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    • Worms as 'Filler' in Fast Food Created: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Do fast food chains like McDonald's and Taco Bell cut costs by substituting worms for beef in their hamburgers, tacos, etc.?
    • Is John Dillinger's Preserved Willie on Display at the Smithsonian? Created: Friday, April 14, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Dear Urban Legends: I believe I read an article by Robert Anton Wilson a ways back regarding the Smithsonian or some D.C. museum housing private parts of famous people - John Dillinger, for example. Is there any truth to this folklore?
    • FAKE NEWS: McDonald's Uses Worm Meat Fillers Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Hoax article claims McDonald's uses worm meat as filler in its hamburgers.
    • New & Updated Urban Legends Created: Friday, September 19, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Find info on the latest Internet hoaxes, rumors, and the most popular stories circulating today.
    • Top 25 Urban Legends Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Trending urban legends, online rumors and hoaxes
    • Rumor: Criminals Use Key Ring Chips to Track Victims Created: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Online rumor warns that criminals are distributing free key rings, key fobs, or key chains equipped with a tracking device that enables them to follow potential robbery victims.
    • Martha Raye in Vietnam Created: Friday, February 24, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Viral story about entertainer Martha Raye helping to save wounded soldiers in the field during a 1967 USO tour in Vietnam." itemprop="description"> Scary Stories Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Gather 'round the digital campfire to enjoy the Top 20 Scariest Urban Legends we know. You'll be sore afraid!
    • The Knife in the Briefcase Created: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      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.
    • The Choking Doberman Created: Saturday, November 25, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      The Choking Doberman, a classic urban legend retold
    • Aren't You Glad You Didn't Turn on the Light? Created: Thursday, October 26, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      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...
    • Can Asparagus Cure Cancer? Created: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Viral message citing alleged cancer expert 'Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S.' purports to prove that asparagus prevents and/or cures cancer.
    • SLIDESHOW: Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos Created: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Check out the wildest, wackiest fake storm photos that went viral during the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 29, 2012.
    • Top 10 Urban Legends of 2012 Created: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Here, in ascending order of popularity as gauged by site traffic and reader interest, are the Top 10 Urban Legends, Rumors, and Internet Hoaxes of 2012." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • fable Created: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Definition of fable - A short allegorical narrative making a moral point, traditionally by means of animal characters who speak and act like human beings.
    • Top 5 Horror Stories About Travel and Vacations Created: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Warning: If you read these terrifying stories about travel and vacations you may never leave home again!
    • Facebook Jail Created: Thursday, February 21, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Viral postings advise Facebook users against clicking the 'Not Now' button when they receive friend requests so as not to send the requesting member to 'Facebook Jail.'
    • Bride-and-Seek (The Missing Bride) Created: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      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 except the bride.
    • Can Lemons Cure Cancer? Created: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Viral article claims the humble lemon is a 'miraculous product' that kills cancer cells and is '10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.'
    • The Last Time They Were Seen Alive Created: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      A slide show of bogus images purporting to show people moments before they met their doom.
    • Young Frances Bavier ('Aunt Bee' on The Andy Griffith Show) Created: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Viral image purportedly shows the young Frances Bavier (the actress who played Aunt Bee on the Andy Griffith Show) as a pin-up model.
    • Celebrity Stomach Pump Created: Thursday, May 29, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Have you heard the one about Rod Stewart passing out on stage? Seems he was rushed to the emergency room, where a pint (or quart, or gallon, depending on version) of semen was pumped out of his sto...
    • Debunking the Presidents Created: Monday, February 07, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      One hundred and two hundred years ago we saw our leaders as having been cut from a different, more noble cloth than politicians of today. Presidential folklore, in the form of jokes, legends and hi...
    • FAKE NEWS: Miley Cyrus Tested Positive for HIV / AIDS Created: Friday, April 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Viral 'news article' claims Miley Cyrus tested positive for HIV during a recent hospital stay.
    • Michael Vick Hospitalized in Pit Bull Attack? Created: Friday, February 07, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Satirical 'news article' claims Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was attacked by a pit bull.
    • The Killer in the Window Created: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A teenage babysitter frantically phones the police after seeing a strange man approaching the sliding glass door near where she's watching TV.

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