Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Ice Cream Vendors in Turf War Tussle   (Associated Press)
  • Two ice cream vendors were charged with attempted murder for an alleged pipe attack on two of their competitors.


  •   German Clerk Catches Thief with Own Stolen Card   (Reuters)
  • A German man was arrested for credit card theft after trying to buy $90 worth of beer and cigarettes at a gas station with a stolen card that belonged to the cashier.


  •   Alligator Bites Woman in Back of Pickup   (Associated Press)
  • A 65-year-old woman is recovering from an encounter with an alligator that bit her as she was sitting in the back of a pickup truck.


  •   Christ Movie Sparks Neo-Nazi Confession in Norway   (Reuters)
  • A Norwegian neo-Nazi has confessed to two bombings a decade ago after a pang of repentance triggered by watching Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of the Christ."


  •   Snake Venom Helps Launder Blood Stains   (Associated Press)
  • Researchers have put some fang in a newfangled way to lift stubborn blood stains from dirty laundry.


  •   Girl Threatens Mom with Knife for Taking Cell Phone   (Reuters)
  • A 14-year-old Hong Kong girl flew into a rage and chased her mother around their flat with a knife and wooden pole after she confiscated the teenager's mobile phone.


  •   Man Confesses After Seeing 'The Passion'   (Associated Press)
  • A 20-year-old man confessed to a half dozen burglaries, saying he felt guilty after seeing the movie "The Passion of the Christ."


  •   City Wants Bigger Bust for Mermaid   (Reuters)
  • The mermaid patron of a Polish coastal town faces plastic surgery after councilors decided her breasts were too small and hips too wide.


  •   Colorado County Seeks to Preserve Outhouse   (Associated Press)
  • A group of history buffs is seeking historic designation for a campground outhouse, with one official saying it's important to preserve "fragments of our history."


  •   Cambodian Cuts off Penis to Feed Spirits   (Reuters)
  • A Cambodian man cut off his penis when he said he was visited by four hungry spirits in a dream and he had no chicken or duck to offer them.


  •   Visible Numbers Halt Scratch-Off Games   (Associated Press)
  • The Louisiana Lottery Corp. has stopped sales of three scratch-off games because numbers supposed to be hidden could be read without scratching off anything.


  •   Daughter of Thailand PM Gets Burger Job   (Associated Press)
  • If Paetongtarn Shinawatra thought she could keep a low profile on her first day working at McDonald's, her hopes were dashed when her father, Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, dropped by for a takeaway.


  •   Some South Dakotans Concerned About Pigeons   (Associated Press)
  • The Aberdeen Downtown Association is getting complaints about too many pigeons — and their droppings — and is thinking about using hawks to reduce the population.


  •   Microchip Leads Missing Oregon Dog Home   (Associated Press)
  • For five years, Frances Jackson looked everywhere for her missing dog, Millie, who had run beneath a truck in 1999, then disappeared. But in the end, it was a microchip that brought the black Labrador retriever home.
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