<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Weird News, Strange News, and Odd News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usWed, 24 Aug 2016 20:56:03 -0400Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:56:03 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[6-Ton Potato Spotted on NY's Hudson River]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:10:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/potato+hudson.jpg
If you happened to see a giant potato being hauled on a barge on the Hudson River Wednesday, your eyes were not deceiving you. The 6-ton spud, resting atop a tractor-trailer on a barge pulled by a tugboat, has...

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<![CDATA[The 'Poopening': Roomba Spreads Feces All Over Home]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:56:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jesse+Newton+Roomba+Poop.jpg
Oh the horror. That’s how one man described the events that unfolded when his Roomba ran over dog poop, spreading a 25-foot trail of feces throughout his house.In a Facebook post, Jesse Newton said his...

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<![CDATA[Police Go on the Road With 'UFO']]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:06:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/belfast.jpg
A "UFO" got a police escort last week when it roamed the streets of Ireland, but the rolling saucer wasn’t from outer space. It was made right here on earth.53-year-old Ali Kemal Ali told the Belfast Telegraph...

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<![CDATA[Puppy Swallows Rubber Duckies]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 09:49:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_duckdog0729_1920x1080.jpg
An Oklahoma puppy undergoes emergency surgery after swallowing several rubber duckies. [warning: graphic footage]

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Officer Trying to Pull Over 2 Cows]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:40:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/218*120/vlcsnap-2016-07-29-15h43m31s162.jpg
A police officer in Windham, Maine, attempted to "pull over" two cows after they were reportedly menacing cars on Thursday afternoon.In a video the police department posted on its Facebook page, Officer Ernest...

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<![CDATA[Police Find Package of Marijuana ]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:33:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cheltenham+Police+Marijuana.PNG
Police in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, are looking for the owner of a package of marijuana mistakenly left at the wrong resident’s home.Earlier this week, a resident called the police department...

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<![CDATA['Pokemon Go' Player Stuck in Tree]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:46:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pokemon+go+tree+cemetery+east+greenwich+firefighter.jpg
First responders came to the rescue of a young woman who got stuck up a tree playing "Pokemon Go" inside a New Jersey cemetery Tuesday night. East Greenwich Township Fire and Rescue posted a safety message about...

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<![CDATA[Ducks Dumped, Rescued From New Jersey Mall]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:04:05 -0400
New Jersey state wildlife officials said they were looking to find homes for 92 ducks who were dumped at a mall in Secaucus.]]>
<![CDATA[Deputies Free Bear Inexplicably Stuck in Car]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 07:29:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bear-ezgif-2217839850.gif
A black bear found stuck inside a car near Denver left sheriff's deputies scratching their heads this week — it's not clear how the wild animal managed to get inside. None of the car's windows were broken and...

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<![CDATA[Missing Google Street View, Faroe Islands Get 'Sheep View']]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:32:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/faroe-islands-sheep-view.jpg
If you were to take a tour of Europe's tiny, rocky Faroe Islands in Google Street View, you might see a lot of sheep. But you can't take a tour of the Faroe Islands in Google Street View, unlike much of the rest...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Visit Faroe Islands
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<![CDATA[Mystery Explosion Sounds in Calif.]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:42:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/218*120/7-6-16-Alhambra.jpg
Susan Saunders began hearing the explosions at random hours, day and night, in February at her Alhambra home. The first one came at 3 a.m."I thought, 'Somebody's blowing things up,'" said Saunders, 60.

Photo Credit: Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News]]>
<![CDATA[Mayflies Swarm Ill. Bridge]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:25:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mayfliest.png
Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city. The Havana Police Department warned drivers of a...

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<![CDATA[Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:52:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 20:32:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Caution: Alligator Crossing]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:59:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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...

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<![CDATA[Firefighters to the Rescue for Dog’s 'Ruff' Morning]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:26:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 was out of the ordinary.

Photo Credit: Middletown Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[Chill Ride: Bristol Teen Takes Ice Cream Truck to Prom]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 21:15:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/b87c89b5-f944-4ea3-89ac-23575cb10170.jpg
One Connecticut teen had a "chill" ride to prom this year.

Photo Credit: Zackery Nichparenko
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<![CDATA[Flintstones Car Parked Illegally]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 21:06:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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...

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<![CDATA[Osprey Nest Causing Hazard for Stratford Firefighters]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 09:52:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.

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<![CDATA['School' Misspelled on Diploma ]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 17:24:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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...

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<![CDATA[Surf and Turf Arrest]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 20:00:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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...

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<![CDATA[Baby Opossum Found in Toilet]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 14:05:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 18:15:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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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<![CDATA[Robot Dino Roasted at Exhibit Fire]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 11:35:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CiSGLNbVEAA1zoH.jpg
A spark from a welding iron ignited a fire Thursday that caused the extinction of a 90-foot-long robotic dinosaur that was set to be part of an exhibit at a New Jersey theme park.The animatronic...

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