Lede Of The Day

The Egyptian government has sought to dispel rumours that a mobile phone text message "from unknown foreign quarters" is spreading around the country and killing those who receive it.

A wondrous story picked up by AFP:

The extraordinary move by Egypt’s health and interior ministries follows press reports that an SMS containing a special combination of numbers killed a man in the town of Mallawi south of Cairo.

"He died vomiting blood, followed by stroke, shortly after he received a message from an unknown phone number," the Egyptian Gazette reported on Wednesday.

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  1. From wikipedia’s Killer Badger article:

    UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer denied the rumors, saying “We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area.”

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