Legend

Legend

This rating is most commonly associated with items that describe events so general or lacking in detail that they could have happened to someone, somewhere, at some time, and are therefore essentially unprovable.

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Don Drysdale
Did a Baseball Player Protest His Fine by Paying in Pennies?
  • 6 August 2003
You can attempt to tender your fine payment in pennies, but you run the risk...
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Teacher Fills Hallway with Balloons to Give Students a Lesson on Happiness?
  • 14 December 2020
An anonymous teacher’s lesson to students on happiness has made the rounds of Facebook.
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Columbus' ship
What Were the Names of Christopher Columbus’ Three Ships?
  • 12 October 2020
We all know Columbus’ three ships were named the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa...
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Duck Eats Yeast, Quacks, Explodes; Man Loses Eye
  • 10 May 2020
Poultry shows are all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
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Did Stalin Pluck a Live Chicken as a Lesson to His Followers?
  • 4 May 2020
A common tale expresses the thought that a dictator can do anything he wants to...
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patrick mahomes dinner
Did NFL Star Patrick Mahomes Buy Dinner for All Patrons at a Restaurant?
  • 4 February 2020
The Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback helped his team win the Super Bowl on Feb. 2,...
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Is Indianapolis’ Area Code a Tribute to the Survivors of a Naval Tragedy?
  • 6 December 2018
A local legend connects the 1945 sinking of the USS Indianapolis to telephone service.
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Is the ‘Poltergeist’ Curse Real?
  • 29 January 1999
Superstitious legend holds that a number of strange deaths are connected to a 'curse' on...
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Urban Legend: Drilled Wire
  • 15 July 2000
A competitor one-ups a company proud of their new ultra-thin wire by drilling a hole...
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Child Abducts Penguin in Backpack?
  • 20 June 2005
Urban legend holds that a child successfully smuggled a penguin out of an amusement park...
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Delivery Person Mistaken for Troll
  • 28 February 2010
Legend about a developmentally disabled adult who captures a delivery person (or other front door...
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What’s in the ‘Pulp Fiction’ Briefcase?
  • 11 July 1997
The question of what the briefcase sought by the main characters in 'Pulp Fiction' contained...
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