Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Woman Finds Mouse in Soup on Mother's Day   (Associated Press)
  • A woman out for an early Mother's Day lunch at the Cracker Barrel restaurant found a mouse in her vegetable soup.

  •   Man Fatally Bitten by Sexually Aroused Horse   (Reuters)
  • A sexually excited stallion bit a Polish man to death when he tried to calm the beast, which had become uncontrollably aroused by a nearby mare.

  •   Animal Pregnancy Baffles Missouri Zoo Curators   (Associated Press)
  • Despite a daily regimen of birth control pills, Merah the orangutan is pregnant. And St. Louis Zoo officials are uncertain who the father is.

  •   Boomerang Is British?   (Reuters)
  • A best-selling author says he has evidence the boomerang was invented by Yorkshire dwellers rather than Australian aborigines.

  •   Goliath, 2,400-Pound Horse, Visits Nebraska   (Associated Press)
  • Goliath, billed as the World's Tallest Horse, made an appearance in Ogallala, Nebraska. The 12-year-old Percheron horse stands more than 19 hands high, or 6 feet, 5 inches at the withers. He weighs more than 2,400 pounds.

  •   Blackout Baby Boom a Myth, Duke Professor Says   (AScribe Newswire)
  • Nine months ago, a massive blackout darkened homes and businesses from Michigan to New York to Canada, affecting 50 million people. So it stands to reason that maternity wards should be bracing for a post-blackout boom, right?

  •   Cat Survives Cross Country Trip in Drawer   (Associated Press)
  • Lilly didn't see any of her two-week cross country trip from Tarrytown, N.Y., to Reno. The 2-year-old Siamese cat disappeared in New York on April 20.

  •   Puppy Dials Ambulance, Crew Responds   (Associated Press)
  • An emergency services switchboard couldn't understand a word the caller was saying, so they sent a crew to investigate.

  •   Georgia Judge Orders Man to Buy Coffin   (Associated Press)
  • A man who has been struggling with a drug problem has been ordered by a judge to buy a coffin and keep it in his home.

  •   Artillery Shell Shuts Down Virginia School   (Associated Press)
  • A middle school was evacuated after a seventh-grader brought an antique artillery shell to the campus to show his civics class.

  •   Man Wins Lottery Three Times in One Night   (Associated Press)
  • A 60-year-old Sydney grandfather bought three tickets at three separate stores — all with the same numbers — for a Lotto draw and was among 20 winning tickets for the top prize.

  •   British Prisoner Abuse Photos Look Like a Hoax   (Associated Press)
  • Britain's defense secretary said that published photos purportedly showing British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners look "increasingly like a hoax."