Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Police: Greasy Man in Petroleum Jelly Jam   (Associated Press)
  • Roger Chamberlain may have thought he gave police the slip when he switched motels. But when authorities found the man slathered head-to-toe in petroleum jelly, they knew they had their man.


  •   DJs Ousted for Mocking Beheading   (Reuters)
  • Two Portland, Oregon, DJs were fired for making jokes as they aired a recording of American Nick Berg's beheading in Iraq, station management said, calling their actions "beyond comprehension."


  •   Police Solve Weird Blood Splatters Case   (Associated Press)
  • Human blood found splattered throughout the home of an elderly couple came from the woman's leg, police said.


  •   Irish Eyes Closed, Not Smiling, in Workplace   (Reuters)
  • One in four Europeans has fallen asleep in the workplace, with the Irish leading the pack but the Dutch able to stifle their yawns best, according to a survey.


  •   Tennessee School Holds Cow Drop Raffle   (Associated Press)
  • Where a bovine ultimately decides to do her business on a high school football field will mean big bucks for the lucky person who bet on that portion of the field.


  •   Taking Soccer a Little Too Seriously   (Reuters)
  • Players from a visiting soccer team were forced to seek refuge in the changing rooms after home supporters brandishing guns attacked them in a dispute over a refereeing decision.


  •   Mountain Lion Chased by Dog, Then Killed   (Associated Press)
  • A mountain lion that had prowled the streets of residential Palo Alto for hours was shot and killed after a dog chased it up a tree.


  •   Homes Evacuated After Venomous Snake Spotted   (Reuters)
  • Three Rotterdam houses were evacuated after a man saw a poisonous snake slithering through a hole in the wall of his home.


  •   Man Becomes Ill After Gorging on Cicadas   (Associated Press)
  • A man who cooked and ate nearly 30 cicadas sought medical treatment after suffering a strong allergic reaction to the sauteed insects.


  •   Drunken 'Stripper' Sparks Probe   (Reuters)
  • A drunken woman looking for a place to sleep slipped past security and onto an aircraft at Aberdeen airport in Scotland, where she dozed unnoticed for several hours, sparking a review of security.


  •   Minister Seeks Communion Wine for Inmates   (Associated Press)
  • Jesus didn't drink grape juice at the Last Supper. A Wisconsin minister says jail inmates who want to take Holy Communion shouldn't either.


  •   Titanic Firm Unlikely to Own Artefacts   (Reuters)
  • A U.S. judge says she is unlikely to grant ownership of nearly 6,000 Titanic artefacts to the company that holds sole salvage rights to the sunken luxury liner.


  •   Blind Grandpa Finishes College with 4.0   (Associated Press)
  • The fact Bob Brophy never made it through high school makes him all the more proud he's now got a college degree. How he did that — with perfect grades — has his grandson and class in awe.


  •   Some Wisconsin Restaurants Rationing Napkins   (Associated Press)
  • Fierce competition for fast-food dollars has some restaurants taking an extraordinary measure to cut the bottom line — napkin rationing.


  •   Hotel Charges $1,000 for Omelet   (Associated Press)
  • It's not made of gold — just eggs, lobster, caviar and a few trimmings. But an omelet on the menu of a swanky Manhattan hotel will set you back $1,000, plus tip.


  •   Driver Finds Four Poisonous Snakes in Box   (Associated Press)
  • A curious pickup truck driver spotted a box in the grass marked "Live venomous reptile" east of downtown Little Rock and stopped to take a look.


  •   Marine Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements About Exploits in Iraq   (Associated Press)
  • A Marine reservist has pleaded guilty to lying to a newspaper about killing two Iraqis in Baghdad more than a year ago.


  •   Students Try to Break Leapfrog Record   (Associated Press)
  • Some Taylor University students are hoping to leap into the record books with a childish display of leapfrogging.
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