<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Weird News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usWed, 26 Jul 2017 22:53:13 -0400Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:53:13 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Accused of Smuggling King Cobras in Potato Chip Cans]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:47:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/209*120/cobra-side-by-side.jpg
A Monterey Park man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday stemming from the seizure of a package that contained three king cobras hidden in potato chip canisters.Rodrigo Franco, 34, was taken into...

Photo Credit: Uniter States Fish and Wildlife Service]]>
<![CDATA[Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:55:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Joined_at_the_heart-150093339088500001.jpg
Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology...]]>
<![CDATA[The Costumes of Comic-Con]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:15:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+COMIC+CON+Costumes+THUMB.jpg
One of the key attractions at any Comic-Con is the fan-made costumes. NBC talked to a few attendees about what inspired their look and how much it cost to put it all together.]]>
<![CDATA[Comic-Con: The Hall H Line Survival Guide]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:38:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+COMIC+CON+HALL+H+THUMB.jpg
The famed Hall H at Comic-Con is where all the biggest and most exciting panels happen, and fans line up overnight just to get a chance to get a glimpse of some of their favorite stars or creators.]]>
<![CDATA[The 5 Weirdest Panels Listed in the Comic-Con Guidebook]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:37:05 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+COMIC+CON+5+WEIRDEST+PANELS+THUMB.jpg
Comic-Con is full of panels that feature beloved actors and exclusive sneak peaks at footage of upcoming movies and shows, but there are also quite a few Klingon-eyebrow-raising ones in the mix.]]>
<![CDATA[Weapons Check at Comic-Con]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:28:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+COMIC+CON+WEAPONS+CHECK+THUMB.jpg
Many Comic-Con costumes wouldn’t be complete without the right swords, crossbows or blasters — but there are some strict rules for what you can and cannot bring onto the convention floor.]]>
<![CDATA[Feet Jabbed Into Empty Row Make for In-Flight 'Nightmare']]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:04:37 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/feet3.jpg
A California woman thought she had hit the jackpot when she boarded a JetBlue plane for a short flight this week: she had an entire row to herself. "I left the armrests up so I could bask in the comfort of my...

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<![CDATA[Gator Crosses Busy Florida Street]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:45:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_GATOR_ON_STREET_IN_FLA_071917-150048393084600001.jpg
A large alligator was captured on camera crossing a busy street in Lakeland, Florida.]]>
<![CDATA[Goat Rams Through Glass Door of Colo. Business]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:33:10 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_GOAT_OFFICE_0711819_1-150048201809600001.jpg
An aggressive goat was caught on camera repeatedly ramming and eventually breaking the front door glass door of a polyurethane manufacturer in Colorado.]]>
<![CDATA[Grizzly Bear Gets Root Canal]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:13:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_BEAR_ROOT_CANAL_071717_1-150033897146600001.jpg
A team of veterinarians and specialists performed a root canal on a 538-pound grizzly bear named Albert at an animal rescue in Alpine, Calif.]]>
<![CDATA[Whining Over Winnie? Chinese Censors Scrub Pooh Memes]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:54:28 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/141751511-Winnie-the-Pooh-China.jpg
Winnie the Pooh is a fictional persona non grata on some Chinese social media sites, where censors are scrubbing images and mentions of the bear, NBC News reported.On the popular chat app WeChat, stickers...

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<![CDATA[Woman Arrested for Towing Kids in Red Wagon Behind Car]]> Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:31:05 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/car+towing+kids.jpg
An Oregon woman is accused of endangering three young children by towing them behind her car in a little red wagon.

Photo Credit: Photo provided to Springfield PD by a witness]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Taking Selfie Damages $200,000 in Art]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:55:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/selfieart.jpg
A woman damaged an estimated $200,000 worth of art at a Los Angeles gallery while taking a selfie.]]>
<![CDATA[Truck Spills Live Eels on Oregon Highway]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 21:57:33 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Truck_Spills_Live_Eels_on_Oregon_Highway_1200x675_996660291751.jpg
[WARNING: Some people may find the content of this video disturbing] A truck hauling eels overturned on an Oregon highway, turning the coastal road into a slimy mess on Thursday, July 13, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[King Cobras and Geckos Seized at JFK Airport]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:21:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/snakes+seized+at+JFK.jpg
Nearly a half a dozen king cobras and a handful of geckos were seized by border agents at Kennedy Airport, authorities said.The reptiles were detected by Customs and Border Protection officers scanning...

Photo Credit: U.S. Customs
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<![CDATA[Six Injured in Sixth Running of the Bulls of 2017]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:10:34 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+BULL+RUNNING+THUMB.jpg
Wednesday was the sixth running of the bulls this year in Pamplona, Spain.  As part of a nine-day festival, hundreds run ahead of six bulls on a path to the bull fighting stadium.]]>
<![CDATA[Colorado Teen Survives Unprovoked Bear Attack While Camping]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:22:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_bearattack0710_1500x845.jpg
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for a bear that bit a 19-year-old man named Dylan, who wishes to keep his last name private, early Sunday morning in an unprovoked attack at a campground in Boulder...]]>
<![CDATA[Shark Bites Swimmer Off Miami-Area Beach]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:44 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+SHARK+ATTACK+MIAMI+THUMB.jpg
A swimmer was bitten by what lifeguards believed was a bullhead shark in South Florida on Sunday. Miami-Dade lifeguards believe this is the first shark attack in 20 years.]]>
<![CDATA[VP Pence Touches NASA Equipment Labeled 'Do Not Touch' ]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:27:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/809911566-Mike-Pence-NASA-Do-Not-Touch.jpg
Vice President Mike Pence was seen touching a piece of NASA equipment labeled "Do not touch" on Thursday, driving the internet wild.It happened while Pence was touring the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with...

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<![CDATA[Police Seek Help Finding Owner of Boat Left on Highway]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:11:12 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/boat+on+road.jpg
An unexpected item was left sitting on U.S. 1 in central New Jersey Thursday afternoon: a 37-foot long boat.The vessel, named Maraliya out of Larchmont, New York, was left on the shoulder of the busy highway...

Photo Credit: South Brunswick Police Department
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<![CDATA[Woman Weds Man 3 Years After Twitter Joke About Marrying Him]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:14:56 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/armus-twitter.jpg
Twitter, she married him. It just took a while.After Llia Apostolou sent a joking message on Twitter looking for a wedding date, a stranger took her up on the offer.The two never did end up going to...

Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[The Internet Can't Get Enough of This Dog's Balancing Act ]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:27:48 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/goldenbalance.jpg
River, a 5-year-old golden retriever from Charlotte, North Carolina, has the internet talking about his ability to balance things on his head and nose.]]>
<![CDATA[Zoo Animals Eat Frozen Treats at Zoo in Rome]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:19:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_POPSICLES_ROME_ZOO_070517_1-149929331529900001.jpg
A zoo in Rome is giving animals frozen treats this summer to help them beat the heat, and to provide them with vitamins, minerals and amusement.]]>
<![CDATA[China Gives Germany Two Pandas Ahead of G-20 Summit]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 14:39:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+PANDA+GIFTS+THUMB.jpg
Chinese President Xi Jinping presented German Chancellor Angela Merkel with two unique gifts ahead of Friday’s G-20 Summit: a pair of giant pandas. The two pandas, Meng Meng and Jiao Qing (which...]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Snake Slithering on NYC Subway Train]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:33:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/snake+on+a+train_juvnguerrero.jpg
You can now add snake to the wide variety of people, animals and microorganisms that have come in contact with New York City’s subway poles.A straphanger captured a snake wrapped around a rail handle on an...

Photo Credit: Juan Guerrero]]>
<![CDATA[Man Destroys Ten Commandments Monument 24 Hours After Unveiling]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:14:56 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+10+Commandments+Vandal+THUMB.jpg
A man yelled “freedom” as he rammed his car into a monument depicting the Ten Commandments outside the Arkansas State Capitol, less than 24 hours after it was unveiled.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Man Is Hit By Bus Then Walks Into Pub]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:07:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ukbuscrash.png
Keep calm and carry on.That’s what Englishman Simon Smith seemed to do after being struck by a bus on his way home from work. Almost immediately after, Smith brushed himself off and entered a nearby pub as if...]]>
<![CDATA[Oscar Mayer Adds New Vehicles, Drone to WienerFleet]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:33:52 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/wienerfleet.jpg
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… WienerDrone?Oscar Mayer announced the expansion of its "WienerFleet" in a Youtube video Monday, which will add two new hot dog-shaped vehicles to bring the company's products...

Photo Credit: The Kraft Heinz Company
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<![CDATA[Watch: Raccoon Spotted Riding the Subway in NYC]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:36:55 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/raccoon+subway+2.JPG
Video of a raccoon riding the subway, nibbling food out of a bowl as it's seated between two people, has New Yorkers alternately repulsed, amused and just plain bewildered. Subway rider Brooke Hogan told NBC 4...

Photo Credit: Brooke Hogan]]>
<![CDATA[20-Pound Live Lobster Found in Luggage at Boston Airport ]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:46:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/TSALOBSTER+626.jpg
A Transportation Security Administration screener at Boston's Logan Airport made a huge catch at checked baggage on Sunday.TSA spokesperson Michael McCarthy tweeted a photo of a screener posing with a...
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<![CDATA[Diner Finds Dead Frog in Salad at LA Restaurant]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:34:29 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/frogsalad2.jpg
Officials with the BJ's Restaurants chain said they're investigating how a dead frog wound up in a diner's salad at one of the company's locations in West Covina, Los Angeles County.

Photo Credit: Shawna Cepeda]]>
<![CDATA[National Llama Competition]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:34:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+NATIONAL+LLAMA+COMP+THUMB.jpg
Hundreds of llamas and alpacas will gather in Waterloo, Iowa, this weekend to take part in The Gathering of Friends and Champions, a national llama competition. The llamas will be judged on their fleece, agility...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Visits Disneyland 2,000 Times In a Row]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:39:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+DISNEY+VISIT+THUMB.jpg
A Huntington Beach man has set a record for most consecutive visits to Disneyland. Jeff Reitz, 44, has visited the park 2,000 times in a row. Reitz started visiting the park every day when he was unemployed...]]>
<![CDATA[Deer Caught Duking It Out on Camera]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:30:42 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DeerBoxing.gif
Bring it on! Two deer were caught in an impromptu boxing match, caught on cam by a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer.  (Video Credit: TWRA)]]>
<![CDATA[Barflies Order Drinks During Armed Robbery]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/BarRobbery0620_MP4_1280x720_971876419659.jpg
Barflies appeared not to notice as armed robbers were sticking up a Florida bar with a shotgun Sunday, with some patrons even trying to order more drinks as the robbery was in progress.]]>
<![CDATA[Snake Crawls Out From Under Hood of Moving Truck]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:46:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/snakehood.jpg
A snake gave a couple of people inside a moving truck quite a scare when it appeared on the hood.]]>
<![CDATA[Furry Surprise Behind the Bumper: Kitten Found in Tesla]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:13:44 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/teslakitty.jpg
A Florida man heard meowing coming from inside his Tesla. He took the vehicle to his service center where a kitten was pulled from the rear bumper.]]>
<![CDATA[Intrepid Rat Drags Whole Garbage Bag Across NYC Sidewalk]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:47:44 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/garbage+rat.JPG
Never doubt a New York City rat's strength and resolve.The city's rodents are already known to persist in their quest for local food favorites (see: pizza rat, roll rat).But one astonishing rat in Brooklyn...

Photo Credit: Leigh Conner]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Surprises Florida Man]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:05:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/bearstare.jpg
A Florida man had a huge surprise waiting for him in his garage when he arrived home. His surveillance camera captured a black bear running out of the garage.]]>