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  Man Causes Hospital Fire By Smoking Crack While Hooked To Oxygen   (UPI)
  • A was arrested for smoking crack cocaine with his hospitalized friend, causing a small fire in an intensive care unit where the patient was located.
  •   $2 Million Missing After Van Spills Cash on Road   (International Business Times)
  • A security van accidentally spilled close to $2 million on a busy road.
  •   Goats Help Eat, Recycle Christmas Trees   (Associated Press)
  • "They'll eat the pine needles and leave the skeleton of the tree," said a longtime volunteer firefighter who has come up with a new use for his family-owned goat herding business, "Goat Grazers."
  •   Ceiling Collapse Exposes Panty Thief   (Reuters)
  • A man who stole hundreds of pieces of ladies' underwear had his secret exposed after a ceiling where he had been storing his hoard collapsed.
  •   Man Dressed as Santa Shot Two in Defense of Mrs. Claus   (Reuters)
  • A man dressed in a Santa Claus suit accused of shooting two men over the weekend was acting in defense of a co-worker who was dressed as Mrs. Claus.
  •   Police Decry Hedgehog, Late Pizza Emergency Calls   (UPI)
  • A police department released recordings of "irresponsible" emergency calls including a caller scared of a hedgehog and a man angry about a late pizza.
  •   Circus Dyed Dogs to Pass Off as Pandas   (UPI)
  • Police seized two chow-chow dogs from a circus that had dyed the canines' hair in an attempt to pass them off as pandas.
  •   Lost Luggage Turns Up After Two Decades   (UPI)
  • A woman said her faith in the airline industry was restored when her lost luggage was returned to her after 20 years.
  •   Dog Accidentally Shoots Owner With Rifle   (UPI)
  • A man was shot in the arm when his dog stepped on a loaded gun in the back seat of his pickup truck.
  •   Gold Tooth Dropped Into Donation Kettle   (Associated Press)
  • Someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle.
  •   Man Picks Stranger with Ex-Girlfriend's Name for World Trip   (Reuters)
  • A Canadian man will travel the world with Elizabeth Gallagher. Just not the same Elizabeth Gallagher he used to date.
  •   Over 20,000 Bras Recalled Due to Injury Fears   (Reuters)
  • A lingerie maker is recalling more than 20,000 brassieres after complaints that underwires suddenly poked out, sometimes while women were wearing them.
  •   Cremated Remains Found in Goodwill Donation   (UPI)
  • Workers at a Goodwill store discovered two small boxes of cremated human remains while sorting through donated household items.
  •   McDonald's Japan Rations Fries   (Reuters)
  • McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd has embarked on the emergency measure of only offering small-sized french fries to customers as a protracted labor dispute has contributed to long delays in imports.
  •   DNA from Beard Leads to Burglary Arrest   (Associated Press)
  • A suspect was caught by a whisker when DNA from his beard hair led to his arrest.
  •   Feline Cat Burglar Costs Fish Store $1,000   (UPI)
  • A feline cat burglar was caught on camera enjoying a $1,000 meal after climbing into the display case at a fish shop.
  •   Buildings Evacuated After Marriage Proposal Flop   (Associated Press)
  • A man's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was simply smashing.
  •   Police Officer Called Backup Due to Cow Phobia   (UPI)
  • A police officer attempting to make an arrest on a farm had to call for backup due to his fear of cows.
  •   Man Kills, Eats Ex-Girlfriend's Rabbit   (Reuters)
  • A man accused of killing, skinning and eating his ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit and saying he would do the same to her has been charged with cruelty to an animal and making criminal threats.
  •   Lost Sheep Wearing Christmas Sweater Claimed By Owner   (UPI)
  • The Humane Society has located the owner of the mysterious sheep found wandering the streets wearing a Christmas sweater.
  •   Baby Born In Flight Aboard Airliner Over California   (Associated Press)
  • A Southwest Airlines flight landed with one more passenger than when it took off.
  •   Belgium Seeks to Have Fries Declared Cultural Heritage   (Reuters)
  • There are few things people agree on in linguistically divided Belgium, but an effort to get Belgian potato fries recognized as global cultural heritage may get unequivocal support.
  •   $500,000 in Gems Taken in Rest Stop Heist   (Reuters)
  • Thieves trailed a van from a jewelry trade show for several hours, then smashed the back windows at a rest stop and made off with about $500,000 of loose diamonds and jewelry.
  •   World's Oldest Two-Faced Cat Dies   (UPI)
  • Frank and Louie were lauded as the 2012 Guinness World Record holder as the world's oldest two-faced cat.
  •   University Creates Whisky-Scented Fabric   (UPI)
  • A Scottish university has developed a fabric designed to bear the permanent odor of Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky.
  •   Carjackers Thwarted by Car's Stick Shift   (Associated Press)
  • Two teenagers attempting to carjack a vehicle were foiled by a stick shift.
  •   Want a Free Around-the-World Trip?   (CBC Radio)
  • Jordan doesn't want the ticket to go to waste: all he needs to do is find someone who's free to fly on the date in question and has a Canadian passport. Oh -- and that someone has to have the exact same name as his ex: Elizabeth Gallagher.
  •   Subway Robber Told Authorities 'Jared Diet' Didn't Work for Him   (WJBF-TV)
  • A man who is accused of robbing Subway restaurants said he did it because the "Jared diet" didn't work for him, so he wanted his money back.
  •   'Plastic' Halloween Skulls Are Human Remains   (Reuters)
  • A pair of junk haulers was stunned to learn that two skulls picked up at the cluttered home of a deceased man on the day before Halloween were human remains, not made of plastic as they had thought.
  •   Dozens of Bats Invade Utah Courthouse   (Associated Press)
  • Order is being restored to the courthouse in St. George with the removal of dozens of bats from the building.
  •   Spiders Force Family from Upscale Home   (Associated Press)
  • Thousands of venomous brown recluse spiders forced a suburban family from their nearly half-million-dollar home.
  •   Frat Prank Turns Deadly For Flamingoes   (Reuters)
  • A late-night fraternity prank at a zoo turned deadly for two pink flamingoes and left a freshman in jail facing felony charges.
  •   Record Heroin Haul In Truckload Of Gherkins And Garlic   (Reuters)
  • Police found Germany's biggest-ever stash of heroin, with an estimated street value of 50 million euros ($60 million), hidden in a truckload of pickled cucumbers and garlic.
  •   Plan To Name Beach After Obama Is A Wash-Out   (Reuters)
  • A proposal to name a popular Oahu beach after the first Hawaii-born U.S. president has been withdrawn after the plan met with little enthusiasm from the public.
  •   Rejected Lion Cub Adopted By Sheepdog   (UPI)
  • A lion cub rejected by his mother was adopted by a sheepdog who recently had a litter of puppies.
  •   Pizza Driver Gets $1,268 Tip At College Chapel   (UPI)
  • A pizza delivery driver called to deliver two pizzas was surprised with a $1,268 tip.
  •   Loose Emu Surprises Morning Commuters   (UPI)
  • Morning commuters were shocked to see a "mystery emu" wandering around their neighborhoods.
  •   UFO Conference Suggests Bigfoot Could Be An Alien   (UPI)
  • Organizers of an upcoming UFO conference said topics for discussion include the possibility that Bigfoot could be an alien.
  •   Burglar Looks At Pictures, Tries On Panties   (UPI)
  • A man's security cameras captured footage of a male burglar entering his home through a window and trying on his girlfriend's panties.
  •   Camel Cam: Google's Desert Street View Launched   (Sky News)
  • A 10-year-old camel called Raffia was equipped with Google's Street View cameras to create panoramic shots of the desert.
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