Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Movie's Online Hoax Fools Cloning Foes   (Cox News Service)
  • The folks who angrily sign an online petition against a Massachusetts fertility clinic could be the grandchildren of those Grover's Mill, N.J., residents who fled their homes on All Hallow's Eve 1938.


  •   Life's a Beach for Surf Professor   (Reuters)
  • Using small aircraft, boats and cars, Professor Andrew Short tested the waters of Australia's 11,011 beaches in his quest to find the safest and most dangerous places to swim.


  •   Theme Park Criticized for 'Ihatework' Web Site   (Reuters)
  • A British theme park has been criticized by businesses for launching a promotional "ihatework.co.uk" Web site which they say will encourage people to skip work.


  •   Iowa Man Invents Lined Diaper for Dogs   (Associated Press)
  • Frank Morosky, owner of Flat-D Innovations, has developed a product to reduce the odor of flatulence in dogs.


  •   Returning a Library Book After 42 Years   (Reuters)
  • A former British Royal Air Force employee has returned a history book to the Malta public library 42 years after he borrowed it and was given a cup of coffee instead of a fine.


  •   Gals Caught Bobbing in Big Apple   (Toronto Sun)
  • A pair of Ontario girlfriends have made more of a splash in New York City than they could ever have expected. Extensive coverage, including a front page, in the local daily papers. Helicopters watching overhead.


  •   Poets Die Young — U.S. Study   (Reuters)
  • Poets die young — younger than novelists, playwrights and other writers, a U.S. researcher says.


  •   Woman Accused of Making Antifreeze Drink   (Associated Press)
  • A bench trial is under way for an Omaha woman accused of spiking a margarita with antifreeze, then serving it to her former sister-in-law.


  •   Seattle Folk Smell the Coffee — in Their Gardens   (Reuters)
  • In Starbucks Corp.'s hometown of Seattle, even the flower beds smell like coffee, the result of a popular program to hand out spent grounds to gardeners as a nitrogen-rich mulch or compost.


  •   German Pair Auction Child for One Euro   (Reuters)
  • A German woman and a male friend face prosecution for human trafficking after they put the woman's daughter up for auction on the Internet at a starting price of one euro.


  •   States Suffering from Ladybug Infestation   (Associated Press)
  • Many people in New Hampshire, Tennessee and elsewhere in the country, still suffer from ladybug infestation.


  •   Friars Petition Mel Gibson to Make St Francis Film   (Reuters)
  • Franciscan friars in New York loved Mel Gibson's hit movie "The Passion of The Christ," so much they are petitioning him to follow-up with a film biography of the order's founder, Saint Francis of Assisi.


  •   German Army to Lift Ban on Sex in Barracks   (Reuters)
  • A German army ban on sex in the barracks may soon be lifted because it's considered outdated.


  •   Senator's Wife Charged in Mulch Melee   (Associated Press)
  • The wife of Montana Sen. Max Baucus was accused of hitting a woman in a dispute over mulch at a garden center.


  •   One-Legged Swimmer Continues Olympic Quest   (Reuters)
  • One-legged South African swimmer Natalie du Toit will continue her quest to compete at the Athens Olympics after failing to qualify at her national championships.


  •   Swazi King Fired PM by Text Message   (Reuters)
  • Swaziland's King Mswati fired former Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini last year via a text message on his cellphone.


  •   Camera Shows Man in Alleged Coffee Caper   (Associated Press)
  • A man used a video camera to record his apartment being burglarized, apparently by a neighbor's friend intent only on stealing coffee and creamer.


  •   Company Sends Ice Cream to the Dogs   (Reuters)
  • CoolBrands International says its Dogsters ice cream for dogs is low in sugar and carbohydrate, and is better for the average pooch than normal sweet ice cream.


  •   Referee U-Turn Over Riot-Provoking Goal   (Reuters)
  • Nigerian referee who ruled out a late goal at the weekend to prevent a riot has changed his mind and awarded victory to league leaders Dolphin FC.


  •   Man Arrested for Scaling China Skyscraper   (Associated Press)
  • A man has been arrested and ordered detained for 15 days for climbing the 88-story Jinmao Tower, China's tallest building.


  •   Buddha Bikini Upsets Thais   (Reuters)
  • A multi-coloured Victoria's Secret swimsuit with an image of the Buddha on the bikini top is upsetting many deeply traditional Thais who want its U.S. makers to take it off the shelves.
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