Urban legends can be as funny as the funniest jokes -- indeed, the distinction between these two types of folklore is sometimes no more than a technicality!
As shared on Facebook:
Via the Daily Currant: "A woman was arrested today for stabbing to death three shoppers at a Chicago area Wal-Mart in order to secure the store's last X-Box One."
Also via the Daily Currant: "Q. Are your news stories real? A. No. Our stories are purely fictional."
As shared on Facebook today:
"RIP Bob 'Gilligan' Denver!" typed a Facebook user moments ago. "My favorite show growing up was Gilligan's Island."
"Bob Denver passing makes me sad," another person tweeted earlier this morning. "Gilligan's Island was my childhood Seinfeld."
Judging from the volume of treacly "RIP Gilligan" postings over the past 24 hours, the Internet is deeply, deeply saddened by the passing of Gilligan's Island star Bob Denver and completely oblivious to the fact that he died eight years ago on Sep. 2, 2005.
Worse yet, exactly the same thing happened last year. Was nobody paying attention?
If you see a graphic image purporting to show facial injuries sustained by Paul Walker in his fatal car crash on Saturday, don't share it. It isn't a postmortem photo of Paul Walker. The pic actually dates from 2011 and shows the face of an American charity worker seriously injured in a construction mishap two years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
As noted previously, despite conflicting reports on the Internet, it has been confirmed by Paul Walker's representatives that the Fast & Furious actor died in a fiery car crash Saturday afternoon.