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The Top 20 Scariest Urban Legends Ever Told!
Gather 'round the digital campfire to enjoy the Top 20 Scariest Stories We Know. You'll be sore afraid!
Hoax Challenge - Can YOU Spot the Fakes?
Real or Fake? Take our quiz and see if you can tell the hoax photos from the real thing!
The Hook Man
The Hook: A teenager drove his date to Lovers' Lane for a make-out session before it was time to take her home. The place was dark and deserted...
"The Russian Sleep Experiment" Will Keep You...
Did Russian researchers conduct an experiment in which five prison inmates were deprived of sleep for 15 days straight, driving them to insanity and cannibalism?
Don't Mess with Bloody Mary!
Legend has it that if you stand before a mirror in a darkened room and chant the name 'Bloody Mary' over and over again, a terrifying specter will appear.
"Aren't You Glad You Didn't Turn on the Light?"
After coming home late and getting ready for bed in the dark, a college coed wakes up the next morning to receive the shock of her life...
The Urban Legend of The Babysitter and the Man...
A teenage babysitter frantically calls the police after receiving prank calls from a stranger who repeatedly inquires after the welfare of the children she's supposed to be taking care of.
Beware of the Killer Clown!
A babysitter calls the parents who hired her to ask if she can cover up the scary, life-size clown statue in the living room.
2 Versions of a Very Creepy Urban Legend
Also known as 'The Licked Hand.' A popular tale from the oral tradition recast as a spooky -- if not quite believable -- Internet chain letter.
The 13 Creepiest Tales to Tell Around a Campfire
The Licked Hand - An urban legend. Page 2.
Does AriZona Tea Really Contain Human Urine?
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Six Scary Stories to Make You Think Twice...
Warning: If you read these terrifying stories about travelers and traveling you may never leave home again!
Is Jamie Lee Curtis a Hermaphrodite?
Longstanding (and unproven) rumors claim actress Jamie Lee Curtis is a hermaphrodite, or was born intersex and underwent surgery as a child to become female.
The Killer in the Window
A teenage babysitter frantically phones the police after seeing a strange man approaching the sliding glass door near where she's watching TV.
Don't Be Fooled! Your Guide to Fake News Sites
Tired of people sharing fake news as if it's true? Point them to this checklist of satire sites on the web. Guaranteed 100% effective!
What Really Happened to Carmen Winstead?
Internet chain letter tells the story of Carmen Winstead, a 17-year-old girl supposedly pushed down a sewer and killed by a gang of bullies from her school.
7 Times the Internet Gave You Terrible Medical...
When the Internet is wrong, it's really, really wrong. Here are seven examples of the worst medical advice ever given out online. And they're just a drop in the bucket...
About That Thing with Richard Gere and the...
Several years ago, 'they' say, actor Richard Gere was admitted into the emergency room of a Los Angeles hospital with a foreign object lodged in a bodily orifice.
Breast Infestation - Urban Legends
Ladies, wash your underwear in boiling water! Viral image and video purport to document a case of larvae infestation of the human breast.
Scary Stuff: The Legend of the Hanging Boyfriend
They picked the worst possible night to go necking on Lovers' Lane. Find out why... if you dare!
The True Origin of the F-Word - Urban Legends
In which we're asked to believe that the word 'fuck' originated as the acronym of 'Fornication Under Consent of the King,' or 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,' or some variation thereof.
Test Your Urban Legends IQ
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Classic Urban Legend: The Killer in the Backseat
Drivers beware - that person following you on the highway may actually be trying to save your life!
One Dead Body Under the Mattress Can Ruin Your...
Honeymooners notice a strange odor in their hotel room and decide to peek under the mattress, only to find... The Body Under the Bed!
The Case of the Choking Doberman
That the Doberman seemed to be choking to death was scary enough. Then they discovered what he was choking on...
The Biggest Snake That Never Was... See Photos!
Viral images purport to show an unbelievably large snake found and killed in the Red Sea by the Egyptian military.
The Urban Legend of the Spider in the Hairdo
Girl with a 'beehive' hairdo dies a horrible death after a spider crawls inside and lays eggs. Legendary proof that vanity can kill!
The Teacher and Little Teddy Stoddard - Urban...
Inspirational (though fictional) story of little Teddy Stoddard, a disadvantaged child who blossomed under the influence of his teacher, Mrs. Thompson, and went on to become a successful doctor.
17 Hysterically Funny Urban Legends!
A hand-picked collection of hysterically funny stories from the Urban Legends archive
Can Listerine Really Be Used as a Mosquito...
Viral text claims spraying an outside area with Listerine mouthwash repels and/or kills every mosquito in the vicinity.
Do Plastic Water Bottles Really Cause Cancer?
Bottled water cancer danger? Viral text warns against drinking bottled water left in a warm car because the heat may cause cancer-producing toxins to 'leak' from the plastic into the water.
Watch Out for the "Anaconda Swallows Zookeeper"...
(Updated 5/12/14) DON'T CLICK on video posts about a giant anaconda swallowing a zookeeper in South Africa.
World's Biggest Dog, or Hoax?
Viral photo of a huge dog named Hercules, purportedly the Guinness Record holder for Biggest Dog in the World.
Why Is the Ocean Salty? Whale Sperm! - Urban...
According to this viral message, a typical blue whale produces over 400 gallons of sperm when it ejaculates. And you wonder why the ocean is so salty!
What Really Happened to "The Missing Bride"?
After a lavish wedding in a stately mansion, members of the wedding party play a game of hide-and-seek. It isn't long before everyone is found... everyone, that is, except the bride.
The Top 25 Urban Legends This Week
Trending urban legends, online rumors and hoaxes
Read If You Dare: The Knife in the Briefcase
After consenting to give a ride to a good samaritan who helped her fix a flat tire, a female driver suddenly remembers she has a very important appointment and races off without him. Later, she finds he left his briefcase in her back seat. She opens it.
Was Mr. Rogers a Military Sharpshooter?
Was children's TV show host Mr. Rogers formerly a tattoo-wearing Marine sniper or Navy SEAL with dozens of confirmed kills to his credit?
Viral "Privacy Notice" on Facebook Has No Legal...
DON'T FALL FOR IT! Viral post purports to protect the privacy and intellectual property rights of Facebook members who copy and paste it to their walls. Not true.
The Legend of the Troll in the Closet
A parent returns from a shopping trip to find her mentally-challenged son in a very excited state, saying, 'I caught a troll and trapped him in the closet!'
Can People Look Up My Driver's License on the...
Website purports to offer free, easy access to personal information contained in state driver's license databases.
Don't Believe Rumors About a Public Cell Phone...
Viral messages warn that a directory of cell phone numbers is about to be published and instructs users to dial 888-382-1222 and add mobile numbers to the Do Not Call Registry to stave off telemarketers.
Are These Viral Photos of Imminent Death for...
A slideshow of startling images purporting to show people milliseconds before meeting their doom. Be skeptical.
Can Tanning Beds Kill?
A young bride-to-be decides she needs a tan, so a week before her wedding day she visits a tanning salon. Then another. Then another...
Origin of the S-Word - 'Ship High in Transit' -...
In which we are told, and with a straight face, that the word 'shit' originated as the acronym of 'Ship High in Transit' (or 'Stow High in Transit'), a supposed nautical phrase.
Read This and You'll Never Eat Cookies in Bed...
Doctors looking for the cause of severe headaches and facial itching in a young child discover that ants have crawled in his ear and infested his brain.
Um, That Cute Viral Image of a Frozen "Alaskan...
Viral image allegedly documents an 'Alaskan tree frog,' described as a species that freezes solid in the winter then thaws and revives in the spring.
Do People Really Get Buried Alive?
Once upon a time, before modern embalming techniques were developed, people were indeed found on very rare occasions to have been buried alive.
Do State Policemen Have Balls? Hilarious Answer...
A female traffic violator tries to talk her way out of a citation by offering to buy tickets to the policeman's ball. 'I'm a state trooper, ma'am,' the officer replies. 'We don't have balls.' Ahem!
Do Earwigs Crawl in People's Ears and Eat Their...
Myth Busted: The earwigs is so named because it crawls into sleeping people's ears and eats their brains.
Is That Infamous Marie Antoinette Quote You...
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Are Months With 5 Fridays, Saturdays &...
Viral message claims a particular month will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays, a configuration that supposedly only occurs once every 823 years.
Could Cannibalism Be Alive and Well in Modern...
Dear Urban Legends: I received an email last week which was quite disturbing. It is about dead babies that can be bought from hospitals in Taiwan to meet the high demand for grilled and barbequed babies!
Did JFK Really Tell Germans "I Am a Jelly Donut"?
Did Germans really chuckle with embarrassment when John F. Kennedy uttered the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner' during a speech at the Berlin Wall in 1963?
Amazing Cell Phone Tips! But Sadly Not Real
Viral message purports to divulge various tips and tricks for cell phone use, including dialing 112 to access a worldwide emergency network. Be skeptical!
10 Things You Need to Know About Slender Man
Who or what is Slender Man, and why is everyone so afraid of him? All your questions answered here!
Bill Gates Speech on 11 Rules of Life - Urban...
Circulating virally, the text of a speech allegedly given by Bill Gates setting out 11 Rules of Life kids won't learn in school.
Did Someone Put AIDS-Infected Blood in Pepsi...
Pepsi contaminated with AIDS? Online rumor claims a worker tainted Pepsi products with HIV-positive blood.
What About Those "Spermicidal" Properties of...
Is it true that the popular American soft drink Mountain Dew can lower a male's sperm count and be used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy?
Cough CPR / Self-CPR - Can Coughing Save Your...
Cough CPR / Self-CPR - According to this viral rumor circulating since 1999, you can save your own life during a heart attack... by coughing.
Black Jack Pershing vs. Muslim Terrorists -...
Did U.S. Gen. 'Black Jack' Pershing rid the Philippines of Islamic extremism by executing Muslim terrorists and burying them with pig's blood and entrails?
Is There a Nasty Secret Ingredient in Your...
Longstanding rumors claim the secret ingredient responsible for the boost you get from Red Bull and other energy drinks is bull semen (or bull urine).
Don't Answer Cell Phone While Charging! - Urban...
Viral alert claims people have been killed by electrocution or explosion when they answered a cell phone while it was charging.
Salaries of Charity CEOs Compared - Urban Legends
Viral text purports to compare the salaries of top executives of U.S. and Canadian charitable organizations.
Does Dialing 112 in an Emergency Really Help?
Female college student pursued by cop impersonator is rescued by a real police officer after dialing 112 (or *112, or #112) emergency number on her cell phone.
How We Know the Story of Ciara's Secret Sex...
Internet rumors claim Ciara was born male and is either a secret transvestite or underwent a sex-change operation to become a transsexual.
Illegal Alien Smuggled Inside Dashboard of Car...
Circulating via email, pictures of a woman being smuggled into the U.S. crammed inside the dashboard of a vehicle
Don't Fall For The \$250 Neiman Marcus Cookie...
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Is It True that ABC News Banned American Flag...
Viral message claims ABC News has ordered reporters and news anchors not to wear American flag lapel pins or other patriotic insignia.
The Long, Long Snake
Viral image purports to show a gigantic snake spotted beside a roadway in Delray, Florida (or the Morganza Spillway near Baton Rouge, La., or Branxton, NSW, Australia, etc.).
Don't Fall for the '16 Dead in Roller Coaster...
DON'T CLICK on 'shocking video' posts claiming a bunch of people died in a roller coaster accident at Universal Studios in Florida. It didn't happen.
Do Birds Really Explode If They Eat Wedding Rice?
People say you shouldn't throw rice at weddings because birds will eat it, the grains will expand in their stomachs, and they will explode. Not true.
Gross Pictures
WARNING: Some viewers may find these images unnerving or offensive. A gallery of viral images notable for their 'ick' factor. Some are authentic, others not. As you'll see, it's not always easy to tell which is which!
Beware of Drug-Laced Business Cards (and Urban...
Viral rumors warn of criminals using business cards impregnated with a drug called burundanga (scopolamine) to incapacitate victims before attacking them. Are they true?
Is Urban Legend Debunking Site Snopes.com Biased?
Is there any truth to the claim that Snopes.com is a liberal front organization?
Did Pepsi Omit 'Under God' in Patriotic Can...
Don't buy the new Pepsi can? Baseless email campaign protests the alleged omission of the words 'under God' in an excerpt from the Pledge of Allegiance on new Pepsi cans.
Myth Busted: A Duck's Quack Doesn't Echo
In which it is claimed that the quack of a duck, unlike every other sound known to man, does not echo. Humbug!
Did a 600-Pound Woman Give Birth to a 40-Pound...
Viral 'news article' claims a 600-pound woman in Perth, Australia gave birth to a 40-pound baby. Consider the source!
Did a Woman Find a Chicken's Head in Her Order...
This week's most frequently asked question: 'Is the McDonald's chicken head story true?' This week's most frequently given answer: Apparently so. Let's see what develops.
Beware of KFC's "Mutant" Chicken!
Is it true that KFC can't legally use the word 'chicken' in ads because its products are made from genetically manipulated organisms instead of real chickens?
The Legend of the Tootsie Pop Indian Wrapper
Where did the rumor come from that you could get a free Tootsie Roll Pop (or a whole bag of them) if you found a star (or an Indian, or both) on your wrapper?
Altoids and Oral Sex - Urban Legends
Altoids lore: Does chewing mints before performing oral sex really enhance the pleasure?
What Do Brown Recluse Spider Bites Look Like?
Viral images purport to show the progressive deterioration of a necrotic wound caused by the bite of a poisonous brown recluse spider.
Is the "Pet in the Microwave" Urban Legend True?
In this classic urban legend, an elderly woman comes up with a novel way to dry her soggy pet in a hurry. It doesn't go so well.
Why Are People Saying Tommy Hilfiger Is a Racist?
About those rumors that fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger made racist statements on the Oprah Winfrey Show...
Was a Mermaid Body Really Discovered After a...
Viral images allegedly show the carcass of a dead mermaid found washed up on a beach near Chennai, India during the devastating tsunami of December 26, 2004.
Breast Larvae Infestation?
Viral image purports to show a larvae infestation of the human breast. It's a hoax.
If a Baby Cries... Don't Open the Door! - Urban...
Email rumor claims a serial killer may be using recordings of a crying baby to coax unsuspecting women into inviting him into their homes.
Brain Maggots or Sushi Worms? - Urban Legends
Viral photos of a man whose brain allegedly became infested with maggots (or was it tapeworms?) as a result of an ingrown hair (or was it eating sushi?).
Meet the Incredible Pig Fish - It Tastes Like...
Description: Viral image / Photo hoax Circulating since: Feb. 2013 Status: Fake (see details below) Text
Origin of the Word 'Picnic' - Urban Legends
Viral message contends that the word 'picnic' originated in southern 'family outings' during which white people lynched African Americans.
Does McDonald's Use Worm Meat in Its Burgers?
Hoax article claims McDonald's uses worm meat as filler in its hamburgers.
Will Facebook Really Donate Money to This Boy...
FALSE posting claims Facebook will donate 45 cents per share to cover medical expenses of a 14-year-old boy shot 6 times by his stepfather.
Gold Ring Test for Lead in Lipstick - Urban...
Viral alert claims major-brand lipsticks contain 'cancer-causing' lead, which consumers can test for by scratching the surface of a product with a 24K gold ring.
Can a Floridian Rattlesnake Reach 15 Feet and...
Viral images purport to show a 15-foot-long, 170-pound eastern diamondback rattlesnake caught in a subdivision near Jacksonville, Florida.
4 Money-Saving Tips for Pumping Gas
Netlore Archive: Viral text purports to share a petroleum industry insider's tips for saving money at the gas pump.
Man Keeps Dead Wife in Glass Coffee Table! -...
According to this viral tale, Arizona resident Jeff Green preserved the body of his dead wife Lucy in a glass coffee table, which is on display in his living room.
Is the "Knockout Perfume" Scam Real?
Gangs of criminals allegedly knock out their victims by having them sniff samples of drug-laced perfume or cologne.
Work Moose in Harness (Moose Logging) - Urban...
Viral image purportedly shows a full-grown 'work moose' being harnessed to haul wood in a logging operation. Stated location varies.
Card Trick: I CAN READ YOUR MIND! - Urban Legends
I can read your mind! Don't believe me? Here, I'll prove it!
Did Scientists Really Find Giant Human...
Hoax images, cont. Urban Legends.
Was There Really an 1800-Pound Wild Boar and...
Viral images of a gigantic, '1,800-pound' wild boar allegedly shot in Conroe, Texas (or Potosi, Missouri, or Sun City Center, Florida, etc., depending on version).
Why Do People Think Friday the 13th Is Unlucky?
As folklorists we may not be able to cure paraskevidekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th), but we can at least lend its sufferers a few good excuses.
Why Do They Say Leftover Onions Are Poisonous?
Forwarded email claims leftover onions are 'poisonous' because they're 'a huge magnet for bacteria' and especially prone to spoilage.
Is There Such a Thing as a Black Lion?
Viral image purports to show a rare, all-black lion discovered in Africa. (P.S., it's fake.)
Should You Watch Out for Spiders Hiding in Your...
Email prank warns of deadly South American 'Blush Spiders' (scientific name Arachnius gluteus, or 'Butt Spider') migrating to the U.S. in airliner bathrooms and lurking under public toilet seats everywhere.
Stuff Onions in Your Socks to Cure Disease!
Viral message claims placing raw onions on the bottoms of your feet overnight will take away illness. Be skeptical!
College Application Essay - Urban Legends
A viral hit since 1990, here is the funniest 'college application essay' ever written.
Can Vicks VapoRub on Your Feet Relieve Coughing?
Viral message claims coughing in children can be stopped '100% of the time' by applying 'Vicks Vapor Rub' to the bottoms of their feet at bedtime.
Shampoo Warning Video is a Scam
Fake video supposedly reveals hideous skin condition caused by use of Head & Shoulders, Dove, Garnier, or other name-brand shampoo. Don't click. It's a scam.
Man Unearths 2-Million-Year-Old Barbie Doll in...
The Smithsonian Institution responds to notification of an unusual find in a backyard archaeological dig -- the two-million-year-old head of a Malibu Barbie doll.
Was the Flush Toilet Invented by a Man Named...
Is it true that a 19th-century British plumber named Sir Thomas Crapper (aka John Crapper) invented the flush toilet?
Can You Remove a Tick Using Nothing but Liquid...
Viral text advocates using a glob of liquid soap on a cotton ball as 'the best way to remove a tick.' True or false?
Is the Old Story about Kidney Thieves True?
Rumors can spread like viruses, and are sometimes just as lethal. Case in point, 'The Kidney Thieves.'
Test Your Urban Legends IQ - Advanced Level
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Urban Legend: Pop Rocks and Soda Can Kill!
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Certificate of Completion vs. High School...
Forwarded email claims the No Child Left Behind Act mandates that high school students who fail to qualify for diplomas must receive Certificates of Completion which will prevent them from entering GED programs, attending college, etc.
Check Out the Latest Trending Hoaxes and Urban...
Hoax List from About.com: Current Internet hoaxes, email rumors and urban legends debunked - your resource for information on all the latest misinformation on the Net.
Did the Australian PM Really Tell Muslims to...
Statements falsely attributed to Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard advise Muslim immigrants to learn English and adapt to Australian culture or leave the country.
Is the "Talking Angela" App Stalking Your Kids?
Online rumors claim the popular smartphone app 'Talking Angela' is a threat to kids' privacy and safety. Not true.
STRAWBERRY QUICK Meth Warning - Urban Legends
Viral messages warn of a candy-flavored form of methamphetamine targeted at young people called strawberry meth (aka Strawberry Quick).
Weightlifting Mishap
This shocking image, origin unknown, purports to show a weightlifter suffering from a prolapsed rectum after attempting to lift more weight than his innards could bear. Page 30.
Pictures: Dead Mermaid Found in the Philippines
Emailed pictures purportedly show the carcass of a dead mermaid caught by a fisherman in the Philippines.
Check Out This "Real" Photo of a Deadly Snow...
Viral image of a deadly 'snow snake,' whose bite, for which there is no known antidote, can freeze your blood and kill you!
The Terrifying Tale of Bunny Man Bridge
In which we investigate the legend of the Bunny Man, supposedly an ax murderer in a bunny suit who has terrorized northern Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. for more than four decades.
Needles Hidden Under Gas Pump Handles Are an...
Online warnings claim evildoers are exposing innocent victims to the AIDS virus by attaching HIV-contaminated needles to gas pump handles.
Are Raw Egg Whites a Legitimate Burn Remedy?
Egg whites as a burn remedy? Viral text touts coating burned skin with raw egg whites as a 'miracle healing' home remedy. Doctors not so much.
"Giant Python Caught in the Red Sea" Video Is a...
Scam posts purport to link to a video showing the 'world's biggest snake,' a python, found in Iran. No such snake exists. If the video exists, it's a hoax. Users should beware of prompts to download potentially dangerous software.
Priest Dies, Wakes Up, Says God Is a Woman. Huh?
Fake news story claims a Catholic priest resuscitated after a heart attack says he went to heaven and met God, whom he described as feminine and mother-like.
Did Obama Really Offer Free Cell Phones to...
Viral rumor claims the Obama administration started a program whereby taxpayer money is being 'redistributed' to provide free cell phones ('Obama phones') to welfare recipients.
What? KFC Licensed to Sell Marijuana in Colorado?
A new viral article claims KFC has obtained a license to sell marijuana at all of its locations in Colorado, where the sale of pot has been legalized. True or false?
Can You Unlock Your Car Door with a Cell Phone?...
Locked out of your automobile? According to this forwarded email, you can have someone transmit a signal from your spare remote key via cell phone and unlock your car door in a pinch.
Did They Finally Find Obama's "Foreign Student"...
Viral image purports to show Barack Obama's 1981 student ID card from Columbia University, listing him as a 'foreign student.' Unsurprisingly, it's a hoax.
What Exactly IS an Urban Legend?
Urban Legends FAQ: What is an urban legend?
Is That Scream in "Love Rollercoaster" from an...
Did the bloodcurdling scream in the Ohio Players song 'Love Rollercoaster' come from a woman who was murdered in the recording studio?
Is a Dog's Mouth Cleaner Than a Human's?
If you don't mind my falling back on a gut feeling, I'd rather be French-kissed by a human being than a dog any day.
Is There a Predator at Tuttle Mall in Columbus?
The case of the murderous good samaritan with a knife, rope, and duct tape in the trunk of his car - a new variant of a classic shopping mall urban legend.
Did the U.S. Government Buy 30,000 Guillotines?
Decades-old conspiracy theory claims the federal government recently purchased 30,000 guillotines.
Does Flour Really Work as a Burn Remedy?
No. Plain white flour will not stop pain from a burn nor promote healing. Experts say it's better to use cool water, then cover the burn loosely with dry, sterile gauze.
Card Trick
I can read your mind!: card trick cards
Who's Afraid of The Slender Man?
The Internet boogeyman known as Slender Man (aka Slenderman) is best described as a crowdsourced fiction.
Was a Long-Rumored Film Depicting Jesus as Gay...
'Corpus Christi' movie: Decades-old viral petition aims to block the release of a movie allegedly depicting Jesus Christ and his disciples as gay.
Car Thieves Use VIN Number to Obtain Duplicate...
Viral message warns car owners to cover the VIN number on their dashboard to prevent car thieves from using it to obtain duplicate keys.
Fly in Urinal at Schiphol Airport - Urban Legends
Viral image shows a restroom urinal in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport with a fly etched in the porcelain to improve users' aim and reduce 'spillage.'
Quiz: Celebrity Urban Legends
Quiz: Celebrity Urban Legends: urban legends iq quiz celebrity
Motorcycle or Boating Accident
Depending on which version you receive, the caption accompanying this emailed photo claims this poor patient was impaled on a fencepost after losing control of his motorcycle or boat. Page 31.
Black and White Twins (Photos) - Urban Legends
Viral images show a pair of twin sisters - one black, the other white - born to a British couple who both had mixed-race parents.
Chain-Letter Ghost Story About the Little Girl...
Chain letter tells the story of Clarissa, a little girl imprisoned in a mental hospital for killing her mother and father. That was just for starters.
How to Detect a Two-Way Mirror
Forwarded email purports to give practical advice on how to tell the difference between a two-way mirror and an ordinary mirror.
Do Bar Codes Reveal Where a Product Is Made?
Viral messages claims potentially hazardous products made in China can be identified by looking at the first three digits of the bar code on the packaging, which supposedly indicate the country of origin.

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