Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Marijuana Found in Load of Frozen Chickens   (Associated Press)
  • Frozen chickens and marijuana — a combination that put the driver of a tractor-trailer rig in jail.


  •   Woman Arrested for Trying to Pass Fake $1 Million Bill   (Associated Press)
  • A Georgia woman who tried to use a fake $1 million bill to buy $1,675 worth of merchandise at Wal-Mart was arrested, and police later found two more of the bills in her purse.


  •   Royal Opera Boots Soprano for Weight   (Associated Press)
  • The Royal Opera House in London canceled a performance by American star soprano Deborah Voigt because of her weight.


  •   Odor Study Under Way in Delaware   (Associated Press)
  • Having established an "odor round-table" that includes industry representatives and lawmakers and taken "chemical signatures" of landfills, sewage facilities and industrial sites, Delaware officials are taking field samples in response to complaints.


  •   Florida Firehouse Catches on Fire   (Associated Press)
  • Firefighters responding to emergencies in Melbourne, Florida, were in such a rush that they forgot to turn off a fryer in their kitchen. So the next emergency call involved a fire that started at their own station.


  •   '70s Spoofs "Wacky Packages" Are Back   (Associated Press)
  • "Wacky Packages," the hot 1970s fad parodying popular household products, is revamped and ready for the 21st century.


  •   Woman with Fish Arrested at London Airport   (Associated Press)
  • British customs officials arrested a woman who arrived on a flight from West Africa carrying 186 pounds of fish and meat in her luggage.


  •   Man Killed During Initiation at Masonic Lodge   (Associated Press)
  • A man was killed during a Masonic initiation ceremony when another member fired a gun loaded with real bullets instead of the expected blanks and shot him in the face.


  •   Armed Robbers Snap Incriminating Photos   (Associated Press)
  • Three robbers shouldn't have been too surprised when they heard their crime was caught on camera. After all, they took the pictures themselves.


  •   Eisner Debunks Walt Disney Burial Myth   (Los Angeles Times)
  • Of all the grave matters facing Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner, he recently raised an unexpected one.


  •   Witchcraft, Capitalism Hit Mexican Town   (Associated Press)
  • The witchcraft business is thriving like never before in the southeastern Mexico town of Catemaco, as Internet marketing and media-savvy shamans hitch centuries-old tradition to modern commercialism.


  •   Handyman Nailed with His Own Nail Gun   (Reuters)
  • An Australian handyman admitted he was stupid to shoot himself in the head with a nail gun in a misguided prank that left him with a nail lodged in his brain.


  •   School Board Member Defends Dousing Exec   (Associated Press)
  • A school board member arrested after dousing an assistant superintendent with ice water called the move justified, likened herself to Rosa Parks and threatened to attack anyone who questioned her mental fitness.


  •   Passionate Public Kiss in Indonesia Could Mean Jail   (Reuters)
  • Couples caught kissing passionately in public in Indonesia could spend five years in jail.


  •   Boy's Balloon Note Found 20 Years Later   (Associated Press)
  • A note sent aloft on a green balloon 20 years ago by an elementary school student was returned to him by someone who lives halfway across the state.


  •   Boy, 11, Saves Mother After Heart Attack   (Reuters)
  • An 11-year old Belgian boy managed to resuscitate his mother after she collapsed with a heart attack, just days after he received first aid training in school.


  •   Man in Holding Cell Succumbs to Cookies   (Associated Press)
  • A New Hampshire man being held by police was caught snacking on a handful of Girl Scout cookies and charged with larceny.


  •   World's Oldest Man Dies at 114 in Spain   (Reuters)
  • A retired Spanish shoemaker who was officially the world's oldest man has died at his home at the age of 114.


  •   Women's Topless Protest to Go On   (Associated Press)
  • A demonstration billed as a topless march to protest anti-nudity laws has drawn in thousands of curious spectators but only a handful of marchers.


  •   Customs Gets Tribeswoman's Goat   (Reuters)
  • A Gambian tribeswoman has been arrested at a London airport with her bags crammed with illegal snails, catfish and goat meat.
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