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Hard To Swallow: 8 Edible Urban Legends

06/01/2012 02:24 pm 14:24:31 | Updated Aug 01, 2012

I lost my Urban Legend virginity to "Mikey", the picky pitch kid for Life cereal during the 70s. I can still vividly recall the first time I heard about his death on my middle school playground. For the two people who've never heard of this tall tale, Mikey perished after ingesting a deliciously deadly cocktail of Pop Rocks & Coca-Cola.

Of course access to the internet would have easily laid waste to this deliciously morbid Urban Legend in only a few seconds. However, back in the early 80s, you were lucky to have an Atari 2600 in your house.

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

Hard to Swallow: 8 Edible Urban Legends