Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Man Charged with Putting Xanax in Co-Worker's Coffee   (KSL-TV, Salt Lake City)
  • Salt Lake police plan to arrest a young man who they say slipped Xanax, a prescription anti-anxiety drug, into his co-worker's coffee because he thought she was too hyper.


  •   Falling in Love Bends Genders   (Reuters)
  • Falling in love — that crazy, blissful feeling — causes gender-bender changes in men and women's testosterone levels.


  •   California Man Recovers After Nail Gun Mishap   (Associated Press)
  • A construction worker had six nails driven into his head in an accident with a high-powered nail gun, but doctors said they expect him to make a full recovery.


  •   Street Slang Proves Big Hit with Book Lovers   (Reuters)
  • Persian is famed as the melodic, courtly language of medieval poets such as Omar Khayyam and Hafez, but it is a dictionary of vulgar street slang that is taking Iranian literary circles by storm.


  •   Belarus Woman Celebrates 116th Birthday   (Associated Press)
  • A woman believed to be the oldest in the world celebrated her 116th birthday in the former Soviet republic of Belarus.


  •   Crime-Fighting Gorilla Dies   (Reuters)
  • A gorilla who became a cult figure in crime-ridden South Africa after he was shot confronting an armed robber on the run has died.


  •   Woman Claims Hot Dog Contained Bullet   (Associated Press)
  • Costco workers checked the merchandise at its food court and found nothing out of the ordinary after a woman claimed she bit into a bullet while eating a hot dog.


  •   Viagra User Is 99   (Reuters)
  • Singapore's oldest user of Viagra is 99 years old.


  •   Oklahoma Man Loses, Then Recovers $11,000   (Associated Press)
  • Tom McAnally lost and found $11,000 in one day.


  •   'Vent-Line' Irks Counselors   (Reuters)
  • Licensed mental health professionals are steamed over a Maine entrepreneur who charges angry people $1.99 a minute to listen to them rant and rave over the telephone.


  •   Truck Spills Gallons of Used Cooking Oil   (Associated Press)
  • Hundreds of gallons of cooking oil spilled from a truck carrying the substance away from restaurants, causing dozens of vehicles to skid and slip across a Palm Beach County roadway.


  •   Bank Robber Did It for Her Cat?   (Reuters)
  • A 44-year-old woman who told police she robbed a string of banks to raise money to pay for surgery for her cat has pleaded not guilty to larceny in Brooklyn Criminal Court.


  •   Lawyer's Request Denied on Bologna Lunch   (Associated Press)
  • Attorney John Williams asked a judge if he could bring lunches for his client, arguing that the prison-issued bologna sandwiches are not nutritious.


  •   I'll Have 10,000 Chocolate Bars to Go, Please   (Reuters)
  • A woman with an apparently insatiable sweet tooth stunned staff at a British shop when she bought more than 10,000 chocolate bars and had them loaded into her chauffeur-driven limousine.


  •   New Jersey Community Renaming Itself Mojito   (Associated Press)
  • Here's a new Bacardi recipe: Take a small New Jersey community, add $5,000, and for half a month, you've got a locality named after a cocktail.


  •   Dirty Sheets Threat for Olympic Guests   (Reuters)
  • Olympic visitors face dirty sheets and stale coffee at this summer's Athens Games unless a pay deal is agreed with tourist industry workers, a union grouping some 450,000 employees says.


  •   High School Teacher Suspended for Taking Some Students Shopping   (Associated Press)
  • A suburban St. Louis high school teacher has been suspended for taking seven students shopping while leaving five others unsupervised in her classroom.


  •   German Serial Tire-Stabber Jailed   (Reuters)
  • A German man who punctured around 2,000 car tyres in a 16-month spree of criminal damage was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.


  •   Fortress Re-Opens After Wasp Attack   (Associated Press)
  • A 5th-century fortress that's one of Sri Lanka's top tourist attractions reopened days after a rampaging swarm of wasps attacked visitors and forced it to close.


  •   MPs in Catfight Over "Sex Kitten"   (Reuters)
  • Debate in Canada's parliament has degenerated into shouts and catcalls after an opposition legislator committed what others saw as the sin of mispronouncing an Italian movie star's name.


  •   Shelves Stacked High with Garlic Collapse in China, Killing 11 Workers   (Associated Press)
  • Storage shelves stacked high with garlic collapsed in central China, burying 30 workers and killing 11 of them.


  •   Bar's Lease Stripped Over Customer Nudity   (Associated Press)
  • Indianapolis city officials have decided to terminate a lease with a bar in the downtown Union Station where risque events such as "Miss School Girl" contests sometimes saw patrons remove too much clothing.


  •   Spider-Man Puts His Stamp on Major League Ballparks Around the Country   (Associated Press)
  • In the latest example of a sponsor's stamp on the sports world, ads for the movie "Spider-Man 2" will be placed atop bases at 15 major league ballparks during games from June 11-13.


  •   Singapore to Publish Toilet Maps for Tourists Needing Relief   (Associated Press)
  • Singapore is publishing maps pinpointing its 500 cleanest public toilets in its drive to wipe dirty lavatories off the face of the island.


  •   Bush, Kerry Tour Buses Made in Canada   (Associated Press)
  • President Bush rode across Ohio in a bus emblazoned, "Yes, America can." Turns out the bus was made in Canada. So was the "Real Deal Express" that Democrat John Kerry rode earlier in the year.
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