Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Man Charged With Eating Bogus Check   (Associated Press)
  • A man suspected of trying to cash a bogus check ate the evidence as police officers moved in.

  •   Man Suspected of Stealing Women's Panties   (Associated Press)
  • Police have arrested a man suspected of breaking into apartments and stealing women's underwear.

  •   Boy Hands Out $50 Bills During Field Trip   (Associated Press)
  • An 8-year-old became the most popular boy in class when he started handing out $50 bills during a field trip. But he didn't win any gold stars from the police or his mother, who reported the nearly $1,600 in cash stolen from her purse.

  •   Izzy the Turtle Has 29-1/2 Inch Shell   (Associated Press)
  • Izzy the turtle is considered to have the longest shell of any of his kind at North American zoos, a record that hasn't made Guinness but is "common knowledge in the reptile world," said John Behler, curator of herpetology at the Bronx Zoo.

  •   'Lost in Space' Nigerian Astronaut Called Top Spam Scam   (The Business Review)
  • Send money to help a Nigerian astronaut lost in space and you will share in his $15 million reentry bonus. That e-mail message was named the top spam scam in the "Spam and Bologna" contest of the New York State Consumer Protection Board.

  •   Wrong Signature Mars High School Diplomas   (Associated Press)
  • The DeKalb County school systems is having to reprint diplomas for its 2004 graduates because they are signed by the wrong person.

  •   Police Weed Out Exhibition   (Reuters)
  • A Swedish art exhibit featuring cannabis plants may have to be cancelled after police confiscated the plants in a drugs bust.

  •   Woman Hangs on As Tow-Truck Drives Away   (Associated Press)
  • She was trying to stop her car from being towed, but a Queens woman ended up being towed herself.

  •   Man Commits Suicide After Sex with Hen   (Reuters)
  • A 50-year-old Zambian man has hanged himself after his wife found him having sex with a hen.

  •   Minnesota Cracks Down on Underpriced Gasoline   (Associated Press)
  • Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend and as the cost of gasoline continues to climb, Minnesota is cracking down on service stations over gas prices. Prices that are too low, that is.

  •   Power Plant Shut — to Tune Piano   (Reuters)
  • One of the Nordic region's biggest power stations shut to let an expert tune a grand piano for a concert undisturbed by the hum of huge hydroelectric generators.

  •   Poker's Best Vie for $5 Million Prize in Las Vegas' World Series   (Associated Press)
  • Four of poker's best fell victim to a patent lawyer from Connecticut, as he built up a $14.4 million stack of chips during the finale of the famed World Series of Poker.

  •   Praying Preachers Ground Flight   (Reuters)
  • Two preachers grounded a flight leaving Buffalo, New York, after they frightened passengers by declaring the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were a good reason to pray