Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 9

I thought I would do something a bit different this week. I have spent a lot of time on Snopes over the years. I find their information on urban legends and old wives tales fascinating. However, I would take what you see here with a grain of salt. Sometimes they like to be silly. :)

Here are some of my favorite!


Thirteen Urban Legends


1. It takes seven years for gum to pass through the human digestive system. False! Gum is just like any other food.

2. Disney's Belle from Beauty and the Beast makes a cameo appearance in the The Hunchback of Notre Dame. True! If you look closely at the picture you can see her in the bottom right corner.

3. Lemmings commit suicide by jumping off cliffs. False! These poor little things were forced to jump to help make a Disney movie back in the 50's.

4. Birds can steal coins out of machines. True! I didn't believe it until I saw these pictures.

5. A picture of a fox standing in a pack of dogs. This is false. The picture is a photoshop. But still it looks awesome!

6. A twister ripped through a drive in theatre that was playing the movie Twister. This is false. Thought it would have been poetic. :)

7. A second-hand coat purchased for the Wizard of Oz was later discovered to have been owned by L. Frank Baum. True!

8. A ghost appears in the movie Three Men and a Baby. This is false. Though the first time I saw the picture it creeped me out.

9. An abused goat killed it's owner. True! Don't anger the goats...

10. The book/movie The Amityville Horror is based on a true story. False! The book was good, the movie...not so much.

11. A hitchhiker is picked up and dropped off, only to be learned later that she died years ago. False! I first heard this one at Girl Guide camp when I was eleven. Still a classic.

12. Poorly translated instructions for a game. True! I'm sure there are tones of other examples of this out there. But this cracks me up!

13. Chihuahuas are actually a type of rodent bred to resemble dogs. False! I may not like them, but they are still dogs. :)

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