Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Picture on IRS Form Helps Find Missing Child   (Associated Press)
  • Missing kids aren't pictured only on the back of milk cartons. A taxpayer found a missing child this spring after seeing her picture in an Internal Revenue Service tax instruction booklet.

  •   Business Covers Nude Statues with Sarongs   (Associated Press)
  • G & L Garden Center responded to complaints by covering up nude classical-style statues with stylish, two-piece crimson velvet sarongs.

  •   Fat Cat Hunger Strike After Meat-Feeding Owner Goes   (Reuters)
  • An obese German cat six times the normal weight has gone on a hunger strike at a Berlin animal shelter after being taken from his owner who had fed him four lbs. of mince daily.

  •   Japan Holds Ages-Old Log-Riding Festival   (Associated Press)
  • For sheer over-the-top zeal, nothing beats the "Onbashira" or Sacred Pillar festival, a Shinto tradition dating back more than 1,200 years.

  •   Piranha Let Loose in Berlin Aquarium Petting Pool   (Agence France Presse)
  • Berlin aquarium staff were startled to find that a carnivorous piranha fish was recently released in the facility's petting pool for children.

  •   How Scottish Piper Stole the Show at the Alamo   (Scotland on Sunday)
  • A real-life bagpiping Scot who played a musical duel with American frontiersman Davy Crockett during the siege of the Alamo has emerged as a star of the latest Hollywood epic to celebrate the heroic defeat that helped shape the modern United States.

  •   Utah City Shuns Party-Town Reputation   (Associated Press)
  • St. George's ranking as a spring break party place is dropping fast, and that's just fine with local officials.

  •   Attacker Cuts Woman's Hair at Family Grave Site   (Associated Press)
  • A man grabbed a woman in a mausoleum, made her kneel and pull her hair into a ponytail, and then cut her hair off close to her head.