Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Woman Had Heart Cut Out of Her Body   (Associated Press)
  • A 20-year-old woman who turned down her boyfriend's marriage proposal on Valentine's Day was found stabbed to death, her heart cut out of her body.


  •   Woman Uses Sex Act As Manslaughter Defense   (Associated Press)
  • A woman charged with causing a fatal car crash in 1999 says that she couldn't have been behind the wheel because she was performing a sex act on the driver at the time.


  •   Teacher Resigns After Taping 7th Grader to Desk, Putting Tape Over His Mouth   (Associated Press)
  • A teacher resigned after duct-taping a misbehaving seventh-grader to his desk and covering his mouth with tape.


  •   Woman Convicted of Murder for Stabbing Husband 193 Times   (Associated Press)
  • A jury convicted a woman of murder for stabbing her husband 193 times, rejecting her claim that she acted in self-defense after years of abuse.


  •   Pet Spider Kills Its Owner   (The Sun)
  • A man who lived in his own "zoo" of lizards and insects was fatally bitten by a pet black widow spider — then eaten by the other creepy-crawlies.


  •   Farmer Seizes Ambulance to Speed Mum to Hospital   (Reuters)
  • An impatient Sicilian farmer leapt behind the wheel of an ambulance to get his sick mother to hospital faster but was charged with theft and kidnapping for his pains.


  •   Teacher Bets Student to Jump Out Window   (Associated Press)
  • A high school student jumped out a second-floor window to win a bet with a teacher.


  •   Tall Californians Come Up Short in Airline Lawsuit   (Reuters)
  • A California Court of Appeals panel rejected a lawsuit against several airlines, including American and Southwest, by the Tall Club of Silicon Valley which sought preferential seating in roomier exit rows for men at least 6 foot, 2 inches and women at least 5 foot, 10 inches.


  •   Woman Plans Topless Protest on Bike Week   (Associated Press)
  • Liz Book believes exposed breasts are a part of motorcycle culture, so she plans to lead a protest of topless women on the last day of Bike Week.


  •   Foul-Mouthed Parrot to Squawk the Plank   (Reuters)
  • A foul-mouthed parrot, which blurts out expletives and pecks people when she's angry, is to be removed from a Royal Navy ship to spare any embarrassment during a visit by the Queen.


  •   Dog Leads Troopers to Nearly $100K   (Associated Press)
  • A yellow Labrador retriever led a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper to nearly $100,000 in cash duct-taped into a spare tire as the team made a routine traffic stop along Interstate 90 in western South Dakota.


  •   Police Seize Truck With 900 Pounds of Pot   (Associated Press)
  • Police who pulled over a pickup truck because its load was blocking the view of a temporary license plate in the rear window discovered it was carrying 900 pounds of marijuana.


  •   Rarest Silver Dollar Discovered in Box   (Associated Press)
  • America's rarest silver dollar — and possibly its most famous stolen coin — was discovered in a box with filled with miscellaneous coins by a Maine librarian who wasn't even a collector.


  •   For Smoker, More Prison Time Is No Crime   (Reuters)
  • For a 73-year-old Canadian man, 20 months in a smoke-free jail looked just too long, so instead he took 24 months in a prison where he can smoke cigarettes.


  •   Minnesotans Vote on Mascot at Caucuses   (Associated Press)
  • Aside from expressing their presidential preferences and discussing party planks, Minnesota caucus-goers voted on a party mascot.


  •   Girl, Thought Dead, Found Years Later   (Reuters)
  • A 6-year-old girl thought to have died in a fire as an infant has been found alive after being raised by a woman who may have set the blaze and abducted the baby.


  •   Dick Clark Sued for Age Discrimination   (Associated Press)
  • A 76-year-old game show producer sued Dick Clark, alleging the 74-year-old Clark called him a "dinosaur" and refused to hire him because of his age.


  •   Farmers Get a Rise Out of Beer Ads   (Reuters)
  • The barley grown by Saskatchewan farmers may not be an aphrodisiac, but a Molson beer ad campaign in the United States is turning the Canadian farm crowd on.


  •   McDonald's Downsizes from Super-Size on Fries, Drinks   (Associated Press)
  • In a sign of the times, McDonald's is getting rid of the extra-large portions that had become one of its signatures.


  •   Boar Goes Hog Wild   (Reuters)
  • A German hunter stabbed a wild boar to death in a stairwell after the beast rammed through the bolted front door of an apartment building and stormed up to the sixth floor.


  •   Wreck Forces Alabama Couple to Marry in ER   (Associated Press)
  • A bride driving to a wedding chapel to meet her future husband was injured in a roadway accident, but that didn't halt the wedding plans. It just moved the ceremony into the emergency room.
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