BOCA RATON, Fla. (Wireless Flash) – A bizarre love letter to Jennifer Lopez may be to blame for the recent anthrax outbreak in Florida. Newsweek is reporting that the letter, which was sent to the Sun tabloid and contained a “soapy, powdery substance,” was handled by both anthrax victims.

HOKITIKA, N.Z. – A student from Christchurch, New Zealand, survived a car crash, only to die a few hours later when he slipped and fell 60 feet while attempting to urinate on the side of the road.

MINNEAPOLIS – More than 1000 Cheerios lovers formed the world’s largest human “O” yesterday in Minneapolis to celebrate the cereal’s 60th anniversary. The circle of people measured 90 feet in diameter.

DARWIN, Australia – You’ve heard of the “Twinkie Defense” – now a 17-year-old Australian boy is using “The Red Bull Defense.” Officials say the boy’s 11-can-a-day habit of the stimulating drink may explain why he robbed a supermarket with a knife.

MERCED, Calif. – It seems pythons have a taste for pit bulls: A northern California man’s 200-pound pet python escaped from its cage, only to be found under the man’s home with a 30-pound pit bull in its stomach.

DALLAS – A 33-year-old woman has won the first-ever “Ugly Cake Contest” at the Texas State Fair. Pamela Woodberry’s hideous creation was a lopsided mess decorated with lollipops and peanut butter cookies.

PARIS – French Agricultural officials say they will place 50 tubs of fake yogurt with temperature sensors inside in various supermarkets to verify if dairy freezers are keeping foods cold enough. Inside the container will also be an edible blue jelly and a warning to consumers not to swallow the sensor.

LONDON – Jo Moore, advisor to the British Transport Secretary, apologized yesterday for an e-mail he sent immediately following the September 11 attack which read, “It’s now a very good day to get out anything we want to bury.”

HONG KONG – A spelling mistake on a statue marking Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule has been spotted – four years after it was erected. The intended word, “motherland,” was spelled “montherland.”

SANTA MONICA, Ca. – B.B. King will be giving Santa Claus some competition this Christmas, with his first-ever holiday album, A Christmas Celebration, which will include seasonal songs like “Back Door Santa.” All proceeds will go the City of Hope.