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Urban Myths

Yagana Shah

5 Vintage Urban Legends That Still Creep Us Out

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Fact-Checking 7 Popular Food And Drink Urban Legends

Thrillist | Posted 03.17.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Don't lose any more sleep over the fate of Little Mikey the Pop Rocks kid -- we've got all the truths and lies right here.

Why I Hate Halloween

Paul Rasmussen | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Paul Rasmussen

Perhaps my heart is two sizes too small, but even as a kid, I was not a fan of playing dress-up and knocking on doors asking for handouts. It was awkward and degrading.

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
Quora

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...

11 Myths You Thought Were True

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.12.2011 | Books

While Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" has seen to it that we no longer believe in goldfish with three-second memory spans or life-threatening quicks...

Cheese Laced With Nails In Chicago Dog Parks Called A Hoax

Tinley Park, IL Patch | Lauren TrautEmail the Author | Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

Chicago area dog owners might be alarmed by the possibility of nail-laced cheese cubes at dog parks--but there's no need to be. The Facebook-based ...

Masturbation and Gay Sex Cause Swine Flu, Apparently

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Disgrasian

"Normal sexual union," though, is perfectly safe! Hurrah! Score another one for heteros!