Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Dead Body Left in Home for Hours   (Canadian Press)
  • Six ambulance technicians have been suspended after refusing to transport the body of a man whose corpse lay in a home for at least 10 hours.


  •   Man Burned After Firing Rocket Inside Car   (Associated Press)
  • Shannon Kramer's plans to fire a rocket toward his girlfriend went awry when the firework ricocheted inside his car and dived between his legs, bursting in a display that burned hair and skin from his feet to his groin.


  •   Sparing Young Soccer Players the Agony of Defeat   (Reuters)
  • The Sheffield and District Football League has forbidden its members from sending scores to the Derbyshire Times after the newspaper reported how an under-nine team was "trounced" 29-0 in a crucial match.


  •   Woman Finds Small Tree Frog in Spinach   (Associated Press)
  • A busy mom was making a green salad when she unexpectedly came across some protein — live protein.


  •   Here Comes the Punctuation Vigilante   (Reuters)
  • In the land of Shakespeare, punctuation faced extinction until writer Lynne Truss came to the rescue with a clutch of carefully placed commas and colons.


  •   Missouri Boys Arrested in Wal-Mart Joyride   (Associated Press)
  • A pair of 9-year-old boys broke into several cars before stealing a pickup truck and driving it to the local Wal-Mart Super Center.


  •   Treasury Department Slips on Ladders   (Reuters)
  • It was the anecdote that politically seemed too good to be true. And it was. Treasury Secretary John Snow was set to say that "frivolous lawsuits" had caused the U.S. ladder industry to fold.


  •   Man Allegedly Tries to Buy Vote with Beer   (Associated Press)
  • Police have charged a northern Kentucky man with trying to buy a vote with a 12-pack of beer.


  •   Casino Pulls Ad Aimed at Those in Debt   (Reuters)
  • One of New Mexico's biggest American Indian-run casinos has pulled a controversial TV ad that promoted gambling as a financial solution to people who are short on cash or deeply in debt.


  •   Man Brings Grenade to Sheriff's Office   (Associated Press)
  • Latah County Sheriff's deputies had to cordon off their own parking lot after a man thought he was doing a good deed by bringing in a live grenade he found in an old farmhouse.


  •   Man Convicted for Decapitating Mother with Sword   (Reuters)
  • A German man who decapitated his mother with a Samurai sword after she told him to move out was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in jail.


  •   Couple Get Stranded on Ice Floe   (Associated Press)
  • A Quebec couple got an unexpected ride on a Lake Champlain ice floe. Theodures Raaymakers and his wife, Annette, were ice fishing near the town of Rouses Point, N.Y., when the ice they were on broke free from shore.


  •   Historic New Orleans Cemetery Gets Makeover from the Tourism Industry   (Associated Press)
  • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 has gotten a new lease on life. The New Orleans nonprofit organization Save Our Cemeteries teamed up with the tourism industry, which provided hundreds of volunteers from around the country for a daylong restoration project.


  •   AOL Connection Leads to $2,500 Phone Bill   (Associated Press)
  • When Mark Walters received a $2,500 bill from his long-distance carrier, Denver-based Qwest, he figured it had to be a mistake. It was, and it was his daughter's boo-boo.


  •   Hedge Dispute Might Cost Couple Their Home   (Canadian Press)
  • When Paul Derwent and his wife Janet cut down 25 feet of laurel hedge on the boundary of their property in May 2000, they set off a legal dispute that now looks likely to cost them their home.


  •   TV Craze for Poker Leaves College Campuses Flush with New Players   (Associated Press)
  • The popularity of television shows such as Bravo's "Celebrity Poker," the Travel Channel's "World Poker Tour" and ESPN's coverage of the Texas Hold 'em championships have fueled a card-playing craze on campuses.


  •   Australian Staff Complains About Slogan   (Associated Press)
  • A jeans retailer outfitted all its employees with a T-shirt saying "Stop Pretending You Don't Want Me" — but shop clerks soon stopped pretending they wanted to wear it.
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