Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Fat Cat Squeezed into German Animal Home   (Reuters)
  • A German cat weighing six times the normal weight is so fat that it cannot take more than four steps without getting exhausted, officials at a Berlin animal shelter have said after receiving the six-year-old feline.

  •   N.Y. Vendor Offers Hot Dogs at 1929 Price   (Associated Press)
  • To celebrate his 75th anniversary as a hot dog vendor, Mickey diFate is selling three hot dogs for 10 cents, just as he did in 1929.

  •   Students Cuffed at Elementary Schools   (Reuters)
  • Security guards at elementary schools in Kent, Washington, have used metal handcuffs to restrain unruly students at least four times during the current school year.

  •   Art Piece Made of Dollar Bills Stolen   (Associated Press)
  • A University of Iowa student wanted his art display on greed to prove a point. Point taken. A piece titled "The American Flag" made of 130 dollar bills, meticulously hand-sewn together and colored to resemble the flag was stolen.

  •   Hoax Doctor Praised for Bedside Manner   (Reuters)
  • A Norwegian medical student posed as a qualified doctor for two years in a small Swedish town and got top marks from senior doctors and his patients after the case was uncovered.

  •   Store's Display Depicting Suicide Angers Mental Health Officials   (Associated Press)
  • Health officials expressed outrage over a fake suicide scene displayed in a shop window to sell printing services.

  •   Patient Winner Waits a Year to Claim $23 Million   (Reuters)
  • A Canadian who waited nearly a year to claim a $23 million lottery prize because he didn't want to "do anything rash" was being described as the most patient man in the country.

  •   Man Accused of Selling Florida Swamp Land   (Associated Press)
  • A man sold Everglades swampland to unsuspecting investors for more than $300,000 amid false promises that the marshy property would be rezoned for development.