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The Top 20 Scariest Urban Legends Ever!
Gather 'round the digital campfire to enjoy the Top 20 Scariest Stories We Know. You'll be sore afraid!
"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?
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!
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.
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.
Do You Know What Happens When You Mess with...
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Richard Gere and the Gerbil, a Moral Tale
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.
The 13 Creepiest Tales to Tell Around a Campfire
Thirteen of the creepiest stories ever told. Read them if you dare.
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.
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 or prevent flu. Be skeptical!
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...
"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.
April Fools! Did a Zoo Parking Attendant Really...
Email tale about a 'very pleasant' car park attendant who showed up every day to collect parking fees from zoo visitors, then one day simply vanished.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 the Rumor About Hobby Lobby Closing All of...
Viral version of a letter by Hobby Lobby CEO David Green about his company's reaction to Obamacare is misleadingly titled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
17 Hysterically Funny Urban Legends!
A hand-picked collection of hysterically funny stories from the Urban Legends archive
'They Hurt Her' a Cautionary Tale About Bullying
Chain letter claims 16-year-old David Gregory was found dead in a sewer after failing to repost it. Did Carmen Winstead do it?
The Case of the Forgetful Elephant
A man who had once rescued an injured elephant encounters the same animal years later, only this time the elephant tramples and kills him. Probably wasn't the same elephant.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Test Your Urban Legends IQ
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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!
World's Biggest Dog, or Dumbest Hoax?
Viral photo of a gigantic dog named Hercules, purportedly the Guinness Record holder for Biggest Dog in the World.
Did JFK Really Tell Germans "I Am a Jelly Donut"?
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The Top 25 Urban Legends This Week
Trending urban legends, online rumors and hoaxes
Do Carjackers Have a New Method?
Viral rumor warns of a new carjacking scheme involving the placement of a flyer or piece of paper or currency on the victim's rear window to trick them into exiting the vehicle.
10 Things to Know About Slender Man
Who or what is Slender Man, and why is everyone so afraid of him? All your questions answered here!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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...
Are These Viral Photos of Imminent Death for...
A slideshow of startling images purporting to show people milliseconds before meeting their doom. Be skeptical.
"The Cat's Meow" and the Legend of Thomas...
Is the administration building at Culver Studios -- known on the lot as 'The Mansion' -- haunted by the ghost of Thomas Ince?
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.
Beware of KFC's "Mutant" Chicken!
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Pictures: Dead Mermaid Found in the Philippines
Emailed pictures purportedly show the carcass of a dead mermaid caught by a fisherman in the Philippines.
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.
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.
Is That Infamous Marie Antoinette Quote You...
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A New Twist on Kidnapping - Urban Legends
A female shopper's gratitude turns to horror when she discovers that the 'good samaritan' who offered to fix her flat tire has a briefcase full of knives, rope and duct tape.
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?
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!
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.
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?
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.
Is Urban Legend Debunking Site Snopes.com Biased?
Is there any truth to the claim that Snopes.com is a liberal front organization?
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.
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.
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.
Giant Skeletons Found in Middle East? - Urban...
Giant Skeletons? Forwarded email claims recent gas exploration activity in the southeast region of the Arabian desert uncovered skeletal remains of 'a human of phenomenal size.'
Urban Legend: Pop Rocks and Soda Can Kill!
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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!
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...
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.
Don't Fall For The \$250 Neiman Marcus Cookie...
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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.
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?
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...
Will a Copper Penny Cure a Bee Sting?
Viral message claims that taping a copper penny over a bee sting (or hornet sting) will provide overnight relief from redness and swelling.
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.
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.
Altoids and Oral Sex - Urban Legends
Altoids lore: Does chewing mints before performing oral sex really enhance the pleasure?
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.)
What's the Charlie Charlie Challenge, and Why...
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Did Aesop Really Exist? Does It Even Matter?
A brief biography of Aesop, the great fabulist (author of fables) of ancient Greece, whose own life was the stuff of legend.
Does AriZona Tea Really Contain Human Urine?
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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).
Can You Balance Eggs on End During an Equinox?
The first day of spring is almost here! Is it true you can stand eggs (or brooms!) on end only during the spring (or fall) equinox?
Did This Man Force a Puppy to Drink Vodka from...
Circulating via social media, this viral image appears to show a puppy being forced to drink vodka from a bottle. Appearances can be deceiving.
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.
90# Telephone Scam - Urban Legends
Viral messages warn phone customers not to comply with instructions from unverified service technicians to 'check the line' by dialing 90#, #09, or #90.
Card Trick: I CAN READ YOUR MIND! - Urban Legends
I can read your mind! Don't believe me? Here, I'll prove it!
Salaries of Charity CEOs Compared - Urban Legends
Viral text purports to compare the salaries of top executives of U.S. and Canadian charitable organizations.
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.
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?
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.
Pluck Yew (Origin of 'The Finger') - Urban...
More folk etymology: 'Pluck Yew' - how one of the most popular curses in the English language, not to mention a certain profane gesture involving the middle finger, supposedly originated as a medieval battlefield taunt.
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.
The Escherian Stairwell - You Won't Believe...
Viral video purports to show an endless 'Escherian' staircase at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. True recursive phenomenon or hoax?
The Legend of the Stolen Penguin
Familiar urban legend about a child who makes off with a penguin in his backpack while visiting the zoo.
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).
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.
Is the Cancer-Causing Chemical Benzene on the...
Forwarded email claims car interiors contain toxic levels of cancer-causing benzene emitted by dashboards, car seats, and air fresheners. It recommends opening windows to expel trapped benzene gas before turning on the car air conditioner.
Don't Fall for the "Two Little Creatures" Video...
Beware of scam posts purporting to link to a video about two 12-inch-tall human-like creatures supposedly found in the USA.
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.
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 the FDA Find Coors Beer Laced With Cocaine?
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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.
Did Someone Put AIDS-Infected Blood in Pepsi...
Pepsi contaminated with AIDS? Online rumor claims a worker tainted Pepsi products with HIV-positive blood.
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.
Breast Larvae Infestation?
Viral image purports to show a larvae infestation of the human breast. It's a hoax.
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.
Urban Legend: Gangs Kill Drivers Who Flash...
Decades-old urban legend says innocent people who flash their headlights at oncoming cars are being chased down and killed by gang members.
Card Trick
I can read your mind!: card trick cards
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.
Is the 809 Area Code Scam Real? - Urban Legends
0809 Area Code Scam - Viral messages warn consumers not to comply with telephone, pager, or email requests to dial phone numbers beginning with area code 809, 284, or 876.
Test Your Urban Legends IQ - Advanced Level
Urban Legends Quiz: Test your urban legends IQ!: urban legends level test iq
Did the U.S. Government Buy 30,000 Guillotines?
Decades-old conspiracy theory claims the federal government recently purchased 30,000 guillotines.
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.
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.
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.
Leptospirosis from Soft Drink Can? - Urban...
Viral alert claims someone contracted the deadly disease leptospirosis after drinking soda from an unwashed can contaminated with dried rat urine.
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?
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.'
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!
Another Social Media Scam: 'She Ended Up in...
AVOID CLICKING on blurbs touting 'shocking videos' like this one. They're scams that could expose you to a malware attack.
College Application Essay - Urban Legends
A viral hit since 1990, here is the funniest 'college application essay' ever written.
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.
Gerbilling Mishap Injures Two - Urban Legends
Two people injured in gerbilling mishap (another insult to the reputation of gerbils everywhere).
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.
Brad Pitt's Love Letter to His Wife
Supposedly a letter written by Brad Pitt to Angelina Jolie, this viral essay extolls the 'secret of love,' namely that given enough hugs, kisses, and compliments a woman will 'blossom' and become 'the reflection of her man.'
Did Einstein Prove that God Exists?
Einstein's proof of God? In this viral anecdote of unknown origin, a university student named Albert Einstein humiliates his atheist professor by proving that God exists.
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?
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.
4 Theories About Who Killed Princess Diana
More than 15 years after Princess Diana was killed in a car crash on Aug. 31, 1997, conspiracy theories are still circulating about the circumstances of her death.
Incredible "Pig Fish" Tastes Like Bacon!
Description: Viral image / Photo hoax Circulating since: Feb. 2013 Status: Fake (see details below) Text
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.
Who's Afraid of The Slender Man?
The Internet boogeyman known as Slender Man (aka Slenderman) is best described as a crowdsourced fiction.
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.
Can That Humongous Spider Possibly Be Real?
Viral image purports to show a massive spider lurking in the corner of a house in Manchester, England.
Do Gangs Use Eggs and Abandoned Babies to Trap...
Viral alert warns of criminals using new techniques to trick drivers into stopping their vehicles - throwing raw eggs at windshields and leaving infant car seats with fake babies in them beside the road.
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.
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.'
Is Barack Obama a Muslim? - Urban Legends
Online rumor alleges that Barack Obama is a Muslim and lied to the American people when he claimed to be a devout Christian.
Calif. Allows State-Recognized Human-Animal...
Satirical 'news article' claims marriage between humans and animals has been legalized in California.
What is a Drano Bomb and Is That a Thing?
Viral alerts warn the public to beware of 'bottle bombs' or 'Drano bombs,' homemade explosive devices consisting of water, Drano, and aluminum foil in plastic bottles.
The Clinton Body Count - Urban Legends
Viral email dating from the mid-1990s lists dozens of 'friends' of Bill and Hillary Clinton who allegedly died under mysterious circumstances.
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.).
Can Raw Onions Really Absorb Germs and Prevent...
Viral message claims raw sliced onions will 'collect' or 'absorb' any flu virus present in a home and protect household members from influenza.
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.

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