I love ferrets! I owned seven or so over the course of my hectic childhood. They are such adorable, weaselly, clever little things. So I found 2008's hottest plagiarism scandal to be particularly awesome:
Romance novelist plagiarizes ferret wildlife report
The article is every bit as funny as you might imagine. Unfortunately, it's a "Newsweek" article, and their website is a nearly intolerable mishmash of flashing ads and very short article sections (note: if you have an older browser, it might even crash your browser). But it's definitely worth it for the romantic dialogue quotations that involve the exact weight, diet, and evolutionary history of the black-footed ferret.