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The Weird, Wacky World of Baseball Injuries
(The Washington Post)
Fluke injuries are nothing to sneeze at, especially in baseball, where the ridiculously improbable injury seems the rule, not the exception.
Internet Gas Boycott Effort Won't Affect Oil Companies
An Internet effort is on to get oil companies to release their stockpiles and lower their prices.
Cell Phone Urban Myth Unraveled
(The California Aggie)
The idea that cell phones can set off fires at gasoline stations is not likely. In rare circumstances, though, a static discharge can create a spark that could ignite gasoline vapors.
Woman Tries to Gas Unwanted Houseguests
A California woman tried to get rid of unwanted houseguests by gassing them.
News in the Nude
A Canadian producer is poised to unveil Spanish versions of its Internet and cable television news show, in which anchors deliver the day's top stories in the buff.
Bear Cub Nuzzles Exchange Student
A Swedish exchange student's encounter with Alaska wildlife was a bit closer than he'd expected.
Smokers at Famous Beach Told to Butt Out
Smokers on Sydney's Manly beach, one of Australia's most famous and picturesque stretches of sand, have had sand kicked in their face by local councilors who have banned lighting up.
Juror Gives Defendant $10, Votes Guilty
A juror wrote sympathetic words to the defendant, gave him $10, then voted to convict him of selling cocaine in a school zone.
Rare Penguin Stolen from Sanctuary
Thieves stole a rare penguin called Piglet from a sea life center in northeast England and dumped it in a garden.
Porn Switched with School's Announcement
Chamblee High School administrators are trying to determine who swapped a pornographic videotape for the school announcements tape, sending the images out to several classrooms.
Talking Toilet Orders German Men to Sit Down
A German inventor who developed a gadget that berates men if they try to use the toilet standing up has sold more than 1.6 million devices.
Jail Imposes Dress Code for Visitors
Guards at the St. Joseph County Jail are doing double duty as fashion police, enforcing new regulations that prohibit visitors from wearing scanty attire.
Zoo Bans Man Who Lost Finger to Jaguar
A New Mexico man made a hasty exit from a zoo after climbing close to a cage to illegally pet a jaguar, but police were able to track him down by the severed finger he left behind.
Professor Gets Job Counting Frogs
Eldon Enger is all ears when he's looking for frogs. The retired biology professor is a volunteer frog counter for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Artist Who Vandalized Little Mermaid Statue Dies
Joergen Nash, the provocative artist who claimed responsibility for cutting the head off Copenhagen's statue of the Little Mermaid in 1963, has died at age 84.
Man Wins $1.3M Jackpot at Tahoe Casino
A Fremont, California, man said he was down to his last quarters when Lady Luck intervened at a Lake Tahoe casino.
Student Drinks Chemical on a Dare
A student who drank a chemical from his high school lab on a dare was recovering in a hospital, but not before a scare.
Primate Center Seeks Fire Hoses for Apes
The Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary is looking for old fire hoses to use as vines, swings and hammocks for its great apes.
Stolen Stradivarius Cello Almost Ended Up as CD Holder
A nurse found a 320-year-old cello made by master craftsman Antonio Stradivari lying by a trash bin — and almost had her boyfriend convert it into a CD holder.
Vietnamese Shoplifters Wrap Items in Foil
Six Vietnamese shoplifters beat security systems in stores by wrapping items in foil to evade electronic sensors, but they were caught the old-fashioned way by police who followed them.