Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   'Barbie Is a Lesbian' Shirt Case Settled   (Associated Press)
  • An openly gay teenager received a $30,000 settlement from the city over her suspension for wearing a "Barbie is a Lesbian" T-shirt to school.


  •   Suspects A-Peel for Justice   (Reuters)
  • Police in Cambodia have been accused of extracting confessions from two teenagers by force-feeding them bananas until they felt sick.


  •   Police Uncover Underwear Drug Scheme   (Associated Press)
  • When police did a routine search of thermal underwear left for an inmate, they found a long, plastic bag containing what they believe to be marijuana.


  •   The Molvania Tourists Rarely Get to See   (Reuters)
  • A new guide to "the land untouched by modern dentistry," published in Britain, lists some of Molvania's highlights, including its nuclear reactor with genuine 1950s-era cracks and magnificent zoo with 1,000 animals, all crammed in one cage.


  •   Police Say Robber Got Tired of Waiting   (Associated Press)
  • A would-be robber walked out empty-handed when he got tired of waiting for someone at a suburban pharmacy to respond to his written demand for narcotics.


  •   Car Park Crows Strip Wiper Blades   (BBC News)
  • Motorists are counting the cost of hungry crows at a York park and ride who swoop from the sky and strip the rubber from windcreen wiper blades.


  •   Lawyer Accuses Elderly Client of Scam   (Associated Press)
  • The lawyer for a 75-year-old woman accused of writing bad checks for new cars across the Chicago area says she scammed him, too.


  •   Postie's Fright at Frog Discovery   (BBC News)
  • A postman has spoken of his shock at opening a red pillar box to find 16 frogs staring back at him.


  •   Britain: Chicken-Equipped Nuke Not a Hoax   (Associated Press)
  • A claim that Britain considered using live chickens in a nuclear weapon aroused skepticism, but officials insisted it was not an April Fool's hoax.


  •   TV Sting Gives Police Last Laugh   (BBC News)
  • Wanted criminals on Teesside have driven themselves straight into the hands of the law after being lured to appear on a television show.


  •   Raw Sewage Overflows Into Texas River   (Associated Press)
  • A faulty gate at a wastewater treatment plant backed up millions of gallons of raw sewage, causing a smelly mess that flowed into a river, shot manholes into the air and closed a park.


  •   Nigerian Scam Hits Pet Owner   (KWWL-TV)
  • Noel Franzen is an 18-year-old with a love for animals, a passion which ended up costing her $3500 when she fell victim to a scam.


  •   Smithsonian Show Features Funky Furniture   (Associated Press)
  • A show opening at the Renwick Gallery, "Right at Home: American Studio Furniture," features 58 thought-provoking pieces, including a desk with little space to write, bottomless drawers and a rickety chair.


  •   If I Keel Over at Work, Will Anyone Notice?   (The Globe and Mail)
  • I realize that the story of George Turklebaum — the New York City proofreader who expired while sitting at his desk and wasn't noticed for five days — is an urban legend, but it's an urban legend with some resonance and staying power.


  •   Hong Kong Woman Sues Over Monkey Mess   (Associated Press)
  • Hong Kong woman says conservation officers chased a stray monkey into her home, where it went on a rampage that destroyed an expensive flat-screen television. Now she's suing the government.
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