Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Texas Man Hit by Light Rail Train, Then Ambulance Hit by Car   (Associated Press)
  • A 60-year-old man was struck by a slow-moving train as he walked home from work, and then a car slammed into the ambulance that was to take him to the hospital.


  •   Man to Take 'Depository' Sign Off House   (Associated Press)
  • A man has agreed to remove a "Texas School Book Depository" sign from his home after residents and officials complained that it dishonored the memory of slain President John F. Kennedy.


  •   Old Dogs Get Their Own Senior Center   (Associated Press)
  • There's now a playground for old dogs with a little less wiggle in their wag. Mature pooches uninterested in learning new tricks now have their own hangout, a gerontologic dog park, to socialize.


  •   German Jews Attack Vegetarian Ad Campaign   (Reuters)
  • An animal rights group said on Wednesday it would go ahead with a controversial advertising campaign that likens the slaughter of animals to the murder of Jews under the Nazis despite threats of a legal challenge.


  •   Magazine Salesmen Sentenced for Selling 210 Years of Subscriptions to Elderly Woman   (Associated Press)
  • Two magazine salesmen were sentenced to jail for defrauding a nearly blind 85-year-old woman who bought 210 years worth of subscriptions.


  •   Dracula Park to Lure Fans to Romania   (Reuters)
  • Diehard Dracula fans may be able to sate their thirst for jelly-and-blood puddings by May 2005 when a theme park dedicated to the infamous count is expected to open.


  •   Farmer Insures 1 Million Chickens for Bird Flu   (Associated Press)
  • The Thanh Binh Animal Farming and Feed Co. Ltd., in southern Vietnam will insure up to 1 million chickens over the next two months for 3 cents each to help entice wary customers to buy poultry again.


  •   Man's 27 Faces Unmasked   (Reuters)
  • Women baffled by men may find enlightenment in a book which identifies 27 types of man, from heroic John Waynes to sexless teddy bears.


  •   Spread of Camera Phones Helping to Catch Crooks   (Associated Press)
  • Cell phones that can take pictures are becoming a more common way for victims and other witnesses to help police capture criminals.


  •   Philippines to Take Cake Record and Eat It   (Reuters)
  • Bakers in a Philippine town hope to take the cake, using three tonnes of strawberries, a tonne of flour and thousands of eggs.


  •   Baby Shakes Loose Battery Worth $100,000   (Associated Press)
  • The D'Onofrios keep their telephones out of the reach of 21-month-old Billy, but the boy's inquisitive nature is no longer considered a problem since he opened the battery compartment on the television remote and uncovered a purple battery worth $100,000.


  •   Trump Seeks to Trademark "You're Fired!"   (Reuters)
  • The U.S. fast food firm Wendy's asked diners "Where's the beef?", and Nike commanded sports nuts to "Just do it." Now Donald Trump is seeking to trademark another pithy phrase: "You're fired!"


  •   Forget the Egg Myth   (The Saginaw News)
  • Call it the Vernal Equinox or the Spring Equinox. Call it the first day of spring. Call it Saturday. But don't call it The Night When You Can Balance an Egg on End.


  •   Liquid Cocaine Found in Fruit Juice Shipment   (Reuters)
  • A Florida warehouse employee noticed the can of orange juice didn't quite smell right but took a sip anyway. He called the cops when his tongue went numb.


  •   Thieves Steal Purebred Pups Worth $3,400   (Associated Press)
  • Three American Kennel Club-registered purebred puppies worth a total of $3,400 were stolen in a break-in at the Animal Ark pet store: an $1,800 English bulldog, a $1,000 Yorkshire terrier and a $600 miniature dachshund.


  •   Fugitives Flock to Las Vegas Only to Get Caught in Most Cases   (Associated Press)
  • This is not something you will find in the tourism brochures, but Las Vegas has long been a popular destination for dead-end criminals running from the law.


  •   Tabasco Museum Aims to Bust Myths   (Associated Press)
  • Secret recipes, cologne bottles and gigantic rodents called nutria have long been part of the mystique surrounding America's favorite palate-burner: Tabasco.
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