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25 Hottest Urban Legends

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Monday, July 28, 2014
      Minimum Drinking Age to be 25
  1. Report that the minimum legal drinking age in the U.S. being raised to twenty-five as of 2 August 2014.

      17 Bodies Found in Ohio River Near Henderson, Kentucky
  2. Report that police recently found 17 plastic-wrapped bodies in the Ohio River.

      Breast Rash
  3. Photograph shows a breast rash caused by South American larvae.
  4.   My Dead Girlfriend
  5. Account from a man who began receiving messages from his girlfriend via Facebook after she died in an accident.
  6.   New York Lawn Mower Inspections
  7. Report that the state of New York is requiring residents to take their lawn mowers for annual safety inspections.
  8.   Costco Removes Dinesh D'Souza's Book
  9. Report that Costco pulled copies of Dinesh D'Souza's book 'America: Imagine a World Without Her' from their stores.
  10.   McDonald's Exposed for Using Human Meat
  11. Report that an Oklahoma City McDonald's outlet was caught with horse meat and human meat in their freezers.
  12.   Head and Shoulders Video
  13. Video clip purportedly shows the harmful effects of using Head and Shoulders shampoo.
  14.   RFID Chip Implemented in All Public Schools
  15. Report that U.S. schools are requiring children to be implanted with RFID chips.
  16.   Pepsi Removes 'Under God'
  17. Report that new Pepsi cans omit the words 'under God' from the Pledge of Allegiance.
  18.   Shawn Vernon
  19. Pleas from a Marine named Shawn Vernon seeking help in locating a box of lost shirts.
  20.   Hobby Lobby
  21. Update to Hobby Lobby's lawsuit over a federal mandate requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives.
  22.   Ohio Head-Ripping Execution
  23. Report that the state of Ohio has replaced lethal injection with a head-ripping machine as a form of execution for death row inmates.
  24.   Muslim Awareness Month
  25. Report that President Obama has proclaimed August 2014 to be 'International Muslim Awareness Month.'
  26.   Smithfield Foods
  27. Report that Smithfield Foods was sold to a Chinese company that will be slaughtering and processing hogs raised in the U.S.
  28.   Progressive's 'Flo' Killed in Traffic Accident
  29. Report that Stephanie Courtney, the actress who played Flo in commercials for Progressive Insurance, died in an automobile accident.

      Hobby Lobby Manager Stones Gay Employee to Death
  30. Report that a Hobby Lobby store manager executed a gay employee by stoning.

      U.S. Dollar Will Officially Collapse
  31. Claim that the U.S. dollar will "officially collapse" on 1 July 2014 due to the implementation of H.R. 2847.
  32.   Kids Smoking Bed Bugs to Get High
  33. Claim that schoolkids are smoking and injecting crushed bedbugs to get high from a hallucinogenic substance they contain.
  34.   Elephant Painting
  35. Video clip shows an elephant painting a picture of an elephant.
  36.   U.S. Military Forced to Observe Ramadan
  37. Claim that U.S. troops stationed in Muslim countries are being ordered to fast and submit to Sharia law during Ramadan.
  38.   John Coleman on Global Warming
  39. Weather Channel founder John Coleman's comments on global warming.
  40.   Dry Run Hijacking on Flight 297
  41. Account describes Muslims allegedly engaging in a 'dry run' hijacking on AirTran Flight 297.
  42.   Soldiers Going Hungry
  43. Report that U.S. troops deployed overseas are no longer provided with breakfast and other meals.
  44.   Dogs and Ice Water
  45. Warning that giving your dog ice or ice water on a hot day is likely to cause it to die from bloating and spasms.

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