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Urban Legends

The Most Terrifying Latino Urban Legends, Illustrated

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.28.2015 | Latino Voices

To many people, Halloween is all about black and orange themed decorations, pumpkin carvings and sure, a few favorite horror flicks. But for those wh...

Urban Legends: Famous Ghosts From Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 10.27.2015 | Travel

From real-life historical characters to mythical creatures, Cheapflights names its top 10 most terrifying ghosts from around the world. Even better, we tell you where you might meet some of them!

Got A Severed Head? Call Todd Robbins ... It's Time For 'True Nightmares'

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 11.12.2015 | Weird News

When Todd Robbins says, "The stories you're about to see actually happened -- they're nightmares that have already come true," he's not kidding. Man...

The 9 Biggest Health Myths Debunked

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM We've all heard these wisdoms, from washing your hands with warm water, to not sitting on a public toilet seat. But i...

Of Course I'm Anxious: 20 Reasons Why

Nancy Roman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

If I forgot my hat on confession day, I would burn in purgatory. If I forgot my homework, I would burn in purgatory. If I skipped Mass on Sunday, I would burn in hell.

Yagana Shah

6 Old Wives' Tales We've All Believed At Some Point (And Some Of Us Still Do) | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.15.2015 | Fifty

As kids, we were truly gullible. Many of us were freaked out at some point by a mean older sibling telling us of "Bloody Mary" in the bathroom mirror ...

Investigator Uncovers Photos of Legendary "Faceless Ghost" That Haunts Abandoned Tunnel

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.25.2015 | Weird News

While the fear-fueled story of the Green Man is certainly the best kind of urban legend, filled with gruesome deaths, supernatural powers and a terrifying curse tailor-made to frighten teenagers, Ken Summers recently uncovered the true story of the Green Man, and it's a lot more sad than scary.

Yagana Shah

5 Vintage Urban Legends That Still Creep Us Out | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty

It's that time of the year again. Store shelves are fully stocked with seasonal candies, there are pumpkins all over your neighborhood and you're stre...

5 Inexplicable Hollywood Mysteries

Galanty Miller | Posted 12.02.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

There are even greater, more inexplicable questions surrounding the world of entertainment. These enigmas have never been answered to my satisfaction. Actually, they've never been asked to my satisfaction. Nevertheless, I'm legitimately curious.

Killer Legends Available on DVD and iTunes

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen D. Winick

Good news for folklore enthusiasts and legend trippers: Killer Legends, a smart, scary documentary I discussed when it was first aired back in February, is now available on DVD and iTunes.

8 Wedding Superstitions In Honor Of Friday The 13th | Posted 06.13.2014 | Weddings

Today is Friday the 13th, day of a million superstitions. For the (endearingly) paranoid among us, today is a day to steer clear of black cats and lad...

Killer Legends Brings Legends to Life

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen D. Winick

A few months ago, filmmakers came to my workplace and interviewed me at length about four contemporary legends for a new documentary. That documentary promises to be an entertaining, informative and slightly creepy look at fear, crime and storytelling in the 20th century.

9 Popular Urban Legends To Watch Out For

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM The age of the Internet has made our lives easier in many ways – could you have imagined Skyping with the kids and ...

Talking to Miami-Dade County About Chickens and Bees

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 10.03.2013 | Miami
Eliza De La Portilla

Trying to Get Answers We have heard a lot of hearsay and rumors about keeping Chickens and Bees in Miami-Dade County and no one seems to know the full...

The Pig-Man: Terror In The Woods, Or Just Hogwash?

Posted 07.25.2013 | Weird News

Deep in the woods of Cannock Chase, England, where sunlight doesn't venture and animals don't frolic, there is one creature that roams: The Pig-Man. ...

WSJ Money Magazine's Fiction Debut: Pools on Airplanes

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media
Janet Tavakoli

The Wall Street Journal has a new feature section called WSJ Money, and it just launched its debut issue. WSJ Money explains it wants to give readers the sense of "sitting by a crackling campfire."

9 Urban Legends That Just Aren't True

Albert Jack | Posted 04.03.2013 | Books
Albert Jack

The subject of urban myths and legends is one I have been interested in for a couple of years now. It occurred to me, one day at lunch with friends on the Isle of Dogs, that many long rambling conversations (and ours are certainly long and always rambling) will include a tall tale or two.

3 Urban Legends About Digestion

Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tamara Duker Freuman for U.S. News We all love a good urban legend, and it can be especially fun when they turn out to be true. It recently d...

Jason Linkins

Donald Trump Uses Twitter To Show The World How Little He Knows About Charities | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Ever since his chosen candidate, Mitt Romney, lost the election, things haven't been the same for poor old reality-teevee nincompoop Donald Trump. All...

15 Old Wives' Tales People Really Believe

Posted 01.27.2013 | Weird News

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our friends at TruTV have shared with us the 15 most believable old wives' tales, superstitions and urban legends. Did you believe...

Tighten Up

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Apparently, there's a viral image making the rounds today supposedly showing a McDonald's golden arches sign that says "We Support Chick-fil-A, Now Tr...

Fact Or Fiction? 8 Edible Urban Legends

So Good | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
So Good

Here are eight food related urban legends, covering fact, fiction and the gray, "Google it" bits somewhere in-between.

You Won't Believe Who Started Paul McCartney Death Legend | Posted 07.02.2012 | Weird News

We don't expect our craziest urban legends to exist for good reasons, but we do at least expect their origins to be mysterious. If you can just point ...

Is it Probable that People Anywhere in the World are Kidnapped Solely for the Purpose of Involuntary Organ Donation?

Quora | Posted 06.27.2012 | Weird News

Kidney theft is a venerable urban legend. The origins of urban legends are notoriously difficult to identify but in the case of kidney (or other organ) theft, the rumors seem to have preceded the real-life cases by some years.

WATCH: Colbert Warns Of Vodka Tampon Epidemic

Posted 11.18.2011 | Comedy

Last night, Stephen Colbert finally addressed the subject on everyone's mind: Girls soaking their tampons in vodka and then inserting them in order to...