<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Weird News, Strange News, and Odd News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:16:26 -0400 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:16:26 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Sanders' Candidacy Inspires Merch]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:15:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Postal Worker Breaks Into Home, Tries on Heels: Cops]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:51:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1200x675_Richard_Ringer_Boots.jpg
A postal worker who police say was caught on camera breaking into a Dover, New Hampshire, woman's home and trying on her high-heeled boots is facing charges.

Photo Credit: Dover Police]]>
<![CDATA[Tooth-Shaped Balloon Mascot Gets Loose, Flies Away]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:13:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mickey+balloon+2.JPG
A Chicago-area dental practice is asking for help finding a loose tooth.

Photo Credit: All Smiles Dental
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<![CDATA[Alligator Taken Into Police Custody on NYC Street Dies]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:11:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 09:00:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.

Photo Credit: National Weather Service
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<![CDATA['Drunk' Squirrel Damages English Club]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:30:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 11:16:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.

Photo Credit: Fairfax County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Chipotle Anti-Fast Lasts 153 Days and Counting]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:50:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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...

Photo Credit: Moment Editorial/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Foal Born with Patch That Looks Like Its Own Shadow]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:03:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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...

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[Wedding Whopper: Joel Burger, Ashley King Tie the Knot]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 04:54:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/071915-burger-king-wedding-illinois.jpg
Couples will tell you that every wedding is special in its own way — and that's certainly true for Joel Burger and Ashley King, who married Friday afternoon in Illinois for better or for worse, for richer or for...

Photo Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Burger King]]>
<![CDATA[Doc Accused of Dirt Treatment]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:11:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/N11P+FAKE+CANCER+DOCTOR+VO+-+00000411.jpg
A northern California man was arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine unlawfully after authorities say he treated a woman in late stage cancer with a “baggie of dirt.” The Ventura County Interagency...

Photo Credit: The Natrual Oncology Institute]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Japanese Hotel Replaces Staff With Robots]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:51:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/robot-GettyImages-480744956_master.jpg
The Henna Hotel, scheduled to open on July 17, features multi-lingual humanoid robots that greet visitors while other robots serve coffee and do the cleaning, as well as room doors that are opened by...

Photo Credit: WireImage]]>
<![CDATA[Man, Nephew Win Meth Lab in Auction ]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:20:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-07-12+at+10.20.27+AM.png
A man and his nephew in California got a little more than they expected when they won an auction for an abandoned storage unit. At Cubesmart in Rancho Cordova, units are auctioned when renters default on...]]>
<![CDATA[Doctor Removes More Than 70 Non-Food Items From Dog's Stomach]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 17:15:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dog+stomach+contents.jpg
Something tells us one lucky dog is about to go on a diet. Tiki, an 8-year-old black Labrador, visited the Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital this week in Mars, Pennsylvania, a small town about 45 minutes north...

Photo Credit: Dr. Hisham Ibrahim]]>
<![CDATA[Man Finds This Object in His Skin]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:42:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/219*120/fish+fin+leg+skier.jpg
Pat Schottler didn’t think much about a large bruise on his leg and five puncture wounds after a day of water skiing, but during a visit to the doctor a few days later, things took an unusual turn.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: U.S. Robot Company to Japan Company: Let's Duel]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:34:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-07-08-at-9.46.41-PM.jpg
A U.S.-based robotics company has thrown down the metallic gauntlet and goaded a Japanese competitor into a heavy metal battle mechanical proportions. "Suidobashi, we have a giant robot, you have a giant robot.
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<![CDATA[WATCH: 4-Foot Alligator Caught in New Jersey River]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:46:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gator-Caught-NJ-0708.jpg
Authorities captured an alligator in a New Jersey river after a fisherman and police both spotted one of the reptiles floating in the Passaic River on Wednesday. Elmwood Park Police Chief Mike Foligno said...]]>
<![CDATA[Feral Cat Attacks NY Town Residents]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:18:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/feral+cat+orangetown.jpg
A sickly feral cat has been terrorizing a suburban New York town, attacking unsuspecting residents and small pets, authorities and neighbors say. Police in Orangetown say a black cat has been on the attack...

Photo Credit: Joe Soldano]]>
<![CDATA[Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:12:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/shakes1.jpg
What began as a burger chain's April Fools Day trick might soon be a mainstay on the menu. Cricket milkshake, anyone?]]>
<![CDATA[Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:30:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-117009763.jpg
A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

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<![CDATA[Man Sues, Says His Beer Had a Dead Rat Inside]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:32:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/steel-reserve-beer.jpg
A North Texas man has filed a lawsuit against MillerCoors and 7-Eleven, saying he drank a beer that had "a dead rat marinating in it."

Photo Credit: Steel Brewing Co.
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<![CDATA[Man Offered Cop Winning Lottery Numbers to Drop DUI Charge: Cops]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:19:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+cruiser.jpg
A man arrested on drunken driving charges in Middletown told police he was a state lottery employee and offered the police officer winning lottery numbers to drop the charges, police said.]]>
<![CDATA["Adorable" New Octopus Discovered]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:13:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*129/20150618_111418_SJM-OCTOPUS-0619-01_300.jpg
A researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is deciding what to name a tiny new species octopus she has discovered. "I thought that since this animal is so adorable, I should name it adorabilis," Stephanie Bush...

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute]]>
<![CDATA[Surfboard Breaks World Record]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 03:41:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Huntington-Beach-Biggest-Surfboard-Record-.jpg
Los Angeles laid claim to another bit of surfing legend Saturday as a group of surfers banded together to break a world record. With hundreds looking on, 66 surfers, including surf champions, celebrities...

Photo Credit: Larry Tenney (Instagram: @ltenney1)]]>
<![CDATA[Cicadas Swarm Reporter Standing on Top of Tank]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:40:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CIcada_KSNT.jpg
A Kansas reporter tries to report on top of a tank when swarming cicadas interrupt her.]]>
<![CDATA[Peeping Tom Dressed as Woman]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:55:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060915_walmart.jpg
Police say a man dressed in women's clothing is accused of using a mirror to try to see into a women's restroom stall inside a Wal-Mart store in Virginia.

Photo Credit: Prince William County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Cop Impersonator Arrested]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:52:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/150607-police-impersonator-ventura.jpg
A cop impersonator armed with a gun was arrested after police officers spotted him dressed in a full Los Angeles Police Department uniform next to a fake squad car in a Ventura parking lot Sunday, police said.

Photo Credit: Ventura Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Bison Escape Take Over NY Freeway]]> Sat, 06 Jun 2015 22:44:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ULSTER+COUNTY+BISON_6.jpg
Four bison escaped from a farm Upstate and took to the New York State Thruway on Saturday to evade their owner and police.
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<![CDATA[Dog Swallows Pacifiers & Lives]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:55:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dog+swallows+pacifier.jpg
After swallowing not one, but three pacifiers, a 6-year-old British bulldog named Elvis was able to make a full recovery. Owner Lisa Marie Cainas rushed Elvis to the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center...

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC) of Levittown, Pa.
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<![CDATA[Man Calls 911 After His Cat Attacks]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 18:56:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stamford+man+with+his+cat+1200.jpg
A Stamford man called 911 on his cat after she attacked him and prevented the man and his wife from getting into their house for three or four hours.

Photo Credit: Submitted]]>
<![CDATA[Man Dances on Patrol Car: Officials]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/060415+man+dances+on+patrol+car.jpg
A southwest Florida man, who claimed to fear vampires, was arrested earlier this year after a bizarre incident in which he danced on top of a patrol car before summoning the fictional Sheriff of Nottingham...

Photo Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Artist Covers Fla. Home in Aluminum Foil]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:41:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_foilhouse0601001_700x394.jpg
An artist in Florida decided to take his art-making out of the garage and onto light of day. Piotr Janowski covered his home — including lamps, the mail box and electric meters — in aluminum foil because he said...]]>