Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Spring Thaw Allows for Burials in Alaska   (Associated Press)
  • As the spring thaw softens ground that has been frozen hard as granite by the long Alaska winter, cemeteries start burying people who died during the past seven months.

  •   Violinist Tunes in to Arm Wrestling   (Reuters)
  • A classically trained British violinist is preparing to battle a world champion arm-wrestler and says regular bouts of the pub sport have sharpened his fiddle-playing.

  •   African Frogs Threaten San Francisco Area   (Associated Press)
  • California biologists are alarmed over the latest invasive species to take up residence in this city: African clawed frogs, which eat just about anything and tend to breed like crazy.

  •   German Director Finds Movie Actors on Internet Auction   (Agence France Presse)
  • A German director is set to begin shooting his first film using exclusively actors who bought their parts on an Internet auction site.

  •   Woman Hit by Bat in Sausage Race Retiring   (Associated Press)
  • Mandy Block, the woman in the Italian sausage costume hit with a bat by Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Randall Simon last July, won't be in the Milwaukee Brewers' sausage races this summer.

  •   Malaysians Shoot 4,700 Troublesome Crows   (Associated Press)
  • Volunteers shot down 4,700 crows in a Malaysian town where the birds were getting out of hand.

  •   Florida's Harris Forgets to Sign Ballot   (Associated Press)
  • Rep. Katherine Harris, the former Florida secretary of state who oversaw the disputed 2000 presidential election, admits she's responsible for a vote going uncounted — her own.