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Jul232009

Myths and Rumors — Debunked!

Ever go to Snopes.com? It’s a great site that debunks common rumors floating around the Internet. You may be surprised at which turn out to be true and which are false. Here are some of the more shocking and disturbing “urban legends”:

A tooth left in a glass of Coca-Cola overnight will dissolve by morning.
TRUE
This scientifically proves that Coca-Cola has real cocaine in it.

There’s a prominent phallic shape on The Little Mermaid’s VHS case.
FALSE
Going on the assumption that a “phallic” is some kind of a centaur (I didn’t have time to Wikipedia it), it’s obviously false. Everyone knows there was no horse-man in The Little Mermaid. Only fish-men.

JFK was assassinated by a mysterious gunman on a grassy knoll.
TRUE
That gunman was Hillary Clinton.

If you ingest both Pop Rocks and soda, your stomach will explode.
TRUE
Of course, this is how Michael Hutchence of INXS died.

If you’re being robbed at an ATM, entering your PIN backward will summon the police.
ESLAF
Everyone knows that to summon the cops to an ATM, all you have to do is be black.

In The Wizard of Oz, during the scene when Dorothy and the Scarecrow discover the Tin Man, you can see a Munchkin hanging from a tree in the background.
TRUE
In fact, to make the Munchkin more visible on early Technicolor film, it was actually stuffed with ketchup rather than the usual strawberry jam.

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is a hermaphrodite.
GROSS
Also, true.

NASA faked the first moon landing.
TRUE
They’d actually landed successfully on three earlier occasions, but each time their film had been erased on the luggage scanner at LaGuardia on the way in. Most of NASA ended up being fired; those disgruntled employees got back together to form what is now known as the TSA, causing 9/11.

Obama wasn’t born in America.
TRUE
He was born in Hawaii.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
actually sucked.
TRUE
I mean, three hours in which no plot whatsoever is advanced. Three hours. Seriously.

The Phil Collins song “In the Air Tonight” is about witnessing a man who could have saved a drowning swimmer, but didn’t.
FALSE
Obviously not true. That song is clearly about an evening fart. Think about it.

KFC isn’t allowed to use “chicken” in its name anymore because its meat comes from genetically modified animals with no bones, beaks, feet, or feathers, which are kept alive via feeding tubes in Aldous Huxley-esque warehouses.
FALSE
Only delicious, tender veal deserve to be raised that way.

Eskimos have no feelings.
TRUE
This is just true.

Walt Disney’s head is cryogenically frozen beneath the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
ALMOST TRUE

It’s actually just his phallic.


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