Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Court Affirms Nipple Piercing Conviction   (Associated Press)
  • The New Mexico state Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of an Albuquerque shop owner who offered free nipple piercing if customers underwent the procedure in the store's window.


  •   'Good Cop' Beats 'Bad Cop' in Interrogations   (Reuters)
  • Softly softly" police interviews with crime suspects yield more confessions than inquisitorial interrogations, according to a new Swedish study.


  •   Woman Asks State to Return Bribe Money   (Associated Press)
  • When Rebecca Messier asked for her money back, she drew snickers from the courtroom crowd. The cash she requested was $8,500 from a failed bribe to a prosecutor that got her and her husband arrested.


  •   'Idol' Judge Simon Cowell Denies Obscene Gesture   (Reuters)
  • Simon Cowell, the often brutally acerbic judge on the Fox television hit "American Idol," insists it was an innocent posture, not an obscene gesture.


  •   Washington Grape Waste Raises a Stink   (Associated Press)
  • Grape waste is raising a stink in an Eastern Washington town, and the business blamed for the sour stench has lost its lease and been told to move.


  •   Hundreds Flock to See Lamb with Allah's Name   (Reuters)
  • Hundreds of Palestinians gathered to see a lamb born with what looked like "Allah" spelled out in Arabic on its coat.


  •   "Chicken Soup" Poet Accused of Harassment   (Associated Press)
  • A Henry County woman who contributed two poems to the popular "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books series was arrested after leaving a less-than-heartwarming impression on her neighbors.


  •   Four-Eared Kitten Finds 'Normal' Home   (Reuters)
  • A four-eared German kitten has been given a new home after a German animal shelter was deluged with requests to adopt the animal born six months ago with the genetic defect.


  •   Court Blasts Police for 'Dangerous' Arrest   (Associated Press)
  • An appeals court scolded police for encouraging a man who had been drinking and doing drugs to speed through a town so officers could pull him over and arrest his passenger for possession of cocaine.


  •   Visit Disneyland for 30 Pence   (Reuters)
  • The cheapest way to visit Disneyland Paris may be to buy a single share in Euro Disney, the company that operates the theme park.


  •   Two Burglary Victims Held on Pot Charges   (Associated Press)
  • Two home burglary victims became suspects after officers allegedly discovered marijuana growing at the residence.


  •   Naked Waitresses Secretly Filmed   (Reuters)
  • At least 82 women were secretly videotaped naked or partly undressed while applying for jobs at a Los Angeles-area Hooters restaurant and changing into the chain's distinctive uniform.


  •   Iceberg Off Western Greenland Painted Red   (Associated Press)
  • An artist with 780 gallons of red paint, three fire hoses and a 20-member crew at his disposal went to Greenland in search of a blank canvas large enough to accommodate his creative impulse.


  •   'Missing' Golf Trophy That Ired Hitler Turns Up in Glasgow   (Agence France Presse)
  • The Hitler Cup, commissioned by Adolf Hitler for the winners of a golf tournament after the Berlin Olympics and thought missing for decades, has turned up in Glasgow.


  •   Woman Tracks Down Obscene Phone Calls   (Associated Press)
  • A woman fed up with obscene phone calls tracked down the offender and cornered him as he made yet another call from a public phone booth.


  •   Wild, Wacky 'Weird Snacks' Puts Odd Combinations on the Menu   ([Sioux Falls] Argus Leader)
  • If you find a forgotten package of those marshmallow Peeps bunnies laying around the house, instead of tossing out the Easter-era snacks, try this: Set a couple bunnies on a paper plate, then microwave them for about 30 seconds. The rabbits will rise, growing huge in the heat of the microwave oven.


  •   Man with Stolen Check Leaves License   (Associated Press)
  • Police had no trouble tracking down a man who tried to cash a stolen check at a Harrison bank. After the teller, a policeman's wife, recognized the check as stolen, the man took off from a drive-through window — and left his driver's license behind.


  •   Gender-Bending Surgery Saves Dog   (Denver Post)
  • Charlie, a boisterous 7-month-old Belgian Malinois, has changed quite a bit. He is happier, heartier and now a girl.


  •   Record Company Apologizes for 'Burning House of Love' Title   (Associated Press)
  • A record company that released a cover album by the band whose pyrotechnics sparked a deadly nightclub fire apologized for the title it gave the CD, "Burning House of Love."


  •   Zookeeper's 'Fear Factor' Prank Ends in 'You're fired'   (The [Akron] Beacon Journal)
  • An Akron Zoo employee took a dive in the penguin tank, and now her job is sleeping with the fishes.


  •   Teens Caught Chasing Antelope in Wyoming   (Associated Press)
  • Six teenagers were cited for harassment. The victim? A herd of antelope.


  •   The New and Improved $20 Bill   (Las Vegas Mercury)
  • The Treasury Department recently began circulating the redesigned $20 bill. What are some of the currency's features?


  •   'Passion' Movie Prompts Man to Admit Murder   (Associated Press)
  • A man who had gotten away with murder confessed to police after seeing "The Passion of the Christ" and talking with a spiritual adviser.


  •   Worm on the Brain   (ABCNews.com)
  • An Arizona woman says she's feeling good, a little more than a week after undergoing six hours of surgery to remove a worm that had lodged in her brain.
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