Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Hoax E-Mail About Pepsi Cans Bubbles Up   (Palm Beach Post)
  • Maryjo Shockley, a Wellington real estate agent, and perhaps dozens of her friends, were prepared to give up Pepsi on principles after reading an e-mail she received.


  •   Record for Longest-Running Hoax   (ic Wales)
  • Hundreds of public officials and politicians across Wales have been duped by a hoax chain letter that has clogged up the postal system.


  •   Man Found Showering Convicted of Burglary   (Associated Press)
  • A man who was found taking a shower in a woman's Midtown Atlanta apartment has been convicted of burglary.


  •   Naming Products Is No Game   (BusinessWeek)
  • Coming up with catchy product names is a lot harder than the layman might imagine, especially in this Global Age, when a word that might inspire admiration in one country can just as easily inspire red faces or unintended guffaws in another.


  •   Worker Struck and Killed by Roller Coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain   (Associated Press)
  • An employee at Six Flags Magic Mountain was struck and killed by a roller coaster.


  •   Strip-Search Hoax Caller Causes Headaches   (Associated Press)
  • A caller, who sometimes poses as a company official, has persuaded managers at restaurants and other stores to detain and strip search employees for drugs or money.


  •   Racoon Attacks Woman   (Mattoon Journal Gazette)
  • Attacked by a raccoon, Anita Daubs' misfortune sounds like an urban legend.


  •   And Pigs Really Do Fly at Easter   (Reuters)
  • Easter revellers in Australia's biggest city are discovering pigs really do fly.


  •   U.S. Air Marshal Forgets Gun in Restroom   (Associated Press)
  • A federal air marshal accidentally left her gun in a restroom at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.


  •   Bank-Robbing Church Minister Headed to Jail   (Reuters)
  • A federal judge sentenced a pentecostal minister to more than six years in prison for robbing banks from Maine to Massachusetts of more than $10,000.


  •   More Accuse Park Worker of Fondling   (Orlando Sentinel)
  • The Orange County Sheriff's Office said that it has received 24 complaints since the April 2 arrest of Michael C. Chartrand on charges that he molested a mother and daughter while he was in costume as Tigger.


  •   Apologetic Arkansas Peeping Tom Leaves Cash, Note   (Reuters)
  • An apologetic Peeping Tom in northern Arkansas left a $20 bill and a note for his victim asking if she would not mind if he peered at her outside her window.


  •   Whiskey Swigging Bride Wants Photo Killed   (Associated Press)
  • Most women are eager to show off their wedding photos. But Michele Hemphill is suing to get a picture of her drinking whiskey and smoking a cigarette in her wedding dress off store shelves.


  •   Parrot Refuge Squawks at Canada's Bird Flu Cull   (Reuters)
  • Canada's largest parrot refuge wants to avoid being the victim of a plan to kill an estimated 19 million birds to stop an outbreak of avian influenza.


  •   AOL Drawing for Spammer's Porsche a Hit   (Associated Press)
  • America Online said its members have submitted more than one million AOL screen names in the Internet company's unorthodox drawing for a spammer's seized sports car.


  •   Mobile Phones 'Harm Blood Cells'   (BBC News)
  • Mobile phone radiation may damage cells by increasing the forces they exert on each other, scientists have said.


  •   Another Severed Human Head Found in Honduras   (Reuters)
  • A severed head was found on a park bench in northern Honduras, the 10th such incident since the government began cracking down on youth gangs last year.


  •   9-Year-Old Girl Arrested for Rabbit Theft   (Associated Press)
  • A 9-year-old girl accused of stealing a rabbit and $10 from a neighbor's home was arrested, handcuffed and questioned at a police station.
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