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 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.
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.
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