Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   With Electronic Mail Comes a Lot of Urban Legends   (The Monroe Times)
  • For as long as people have communicated, there have been "urban legends," especially since the invention of e-mail, where these urban legends blossom.


  •   'Blonde Angel' Robs Frisky German Patient   (Reuters)
  • A German laid up in hospital with multiple fractures telephoned out for a prostitute to help him end weeks of sexual frustration.


  •   Toy Buyers Think 'Uglydolls' Are Cute   (Associated Press)
  • Uglydolls have wide-open eyes (and some have three or just one), curiously bent appendages and little teeth or tongues pointing up or down from straight black mouths sewn from thick thread.


  •   Hungry Players Prompt Coach to Resign   (Reuters)
  • The coach of crisis-hit Colombian first division Soccer club Quindio resigned because he said several of his players could not afford to eat.


  •   Cat Survives 30-Day Trip in Shipping Box   (Associated Press)
  • A business owner opening a shipment of 400 bird cages sent from China got an additional order he didn't expect — a severely undernourished cat.


  •   Batmobile Toy Warning Issued   (Reuters)
  • The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and toymaker Mattel Inc. have issued a notice telling parents to take a Batmobile toy car away form their children, because the rear tail wings on the car pose a puncture or laceration hazard.


  •   Elephant in Argentina Treated for Stress   (Associated Press)
  • Veterinarians said they treated a circus elephant for stress, saying the animal appeared "depressed" after spending several days away from her circus troupe.


  •   Got Fish? Cows Eat Herring for New Milk   (Reuters)
  • Some landlocked Canadian cows are enjoying a little seafood with their hay and grain so they can produce a new kind of milk being touted for its benefits for the brain, eyes and nerves.


  •   World's Oldest Worker Quits at 104   (Associated Press)
  • A man billed as the world's oldest worker is calling it quits.


  •   Flights Jammed with Flying Doughnuts   (Reuters)
  • Hawaii residents love Krispy Kreme Doughnuts so much that they often stock up at a new store in Maui before boarding inter-island flights back home, overloading airline luggage bins along the way.


  •   Lowe's Customer Bitten by Rattlesnake   (Associated Press)
  • A customer rummaging through the trees at a Lowe's store was bitten on the hand by an 18-inch eastern diamondback rattlesnake.


  •   Chubby, Barefoot Man Outruns Police   (Reuters)
  • A chubby, barefoot Australian man outran police when he bolted through security gates left open at the back of a court he was being led into.


  •   Indiana Woman Fights to Keep 12 Pet Monkeys   (Associated Press)
  • A woman who keeps 12 monkeys as pets in her home must ask county officials for a kennel permit so she can continue to live in her subdivision.


  •   Flasher Attacked by Schoolgirls Sentenced   (Associated Press)
  • A man who was tackled and beaten by a group of Roman Catholic schoolgirls after he flashed them outside their high school was sentenced to 10 months to two years in prison.


  •   Taiwanese Cat Is Toilet Trained   (Associated Press)
  • A white and tan Taiwanese cat made his successful television debut — on the toilet.


  •   Tryst Between Inmates Brings Pregnancy   (Associated Press)
  • A female inmate at the Daviess County Detention Center got pregnant while incarcerated there, apparently after crawling through ductwork to meet with a male inmate.


  •   Fans Get Paid to See Baseball Game   (Associated Press)
  • To promote a Midwest League game against the Fort Wayne Wizards, the Battle Creek Yankees decided not only to offer some free tickets, but also to give away a little cash to every fan in attendance.


  •   Fisherman Saves Man Stuck in Mud   (Associated Press)
  • A man bass fishing ended up a hero, saving a man who was stuck in the mud up to his chest in Lake Conestee.


  •   Candidate Pictured in Dresses Loses Race   (Associated Press)
  • A candidate who stuck to his campaign despite photos showing him wearing dresses has lost his bid for office in Texas runoff elections that also picked GOP candidates for five congressional elections.


  •   Missouri Dental Clinic Has Three-Year Wait   (Associated Press)
  • Sign up now to see a dentist at the Jordan Valley Community Health Center's clinic. Come back in December 2006 for the appointment.


  •   Nebraska State Senator Forgets His Own Idea   (Associated Press)
  • State Sen. Floyd Vrtiska understood when lawmakers forgot about his plan to wear patriotic scarves and ties on the same day. He forgot, too.


  •   Whistling Iowa Senator Entertains, Annoys   (Associated Press)
  • A frequent whistler, Sen. Mary Lundby's renditions of show tunes, movie themes and pop favorites can often be heard echoing in the marble-walled Iowa Senate chamber.


  •   Man Claims Doctor Operated on Wrong Eye   (Associated Press)
  • A Lincoln County District judge is again hearing a lawsuit filed by a Cozad man against a doctor he claims operated on the wrong eye in 1999.


  •   Man Wins Right to Erect 30-Foot Hot Dog   (Associated Press)
  • A judge has granted Walton "Wally" Armour permission to erect a 30-foot replica of a hot dog atop his new restaurant.


  •   Briton Drags TV by Ear to Berlusconi   (Reuters)
  • British performance artist Mark McGowan has dragged a television roped to his ear through Milan to protest against what he called excessive political control over the media in Italy.


  •   Anti-Tax Author Appears in Federal Court on Tax Charges   (Associated Press)
  • As millions of taxpayers prepared to meet the filing deadline, an anti-tax author argued in federal court that no American is required to pay taxes.


  •   Man and Dog Play "Go Fetch" with Axe   (Reuters)
  • German police have detained a man and confiscated an axe he was throwing for his dog to retrieve.


  •   Female Chimps Learn Quickest   (Reuters)
  • Young female chimpanzees learn certain hunting and gathering skills from their mothers much faster than their male counterparts — who prefer to spend their time playing, researchers say.


  •   Norwegian County Backs Smokers' Rights   (Associated Press)
  • A Norwegian county has declared smoking to be a basic human right in a dispute over a ban imposed on one town's workers.


  •   New Jersey Town Trying to End Geese Feeding   (Associated Press)
  • Authorities in Wayne are trying to discourage a certain waterfowl resident — geese — from staying in the northern New Jersey town.
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