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25 Hottest Urban Legends


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
      Swatted
  1. Report that a teenager was given a 25-year prison sentence for a 'swatting' prank.

      Betty White
  2. Report that actress and TV personality Betty White has died.

      Darren Wilson
  3. Photograph documents injuries suffered by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

      Facebook Messenger
  4. Warning that use of the Facebook Messenger app require user acceptance of many privacy-violating conditions.

      Missing Planes
  5. Claim that eleven passenger planes are missing from an airport in Libya.

      ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Donations
  6. Claim that most of the $100 million raised from ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' donations won't go to ALS-related research and services.

      Death of Houdini
  7. Legend that escape artist Harry Houdini died from a ruptured appendix caused by his being punched in the stomach.

      Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte
  8. Claim that Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte contain dangerous toxins.

      Facebook Privacy
  9. Claim that posting a notice on Facebook will protect your copyright and privacy rights.
  10.   Tupac Shakur
  11. Report that rapper Tupac Shakur, thought to have been killed in 1996, hascome out of hiding.
  12.   Reggie, the Adopted Lab
  13. Story about an adopted dog whose former owner turned out to be a soldier killed in Iraq.
  14.   Free Cars for Welfare Recipients
  15. Report that Congress has passed a bill to provide free new cars to welfare recipients.
  16.   Shooting Range Death
  17. Report that a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a shooting instructor with an Uzi at a gun range in Arizona.
  18.   Obamacare Mandates Microchip Implantation
  19. Claim that Obamacare regulations require Americans to be implanted with RFID microchips.
  20.   Justice for AvaLynn
  21. Facebook appeals calls for justice for a young girl injured in a playground incident.
  22.   Obama's Columbia University Student ID
  23. Image of a 1981 Columbia University student ID card identifying Barack Obama as a foreign student named Barry Soetoro.
  24.   CDC Autism Coverup
  25. Claim that the CDC intentionally suppressed reports of vaccine-related cases of autism from reaching the public.
  26.   Casey Anthony
  27. Rumor that notorious mom Casey Anthony is pregnant with twins.
  28.   Coke Recall
  29. Report that Coca-Cola is recalling millions of bottles of Coke with the name Michael on the label.
  30.   Harold Greene Funeral
  31. Claim that President Obama broke precedent by declining to attend the funeral of General Harold Greene and failing to send any administration officials to the ceremony.
  32.   Flyer Carjacking
  33. Warning that parking lot carjackers are placing flyers on rear windows of cars.
  34.   NASA Blackout Warning
  35. Report that NASA has announced a three-day world-wide blackout is coming.
  36.   Loom Bands Recall
  37. Report that some loom bands been taken off the market due to health concerns.
  38.   Lincoln and Kennedy Coincidences
  39. List of coincidences between the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations.
  40.   McDonald's Exposed for Using Human Meat
  41. Report that an Oklahoma City McDonald's outlet was caught with horse meat and human meat in their freezers.

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