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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

To Those Who Doubt The Power Of Karma

I say behold !

2 Comments:

Anonymous Peter B said...

A great story!

Oh, wait, that's what it was, a great story.

A small-town rumor that sparked world -wide interest about a mouse burning down a house has been found to be untrue.

After 81-year-old Chano Mares's house burned down Saturday in Fort Sumner, news services picked up the quirky story.

"Flaming Mouse Burns Down House" read the headline over an Associated Press story that appeared on WSBTV.com, for example.

The mouse story, however, has been doused by Mares.

"It's really humorous more than anything that a mouse burned down the house," he told KOAT-TV in Albuquerque. The mouse was dead when it hit the burning leaves.

Mares said he trapped and killed the critter and tossed it on the fire.

The flames, he said, probably reached his house because they were driven by high winds.


Shame. Even the BBC doesn't check sources these days, obviously.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Andy_Ward said...

Duped again. Coming soon to an urban myths website near you.

Only Senor Mares knows whether he killed the mouse humanely and then burned it, or just tossed it on the fire. Nonetheless, karma is ever vigilant !

Andy.

8:44 AM  

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