<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Weird News, Strange News, and Odd News]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut https://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSun, 17 Dec 2017 01:25:21 -0500Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:25:21 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mysterious Asteroid Is Being Checked for Signs of Alien Life]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:34:47 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Oumuamua-asteroid.jpg
People are wondering if a newly discovered, weirdly oblong asteroid being called Oumuamua is just a space rock or really an alien spacecraft, NBC News Mach reported.The interstellar object was spotted about a...

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Identity Thieves Skydiving Over Long Island: Police]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:41:06 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SKYDIVING+ID+THEFT+SUSPECTS+LI+5+PICS+-+01002510_WNBC_000000018.jpg
Authorities on Long Island are looking to catch a couple they say were living the high life with a stolen credit card number.Police in New York's Suffolk County released dive video of the man and woman Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Birdnapper Stuffs Parrot in Pocket in NYC Pet Store Robbery]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:55:43 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BIRD+STOLEN+FROM+PET+STORE+BK+-+01002122_WNBC_000000018964905.jpg
Cops are on the lookout for a man seen on video swiping an exotic parrot from a Brooklyn pet store.Police say the birdnapper walked into Petland Discounts on Graham Avenue in Williamsburg on Tuesday and...

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<![CDATA[Man Steals Coral From Aquariums]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:40:27 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_coralklepto1205_1920x1080.jpg
A man in Florida was caught stealing coral from fish tanks at an aquarium store. Teng Lin, 39, was caught on several cameras plunging his hand into fish tanks to steal coral at A&R Aquarium in 

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<![CDATA[Armed Man Tells Police Trump Ordered Him to Fight Lizard People]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:51:25 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lizardguyak47.jpg
A Washington state man who “snorted methamphetamine to lose weight” and caused alarm by waving an AK-47 at a busy intersection while shouting that President Donald Trump ordered him to fight “the lizard people,”...

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<![CDATA[Olympians Share Their Biggest Travel Pet Peeves]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:56:51 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pet+Peeves+Thumb.jpg
With holiday travel season coming up, members of Team USA, who are constantly on the road themselves, share the small travel annoyances that really grind their gears.]]>
<![CDATA[What Is This Jellyfish-Like Creature Washing Up on Texas Beaches?]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:23:15 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/manowarjelly.jpg
Jellyfish-like creatures have been washing up on the Texas coast.]]>
<![CDATA[Surveillance Video Shows Epic Dunkin' Donuts Robbery Fail]]> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:25:09 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DD+robbery+suspect.jpg
A hungry would-be thief tried to make a getaway with a handful of cash but instead only got away with a mouthful full doughnuts from a Dunkin' Donuts in Queens earlier in the month, police say.

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<![CDATA[No, Christmas Tree: Police Warn Against This Kind of Tree Transport]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:15:58 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/Sudbury+Car+Tree.jpg
Police in one Massachusetts town say if you're going to pick up a Christmas tree this year, make sure to transport it responsibly.Sudbury police posted a photo to their Facebook page Friday afternoon,...

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<![CDATA[Popular YouTube Videos May Have Psychologically Harmed Kids]]> Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:20:47 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/youtube-logo.jpg
“Toy Freaks,” a popular YouTube channel followed by millions, was deactivated by the site last week for violating policies against child endangerment, NBC News reports.The channel, run by single father Gregory...

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<![CDATA[Woman Steals Gifts From NYC Apt, Leaves Dirty Kitty Litter]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:52:33 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/grinch+nyc.jpg
A woman was caught on camera stealing presents from a West Harlem apartment building and residents say the only gift she left behind was a bag of dirty kitty litter.Residents tell NBC 4 New York that the woman...]]>
<![CDATA[58 Indian Soldiers Ride a Single Motorcycle to Break Record]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:36:41 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/thumbIndian.jpg
After six months of dieting and two failed attempts, 58 members of the 'Tornadoes', a motorcycle display team of the Indian Army, climbed onto a motorcycle together to break a world record. The Indian Army broke]]>
<![CDATA[For Sale: Lee Harvey Oswald's Original Grave Marker]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:28:31 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/oswald+headstone.JPG
A Dallas bar owner is trying to figure out what to do with Lee Harvey Oswald's original grave marker, 54 years after Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas."It's in excellent condition," said...

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<![CDATA[Trio of Elephants Get Up-Close Look at Georgia Highway Fire]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:47:50 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tennessee+elephant+truck+fire.jpg
Firefighters battling a truck fire in Georgia early Monday probably couldn't ignore the elephant in the room — three elephants, that is, standing by the side of the highway.They'd been evacuated from...

Photo Credit: Chattanooga Police Dept. via Chattanooga Fire Dept.]]>
<![CDATA[6-Foot Croc Spotted Sunbathing on Florida Beach]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:12:34 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/112017+crocodile+captured+hollywood+beach.jpg
A 6-foot crocodile was spotted sun bathing on a Florida beach Monday morning, drawing dozens of onlookers as it sat in the surf.Police responded to Hollywood Beach near N. Surf Road and Haynes Street...

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<![CDATA[Human Hair Buildup in DC Metro System Poses Fire Threat]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:44:03 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hair+insulator+metro+rail.jpg
Hair and other human fibers are accumulating in Washington D.C. Metro tunnels in such large quantities that the gunk poses a threat of electrical sparks and fire, a transit consultant tells News4.So much hair...

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<![CDATA[Researcher in Va. 'Half Car Seat, Half Man' Video Revealed]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:57:51 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/080717+car+with+hidden+driver.jpg
The identity of the "half car seat, half man" who sped away from NBC Washington transportation reporter Adam Tuss in August has finally been revealed, after Tuss caught up with the man whose car seat disguise...

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<![CDATA[Flight Attendant Puts on a Show for Safety Announcements]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:37:27 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/flightattendant.png
A Southwest Airlines flight attendant was captured putting on a little show during safety announcements.]]>
<![CDATA[Tampa Man Faces Eviction Over Emotional Support Squirrel]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:52:40 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FL04M_SUPPORT_SQUIRREL_FIGHT_1200x675_1094912579807.jpg
A Tampa man is fighting to keep what he calls his "support squirrel" in his condo. Jamel Lanee spoke to the man who just got an eviction notice.]]>
<![CDATA[Police: License Plate Made From Pizza Box Doesn't Fly]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:58:15 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fake+license+plate1.jpg
Police in Massachusetts are warning drivers not to make their own license plates after one car was recently spotted with a homemade one.On the Hopkinton Police Department's Facebook page, police posted...

Photo Credit: Hopkinton Police Department via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[637-Pound Green Bean Casserole Is a Record-Breaker]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:39:07 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ho-ho-ho-casserole.jpg
A heaping Guinness World Record-breaking serving of green bean casserole was dished out at Macy's Herald Square Thursday, tipping the scales at 637 pounds a week ahead of Thanksgiving.

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<![CDATA[Suspect Hands Out Free Doughnuts During Armed Robbery]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:07:58 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/donut+store+robbery.jpg
Police are searching for three suspects who were caught on video robbing a Texas doughnut shop and giving out free pastries to customers inside the store. Houston Police Department's Robbery Division released...

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<![CDATA[No Kidding: These Goats Are for Delivering Flowers]]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:37:41 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/goat+pic.jpg
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<![CDATA[Chubby Raccoon Gets Stuck in Sewer Grate]]> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:39:09 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+FAT+RACCOON+THUMB.jpg
A heavyset critter was found stuck in a sewer grate in a Northern Chicago suburb. Zion police officers came upon the “little” creature and with the help of animal control were able to free him.]]>
<![CDATA[Raccoon That Ate Too Much Got Stuck in Sewer Grate: PD]]> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:02:12 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/racoon+zion.png
Turns out the feeling many people relate to after a big meal isn't unique to humans.One raccoon in a Chicago suburb apparently ate so well it got caught in a sewer grate Thursday.Authorities said they found...

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<![CDATA[Statue of 45-Foot Woman Won't Stand on National Mall]]> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:09:46 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/woman+statue+pic.jpg
A permit to bring a 45-foot statue of a naked woman to Washington, D.C. was denied by the National Park Service.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch a Giant Pumpkin Regatta]]> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:10:50 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pumpkins1023_MP4-150884532784700002.jpg
What is a more autumn activity than racing giant pumpkins? Students from the West Virginia University held their inaugural Giant Pumpkin Regatta Boat Race as part of Mountaineer Week - just in time for...]]>
<![CDATA[Olympians' Favorite Halloween Candy]]> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:15:25 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HALLOWEEN+CANDY+THUMB.jpg
With Halloween a week away, members of Team USA talk about their favorite Halloween candy - and the worst things to get when trick-or-treating.]]>