Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Prosecutors Say Canadian Porn Actress May Have Been Killed During "Snuff" Film   (Associated Press)
  • A Canadian porn actress found stabbed to death last month may have been killed while shooting a film that was to have simulated the murder of a woman during sex.


  •   Portland to Pay $145K in Arrest Lawsuit   (Associated Press)
  • The city of Portland has agreed to pay $145,000 to an elderly blind woman after police pepper-sprayed and shocked her with a stun gun.


  •   Nebraska Hunters Leave City, Turkeys Enter   (Associated Press)
  • As hunters leave Lincoln for the spring turkey hunting season, some gobblers are finding refuge strutting around inside the city limits.


  •   Tot Burns to Death in Oven   (The Sun)
  • A baby boy was burnt to death after being put in an oven by his mother.


  •   Da Vinci: Inventor of the Car?   (Reuters)
  • Leonardo da Vinci is revered around the world as a master of Renaissance painting and an ingenious engineer, but few have thought of him as the father of the modern car.


  •   Roofing Firm Works on Wrong House   (Associated Press)
  • Loraine Stout returned home to find a crew preparing to install a new roof. Problem was, she didn't order one.


  •   Some Flee, Others Eat Cats in Prison Riot   (Reuters)
  • Prisoners jumped from the walls of a Brazilian prison to escape an uprising in which inmates have butchered their foes, severed their heads and brandished them from the walls.


  •   Alleged Robber in California Stops for a Beer   (Associated Press)
  • Minutes after a bank heist, the alleged robber walked into bar and ordered a beer.


  •   Police Brawl in Identity Dispute   (Reuters)
  • A fight broke out between four Belgian police officers after local cops disputed the identity papers of a pair of plain-clothes colleagues.


  •   Louisiana May Ban Low-Slung Pants   (Associated Press)
  • People who wear low-slung pants that expose skin or "intimate clothing" would face a fine of up to $500 and possible jail time under a bill filed by a Jefferson Parish lawmaker.


  •   It's Curtains for 'Darling' at Theater Group   (Reuters)
  • Political correctness has claimed a new victim as a leading British theater group brings down the curtain on the traditional thespian greeting "darling" because it could be deemed sexual harassment.


  •   Couple Booted from Buffet for Eating Too Much Beef   (Associated Press)
  • A couple on a low-carb diet were kicked out of a buffet restaurant after the manager said they'd eaten too much roast beef.


  •   Forged Hitler Diary Fetches $7,700   (Reuters)
  • A volume of the forged diaries of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler which fooled the world in 1983 fetched $7,700 in a Berlin auction.


  •   74-Year-Old Woman Survives Gator Attack   (Associated Press)
  • A 74-year-old woman survived an attack by a nearly 10-foot-long alligator that bit her on the leg and arm and dragged her into a lake.


  •   Overworked Police Dogs Losing Sense of Smell   (Reuters)
  • Madrid's police dogs and their trainers have been so overworked since the March 11 Madrid train bombings that the dogs are losing their ability to detect bombs.


  •   California Boy Killed When Soccer Goal Topples in Schoolyard   (Associated Press)
  • A 12-year-old boy was killed on a school playground when a heavy iron soccer goal toppled, hitting the child's head and pinning him to the ground.


  •   Dog Feels Below Par After Eating 28 Golf Balls   (Reuters)
  • Vets cut open a German Shepherd dog to find she had scoffed no fewer than 28 golf balls.


  •   Oxford University Bans Egg-Throwing by Students   (Associated Press)
  • June in Oxford means the splash and thunk of university students celebrating the end of exams by jumping from bridges into the River Cherwell or pelting each other with eggs.


  •   Woman Parks Car, Sparks Nude Protest   (Reuters)
  • A naked man chased a woman motorist to her house in Germany to protest that she had parked badly.


  •   Judge Orders Accused Military Impostor to Turn Over Uniform   (Associated Press)
  • A man accused of dressing up as a fully decorated Marine and attending the funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq apologizes for his actions.
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