were captured on a nightvision camera stealing catnip from inside a Garland home. They're cute and frightening at the same time! Thanks to NBC 5 viewer Pat Stone who sent us this...]]>
<![CDATA[Meth Pills Were in In-n-Out Drink, Man Claims in Lawsuit]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:27:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/168*120/innoutmeth.jpg
In-n-Out Burger has been sued by a man who alleges he found meth in his drink, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles. Two capsules allegedly found at the bottom of the cup later tested positive for meth.

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<![CDATA[Sanders' Candidacy Inspires Merch]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:15:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2015-07-21-19h30m41s117.png
Support for Vermont’s presidential hopeful is showing up from some of the state’s independent businesspeople

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<![CDATA[Man Leaves Car Curbside, Boards Flight Without Ticket]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:54:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dfw-board-no-ticket.jpg
The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how a man slipped past security and boarded a passenger plane without a ticket at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Car Crashes into Cow on U.S. Highway 75 in Melissa]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:44:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/car-v-cow.jpg
A man says it was too late to stop by the time he saw a cow lying on U.S. 75 in Melissa Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Personal Trainer On Phone When Fatally Struck: Police]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:28:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Michele_Albanese_Credit_Lauren.jpg
Dallas police say a woman was struck by a car as she crossed an intersection while talking on her cell phone.

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<![CDATA[Tooth-Shaped Balloon Mascot Gets Loose, Flies Away]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:13:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mickey+balloon+2.JPG
A Chicago-area dental practice is asking for help finding a loose tooth.

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<![CDATA[Alligator Taken Into Police Custody on NYC Street Dies]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:11:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/alligator+manhattan.jpg
A 3-foot alligator NYPD officers took into custody after they spotted it walking across a Manhattan street has died, authorities say.

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<![CDATA[Flying Bugs Appear as Storm on TX Weather Radar]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:00:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/217*120/bug+radar+tx.JPG
Rangers at a state park near the Texas panhandle say flying insects caused a weather radar to light up as if there was a large storm Wednesday.

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<![CDATA['Drunk' Squirrel Damages English Club]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:30:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-469038412SQUIRREL72315.jpg
A “drunk” squirrel has caused hundreds of pounds of damage at a private members’ club in England, according to the club’s secretary. Sam Boulter, 62, said that the originally thought that someone had broken into...

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<![CDATA[Bombshell Discovery: Bazooka Shell Found in Storm Drain]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:16:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/072115+bazooka+shell+found+in+Fairfax+County.jpg
A Fairfax County, Virginia, worker inspecting a drain made an unusual discovery in a residential neighborhood Tuesday morning -- a round of bazooka ammunition possibly dating back to the Korean War era.

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<![CDATA[Chipotle Anti-Fast Lasts 153 Days and Counting]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:50:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/536073195.jpg
You know you've got a taste for something when you eat it every day for 100-plus days. Two men have something odd in common -- they started eating Chipotle every day for months and have taken to social media to...

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<![CDATA[Foal Born with Patch That Looks Like Its Own Shadow]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:03:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Horse+11+AP774176329487_14.jpg
A chestnut foal born in May in England has been gaining a lot of attention around the Internet for his peculiar, self referential birthmark. The young horse, named Da Vinci or Vinny for short, appears to...

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