<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Weird News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usWed, 22 Feb 2017 21:51:19 -0800Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:51:19 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Girl Turns to Police Department for Help on Math Homework]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:08:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/16640810_10109124209283375_6508236704912685509_n.jpg
When a 10-year-old girl needed help with her math homework, she sought assistance from an unlikely source — her local police department. “I’m having trouble with my homework. Could you help me?” Lena Draper...

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<![CDATA[Suspected Drunk Driver Does Cartwheels During Sobriety Test]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:04:04 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dui-suspect1.jpg
A woman was arrested after she did cartwheels during her field sobriety test, police said.Bryelle Marshall, 23, was arrested Friday evening and charged with battery, aggravated DWI and driving with an expired...

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<![CDATA[Bull in Wild NYC Chase Dies Hours After Capture]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:40:25 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/runaway+cow1.jpg
The rogue bull that escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse and led police on a wild, hours-long chase through neighborhood streets Tuesday, ducking under caution tape and sidestepping police officers, has...

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<![CDATA[Student Grades Ex's Apology Letter]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:34:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-553200253.jpg
A University of Central Florida student's reaction to his ex-girlfriend's plea for forgiveness is making the rounds on social media.Nick Lutz received a hand-written, four-page letter from his ex, who...

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<![CDATA[Ohio Woman's Final Jab at Trump]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:02:47 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_116963857380.jpg
As her loved ones mourn their loss, one Ohio woman found a source of comfort in her own passing – by taking a parting shot at President Donald Trump in her obituary. Elizabeth "Liz" Smith died Monday at the age...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Say They’ve Discovered a Lost Continent]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:55:37 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TLMD-zealandia--.jpg
Scientists say they have identified an underwater continent two-thirds the size of Australia — and they are calling it Zealandia.This newly proposed continent is about 1.74 million square miles in size and...

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<![CDATA[Brewery Offers Paid Leave for Workers Who Rescue Dogs]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:23:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/brew-dog-today-170217-tease_ce1564ad4fd9dd4f935c216394edac83.today-inline-large.jpg
Scotland-based brewery BrewDog recognizes that, while a dog is a person's best friend, introducing a new dog into the home can be a difficult process. The company announced earlier this week that they're giving...

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Dead, Dying Bees Wash Ashore in Fla.]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:57:08 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/020717+bees+wash+up+in+naples.jpg
Thousands of dead and dying bees are washing up on a popular beach in Southern Florida. Naples beach goers had to watch where they stepped Tuesday after some people say they have been stung just along the...

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<![CDATA[Giant Tumor Removed from Man Told He's 'Just Fat']]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:57:06 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/docGettyImages-71205638.jpg
A California doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a Mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he was just fat.

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<![CDATA[Texas Family Finds Snake in Toilet, Then 23 More in Their Home]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:07:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-02-03-10h24m10s160.jpg
You can expect to find snakes in a Texas yard, in a pile of leaves or maybe in the garden. But the toilet is usually the last place to look. Usually. Abilene mother of five Cassie McFadden woke up to a surprise...]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Groundhog Is a Tortoise]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 03:36:25 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/livingdesertmojavemaxine.jpg
When is a groundhog a tortoise?It sounds like it might be a riddle from a whimsical storybook or some age-old philosophical question, the kind of brainteaser that makes us ponder the nature of animalia...

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<![CDATA[Pet Python Stuck in Owner's Ear]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:04:28 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_snake0202_1500x845.jpg
A Portland woman rushed to the emergency room after her pet snake became stuck in her gauged earlobe.]]>
<![CDATA[Florida's Manatees Predict Different Super Bowl 51 Winner]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:23:34 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/HughSuperbowlPick_20170201_12.jpg
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium resident manatees Buffett and Hugh have been predicting the winner of the Super Bowl since 2008.Americans will bet $4.7 billion on Super Bowl 51 between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, according to an estimate released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association (AGA), marking an 11 percent rise from last year’s Super Bowl.Without analyzing the statistics and gameplay of both the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, which manatee should you place your bets on?

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<![CDATA[Photos Show Cat's Amazing Transformation After Rescue]]> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:45:01 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sinbad+found.jpg
The cat named Sinbad was found in terrible condition by utilities workers in a Chicago basement last year

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<![CDATA[This Dutch Ad For a Pregnancy Test Has One Glaring Problem]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:01:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PregoAd.jpg
The look of surprise and excitement on the faces of this couple in an advertisement for a pregnancy test would make sense if not for one bumpy issue.The ad by the Dutch company Predictor shows a happy couple reacting to a positive pregnancy test, except they would have to be the two most clueless people on the planet to not have already reached that conclusion themselves.The ad is tagged with the line, "When you need to know."The end result is that if "you need to know," you might want to get on that about seven months earlier than this couple did.

Photo Credit: Predictor
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<![CDATA[Friends, Legislators Fight to Save NY Family's Support Pig]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:08:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/StatenIslandPig_Wilbur.jpg
Wilbur is at the heart of conflict again, except this time he's not in a barnyard watching over "Charlotte's Web", he's on Staten Island.Reporters crowded the backyard of Cristy Matteo's Hylan Boulevard home. Friends, neighbors and fellow pig owners stood behind Matteo holding up homemade signs in support of the pig as she took her place at the podium. "Save Wilbur!" one sign said. 'Let Wilbur stay in his home!" read another.

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<![CDATA[Wyoming School Says No Guns for Grizzly Bears]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:18:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_devosbears0119_1500x845.jpg
Grizzly bears near Wyoming schools got national attention after Donald Trump's education secretary nominee mentioned them in a Senate hearing this week. Betsy DeVos suggested teachers in Wapiti, Wyoming, may need guns to fend off bears, but the school says that's not the case.]]>
<![CDATA[Community Embraces Goat Neighbors]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:31:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_goats0109_1920x1080.jpg
A large herd of goats has become a popular fixture in one Florida community. Neighbors have been visiting and feeding the goats for years, but many had no idea how the animals ended up there.

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<![CDATA[New York Subway Riders Ditch Pants]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:59:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NO+PANTS+THUMB.jpg
New York Subway riders were in full winter attire except for their pants as part of the annual 'No Pants Subway Ride.']]>
<![CDATA[Surfing on Lake Michigan in Winter]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:43:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SURFER_CHICAGO_THUMB.jpg
Hear from a group of surfers who ventured out to surf on Lake Michigan in the middle of winter.]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Dealer Commercial Bloopers Go Viral ]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:47:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/WhiteBearMitsubishi.png
A blooper posted on an auto dealer's Facebook page may prove to be the better marketing strategy, after White Bear Mitsubishi's outtakes reel gathered millions of views in just two weeks. The commercial, posted on Dec. 23, 2016, tickled viewer funny bones after a white bear mascot is shown slipping multiple times throughout the recording. (Video courtesy White Bear Mitsubishi)]]>
<![CDATA[Mandy Moore Shower Mosaic ]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:12:02 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-629176044.jpg
A mural of Mandy Moore was said to be found inside an apartment shower in Queens — a piece of art that inspired the singer and actress to respond on Twitter. Roommates apparently discovered the life-sized, sepia-toned mural after they bought the apartment. It appears to depict a bikini-clad Moore brushing back her hair. The mural came to light after Peter Kaplan posted a photo of it to Twitter on Monday, writing “My friend’s friend bought an apt in Queens and there was a Mandy Moore mosaic in the shower.”

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<![CDATA[Llama Runs Free on Roads Near Athens, Georgia]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:27:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/llama-loose-athens-georgia.jpg
A llama was on the lam in Georgia for a little while Wednesday afternoon, bringing out sheriff's deputies and, according to two witnesses, slowing traffic as onlookers gawked. The woolly scofflaw was seen in Oconee County, on the 10 highway near Athens, which is east of Atlanta, according to the county sheriff's Facebook page. "We can't make this stuff up," deputies added in a post reporting the loose llama.

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<![CDATA[Utah Woman Says Plane Dropped Feces on Her Home ]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:01:57 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_planewaste0104_1920x1080.jpg
A Salt Lake City woman says a commercial plane dropped human waste on her car and home, and it isn't the first time this has happened. "At first I thought, 'Wow, some bird really took a dump on my car!" said Bethany Bowker. "It's disgusting."]]>
<![CDATA[Virginia Woman Finds Anaconda in Apartment Toilet]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:37:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/blue_peacock_background.jpg
A woman called Animal Control last week after she found a snake in a toilet in an Arlington County apartment. To repeat: She. Found. A. Snake. In. A. Toilet.An animal control officer was able to safely remove the "lost and confused" snake and brought him to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, the Virginia animal shelter said in a Facebook post Tuesday.The snake is a juvenile yellow anaconda, the animal shelter said. Yellow anacondas can grow to be 13 feet long and to weigh more than 100 pounds.

Photo Credit: Animal Welfare League of Arlington
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<![CDATA[Roads In Canada Turn Into Ice Rinks]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:21:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-12-29-13h35m11s220.jpg
Parts of Canada have seen so much ice building up on the roads that residents have been putting on their skates. Laura Spink posted a video from Peterborough on Monday showing an adept skater moving around with ease over the icy road. Many others also used the opportunity to show off their skating skills with Michael Daoust & Nicolas Daoust posting a video of a skater pulling shapes in the middle of a residential street in Quebec.

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<![CDATA[The Crazy Year in Politics (Besides Trump and Clinton)]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:23:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/2016-crazy-year-in-politics.jpg
It's a tradition for NBC News to sum up the oddest, silliest and most head-scratching political moments of the year, but this year was a strange one. Even if the social media fodder from the deeply divisive battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton election now feels as stale as Christmas leftovers, there were plenty of other hilarious moments from 2016 that remind us that we're all human — even in politics. There was the good old-fashioned physical humor of Ben Carson spectacularly bungling his entrance to the February ABC News debate. That month, fellow candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Jeb Bush implored an audience to "please clap" as he spoke at a town hall. Democrats weren't strangers to unintentional comedy either: California Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez tried dabbing at the end of a debate, earning a side-eye from her eventually victorious opponent.

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<![CDATA[You Can't Expense That Llama: 2016's Wackiest Claims]]> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 03:15:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/145441415-llama-generic.jpg
A llama brought in for a photo shoot may just be the zaniest expense request of 2016, according to a survey of more than 430 business travelers, NBC News reports.A $28,000 bottle-service tab, a blow-up doll and personalized bobblehead figurines also made the list of oddest expenses that the travelers or a colleague tried to push through, per the survey by travel and expense management firm Certify.Workers trying to expense something offbeat or expensive, or pass off personal expenses as something related to work, can be incurring a risk, experts say."You might think of it as a joke, but it could come back to haunt you in the office," said Dan Schawbel, author of "Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success."

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<![CDATA[Yuge! San Diego Couple Decorates Trump-Themed Tree]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:21:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Trump+tree+web+1220.JPG
Ginny and John wanted to make Christmas trees great again.

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<![CDATA[Rat Hops Down Up NYC Escalator]]> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:18:08 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-141167926-rat-generic.jpg
Rats taking on giant dinner rolls and slices of pizza in the subway have become fodder for viral memes this year, but no New York City rodent has attempted such a feat as one undertaken at the height of Monday's morning rush at Penn Station. A video posted to YouTube shows a determined rat trying to make its way down the escalator — but going the wrong way — at the Seventh Avenue exit of the busy transit hub around 9 a.m. People on the escalator can be seen shuffling out of the rat's way. Sam Mazur, who took the video, according to Gothamist, told the website the rat caused a bit of commotion.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Workers Throw Sex Toys to Chase Off Gunman]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:35:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/202*120/12-16-2016-sex-toy-robbery-1.JPG
An armed man who entered an adult-themed store Wednesday and demanded cash was chased off by two employees who lobbed sex toys at him in a bizarre confrontation that was caught on camera.The man can be seen pacing around outside Lotions and Lace, which bills itself as San Bernardino's "One Stop Sex Shop," before pulling a hood over his head and entering the store. He marched toward the cashier's counter with gun drawn, but two women working the late shift refused to back down.

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