Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Colvig to Join Clown Hall of Fame As Bozo   (Associated Press)
  • There are no hand buzzers, trick flowers or balloon animals in this clown story. The issue is who created Bozo the Clown — and the dispute is wiping the smile off some clowns' faces.


  •   British Lord Wants Price on Heads of Grey Squirrels   (Associated Press)
  • The British government should offer a bounty on the heads of grey squirrels, an imported North American pest that is threatening populations of its red cousins in Britain, a member of the House of Lords said.


  •   San Francisco Cops Star in Porn Movie   (Reuters)
  • Two San Francisco police officers have come under investigation after their departments discovered they had starred in a pornographic movie entitled "Bus Stop Whores" that is circulating on the Internet.


  •   Mexican Officer Croaks, Barks on Radio   (Associated Press)
  • More than 50 police officers in the border city of Nogales were detained for eight hours after one of them repeatedly croaked like a frog and barked like a dog over the police radio frequency.


  •   New York Bans Used Panties   (Reuters)
  • In the latest act of sanitising New York's mean streets, lawmakers want to rid the city of a scourge most people are not even aware of — previously worn lingerie being sold as new merchandise.


  •   Tail-Heavy Cargo Plane Tips in Los Angeles   (Associated Press)
  • A cargo plane being unloaded at Los Angeles International Airport tipped backward, stranding seven workers 40 feet in the air for about an hour.


  •   Snail Mail Takes Three Years to Travel 30 Miles   (Reuters)
  • Red-faced postal officials in Bangladesh are investigating why it took almost three years to deliver a letter just 30 miles to a mill worker who had died in the meantime.


  •   Judge Presides Over Own Dog Complaint   (Associated Press)
  • A town judge is in the dog house after he complained about a canine running around his neighborhood and then convicted the pet's owner in his court.


  •   Giant Mushroom Baffles Experts   (Reuters)
  • A giant three-tiered mushroom which measures a metre across and was found in the tropical forests of the Republic of Congo has left experts in the capital Brazzaville scratching their heads.


  •   Police Say Woman Filed Fake Rape Report   (Associated Press)
  • A woman has been accused of filing a fake rape report so her airman boyfriend could get emergency leave to return to the United States from Korea so they could be married.


  •   Hollywood Mystery Man Has Internet Abuzz   (Reuters)
  • He skewers Hollywood and the cult of celebrity on an anonymous Web log that has spawned a cult following. He claims to be an A-list actor, writing under a pseudonym, but admits he may not be believed.


  •   Swedish Group to Deliver Condoms by Car   (Associated Press)
  • Hoping to increase the awareness of contraception and stem the spread of sexually transmitted disease, the Swedish Organization for Sexual Education said it plans to deliver condoms by car in a hurry for when the mood strikes would-be whoopee makers.


  •   "Gigli" So Bad It's Good   (Reuters)
  • It may go down in movie marketing history — "Gigli", a film deemed so bad that one U.S. cable television network is trumpeting its poor reviews to sell it to audiences looking for a laugh.


  •   Croatian Banned from Walking Pet Steer   (Associated Press)
  • Police in the coastal town of Split prevented the owner of a 1.43 ton bull from walking his pet along a popular promenade.


  •   Even the Children Are Bigger in Texas   (Reuters)
  • A study released by the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston has found that younger Texas children have a much higher rate of obesity than the U.S. national average.


  •   California Senate Approves Limits on E-Mail Scanning   (Associated Press)
  • The California Senate approved a measure that would curtail a new e-mail service from Google Inc. that scours messages to tailor advertisements for users of the service.


  •   Watching Paint Dry Is Latest TV Gimmick   (Reuters)
  • Some critics say the endless stream of hugely popular reality television shows are as dull as watching paint dry — well, now they can test the theory with a live, eight-week round-the-clock Webcast of just that.


  •   Delivery People Urged to Rat Out Minors   (Associated Press)
  • Police in Portsmouth hope to enlist pizza delivery people and hotel clerks to help cut into underage drinking and parents who allow it.
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