What Are Some Strange Urban Myths?

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  1. Ironhide1706

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    If this is spam or against the rules, mods please do what you do best.

    Just as the title says, let's get a list of ridiculous urban myths. As always, NO POLITICS OR RELIGION DISCUSSION.

    I'll start with this one:

    Australians ride Kangaroos to school. That's blasphemy, the cool kids ride Emus. Everyone knows that.
     
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    Canadian people live in igloos, drink maple syrup daily, ride polar bears, and go whale watching after school/work.

    ...oh wait, that's not a myth.
     
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    The one about the guy who wakes up in the bathtub of ice after his kidney gets taken is a myth. In truth, nobody who is victimized by these people survives; they either get killed for ALL their organs or are left to die out in the middle of nowhere.
     
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    half of these so far are national stereotypes, not urban myths.


    That pop rocks and cola will explode when mixed.


    That gum disease causes heart attacks.


    That (in Korea) fans can cause death to apartment dwellers if left on at night.
     
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    Tony Soprano got shot after the cut to black.
     
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    One of the more common ones here is that if you walk around barefoot then you will catch a cold.
     
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    Don't look in the closet, otherwise the Boogeyman will get ya!
     
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    guy 1: did you bring the crispy fried chicken?

    guy 2: sure did!

    guy 1: good! i'm starving.

    (both men start to eat the chicken)

    guy 1: this chicken drumstick is so good! how did they make it so tender and juicy?

    guy 2: chicken drumstick? wait a minute, i only ordered chicken wings!

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    guy 2: THAT'S NOT CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN! ITS CRISPY FRIED RAT!!!

    guy 1 and 2: AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Um, in the part of Australia where i live, Kangaroos aren't to be ridden on. They attack people. With a pair of red boxing gloves. Because, y'know, people in Australia think everything is cooler with a pair of red boxing gloves.

    *the sad part is that while in australia people don't think that, people outside of Autralia (lucky them) actually do think every animal here wears a pair of red boxing gloves. They also believe that being bitten by sharks is a popular past time here, which is somewhat true. Though not a voluntary pastime, it is popular. :lolol 
     
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    like kargaroo jack the boxing kangaroo
     
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    My favorites have always been...

    Hanging munchkin in Wizard of Oz - proven to be a large bird rented from the zoo.

    Ghost boy in Three Men and a Baby - proven to be a cardboard cutout of Ted Danson

    Blood-curdling scream of a woman being murdered during the recording of Ohio Players "Love Rollercoaster" - proven to be a shrieking sound delivered by band member Billy Beck.

    To think, I actually believed these back then and they used to give me the willies.
     
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    I don't see why everyone thought there was a Munckin hanging themselves from a tree In Wizard Of Oz. I looked closely In the BG and it doesn't look like that at all.
     
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    I was young and naive at the time. Plus, the version I saw it from, was our old VHS tape of the movie. Not the best quality so when I first saw it, it actually did kind of look like a figure swaying in the background.
     
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    Bloody Mary. Tried it once; nothing happened. I freely admit that was armed with a knife and had a sturdy hockey mask on during the attempt. Hey; I was eight.
     
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    Resurrection Mary story really scares me.
     
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    Why? Even in the off-chance it was real, which it's not, the stories say that she just disappears. No harm comes to anyone. What's to be scared of?
     
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    My friends and I were so going to try that once at a sleepover....but we chickened out :D 
     

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