Fun_People Archive
21 Mar
ULs in the news

Date: Mon, 21 Mar 94 11:49:15 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: ULs in the news

[These all sound like Urban Legends to me... -psl]

Forwarded-by: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
From: WEIRDNUZ.317 (News of the Weird, March 4, 1994)
by Chuck Shepherd

* In San Leandro, Calif., in January, when neighbors
reported two weeks of mail and newspapers piling up outside,
police broke into the home of Frederic Green, 82.  After
examining his stiff, cold body, police officers assumed
Green was dead and called for a coroner.  As the coroner
was taking photographs of the scene, the flash from his
camera momentarily startled Green, who regained
consciousness. [San Antonio Express-News-AP, 1-29-94]

* In October, Canadian environmentalist William Lishman and
an associate flew two ultralight aircraft from Blackstock,
Ontario, to Gaines, N.  Y., and then to Airlie, Va., leading
a flock of 18 geese.  The two men were demonstrating to the
geese how to fly south for the winter.  The geese had been
raised in captivity and thus lacked migration skills.
[Edmonton Journal-CP, 10-20-93]

* In 1992, the Pro-Line Cap Company of Fort Worth was cited
by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for
not having adequate restroom facilities for its female
employees.  Shortly afterward, according to an Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission complaint filed in January
1994, the company, rather than add the restroom facilities,
merely fired 30 female employees so as to remove the need.
[Dallas Morning News, 1-5-94]

[I used to tell people (just making conversation, y'know) that if you
managed to keep your eyes open while you sneezed, your eyes would pop
out... Another UL bites the dust (oh yes, and Gross-Out Alert).  -psl]

* A 35-year-old man in Eagle Valley, Colo., who was badly
beaten in the face in a fight at the Brush Creek Saloon on
New Year's Eve, called an ambulance shortly after he arrived
home because, when he blew his nose, his left eyeball came
loose from the socket.  Doctors repaired his eye orbiter
bone and repositioned the eyeball. [Eagle Valley Enterprise,

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