Weird News

Subscribe to Weird News feed Weird News
NBC News Weird News
Updated: 2 hours 49 min ago

With Fake Website, Con Man Emails His Way Out of Prison

4 hours 53 min ago
A British con man used a cellphone to create a fake government website and then emailed prison officials to set him free.

Polish Villagers Compete in Easter Tradition

11 hours 5 min ago
Residents of Lipnica Murowana, Poland, and surrounding villages gather for the annual contest for who can build the tallest Easter palm contest. This year's winning creation stood 96 feet tall.

Gator on the Green: Giant Reptile Returns to Golf Course

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:25
A massive alligator — who caused an even bigger social media buzz — has once again been spotted at a Florida golf club.

Ten Questions With The Boston Yeti

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:31
NBC affiliate NECN hosted a live Twitter chat with @BostonYeti2015

China Issues Rules for Square Dancing Grannies

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:10
Beijing has had enough of the disruption of its "dancing grannies," issuing national rules for square dancing, including a list of 12 approved dances.

Catmobile? Leashed Kitty Spotted Riding on Car Hood

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:20
A witness captured the astonishing sight Sunday in the city of New Philadelphia. Police were still looking for the driver Tuesday.

Driver Snapped With Cat Leashed On Car Hood

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:33
Ohio police are searching for a driver who was spotted with cat tied to the hood of the vehicle. WKYC's Chris Tye reports.

Oregon Man Charged With Blowing Pot in Infant's Mouth

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 17:16
An Oregon man was charged with blowing marijuana smoke into the mouth of his infant child, police said — allegedly not for the first time.

Man Mistakenly Invited to Bachelor Party Is Going Anyway

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 09:03
He raised $1276 on crowd-funding websites to attend a stranger's bash.

Suspect Painted Himself Black to Evade Cops — It Didn't Work

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:22
Vivid booking photos show the results of the man's clumsy attempt to make himself look darker.

Missing South Carolina Cat Turns Up in California

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:25
An orange tabby named Kevin dashed away from his adopted South Carolina home in 2013 and showed up this week in the California desert.

'Wait, You're Pregnant?': Con Artist Has Change of Heart

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:08
A scam artist who tried to rip off a Colorado woman appeared to change his mind after his target broken down in tears and told him she was pregnant.

Retro Gamer Sets New 'Bubbles' Record

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:17
Greg Elizondo just shattered a world record on a vintage video game few have ever heard of. Joe Ybarra reports.

Arkansas Judge Mauled by Family's Pet Zebra

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 13:15
An Arkansas judge remained in a Little Rock hospital Tuesday after he was attacked by his family's pet zebra, authorities said.

Naked Neighbor Isn't Breaking Any Laws, Cops Say

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:59
Residents of a Charlotte, N.C., neighborhood are frustrated by one of their neighbors who they say stands naked at his door several times a week, and he has been doing it for years. WNCN's Dan Yesenosky reports.

Canada celebrates Spring with 'Splash Cup'

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 06:13
In Stony Mountain, Canada, the country's geographic center, locals enjoy a yearly tradition, which involves gathering near the bottom of Stony Mountain's Bunny Hill, and enjoy a cruise through the water pit.

Scarecrows Outnumber People in Tiny Japanese Village

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 13:00
Nagoro, a village in southern Japan has 150 scarecrows — but only 35 people.

Scarecrows Now Outnumber People in This Dying Village

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 07:27
As the population of a small village in southwestern japan continues to decline, one resident is replacing its lost citizens with scarecrows, which now outnumber people roughly three to one.

'Dilma, Out!': Nearly 1 Million Brazilians Protest President

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:09
Close to a million demonstrators marched in cities and towns across Brazil Sunday to protest a sluggish economy, rising prices and corruption.

Two Planes in Fiery Crash at Malaysian Airshow

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 06:31
Two planes clipped each other's wings, causing a fiery crash at a Malaysian airshow on Sunday morning, officials said.