Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Gay Lovers Climb Tree, Then Have Sex   (Associated Press)
  • Two gay lovers — a man in a black dress and a boy in only a pair of shorts — protested their families' lack of understanding for their relationship by climbing a Central Park tree, stripping, performing lewd acts in front of onlookers and refusing to come down for hours.


  •   Mobiles Phones, Petrol Station Fires and a Fast-Spreading E-mail   (TODAYonline)
  • In a country where the mobile phone ownership is one of the highest in Asia, a fast-spreading email — that a ringing mobile can produce enough energy to trigger a small fire at a petrol station — is causing great uneasiness.


  •   Monkey Attacks in Hong Kong   (Associated Press)
  • Alarmed by a growing number of monkey attacks on people, Hong Kong conservation officials said they're trying to catch several rogue animals and send them away.


  •   Man Uses Murder Suspect's ID   (Associated Press)
  • A man made a mistake by using a fake driver's license with the name of a person wanted for attempted murder.


  •   Boy Suspended for Alleged Snack Attack   (Associated Press)
  • A sixth-grader was suspended after school officials accused him of threatening to expose a highly allergic teacher to peanut butter cookies.


  •   Cat Lost in Florida Is Found in California   (Associated Press)
  • When workers at San Francisco's Department of Animal Care and Control located the owner of a newly arrived stray cat three weeks ago, they couldn't believe what they found: the cat belonged to a woman in Bradenton, Florida — 3,000 miles away.


  •   Tornado Anecdotes Have Quirky Twists   (The Dallas Morning News)
  • Many people claim that the Historic Town Square clock stopped at precisely the time the tornado hit. Others claim it's an urban legend, that some Lancaster resident set the clock at 9:40 p.m. after the F4 tornado hit the square that Monday evening, April 25, 1994.


  •   Newman Urges Princeton End Drinking Day   (Associated Press)
  • Actor Paul Newman has appealed to Princeton University to end a campus tradition in which participants binge drink, trying to consume a beer an hour for 24 hours.


  •   Man Survives 18-Floor Plunge   (Reuters)
  • A South African man survived an 18-floor plunge from a Cape Town hotel room and was well enough to call out to amazed rescuers.


  •   Ohio Elementary School Has a Baby Boom   (Associated Press)
  • Four teachers at Royalview Elementary School in suburban Cleveland gave birth over a two-day period at LakeWest Hospital in nearby Willoughby.


  •   Soccer Team Told to Win or Face the Music   (Reuters)
  • A top Romanian soccer club owner said he would send the whole squad to listen to a classical music concert as a punishment if they lose their next match.


  •   Dwarf Mouse Dies After 100 Human Years   (Associated Press)
  • Yoda, a genetically modified dwarf mouse who lived to be the oldest of his kind, died in his cage at the University of Michigan.


  •   Doggie Perfume Sets Tails Wagging   (Reuters)
  • Researchers at the University of Edinburgh managed to quiet noisy pooches in an animal welfare shelter, and make them friendlier to strangers, by plugging in a machine that emitted special perfumes: Dog Appeasing Pheromones (DAP).


  •   Postal Worker Auctions Deliveries on Net   (Associated Press)
  • A German postal worker admitted to putting packages up for auction over the Internet after a search of his apartment turned up a hoard of missing deliveries.


  •   Wok Attack Nabs Purse Snatcher   (Reuters)
  • A purse snatcher was stopped cold on a Berlin street by a quick-thinking fast-food cook who hit the fleeing thief over the head with a wok.


  •   New York Village Skips Pledge to Save Time   (Associated Press)
  • Officials in a village just east of Albany decided to forgo reciting the pledge before board meetings because the 31-word oath took too much time.


  •   Vendor Swears No Humans in His Tamales   (Associated Press)
  • A tamale vendor in western Mexico was arrested after police discovered a carved-up body in his home. The vendor denied using human flesh in his food.


  •   Guinness Names Puerto Rican Oldest Woman   (Associated Press)
  • A Puerto Rican has been recognized as the oldest living woman at age 114, replacing an Ohio woman who is more than two months younger.


  •   4-Year-Old Struck, Killed by Riding Lawn Mower   (Associated Press)
  • A 4-year-old boy died after his baby sitter's husband accidentally ran over him with a riding lawn mower.


  •   Horny Rhino Hits on Car   (Reuters)
  • A rampant rhinoceros gave a group of visitors a glimpse of nature in the raw at a British safari park when he tried to have sex with their car.
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