Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Baseball Player Gets Stuck in Bathroom   (Associated Press)
  • Former big leaguer Jeff Liefer got locked inside a dugout bathroom, forcing a 20-minute delay in a Triple-A game between the Indianapolis Indians and Louisville.


  •   How Google Became a Cultural Phenomenon   (Reuters)
  • The last six years have seen Google become not just the world's most popular Internet search engine but a verb, a household word and a cultural phenomenon.


  •   Fraternity Blows Cannon Into Apartments   (Associated Press)
  • Members of the Kappa Alpha fraternity tried to load an antique cannon on their front lawn with fireworks, but destroyed the cannon and blew out the window of an second floor apartment across the street.


  •   Hero Crawled Onto Burning Wing — at 20,000 Feet   (Reuters)
  • It was April 1944 when flight engineer Norman Jackson clipped on his parachute, grabbed an extinguisher and crawled out onto the wing of his Lancaster bomber flying through the night at 20,000 feet to put out a fire.


  •   Man Jumps Off Salt Lake City Building   (Associated Press)
  • Police ticketed a man who parachuted off a downtown building but got tangled on a pole, leaving him suspended above the street.


  •   Corpse with False Passport Stays 16 Days at Airport   (Reuters)
  • A corpse with a false passport spent 16 days at Cairo airport before Egyptian authorities agreed to release it for burial.


  •   Crocodile Proving Elusive in Hong Kong   (Associated Press)
  • The hunt is back on for a stray crocodile — and local celebrity — that gained fame by managing for months to elude capture by trap, dart and harpoon, foiling even the clutches of a wannabe "Crocodile Dundee."


  •   The Case of the Missing Monkeys   (Reuters)
  • Serbia is trying to account for around 600 monkeys thought to be missing from a consignment imported from Africa.


  •   Highway Construction Foils Bank Robbers   (Associated Press)
  • Two men robbed a local bank but were stopped by police after they were delayed by road construction.


  •   100,000 Gallons of Manure Spills in Minnesota   (Associated Press)
  • An estimated 100,000 gallons of manure spilled into a creek from a dairy farm.


  •   Highway Signs Misspell Dartmouth College   (Associated Press)
  • Oops! Two highway signs posted on Interstate 89 misspelled the name of Dartmouth College, established in 1769 — when the Connecticut River was the major travel corridor in northern New England.


  •   Texas School Nixes Marijuana-Laced Treats   (Associated Press)
  • Students in the Sharyland Independent School District can't share their sack lunches or any other food from home with others without school permission after a student was arrested for giving marijuana-laced brownies to friends.


  •   Man Who Hid Boy in Suitcase Arrested   (Associated Press)
  • A Hong Kong man was arrested after he hid his 12-year-old son inside a suitcase on a bus in an apparent hope the child would loot other baggage.


  •   Man Cashes in on Trashed Lottery Ticket   (Associated Press)
  • One man's trash was Tom Smith's ticket for cash. Smith won $10,000 on a lottery ticket that another customer decided not to buy, lottery officials said.


  •   Woman Exposes Breasts on Stage   (Associated Press)
  • A woman has been charged with trespassing after allegedly exposing her breasts at a North Idaho College student concert.


  •   Singapore Tells Shareholders to Be Nice   (Associated Press)
  • A Singapore investors association is leading a campaign to get shareholders to behave better at annual meetings following reports of gluttony and aggression in the usually non-confrontational city-state.


  •   Ruby the Elephant Monitored for Happiness   (Associated Press)
  • A judge gave a Tennessee zoo six months to convince him that an African elephant named Ruby is adapting well to her new home after being separated from a pachyderm friend in Los Angeles.


  •   Professor Develops Robotic Highway Cones   (Associated Press)
  • A University of Nebraska professor has developed robotic cones and barrels that can move out of the way, or into place, from computer commands made miles away.


  •   Deaf Children Compete in 'Fingerspelling' Bee   (Associated Press)
  • It takes a little more work for deaf and hard of hearing students to participate in a spelling bee.
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