Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Barge Capsizes Approaching Nude Beach   (Associated Press)
  • A double-decker party barge capsized when dozens of passengers moved to one side of the boat as it approached Texas' only nude beach.


  •   High-Flying Frog Stows Away in In-Flight Salad   (Reuters)
  • An airline passenger was given a nasty fright when a frog with a taste for adventure stowed away in her in-flight salad.


  •   Deer Crashes Through Iowa Democratic HQ Window   (Associated Press)
  • An errant young deer left a gaping hole in the front window of the Iowa Democratic Party downtown headquarters on Monday afternoon after jumping through the glass.


  •   NBA Fines Mavericks for Video Joking   (Agence France Presse)
  • A Dallas Mavericks video display on an arena scoreboard that poked fun at the visiting Sacramento Kings resulted in a $25,000 fine imposed by the National Basketball Association.


  •   Chicken Falls Prey to Poultry Assailant   (Associated Press)
  • Looks like Speckles, Oregon's most famous chicken, was the victim of some fowl play.


  •   Deputy Seeking Sex Finds Trouble   (Associated Press)
  • A sheriff's deputy was suspended after allegedly soliciting a prostitute while off duty and being robbed and shoved into the trunk of his own his car.


  •   Sasser Worm Strikes PCs, Spurs Hoax 'Fix'   (Reuters)
  • Computer security companies are warning of a new twist on the Sasser virus: an email, claiming to be from an antivirus company with an attachment purporting to fix Sasser infections, that was actually a new form of the widespread, email-clogging Netsky virus.


  •   Widow Gives Away Rooster Due to Crowing   (Associated Press)
  • An elderly Hong Kong widow whose beloved pet rooster's crowing drew complaints from neighbors has reluctantly given the bird away after a castration operation failed to shut him up.


  •   Torture Pictures Are No Hoax, Mirror Insists   (The Guardian)
  • As scepticism in military circles grew about the veracity of pictures showing British soldiers torturing an Iraqi, Mirror employees remained privately confident that their editor had not fallen for a sophisticated hoax.


  •   Man Tried to Electrocute Wife   (Associated Press)
  • A man set up a bubble bath for his wife, complete with candles and music, then tried to electrocute her by pushing a radio into the tub.


  •   The Real-Life Barbie Dolls   (news.com.au)
  • In Toytown, Barbie and Ken are made of plastic. Now they have astonishing real-life counterparts — made with plastic surgery.


  •   Mother, Daughter Row Across the Atlantic   (Associated Press)
  • After more than 100 days at sea, Sarah and Sally Kettle are about to become the first mother-daughter team to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat.


  •   Cemetery Staff Want to Show Rock Star the Door   (The Guardian)
  • The fifth most popular attraction in Paris celebrates its 200th anniversary this month rather regretting the pulling power of its better-known residents — and fed up with the behaviour of their fans.


  •   Woman Who Won the Virginia Lottery Is Broke   (Associated Press)
  • A woman who won millions in the Virginia lottery 11 years ago is now deep in debt to a Florida company that lent her money using the winnings as collateral.


  •   Mythical Lake Monster Lands on Endangered List   (Associated Press)
  • A government watchdog has asked a regional council why it placed a mythical monster on Sweden's endangered species list.
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