Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Texas Cops Find Dynamite Along Roadsides   (Associated Press)
  • Police said they have no idea who is responsible for at least 29 sticks of dynamite found strewn along Texas roadsides.


  •   Police Escort Drunken Groom to His Wedding   (Reuters)
  • A German man was forced to invite the police to his wedding after they arrested him for drunk driving the day of his marriage and had to escort him to the registry office.


  •   West Virginia County Overrun by Stray Cats   (Associated Press)
  • Marion County apparently is being overrun by stray cats. Brenda Leonard, manager of the Marion County Humane Society, said she has no idea how many there are, but the problem is so bad, "I have people who rent cat cages, set them by their house and try to catch them for us."


  •   Mating Makes Ticks Fat   (Reuters)
  • Women may complain that childbearing adds a few pounds, but Canadian scientists say they have found out that simply mating can make certain female ticks blow up to 100 times their virginal size.


  •   High Court Refuses Skippy Trademark Case   (Associated Press)
  • For nearly 40 years Joan Crosby Tibbetts has waged a one-woman campaign against the makers of Skippy peanut butter, claiming the name was stolen from her father's popular Depression-era comic strip.


  •   Britons scratch Their Heads Over Hair Loss   (Reuters)
  • British men are the most likely in Europe to fret and agonise about receding hairlines and thinning scalps but are the least likely to do anything about the problem.


  •   Idaho Couple 'Sticks Together' at Prom   (Associated Press)
  • Lynlea Jayo and Josh Traughber, a high school couple, used duct tape, thrift-store jackets and bed sheets to make their own formal prom wear for just $30.


  •   Cosmo Adds Spirituality to Sex and Shoes   (Reuters)
  • Is this a sign of the times or what? Cosmopolitan, the glossy bible of sex and shopping for the single girl, has launched a new monthly column on spirituality.


  •   Principal Washes Dye Out of Kid's Hair   (Associated Press)
  • Parents of a 6-year-old boy say they plan to consult an attorney after a school principal washed bright blue dye out of their son's punk-style haircut.


  •   Scientist Killed by Faulty Stove   (Associated Press)
  • A scientist died while stirring homemade marmalade, unaware his faulty gas stove was emitting deadly carbon monoxide gas.


  •   Hospital Releases Woman with Giant Tumor   (Associated Press)
  • A woman whose 176-pound benign tumor was removed by an American surgeon and Romanian doctors was released from the hospital, ten weeks after surgery.


  •   Baby in Wisconsin Continues Tradition   (Associated Press)
  • Little Katherine Elizabeth Schulz is only a month old, but she helped her family continue a 110-year-old tradition by becoming the 50th infant to wear a cherished baptismal dress handed down through five generations.


  •   Vietnamese Worship Dead Whale   (Associated Press)
  • Thousands of Vietnamese are making pilgrimages to a beach in southern Vietnam to worship a dead whale.


  •   Python Tries to Eat Boston Owner   (Associated Press)
  • Police rescued a Boston woman from the jaws of her 7-foot Burmese python after the snake clamped onto her arm and started squeezing.


  •   University of Akron Hosts Concrete Canoe Race   (Associated Press)
  • The University of Akron was hosting a regional student conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the marquee event was the concrete canoe race.


  •   Houston Chronicle Columnist Suspended   (Associated Press)
  • A Houston Chronicle sports columnist has been suspended without pay for a month after a recent column was found to be virtually identical to one he wrote in 1990 for another newspaper.
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