classic urban legends

Are No Two Snowflakes Exactly Alike?
  • 19 December 2017
Your elementary school teachers weren't lying to you -- this oft-repeated phrase is correct, but...
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Are No Two Snowflakes Exactly Alike?
Baby High Chair Death
  • 23 March 2001
Was a baby left in a high chair to await the sitter discovered dead when...
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Baby High Chair Death
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The Bedbug Letter
  • 10 December 2000
Apology letter to wronged customer is marred by attached instructions to send the standard form...
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The Bedbug Letter
Is Hell Endothermic or Exothermic?
  • 1 December 2000
Old collegiate legend involves a student's coming up with a clever proof about the physical...
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Is Hell Endothermic or Exothermic?
HIV Needles in Coin Returns
  • 25 November 2000
Are drug users dropping discarded needles into pay phone coin returns?
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HIV Needles in Coin Returns
AIDS Mary
  • 7 September 2000
A long-circulating urban legend, "AIDS Mary," holds that a woman seduces men with the intent...
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AIDS Mary
The Vanishing Hitchhiker
  • 18 September 1999
The tale of a ghostly hitchhiker who disappears from a car.
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The Vanishing Hitchhiker
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The Stolen Biscuits
  • 9 February 1999
A long-circulating tale of biscuit banditry.
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The Stolen Biscuits