Weird News, Strange News, and Odd News | NBC Connecticut

Weird News, Strange News, and Odd News

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 02:15 PM EDT

Funky Finding: Study Confirms Uranus Smells Really Bad

Funky Finding: Study Confirms Uranus Smells Really Bad

Scientists have confirmed that the planet Uranus smells like farts and rotten eggs — and, yes, NASA already made the joke you're thinking of. A team of scientists determined that the seventh planet from the...

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 08:20 AM EDT

Young Giraffe Goes on the Lam at Indiana Zoo

Young Giraffe Goes on the Lam at Indiana Zoo

Workers at the Fort Wayne zoo in northeast Indiana needed a couple hours to get an escaped giraffe back into its enclosure. The 7-month-old female giraffe got loose Monday from the African Journey exhibit at...

Monday, Apr 23, 2018 at 07:57 AM EDT

Twitch: Explained

Twitch: Explained

Twitch.tv is the largest, most popular place to watch people play and livestream video games. It’s become so popular that musicians like Drake are getting in on the act. He recently partnered up with one...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 02:58 PM EDT

Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

Firefighters in central Indiana had a strange problem on their hands this week: hashing out what to do with a raccoon its owner said was stoned. A woman awoke firefighters at Station 82 in Wayne Township, east...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 11:38 PM EDT

'It Smells Like Death': Alabama Endures NYC 'Poop Train'

'It Smells Like Death': Alabama Endures NYC 'Poop Train'

A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being...

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 02:34 PM EDT

N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge

N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge

One intrepid reporter from WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, decided to take on Bull City Burger’s Exotic Meats Month challenge by eating a burger garnished with an oven-roasted tarantula.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 08:39 AM EDT

A Mummified Monkey Was Found in a Minn. Department Store, and Even the Governor Has a Theory

A Mummified Monkey Was Found in a Minn. Department Store, and Even the Governor Has a Theory

The mummified carcass of a monkey found in the air ducts of a century-old downtown Minneapolis department store has triggered a mystery. The monkey quickly had his own Twitter account, the state's governor...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 10:53 AM EDT

'Tiger' Reported Running in NYC Streets; Cops Find Raccoon

'Tiger' Reported Running in NYC Streets; Cops Find Raccoon

A report of a tiger running amok in the streets of Manhattan briefly caused a social media frenzy early Thursday, as reporters scrambled to find photos of the ferocious feline and warn civilians to stay out...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 08:42 PM EDT

Giant Dust Storm Covers Texas City

Giant Dust Storm Covers Texas City

A giant dust storm, also known as a haboob, covered Midland, Texas, Tuesday. This time lapse video shows the approaching storm front, which carried winds that reached 30 mph.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 12:45 PM EDT
|
By James Best

10 Things That Are More Likely Than Winning the Lottery

View gallery

  • Achieving Sainthood
  • Being Drafted in the NBA
  • Winning an Oscar

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

Clear the Shelters: Find Shelter Near You For Aug. 18 Event
Clear the Shelters: Find Shelter Near You For Aug. 18 Event
NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut are proud to present the 4th annual Clear the Shelters adoption event on Saturday, August 18. In this nationwide event, animal shelters and rescue organizations will... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out