"That story on Iranian Jews needing to wear yellow identifying marks? Untrue as Adloyada and Harry’s Place both report. I’m not normally a fan of the conspiracy theory (believing rather in the cock-up explanation of history) but Lenin’s Tomb has some further interesting questions. Yeah, yeah, I know, Lenin? WTF? But seriously, why on earth was such an outrageous story run?"
(Congrats to Daniel, by the way, for making the Tim Worstall grade - I can only dream of that.)
UPDATE: On the Iran dress code issue, more at Kos, Cole, & Obsolete. Worth noting that although the story isn't true, the truth is not nice: there is new legislation on women wearing 'un-Islamic' garb. Obsolete says:
'The law is meant to further restrict women's clothing, and what is regarded as "un-Islamic" dress. Already police have been ordered to crackdown on those who wear their headscarves with too much hair showing, or on men with "outlandish" hairstyles. Apparently dog-walking is also considered a no-no.' [emphasis added -B]