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  Factory Gives Fighter Jet To Head Of Church   (Reuters)
  • The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as he toured a factory in Russia's far-east - a single-seater fighter jet SU-35.
  •   Teen Admits Rubbing Scrotum on Customer's Pizza   (UPI)
  • A teen employee at a pizzeria rubbed his testicles on a pizza because he was upset the customer had ordered it close to closing time.
  •   Brothers' Bickering Tips Off Cops to Pot Plants   (UPI)
  • A complaint of two men having a loud argument in an apartment's courtyard led police to brothers bickering about the irrigation system for their marijuana plants.
  •   Beer Festival Features Brew Made with Weasel Poop   (UPI)
  • Among the 274 beers at the Snallygaster beer festival was a brew with a most unusual ingredient -- coffee beans salvaged from weasel poop.
  •   Brain Tumor Removed from Goldfish   (UPI)
  • Surgery to remove a brain tumor from a 10-year-old goldfish was a complete success.
  •   Mom Complains of Swearing Barbie Doll   (UPI)
  • A mother was shocked when her daughter's talking Barbie doll blurted out a profane expression.
  •   Fugitive Busted Playing Ultimate Frisbee   (UPI)
  • A man wanted for armed bank robbery was arrested when he surfaced to play in an ultimate frisbee tournament.
  •   Man Accused of Cooking Ex-Girlfriend's Dog   (Reuters)
  • A man is in police custody after stealing his ex-girlfriend's pet dog, cooking it and feeding it to her, police said.
  •   Gun-Toting Woman Threatens Boy Over Clarinet Practice   (Reuters)
  • Deputies arrested a 60-year-old woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbor's 11-year-old son as he played his clarinet in the backyard.
  •   Burger King To Debut Black Cheeseburger   (UPI)
  • The Kuro Pearl burger costs 480 yen, or roughly $4.80, and features bamboo charcoal cheese and bun, an onion and garlic sauce made with squid ink and a beef patty seasoned with black pepper.
  •   Man Sleepwalks Off Cliff, Suffers Minor Injuries   (Reuters)
  • A man fell 60 feet off a cliff while sleepwalking in a national forest, but suffered only minor injuries.
  •   Church Members See Face Of Jesus In Pierogi   (UPI)
  • Members of a church said they were "shocked" to see the face of Jesus on a pierogi during their church festival.
  •   Working Teapot Constructed From Chocolate   (UPI)
  • A group of chocolatiers said they disproved the sarcastic phrase "useful as a chocolate teapot" by creating a working teapot from chocolate.
  •   Waiter Smashes World Beer-Carrying Record   (The Mirror)
  • Hardly a drop spilled as man wins a competition to transport two large armfuls of heavy ale-filed mugs.
  •   100 Onions Grown By 5th-Graders Stolen   (Associated Press)
  • It was supposed to be a lesson in growing your own food, healthy eating and helping the less fortunate.
  •   Parents Sue Day Care Center For Duct Taping Child To Nap Mat   (Reuters)
  • A couple has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a day care center for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time.
  •   Nine-Year-Old Takes City Bus For A Spin   (UPI)
  • A 9-year-old can't legally be charged for stealing a city bus and going for a joyride, but is probably going to be grounded for quite a while after his little stunt.
  •   Deer Back Up Traffic On Golden Gate Bridge   (UPI)
  • A couple of deer decided to do a little site-seeing and took a stroll on the Golden Gate Bridge during rush hour.
  •   Police Nab Members Of Pizza Gang   (UPI)
  • A police officer went undercover to nab members of a gang behind three recent attacks on pizza delivery drivers.
  •   Restaurant Bans Ketchup For Anyone Over 10 Years Old   (UPI)
  • "Chef reserves the right to refuse service of ketchup," reads the menu.
  •   Teen Solves Three Rubik's Cubes Under Water   (UPI)
  • A 17-year-old swimmer is gaining international fame for an online video depicting him solving three Rubik's cubes underwater in a single breath.
  •   Judge Orders Lawyer To Wear Socks In Court   (UPI)
  • A judge threatened a lawyer with sanctions if he appears again in court without socks on his feet.
  •   Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at Age 81   (Reuters)
  • The comedian Joan Rivers has died in New York, a week after she suffered cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure.
  •   Ex Beauty Queen Accused Of Stealing Crown   (Associated Press)
  • An international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest.
  •   University Starts Semester With Giant Clambake   (Associated Press)
  • The new school year has started with a record-setting feast.
  •   McDonald's Forced To Ditch Golden Arches For Turquoise Sign   (The Daily Mail)
  • A McDonald's has become the first of its kind after scrapping the company's Golden Arches in favour of a turquoise letter 'M'.
  •   Cat's Resistance To Flea Bath Hospitalizes Owner   (UPI)
  • A woman was hospitalized for six days following a disastrous attempt to give her Persian cat a flea bath.
  •   Airplane-Sized "Fatberg" Blocked Sewer   (UPI)
  • Sewer officials said a flooding problem was traced to a "fatberg" the size of Boeing 747 plane beneath a residential neighborhood.
  •   Space Geckos Found Dead Upon Return To Earth   (UPI)
  • Five geckos launched into space so scientists could observe the effect of weightlessness on sex have paid the ultimate price for their place in scientific history.
  •   Lawn Painters Bring The Green In Drought   (The Sacramento Bee)
  • Using nontoxic, emerald-hued paints, lawn painters can transform even completely dead lawns to look about as lush as a golf green.
  •   Brewery Unveils 99-Pack Of Beer   (Reuters)
  • The 7-foot-long pack consists of three rows of 33 cans that tip the scales at 82 pounds and will have a retail price of about $99.
  •   Slice Of Princess Diana's Wedding Cake Auctioned   (Associated Press)
  • A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction.
  •   Suspect Swallows Stolen Ring   (Associated Press)
  • Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it.
  •   Woman Used Bacon To Ignite Arson Attack Against Ex   (UPI)
  • A woman was ordered to stand trial on arson charges after she used bacon to ignite a house fire in her ex-boyfriend's home.
  •   Human Skull Discovered In Donation Bin   (UPI)
  • Police are turning to the public for help finding an unknown person who donated a human skull to a local Goodwill.
  •   2,100-Foot Turban Weighing 100 Pounds May Be World's Largest   (UPI)
  • A 60-year-old warrior Sikh may be wearing the world record holder for the largest turban if his claims about its measurements prove accurate.
  •   Man Caught Killing And Eating Threatened Tortoises   (Reuters)
  • Wildlife authorities caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles.
  •   Workers Comp Ok For Kickball Injury   (Associated Press)
  • The court ruled that Stephen Whigham, who was injured in a company kickball game, is entitled to workers' compensation benefits because he was required to attend the game as part of his job.
  •   Shaun The Sheep May Be World's Wooliest   (Reuters)
  • Two farmers say that they may have found the world’s woolliest sheep, whose estimated 25 kg (55 lb) coat, if confirmed, could shatter the world record .
  •   Zig-Zag Lane Lines Confuse Commuters   (UPI)
  • Commuters were faced with an unexpected challenge as recently placed lane lines began stripping and curving.
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