Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cursed Carving; Killer SMS Scare

22 August 2007

Paging Mr. Indiana Jones

CAIRO (Reuters) - A German has handed in a package containing part of a Pharaonic carving to Egypt's embassy in Berlin, with a note saying his stepfather had suffered a "curse of the pharaohs" for stealing it, Egypt said Wednesday. [...]
Daily Telegraph [UK]
25 Aug 2007
Egyptian tomb raider dies from 'curse'
By Harry de Quetteville in Berlin
Times of India
23 August 2007

Killer SMS hoax doing rounds

MUMBAI: On Wednesday, an SMS started doing the rounds of cellphones. It urged people not to accept calls from a few numbers listed in the message.

If a call originated from any of these numbers, the message said, it would show up on their cellphone screens in red. On taking the call, the message added, a high-frequency sound would emanate.

It could cause the brain to haemorrhage and even kill. "27 persons died just on receiving these calls from these numbers," it added for good measure. [...]