Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Rumor with a View, Hers   ([New York] Daily News)
  • Three months ago, Columbia Journalism School grad Alexandra Polier was the target of Internet rumors and media speculation about a supposed extramarital affair (denied by all concerned) with Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.

  •   Is Troy True? The Evidence Behind Movie Myth   (National Geographic)
  • Did the city of Troy really exist? Is the Trojan War myth or military reality? And what about that giant horse?

  •   Myth of CD Immortality Is Starting to Rot Away   (The Scotsman)
  • When they first appeared in the late 1980s, CDs were hailed as an almost indestructible form of storing music. But to the dismay of rock fans, recordings by artists such as Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Pink Floyd have begun to suffer from CD rot.

  •   The Real Trojan War   (U.S.News & World Report)
  • Legendary Troy, perched on a hilltop in what's now northwestern Turkey, draws thousands of visitors every year. And their overwhelming reaction is disappointment. "Most tourists get there and say, 'This is it?'

  •   Bug Control Wants You on 'Swat' Team   (Bradenton Herald)
  • Florida is on the hunt for GALS. Giant African Land Snails.

  •   A Zoo Exhibit Weaves Good PR to Our Eight-Legged Fellow Travelers   (The Seattle Times)
  • It is unusual for a zoo to create a display on a creature so many people find scary.

  •   Hoax Photo Cash Goes to Charity   (Sunday Mail)
  • Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, which apologised over its publication of faked photographs supposedly showing British soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners, has said it will donate all proceeds from the sale of the hoax pictures to charity.

  •   Swiffer and Pets Do in Fact Mix   (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
  • Don't let an urban legend come between you and your Swiffer WetJet.

  •   Ohio Woman Dies at 114   (Associated Press)
  • Charlotte Benkner, recognized as the world's second oldest person, has died. She was 114.

  •   Cubs' Sosa Hurts Himself Sneezing   (Associated Press)
  • Sammy Sosa felt a bit sheepish while explaining why he wasn't able to play against the San Diego Padres.

  •   Brit Paper to Reveal Sources in Iraq Hoax   (United Press International)
  • A London newspaper, the Mirror, says it will identify the people who supplied it with phony photos depicting British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners.

  •   WANTED: A Dictionary to Translate Federal Reserve Statements into English   (Associated Press)
  • Whether you are an armchair Federal Reserve watcher on Main Street or a seasoned veteran on Wall Street, Fed policy-makers sometimes seem to be speaking a foreign language.

  •   Garbage Hits Beach at 'Bloody Tarawa' in New, 'Trashed' Pacific   (Associated Press)
  • On the beach at "Bloody Tarawa," where U.S. Marines died by the hundreds, the broken bottles, crushed boxes and plastic bags are now piling up by the millions.