<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://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.comen-usSun, 26 Jun 2016 17:42:53 -0500Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:42:53 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![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.]]>
<![CDATA[Arrest After Distressed Emu Spotted]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:32:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/burned+emu.jpg
A man was arrested Monday evening in Campo, California, after discharging a shotgun when an animal control officer responded to an emu in distress outside his home, sheriff’s officials said.

Photo Credit: San Diego County Animal Services]]>
<![CDATA[Gas Can Ignites into Fireball]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:23:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rochester-car-fire.jpg
A gas canister ignites into a fireball at a gas station in New York. The man in Rochester put the canister in his trunk -- seconds later he's rolling out of his car trying to put out the flames.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Deconstructed Coffee Makes Hipsters Happy]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:26:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-0000426.jpg
A cafe in Melbourne, Australia is turning heads by selling deconstructed coffee. The coffee is separated into its parts - water, coffee shot and milk - and the idea is stirring up a social media debate...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[11-Foot Dead Gator Pulled From Storm Drain]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:25:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dead+gator+pulled+from+storm+drain.jpg
A dead 11-foot alligator was removed from a storm drain in Fort Myers, Florida Monday morning.

Photo Credit: Lee County Dept. of Transportation]]>
<![CDATA[Snake Surprisssse In Car]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:14:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_snakeincar0610_1920x1080.jpg
Large rat snake falls off dashboard and beside driver's feet as she's traveling down Arkansas' Interstate 49.

Photo Credit: KNWA-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Strange Stuff Kids Swallow]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:09:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/stuff6.jpg
What do a chicken claw, a crucifix, a toy sheriff's star all have in common? Well they are just some of the weirdest things removed from kid's throats, noses and ears at Boston Children's Hospital.

Photo Credit: NECN]]>
<![CDATA[Denton Teacher Finds Snake Riding Shotgun in SUV]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19:14:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Snake+in+Car.jpg
Animal control worked for 2 hours to get the 2.5 foot long rat snake out of Philana Williams’s SUV, but the animal shed its skin and hid deeper inside where it likely is still slithering around.

Photo Credit: Ali West, Denton Record Chronicle]]>
<![CDATA[Ducks Get Highway Escort]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:07:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ducks_Get_Highway_Escort_1200x675_701708867713.jpg
Why did the ducks cross the road? We don't really know, but these ducks had a police escort. Drivers on a Phoenix area highway were treated to a rare sight this morning as a family of ducks took a stroll.

Photo Credit: Arizona Department of Transportation]]>
<![CDATA[Wild High Speed Chase Of ATV]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:03:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/atv7.jpg
In Florida, a man riding an ATV led police on a wild high speed pursuit. Police cars and a police helicopter followed the ATV for about half an hour in a rural area of Miami-Dade.

Photo Credit: WTVJ-TV]]>
<![CDATA[File This Under Nope. Cobra Found in Toilet]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:49:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/227*120/snake+in+toilet1.JPG
It took crews about 30-minutes to find and capture the snake.]]>
<![CDATA[Manatees Break Into Backyard]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 18:10:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Manatees_Break_Into_Backyard_1200x675_700934723579.jpg
A woman in Florida had a couple of unexpected visitors at her home on Sunday. Manatees made their way into her backyard in St. Petersburg, Florida. You can see one of the manatees moving around in the water.

Photo Credit: Nancy Smith]]>
<![CDATA[Adorable Raccoons Rescued From Vehicle]]> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 18:02:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cute+raccoon.jpg
Four adorable baby raccoons were rescued from inside of a car being repaired at Park Place Motorcars in Grapevine, Texas. While repairs were being made, a technician noticed something move and then a little...

Photo Credit: Park Place Motorcars Grapevine]]>
<![CDATA[Caution: Alligator Crossing]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:59:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/060616+gator+in+crosswalk.jpg
An alligator was caught on camera using a crosswalk in Flagler County, in northern Florida, Monday morning.According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, the gator was spotted in the bushes near the...

Photo Credit: Mark Olson / FCSO Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Great Dane Rescue]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:26:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dog+rescue+in+Middletown+1200.jpg
Firefighters come to the rescue on a daily basis, but the rescue of a dog in Middletown, Conn., was out of the ordinary.Firefighters responded to Hendley Street around 7:30 a.m. Friday after a resident spotted

Photo Credit: Middletown Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ice Cream Truck as Prom Ride ]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 20:15:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/b87c89b5-f944-4ea3-89ac-23575cb10170.jpg
One Connecticut teen had a "chill" ride to his prom this year. A Bristol teen shocked classmates when he showed up to the senior prom in an ice cream truck. Zack Nichparenko said he wanted to take a...

Photo Credit: Zackery Nichparenko
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<![CDATA[Trapped North Texas Puppy Rescued]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 22:59:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/puppy29.jpg
A North Texas Puppy is safe Tuesday morning after its head got stuck in Pantego.

Photo Credit: Tom Griffith
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<![CDATA[Reporter Spots Slithery Snake Swimming]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 17:49:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Reporter_Spots_Slithery_Snake_Swimming_1200x675_694515267903.jpg
NBC 5 reporter, Brian Scott, caught this video on camera: "Just spotted this swimming on Lewisville Lake. Barely got the cam on it in time. Big guy."

Photo Credit: Brian Scott]]>
<![CDATA[Strip Club Wants to Hire New High School Grads]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 15:34:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Micelis+Strip+Club.jpg
Miceli's Strip Club in Clare County, Michigan has this on the marquee "Now hiring, Class of 2016."

Photo Credit: WPBN]]>
<![CDATA[Flintstones Car Parked Illegally]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 20:06:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/052616+key+west+flintstones+car.jpg
Authorities in Key West spent Thursday trying to meet the Flintstones, or at least the owner of an illegally parked car that looks like the modern Stone Age family's.City officials said they found the vintage...

Photo Credit: City of Key West
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<![CDATA[Robot Smartphone Getting Smarter]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 18:25:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Robot_Smartphone_Getting_Smarter_1200x675_693751875758.jpg
Electronics maker Sharp released the world's first robot smartphone Thursday. It will promote it at a cafe in Tokyo for two weeks. Robohon is a smartphone. It can send and receive e-mails and be used to...

Photo Credit: NTV]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Hundreds Of Texas Stingrays Migrating]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 18:22:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Video_Shows_Hundreds_Of_Texas_Stingrays_Migrating_1200x675_693743171939.jpg
Most of us have seen video of various types of migrating animals, but one migration is catching the eye of beach goers along the Texas coast. Stingrays! Hundreds of them at the surface and thousands more below!...

Photo Credit: KRIS]]>
<![CDATA[Expert Explains How Gator Got Close to Dallas School]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 18:46:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Gator+released+into+Trinity+River.jpg
How did a big, healthy six-foot-long gator end up near the front doorsteps of a Dallas middle school?

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Tortoises Turn On The Turbos]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 18:25:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/turtle16.jpg
It's a tortoise race to predict the Indy 500. Think Jimmy Fallon's 'Puppy Bowl' before the Super Bowl but a lot slower. If the Zoopolis 500 is any predictor, it looks like the pole sitter for the 100th...

Photo Credit: WTHR]]>
<![CDATA[Ospreys Drop Fish, Kitten From Nest]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 08:52:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/osprey+nest+stratford.jpg
The Stratford Fire Department is plagued with an unusual problem: Two ospreys that built a nest above the station are dropping sticks, fish and even a kitten in the path of unsuspecting firefighters below.The...

Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut]]>
<![CDATA[Man Goes on Gas Station Diet]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 17:28:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Man_Goes_on_Gas_Station_Diet_1200x675_691280451726.jpg
Could this be the next diet craze? Or is it just crazy? One man in Des Moines, Iowa is trying a 30-day diet only eating gas station food. Frank Beard is experimenting with healthy options at gas stations...

Photo Credit: WHO-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Alligator Rescued From YMCA Pool]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 17:08:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Alligator_Rescued_From_Pool_1200x675_691273795573.jpg
An unusual swimmer was found taking an early dip in a South Carolina community pool. Firefighters say they responded to the YMCA of Beaufort to remove a three-foot alligator from the pool. They say they found it

Photo Credit: Brenda Dockery]]>
<![CDATA['School' Misspelled on Diploma ]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 16:24:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Diploma+Cover+5.20.16.jpg
Graduates at a Southern California high school are getting one last laugh before saying goodbye after the school distributed diploma covers with a typo.A graduating senior at Ontario High School posted a photo...

Photo Credit: @jacedoooo_ via Twitter
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<![CDATA[Hangover-Fighting Ice Cream]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 13:05:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Hangover+ice+cream.jpg
South Koreans, Asia's biggest per capita alcohol consumers, can now soothe themselves after a big night out with hangover-fighting ice cream.]]>
<![CDATA[Surf and Turf Arrest]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 19:00:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-482996433+%281%29.jpg
A Vermont man accused of stealing beer, lobster and Angus steak from a supermarket faces retail theft charges, authorities say.State police said they were notified of a retail theft/trespassing incident...

Photo Credit: Getty Images, File]]>
<![CDATA[Escaped, Naked Man Captured Near Elementary Schools]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 14:50:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/naked-man3.jpg
A naked, handcuffed man is in custody Tuesday morning after he escaped deputies in Katy, Texas, according to a report by KPRC-TV.

Photo Credit: KPRC]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Opossum Found in Toilet]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 13:05:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/opossum+in+toilet.jpg
A woman made a startling discovery earlier this month when she found a baby opossum in her toilet in San Diego.The Pacific Beach resident had no idea how the little critter got there but alerted San Diego...

Photo Credit: San Diego County Animal Services
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<![CDATA[Turtle OK After Windshield Crash]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 17:15:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/051316+turtle+into+windshield+i-4.jpg
Nicole Marie Bjanes was driving on I-4 in Deltona, Florida, Monday when a turtle came crashing through her windshield.Florida Highway Patrol officials said another car hit the turtle while it was crossing the...

Photo Credit: Nicole Marie Bjanes
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