<![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-usSat, 25 Feb 2017 08:32:30 -0600Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:32:30 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Firefighter Carries Burning Gas Tank from Building]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:12:14 -0600 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.

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<![CDATA[Rare Quadruplet Calves Born in Ireland]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:28:38 -0600 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.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Drives Half-Mile with Police Officer on Hood]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:05:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_INT_CHINAPOLICEHOOD_022317-148789366995300001.jpg
A man in China drove away from a checkpoint with a police officer on the hood of his car.  The incident was captured on surveillance footage.]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Man Claims Dog Accidentally Shot His Girlfriend]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:30:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_12161325.jpg
Diesel the dog did it. That's the claim a 25-year-old Jacksonville man made after his girlfriend was shot in the leg while she was sleeping. Brian Murphy's girlfriend, Summer Miracle, was taken to the hospital late Tuesday with non-life threatening injuries. Murphy told police he was sleeping next to Miracle when his dog Diesel woke him up. He went outside with the dog and then came back into the home.

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<![CDATA[Caught on Video: Tiger Knocks Drone out of the Sky]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:10:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/2-23-17-tigers-and-drones.jpg
Incredible video captured at a Siberian tiger enclosure in Northeast China. China's state broadcaster released this footage showing the animals chasing a drone until one jumps up and knocks it out of the sky. Footage from a second camera shows the tigers gathering around the drone on the ground and tearing into it until they were scared away because it started smoking. Staff members say they use drone chasing to keep the tigers fit.

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<![CDATA[Girl Turns to Police Department for Help on Math Homework]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:08:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/16640810_10109124209283375_6508236704912685509_n.jpg
When a 10-year-old girl needed help with her math homework, she sought assistance from an unlikely source — her local police department. “I’m having trouble with my homework. Could you help me?” Lena Draper wrote in a Facebook message to the Marion, Ohio Police Department. The department responded, and — surprise, surprise — it had answers.

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<![CDATA[Suspected Drunken Driver Cartwheels Through Sobriety Test]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:04:04 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dui-suspect1.jpg
A woman has been arrested after she did cartwheels during her field sobriety test, police say.

Photo Credit: Albuquerque Police Department
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<![CDATA[Bull in Wild NYC Chase Dies Hours After Capture]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:40:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/runaway+cow1.jpg
The rogue bull that escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse and led police on a wild, hours-long chase through neighborhood streets Tuesday, ducking under caution tape and sidestepping police officers, has died, NYPD officials confirmed. The bull, which was seen with at least a dozen tranquilizer darts in its side over the course of the miles-long chase, died at some point before 2:30 p.m., nearly three hours after it escaped a Beaver Road slaughterhouse and went on a free-for-all through Queens, ducking cops in Jamaica and South Ozone Park. A cause of death for the animal wasn't immediately clear and city officials had no further comment.

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<![CDATA[Student Grades Ex's Apology Letter]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:34:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-553200253.jpg
A University of Central Florida student's reaction to his ex-girlfriend's plea for forgiveness is making the rounds on social media.Nick Lutz received a hand-written, four-page letter from his ex, who apologized for the mistakes she made in their relationship.According to Lutz, the lovelorn woman's effort did not make the grade. He marked up her apology letter, gave it a D- and reportedly sent it back to her.

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<![CDATA[Ohio Woman's Final Jab at Trump]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:02:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_116963857380.jpg
As her loved ones mourn their loss, one Ohio woman found a source of comfort in her own passing – by taking a parting shot at President Donald Trump in her obituary. Elizabeth "Liz" Smith died Monday at the age of 87, surrounded by her family, who then made her political views well known. "Liz is smiling now, not to be living during the Trump presidency," her obituary reads.

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<![CDATA[Scientists Say They’ve Discovered a Lost Continent]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:55:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TLMD-zealandia--.jpg
Scientists say they have identified an underwater continent two-thirds the size of Australia — and they are calling it Zealandia.This newly proposed continent is about 1.74 million square miles in size and 94 percent submerged. But at its highest points, it protrudes above the ocean surface in the form of New Zealand and New Caledonia, according to a paper published in GSA Today, the journal of the Geological Society of America.

Photo Credit: GSA Today]]>
<![CDATA[Brewery Offers Paid Leave for Workers Who Rescue Dogs]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:23:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/brew-dog-today-170217-tease_ce1564ad4fd9dd4f935c216394edac83.today-inline-large.jpg
Scotland-based brewery BrewDog recognizes that, while a dog is a person's best friend, introducing a new dog into the home can be a difficult process. The company announced earlier this week that they're giving their 1,000 employees around the world (including those working at a soon-to-open brewery in Columbus, Ohio) a week's paid leave if they become rescue dog owners.

Photo Credit: @BrewDog/Twitter
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<![CDATA[Driver Under Fire for 'Vulgar' Bumper Sticker]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:52:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_bumpersticker0214_1920x10801.jpg
Dustin Owens says he never dreamed he get in trouble over the sticker on the back of his Chevy Blazer."My brother ordered it and it was nighttime when he put it on because he was trying to make a joke out of it, and I was sleeping," Owens says.The sticker depicts two stick figures engaged in sexual activity above the phrase "Making My Family."Owens said he was driving home from work on Friday when a Nashville Metro police officer pulled him over and cited him for having an obscene bumper sticker."If I took the words off right there, it's two stick figures dancing, that's it," Owens says.Owens posted pictures of the sticker and the citation on Facebook, where passionate people on both sides of the issue began weighing in."Some people say I should fight it and get it thrown out. Other people say I'm classless and called me all kinds of names, but they don't know me so I don't worry about that," he says.Read more from WSMV.com.

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<![CDATA[Going Viral: Woman Limbos Underneath SUV]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:44:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-02-10-08h43m46s213.jpg
Shemika Charles, known as the "Limbo Queen," tweeted video showing her carrying two trays of drinks while doing the limbo beneath an SUV.

Photo Credit: Shemika Charles]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands of Dead, Dying Bees Wash Ashore in Fla.]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:57:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/020717+bees+wash+up+in+naples.jpg
Thousands of dead and dying bees are washing up on a popular beach in Southern Florida. Naples beach goers had to watch where they stepped Tuesday after some people say they have been stung just along the shoreline, according to NBC affiliate WBBH-TV. "I've been stung a couple of times and at first, I didn't know what it was and then I realized and then I had an allergic reaction," said Naples resident Martha Duff.

Photo Credit: WBBH-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Doctor Removes 130-Pound Tumor From Mississippi Man ]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:57:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/docGettyImages-71205638.jpg
A California doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a Mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he was just fat.Roger Logan, 57, had the non-cancerous growth removed on Jan. 31 at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, where he will remain for another week or so before returning to Gulfport, Mississippi.

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<![CDATA[Abilene Family Finds 24 Rattlesnakes in Home]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:07:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-02-03-10h24m10s160.jpg
Abilene mother of five Cassie McFadden woke up to a surprise when her four-year-old son ran into the bedroom and informed her of a snake in their toilet.]]>
<![CDATA[Chaos in Kentucky Courtroom]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:18:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_courtoutburst0202_1920x1080.jpg
Two women are behind bars after a chaotic hearing in a Louisville, Kentucky courtroom.

Photo Credit: WAVE-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Groundhog Is a Tortoise]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:36:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/livingdesertmojavemaxine.jpg
When is a groundhog a tortoise?It sounds like it might be a riddle from a whimsical storybook or some age-old philosophical question, the kind of brainteaser that makes us ponder the nature of animalia, nature, and the world.But here's the straightforward answer: A groundhog is a tortoise when Californians speak of Mojave Maxine, and not Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil, at the start of February.

Photo Credit: The Living Desert
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<![CDATA[Pet Python Stuck in Owner's Ear]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:04:28 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_snake0202_1500x845.jpg
A Portland woman rushed to the emergency room after her pet snake became stuck in her gauged earlobe.]]>
<![CDATA[Florida's Manatees Predict Different Super Bowl 51 Winner]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:23:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/HughSuperbowlPick_20170201_12.jpg
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium resident manatees Buffett and Hugh have been predicting the winner of the Super Bowl since 2008.Americans will bet $4.7 billion on Super Bowl 51 between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, according to an estimate released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association (AGA), marking an 11 percent rise from last year’s Super Bowl.Without analyzing the statistics and gameplay of both the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, which manatee should you place your bets on?

Photo Credit: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium]]>
<![CDATA[Big Mac ATM?]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:50:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000003874307.JPG
McDonald's is reusing an ATM in Boston to dispense free Big Macs.

Photo Credit: NBC Boston]]>
<![CDATA[Photos Show Cat's Amazing Transformation After Rescue]]> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:45:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sinbad+found.jpg
The cat named Sinbad was found in terrible condition by utilities workers in a Chicago basement last year

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<![CDATA[This Dutch Ad For a Pregnancy Test Has One Glaring Problem]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:01:00 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PregoAd.jpg
The look of surprise and excitement on the faces of this couple in an advertisement for a pregnancy test would make sense if not for one bumpy issue.The ad by the Dutch company Predictor shows a happy couple reacting to a positive pregnancy test, except they would have to be the two most clueless people on the planet to not have already reached that conclusion themselves.The ad is tagged with the line, "When you need to know."The end result is that if "you need to know," you might want to get on that about seven months earlier than this couple did.

Photo Credit: Predictor
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<![CDATA[Friends, Legislators Fight to Save NY Family's Support Pig]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:08:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/StatenIslandPig_Wilbur.jpg
Wilbur is at the heart of conflict again, except this time he's not in a barnyard watching over "Charlotte's Web", he's on Staten Island.Reporters crowded the backyard of Cristy Matteo's Hylan Boulevard home. Friends, neighbors and fellow pig owners stood behind Matteo holding up homemade signs in support of the pig as she took her place at the podium. "Save Wilbur!" one sign said. 'Let Wilbur stay in his home!" read another.

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<![CDATA[Thief Hides Guitar in Pants: FWPD]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:56:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/guitar-thief-fort-worth.jpg
Fort Worth police say a man walked out of a music store with a guitar hidden in his pants.

Photo Credit: FWPD/YouTube
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<![CDATA[Wyoming School Says No Guns for Grizzly Bears]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:18:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_devosbears0119_1500x845.jpg
Grizzly bears near Wyoming schools got national attention after Donald Trump's education secretary nominee mentioned them in a Senate hearing this week. Betsy DeVos suggested teachers in Wapiti, Wyoming, may need guns to fend off bears, but the school says that's not the case.]]>
<![CDATA[Goat Wanders TX Highway with Feed Bag Stuck on Head]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:13:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/goat+feed+bag.jpg
Kerrie Brinkman White and her daughter, Kailie, helped free a goat that was wandering on Highway 152 with a feed bag over its head near Pampa, Texas.

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