Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Urban Legends

I was looking up Urban Legends, just for shits & grins, and came across a few that were interesting. I am listing some of them here. Your job is to tell me which ones are true and which ones are false. 37,583 points to the person who gets the most right. :-)

1. Disgruntled worker decides to lace the office coffee with "biological substance" (pee). TRUE, and ewww.

2. Goat murders owner who regularly abused him.
TRUE, and yes, the goat was given a pardon.

3. 21 people died in a tidal wave of molasses. TRUE.

4. Man commits suicide with a deck of playing cards. TRUE, and very clever.

5. 9 people died in a tidal wave of beer. TRUE.

6. There are recorded incidents of people "dying laughing."
TRUE. I could think of worse ways to go.

7. Man cuts off head of his wife's lover and gives it to her as a gift for the birth of her baby. TRUE.

8. "Hanging Man" in local funhouse turns out to be the corpse of a real person. TRUE.

9. Lightening strikes have killed people who were talking on the phone. TRUE, and ouch.

10. A golfer dies after chewing on his tee. TRUE,and what a dumbass.

Nihilistic said something about going to Snopes, which is where I got all of these from, but since he didn't (or didn't tell us if he did), the points go to....... ODAT...... who got 7 of the 10 right.

yayyyyy Odat. ;-)


mist1 said...

I totally want to die in a tidal wave of beer.

Crankster said...

Okay, I don't know about all of them, but #1 regularly happened with the water cooler at my dad's office (as I discovered when I tried to get a glass of water). #3 happened in Boston, I think, in the early 1900's, and #4 happened in a jail when someone made a bomb out of the pigments in some playing cards (at least, I remember something like that on Ripley's Believe it or Not. I always believed it.)

Nihilistic said...

I'm tempted to go to Snopes and find the answer to all of them just for the points...

Aisby said...

It's always the most ridiculous ones that are true.

Odat said...

1,2,4,6,8,9,10 - True
3,5,7 -False


heartinsanfrancisco said...

Ewwww. No. 7 is really gross. It's probably true. Also 8 is so nasty that someone must have done it. Humans are really perverse. I hope the goat got off.

mist1 said...

Still doesn't sound like a bad way to die to me.

Odat said...

I can't believe they're all true!!
and yippie..!!!!!! I won!!!
I can't decide what I'll use my 37,583 points for...should I save them, spend them, invest them, oh heck...I think I'll buy my red convertible!!!!!