Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Sea Lion Grabs Fisherman Off Boat   (Associated Press)
  • A 19-year-old fisherman is recovering from an encounter with a sea lion that leaped out of the water, grabbed him as he worked on his grandfather's docked boat and pulled him into the harbor.


  •   I'm Not a Spy, But I Play One on TV . . .   (Reuters)
  • Jennifer Garner, who plays spy Sydney Bristow in the television series "Alias," has turned her talents to recruiting real-life spies to work for the CIA in a video on the agency's employment Web site.


  •   Wrong Patient Gets Heart Procedure   (Associated Press)
  • The wrong patient received a heart catheterization at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.


  •   Artist Gets Sticky with Celebrities   (Reuters)
  • Canadian artist Jason Kronewald gets friends chewing bubble gum and spits out life-like portraits of celebrity blondes.


  •   Woman Gets Criminal Record for Petting Dog   (Associated Press)
  • All Tamar Sherman wanted to do was pet a dog and give it some water. Sherman's act left her with a criminal record.


  •   Meat from Farm May Have Had Human Remains   (Reuters)
  • Pork products processed and distributed from the farm of accused Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton may have contained human remains.


  •   Phone Booth Offers Condoms for Sale   (Associated Press)
  • A public telephone that mysteriously gives free local calls has been given an odd companion — a condom machine.


  •   Cousins, Age 70 and 85, Die in Pistol Duel   (Reuters)
  • Two Mexican peasant farmers, cousins age 70 and 85, argued for years over water rights and finally faced off in an old-fashioned pistol duel that killed both.


  •   Univ. of Georgia Not Laughing Over Easy Exam   (Associated Press)
  • From Jay Leno to David Lettermen to those wisecracking anchors on ESPN, it seems everyone has gotten a big laugh out of the oh-so-easy final exam given by former Georgia assistant basketball coach Jim Harrick Jr.


  •   Dutch Find Cocaine in Tomato Paste   (Reuters)
  • Dutch customs officers have found a novel ingredient after they checked a Moldovan truck containing barrels of tomato paste — cocaine.


  •   Chicago Schools Employ Rodent Inspectors   (Associated Press)
  • Anthony Williams is one of about 30 rodent inspectors a day who scour every classroom, boiler room, kitchen and closet in the nation's third-largest school district after a spate of school closures prompted Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan to publicly call workers on the carpet.


  •   Woman Thought $1M Bill She Used Was Real   (Associated Press)
  • A woman who tried to use a fake $1 million bill to buy $1,675 worth of merchandise at Wal-Mart said it was all just a misunderstanding — she thought the bill was real.


  •   Man Charged After Snack Cakes Stolen   (Associated Press)
  • The string of charges involved meth, trespassing and fraud, but it was the snatching of Hostess Ho Hos and Crumb Cakes that nabbed the suspect.


  •   86 Dogs Rescued from Abandoned House   (Associated Press)
  • Animal control officers called by a neighbor who complained about a horrible stench found 86 Pomeranians inside an abandoned house that was covered with feces.
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