Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Dog Gets Prosthetic Legs in Michigan   (Associated Press)
  • The 6-year-old patient has two new legs and can walk, run, sit and frolic. And bark.


  •   Rumors Thrive in a Nation Shaped by Myth*   (Los Angeles Times)
  • The U.S. is struggling with an information war as well as a shooting war in Iraq. Many civilians think troops are behind insurgent violence.


  •   "Double Your Money" Cash Machine Prompts Queues in British Village   (Agence France Presse)
  • News tends to spread fast in a British village. Especially when the news is that the local bank's cash machine is paying out twice the money you ask for.


  •   U.S. Army Needs Avalanche-Control Howitzers for Iraq   (Associated Press)
  • The U.S. military is demanding the return of five howitzers two Sierra Nevada ski resorts use to prevent avalanches, saying it needs the guns for the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.


  •   Books at Bedtime for Homeless NYU Student   (Agence France Presse)
  • A homeless New York University student who claimed to have lived for eight months in the basement of the college library has been granted free accommodation and national celebrity.


  •   Abuse of Narcotic 'Perc-A-Pops' Reported   (Associated Press)
  • A narcotic painkiller that looks like a lollipop — designed to speed relief to cancer patients — is starting to show up in illegal sales with the nickname "perc-a-pop."


  •   Kangaroo Wins Award for Saving Farmer   (Reuters)
  • A kangaroo named Lulu is to receive a national bravery award after raising the alarm to save an Australian farmer knocked unconscious by a fallen tree branch.


  •   Food, Owners' Voices Coax Skittish Dog   (Associated Press)
  • Volunteers armed with Vienna sausages and a tape recording of Tom and Betty Kuffel's voice managed to coax the family's skittish dog back into safety.


  •   Fresh Hope for Fat Bunnies   (Reuters)
  • The dangers of obesity to kids may be all over the headlines just now but spare a thought for the legions of fat rabbits — overfed and under-exercised by their doting owners.


  •   Skating Twins Break Arms on Same Day   (Associated Press)
  • They say twins feel each other's pain, but 8-year-olds Cassidy and Marissa Wiese of Laurel might have taken that idea a bit too far. In a five-hour span on April 17, both girls had rolling skating accidents that resulted in broken left arms.


  •   Half of Germans Too Fat   (Reuters)
  • Half of Germany's 83 million population is overweight, according to the Federal Statistics Office, citing results of a survey of 370,000 people.


  •   Woman Claims Cops Made Her Show Tattoo   (Associated Press)
  • A woman detained in a traffic stop is suing authorities for allegedly forcing her to display her tattooed buttocks, but the police chief said he has no record of the woman being arrested.


  •   Moscow Plans Monument to Cheese   (Reuters)
  • Moscow, not short of monuments, will soon boast one to a Soviet-era processed cheese.


  •   Newlywed Busted for Writing Bad Checks   (Associated Press)
  • A man who was arrested while leaving his wedding ceremony won't be enjoying his honeymoon quite yet. He first has to deal with a warrant for writing bad checks in Montana.


  •   Employers Could Be Sued for Porn Spam   (Reuters)
  • E-mail porn spam in the workplace could land European employers in court for fostering a hostile work environment, a Dutch researcher says.


  •   Partyers in North Dakota Staving Off Raids   (Associated Press)
  • Police say they believe some party houses are using scanners to monitor radio traffic and get advance warning about impending raids.


  •   City Orders Horse Carriages to Fit 'Poo Bags'   (Reuters)
  • Vienna has ordered its traditional carriage drivers to clean up their act and strap "poo bags" to their horses' backsides to prevent them from fouling the historic capital's pristine streets.


  •   Britons: Food, Tea, Queen Make Us British   (Associated Press)
  • What makes Britons British? Fish and chips, drinking tea and the queen, according to them.


  •   Shooter Goes Out with a Bang   (Reuters)
  • Friends of a champion Irish clay pigeon shooter have fulfilled his dying wish by packing his ashes into shotgun cartridges and blasting his remains over firing ranges around the world.


  •   Louisiana House Votes to Outlaw Violent 'Hog-Dog' Events   (Associated Press)
  • After watching grainy video images of dogs clamping their jaws onto squealing hogs, Louisiana House members voted 75-25 to outlaw "hog-dog" events popular in some rural areas.


  •   Man Takes Neighbor to Court for Laughs   (Reuters)
  • A German took his female neighbor to court for laughing too loudly. But she had the last laugh — the judge threw out the case, saying Germany could not ban laughter.


  •   Teenager Found Hanging Inside Philadelphia High School   (Associated Press)
  • A high school student who was enrolled in a work-study program and helped other students apply for college and financial aid apparently hanged himself.


  •   'Trim Trolley' Helps Burn Calories   (Reuters)
  • A cart designed to help shoppers burn calories while trawling the aisles has been unveiled by a British supermarket chain.


  •   Judge Denies Request to Let Student Government Candidate Use 'Queer Guy' Posters   (Associated Press)
  • A judge has rejected a gay teenager's bid to campaign for student body president with posters billing himself as the "Queer Guy for Hunt High."
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