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Urban Legends Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and answers about the urban legends section.
Ticks and Old Wives' Tales
Many common problems we encounter daily actually have extensive histories of "snake oil" cures and treatments. Some of the "treatments" were unhealthy or even dangerous. Here are some old wives' tales regarding the tick.
The Zicam Alert
Zicam was a popular cold medicine that had dramatic beneficial effects for many users, but could a mere cold medicine destroy your sense of smell? A number of emails circulated the internet stating just that.
The Crow : Legend and Lore
Crows and ravens have been a bad omen for centuries. Some places regard them as animalistic banshees. What other legends surround these maligned creatures?
The Body Under the Bed
Sometimes it's a massive hotel on a Vegas strip. Sometimes it's a "no-tell motel" in an unheard-of town. No matter where you are, you might find a body under your bed. It seems to be a makeshift morgue for tourists.
Rudolph Valentino and the Ring of Destiny
Rudolph Valentino is considered the silver screen's first "sex symbol." His piercing gaze has stolen the hearts of countless women since the 1920s. His infamous "Ring of Destiny" continues to inspire debate.
Pin the Tale on the Bunny Man
The Bunny Man is a common legend that's made its way through many states in the nation. Who was the real Bunny Man and how did he start?
Lecherous Louie, Louie ?
This tune has appeared on commercials, movies and the radio for decades. Does the song "Louie, Louie" contain filthy lyrics?
Katu Lata Kulu
Perhaps the most infamous chain letter or email is that of "Katu Lata Kulu." Your choice is clear: send the message to someone else or die. Have you heard about her?
James Dean and the Little Bastard
James Dean remains a Hollywood icon and the mystery surrounding his death revolves around a car called the "Little Bastard." Was it really cursed?
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