Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Spam's Big Hitters Laid Bare   (Reuters)
  • Viagra, Lowest mortgage rates, Hot XXX action, As seen on Oprah. If these look familiar to you then you're not alone — they are the most common phrases to appear in spam emails.


  •   Man Seeks Revenge on SUV-Damaging Turkey   (Associated Press)
  • A turkey that bloodied and dazed itself after pecking and scratching a parked SUV likely thought his own reflection was a rival turkey vying for the attention of an accompanying hen.


  •   Army Chiefs Set to Prove the 'Mirror' Photos a Hoax   (The Independent)
  • Military chiefs are preparing to expose as fakes photographs published in the Daily Mirror purporting to show the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers.


  •   Utah Woman Lives without Portion of Skull   (Associated Press)
  • Briana Lane says she likes having her skull back.


  •   Prostitutes See Sharp Drop in Business   (Reuters)
  • Sex workers in the border regions of the Czech Republic have seen a sharp drop in business after crossings were opened and made long lines of lorries a thing of the past.


  •   Trout Fisherman Hooks Wedding Gown   (Associated Press)
  • Casting his line into Martha Lake, Ryan Snow was hoping to catch a trout. Instead he caught a wedding dress — and was relieved to find it was empty.


  •   Boys Prefer Video Games to Toys   (Reuters)
  • Boys would rather play a "G.I. Joe" video game than with "G.I. Joe" action figures, a new study finds.


  •   Pet Raccoon Weighing 75 Pounds Dies   (Associated Press)
  • A junk-food crazed critter billed as the world's weightiest raccoon has died, ending a 10-year life marked by more than a few midnight snacks.


  •   Battle Lines Drawn Over Washing Lines   (Reuters)
  • Rows of washing strung across the road between Coronation Street-style terraced houses in northern England may become a thing of the past after a council said they are against the law.


  •   Trillions of Cicadas Emerge from 17-Year Slumber   (Associated Press)
  • After a 17-year nap, trillions of red-eyed insects are crawling their way above ground in 14 states and the nation's capital.


  •   3D Church Opened to Woo Internet Faithful   (Reuters)
  • Christians in Britain have opened a zany 3D Internet church, billed as a first chance for believers to log on and worship interactively.


  •   Cab Ride Stretches 2,200 Miles   (Associated Press)
  • What started out as just another early morning fare turned out to be an odyssey stretching about 2,300 miles for taxi driver Mark Forbes.


  •   Do It for Your Country   (Reuters)
  • Australian couples owe it to their country to have more children and should get on with the job, the nation's treasurer said.


  •   A Parking Meter Grows in Brooklyn — Too Close to Fire Hydrant   (Associated Press)
  • A parking meter in Brooklyn was so close to a fire hydrant that parking there meant risking a $115 ticket.


  •   Drunken Driver Loses Car, Breaks Booze Record   (Reuters)
  • Losing his license did not stop a drunk German driver from jumping back into his car a day later to buy more of his favorite tipple — only to be nabbed a second time by police who this time seized the car as well.


  •   Mexican Air Force Pilots Film 11 UFOs   (Associated Press)
  • Mexican Air Force pilots filmed 11 unidentified flying objects in the skies over southern Campeche state.


  •   Virgin on Mexican Wall Is No Miracle, Church Says   (Reuters)
  • Mexico's Catholic Church ruled out any divine origin for an image on a hospital wall that thousands of pilgrims are flocking to venerate in the belief that it shows the country's patron saint.
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