<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Weird News, Strange News, and Odd News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:29:45 -0400 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:29:45 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Golfer Wins Trip to Space After Hole-in-One]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:13:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/455429326.jpg
A Brooklyn mother woke to find her three-and-a-half year old son covered in what is believed to be rat bites, is on a mission to relocate. Living near a rat-infested subway, the mother believes her son was...

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<![CDATA[Giant Panda Gets Dental Work: Raw Video]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:12:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6PW_VO_PANDA_DENTIST_KNSD4S09_1200x675_327733827567.jpg
San Diego Zookeepers put one of their giant panda's under anesthetic to fix a chip in her tooth. The zoo provided this video.]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Panda Chips Tooth, Heads to Dentist]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:00:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PandaDental_001_Web_1.jpg
On Wednesday, a concerned puppy in San Diego nuzzled and licked her best friend, a cheetah cub, to make sure he would wake up from his leg surgery this week. The dog’s presence made it less stressful for...

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<![CDATA[Sleepy Burglar Busted While Taking Nap in Home]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:37:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/091014+dion+davis+sleeping+burglar.jpg
A sleepy burglar who broke into a Sarasota-area home was busted after he was caught napping on a bed inside, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Man Catches Massive Shrimp]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:07:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/giantmantisshrimp.jpg
Reports of a pair of deer hanging out on the Golden Gate Bridge Friday evening sent social media abuzz in the Bay Area. California Highway Patrol officers were called to the bridge, but the deer were...

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<![CDATA[36 Pound Cat Loses Weight]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:09:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/file-little-dude-obese-cat-wags.jpg
When a bracelet commemorating an FDNY firefighter killed on Sept. 11 washed up on a local beach, the woman who stumbled upon it had no idea it belonged to a family who turned out to be closer than she could have...

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<![CDATA[Wildest Food Crazes: Taco Bell's Biscuit Taco]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:33:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/biscuit-taco-bell.jpg
Cronuts, cupcakes and frozen s'mores are just some of the recent food trends that have swept the culinary world.

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<![CDATA[Woman Accused of Stealing $144 Worth of Eye Makeup]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:31:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/brandy+allen+mug.jpg
A man accused of knowingly spreading HIV has been ordered by a judge to stay off dating sites, specifically the gay dating app Grindr. Thomas Guerra, 29, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor health...

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<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: "Aggressive” Lizard in SoCal]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:01:19 -0400 Read more here.]]> Read more here.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/140915-huntington-park-lizard.jpg
Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

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<![CDATA[27 Large Marijuana Plants Found Near Walmart ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:02:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/marijuana+plants.jpg
Singer Chris Brown will serve no jail time after entering a guilty plea to resolve an assault case.

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<![CDATA[Giant Rubber Duck Forced to Deflate]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:10:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/deflated+rubber+duck.PNG
The giant rubber duck that had been on display in Southern California since last week was forced to deflate Thursday because of damaging winds.]]>
<![CDATA[Human Skull Donated to Thrift Store]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:34:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/013012+human+skull+generic.jpg
Police asked for the public's help to locate whoever donated a human skull to an Austin, Texas, thrift store. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play was not suspected in the...

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<![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Puppy Helps Cheetah Recover]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:18:59 -0400 Read more here.]]> Read more here.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cheetah+surgery+puppy.JPG
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.

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<![CDATA[Shell Shocker: Rare Blue Lobster Found]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:57:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rareblue-lobster.jpg
A rare blue lobster has found a permanent home at the Maine State Aquarium. 14 year-old Meghan Laplante was out pulling traps with her dad on Saturday when they pulled up the rare blue lobster.]]>
<![CDATA[Wiggly Lines Fixed After Confusing Commute]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:20:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/219*120/restriping+wiggly+lines.jpg
Police in Maryland are investigating after a body was found in two bags Sunday morning in a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C. Police found the body parts after receiving a call asking them to check up on...]]>
<![CDATA[Cops: Couple Had Fake Babies]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:48:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fake-baby-th.jpg
A 5-day-old New Jersey boy is in critical but stable condition after he stopped breathing suddenly over the weekend, possibly because of a bacterial infection, his parents]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Bill: Dogs Can Eat Out]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:18:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/051213+Cupcake+dog.jpg
Bay Area animal shelters are bracing for what they fear may be an ill-advised rush to acquire pet turtles and tortoises after the box office success of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie."We fear...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:32:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1200x675-Burt1.jpg
A Maine man who reported for a jail sentence showed up in some odd attire.

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<![CDATA[Navy Sailboat Put on Auction Block for $25]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:57:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/navy+sailboat+auction.JPG
Got $25? You could just buy yourself a sailboat, thanks to the U.S. Navy. As part of a government liquidation, the U.S. Department of Defense is auctioning off a 50-foot sailboat to the highest bidder.

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<![CDATA[Man Gets Shot in Head, Walks to Hospital]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:17:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hospital+generic+722.jpg
A man in a New York suburb with a gunshot wound to the head was apparently able to walk himself to the hospital, authorities in Westchester County said Saturday. Authorities were investigating the circumstances...]]>
<![CDATA[Pot Plants Worth $5M Removed From SoCal Public Park]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:44:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pot+bust+oc+august+15+copy.jpg
A wrong-way motorist accused of driving under the influence of meth and hitting and injuring multiple cyclists on Fiesta Island in San Diego was found with a baggie of meth hidden in her vagina, a...]]>
<![CDATA[Uncanny: "Canstruction" Sculptures Made From Thousands of Cans ]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:31:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Canstruction_39%5B1%5D.jpg
Sculptures made of cans are on display at Merchandise Mart in Chicago as part of the 8th annual Canstruction competition, during which teams create the large sculptures made of thousands of canned goods.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Walk-Morris]]>
<![CDATA["Ima Thief" Busted for Stealing: PD]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:07:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/imathiefbondcourt.jpg
A South Florida man who told police his name was Ima Thief was met by a judge's laughter when he appeared in bond court Thursday on charges he tried to steal two televisions from a

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<![CDATA[Residents Set Up Dog Walker "Wall of Shame"]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:23:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dog-Poop-Shaming.jpg
Dog walkers who don’t clean up after their pets on one Brooklyn street could find themselves in for a surprise nastier than the messes their pooches leave behind, thanks to a group of fed-up...]]>
<![CDATA[Number Goof Leads to Years of Alcatraz Misdials]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:36:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edtAP7106130276.jpg
Police arrested an Elmo, a Spider-Man and two men dressed as Iron Man in Times Square over the weekend as authorities posted fliers in the Crossroads of the World reminding tourists they don't have to pay...

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<![CDATA[Elderly Woman Caught With Cash in Girdle at Airport]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:39:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cash-generic-722x406.jpg
A Philadelphia mom is searching for answers after the deadly Ebola virus took the lives of two of her children. Georgia Nah was thrusted into the spotlight July 25 when her son, Patrick Sawyer, 40 became...

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<![CDATA[Shoplifters Swipe Lobsters, Rogaine, Whitening Strips: Cops]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:29:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Suffolk-County-Shoplifters.jpg
People in one New Jersey town were surprised when they saw a black bear taking a stroll down the street on its hind legs earlier this week. A resident in Jefferson Township posted a video to YouTube showing the...

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<![CDATA[Real or Hoax? Bear Walks on Legs]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:42:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bear-Generic.jpg
Archaeologists surveying land near Scott's Plantation in Anne Arundel County, Maryland have discovered the site of decades-old slave barracks. The land they're focused on had belonged to Francis Scott...

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<![CDATA[Boa Still on the Loose in South Jersey Town]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:38:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Boa-on-the-Loose-New-Pic.jpg
A case pitting a casino against gamblers who won $1.5 million in a game with unshuffled card decks may be heading toward trial. In April 2012, 14 mini-baccarat players racked up the winnings over 41...

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<![CDATA[Company Pays Settlement in Buckets of Loose Change]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:01:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Andres+Carrasco.jpg
A 48-year-old man in Southern California killed in a flash flood in the San Bernardino County mountains was a father of two who loved the outdoors, family and friends said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Tortoise Reunited With Human Family]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:51:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/209*120/dirk+the+turtle.JPG
The owner of a pit bull who survived a 25-foot plunge from a New York City highway has stepped forward, according to veterinary office caring for the wounded pooch. The animal hospital caring for the canine says...

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<![CDATA[Police Take in 150-Pound Tortoise]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 15:36:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/alhambra-tortoise-found.jpg
It took two officers to take a 150-pound tortoise into custody, the Alhambra Police Department said in a Facebook post Saturday. "The tortoise did try to make a run for it; but, our officers are pretty

Photo Credit: Alhambra Police Department via Facebook]]>