Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Deer Breaks into Minnesota Home   (Associated Press)
  • Vicki Mohler awoke to the sound of breaking glass. She leaped out of bed and confirmed her two children were safe in their rooms, but she heard footsteps.


  •   Old Woman Collects Rubbish for Two Years   (Reuters)
  • Sanitation officers in Guangzhou had to haul off 20 tons of garbage collected by an elderly woman after neighbours got fed up with the stench wafting from her home.


  •   Homer's 'Iliad' Now in 'Messenger Speak'   (Reuters)
  • Homer's ancient Greek poem "The Iliad," the basis for Hollywood blockbuster "Troy," has been compressed for a new generation too lazy to see the film, let alone read the 24-book epic that runs to over 15,000 lines.


  •   Fred the Parakeet Returns After 4 Years   (Associated Press)
  • Fred the parakeet has returned home four years after flying away.


  •   Convicted Bus Driver Must Watch Surgery   (Reuters)
  • An Argentine bus driver must watch surgery being performed on a traffic accident victim as part of his punishment for striking and killing an 11-year-old boy.


  •   Discarded Human Waste Angers Transportation Workers   (Associated Press)
  • Along with the usual highway litter, bottles of urine are routinely discarded at the truckers' brake test area at Parleys Summit on Interstate 80 in Utah.


  •   Hitler Heir Doesn't Want 'Mein Kampf' Royalties   (Reuters)
  • A German historian said a distant relative of Adolf Hitler could sue the state of Bavaria for royalties from the Nazi dictator's book "Mein Kampf," but the retired Austrian engineer said he wants no part of it.


  •   Men Arrested for Lewd Bathroom Conduct   (Associated Press)
  • Men ranging in age from 22 to 72 were arrested during a two-day sting at a public park restroom in Louisiana after complaints of lewd behavior there.


  •   No Grass, No Greens, But Golf Is Back in Kabul   (Reuters)
  • Before teeing off, mind the bombed out barracks to your left. Don't aim for the fairway; there isn't one. The greens are actually black; a mixture of sand and oil. The clubhouse is collapsing and has no walls.


  •   Vegas Officials Launch Assault on Stench   (Associated Press)
  • Something is raising a stink in Las Vegas. City officials, fearful that the smells emanating from downtown alleys are hampering the area's economic resurgence, have launched an assault on stench.


  •   Mossad Goes On-Line to Recruit Spies . . . and Waiters   (Reuters)
  • The Israeli spy agency Mossad emerged from the shadows when it launched a Web site to attract recruits for "special tasks" — as well as intelligence analysts, waiters and drivers.


  •   Arkansas Family Celebrates 15th Child   (Associated Press)
  • Former Arkansas state legislator Jim Bob Duggar and his wife Michelle are celebrating the birth of their 15th child.


  •   Hanging Up on Do-Not-Call Violators   (Associated Press)
  • Since the National Do Not Call Registry went into effect, the nearly 60 million Americans who have signed up have found dramatic relief from telephone solicitations. But some companies are trying to skirt the registry rules by claiming that the rules don't apply to them.


  •   Swedish Moose Runs Off with Bicycle   (Associated Press)
  • The massive moose didn't take it for a joyride, but she did run off with Bjoern and Monica Helamb's bicycle.


  •   Got Frizzy, Misbehaving Hair? Blame the Frizzled Gene   (Associated Press)
  • Can't get that unruly cowlick in your hair to lie down? Don't fret, it's probably just a genetic miscue.


  •   Farmers Skirt Law on Unpasteurized Milk   (Associated Press)
  • If you can buy shares in a condo why not a cow? The Guidestone Farm is doing just that to skirt a state law banning the sale of unpasteurized milk.
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