From a weather-predicting crab in Baltimore to hailing a brand new cab in New York City, THV's Tom Brannon catches you up on some Weird But True headlines.
Soon, if you hail a New York City cab -- you'll be riding in a Nissan van. The Taxi and Limousine Commission is selecting the Nissan NV200 as the city's next cab.
The Nissans will replace the more than 13,000 existing yellow cabs.
The new taxis will have skylights and charging plugs for portable electronics. There will be retractable steps that make it easier to get in and out of it. The new cabs will start hitting city streets in about a year.
In other weird but true news, Pennsylvania has a groundhog and now Baltimore has its weather-predicting crab.
Next week, Baltimore Bill will walk off a plank and drop into the Inner Harbor. The idea is to see whether Bill swims to the left or the right. The makers of Old Bay seafood seasoning say if Bill heads left, we're in for a warm fall. But if Baltimore Bill swims to right we all might get a get a little crabby, thanks to an early winter.
Bill will take his swim Wednesday.
And speaking of animals, right here in Arkansas a Prescott man bags a massive alligator in a lake in the Southwest part of the state. It measures 13 feet, three inches -- and get this -- weighs more than 13-hundred pounds.
That's an unofficial state record.
The gator was so large it took five people to lift it out of the water at Lake Millwood in Hempstead County.
The hunter plans to mount the head, and make alligator boots for those who helped him with the hunt.