Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   For Orlando Soto, No Day Is Complete Without Some Spam   (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Mr. Soto routinely comes home to some 150 e-mail pitches, and he loves getting them all. The 45-year-old grandfather opens most of them. He answers spam questionnaires. And he buys stuff pitched in spam e-mail — again and again.


  •   Some Vegetarians Are Becoming Less Vegetarian   (Associated Press)
  • Even after five years, Christy Pugh has no trouble sticking to her vegetarian regimen. The secret to her success? Eating meat.


  •   The Flip-Flop Files*   (Washington Post)
  • A growing list of medical recommendations has recently been tweaked, changed or outright discarded. In addition to ensuring full employment for health journalists, this trend has left many consumers baffled, annoyed and discouraged.


  •   Girl Survives 45-Foot Fall From Florida Overpass   (Associated Press)
  • A 12-year-old girl was catapulted through a window in the family's SUV during a two-vehicle crash, and survived a 45-foot fall from a freeway overpass.


  •   News Photos of Sex Offenders Cost Some Their Jobs, Spark Debate   (Associated Press)
  • At least five of the 63 Muncie-area men and women pictured in The Star Press on Feb. 15 have lost their jobs, some of them because they had not revealed their past to their employers.


  •   Busch Gardens Flyer Lists Number That Leads to Porn Line   (Associated Press)
  • A typo on a flyer for Busch Gardens led surprised callers to a recorded sex line.


  •   Popcorn Worker Awarded $20 Million in Lawsuit Over Lung Damage from Butter Flavoring   (Associated Press)
  • Eric Peoples cradled his wife and wept after a jury agreed that vapors from butter flavoring at the microwave popcorn factory where he once worked had permanently ruined his lungs.


  •   Judge Squashes Sasquatch Questions   (Bennington Banner)
  • A judge cut short a line of questioning that suggested a bigfoot might have caused a fatal crash on Route 7.


  •   At Last — Proof That Guinness Bubbles Sink   (Reuters)
  • People celebrating St Patrick's Day can cross one topic of conversation off their lists: Guinness bubbles really do sink.


  •   Stinky Flower Sets New Height Record   (Associated Press)
  • A rare flower that smells like rotting flesh and grows nearly 9.8 feet tall has bloomed in Indonesia, setting a new record for the species' height,


  •   Boy Grabs Knife After Dad Pulls Plug on Videogame   (Reuters)
  • A 13-year-old Hong Kong boy flew into a rage and threatened his parents with a kitchen knife after his father pulled the plug on his computer game.


  •   Donkey Visits Nebraska Nursing Homes   (Associated Press)
  • A Nebraska nursing home didn't have a dog or a cat visit recently as part of pet therapy — it had a donkey.


  •   Man Unwittingly Drops 11,000 Euros in Train Toilet   (Reuters)
  • A German train passenger on his way to buy a car in the Netherlands unwittingly dumped 11,000 euros ($13,530) down the train toilet.


  •   Pianist Serenades Diners at Nebraska Wendy's   (Associated Press)
  • At a Wendy's restaurant in Nebraska, customers can request a Frank Sinatra tune to go along with their burgers and fries.


  •   Burglar Caught Snacking on Job   (Reuters)
  • A hungry Dutch burglar was caught frying a fish on the job after the smell of his cooking woke up the house.


  •   Man Creates 1,300-Pound Baseball   (Associated Press)
  • A man who's spent years applying layers of paint to a baseball that's grown to enormous proportions is hoping to have it declared the world's largest ball of paint.


  •   Thief Incarcerated in Used Clothing Bin   (Reuters)
  • A German trying to steal clothes donated to charity was caught by police after he fell into the man-sized collection bin and got trapped.


  •   Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Top of Moving Pickup   (Associated Press)
  • A small plane made an emergency landing on top of a moving pickup, leaving the truck driver wondering if he should have checked his blind spot in the sky.


  •   Singapore May End Ban on Chewing Gum   (Associated Press)
  • Singapore is set to partially lift its famous ban on chewing gum this week, but those yearning to blow bubbles or freshen their breath will have to settle for a chewy nicotine substitute.


  •   Infamous British Greengrocer Who Refused to Sell Produce in Metric Dies   (Associated Press)
  • Steve Thoburn, a fruit and vegetable trader who was nicknamed the "Metric Martyr" after he was prosecuted for selling his wares in pounds and ounces, has died.


  •   Clark Campaign Holds Liquidation Sale   (Associated Press)
  • About 300 people packed into the offices that once served as Wesley Clark's campaign headquarters for a chance at history — and used office supplies.
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