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Forum: Food 28 January 2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,217
Posted By Faith
Cecil Adams of The Straight Dope also says it...

Cecil Adams of The Straight Dope also says it didn't work when tested. (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/697/will-a-silver-spoon-in-the-neck-preserve-your-leftover-new-years-eve-bubbly)
Forum: College 26 January 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 32,658
Posted By Faith
Students at NU face 'brothel rule' being enforced

Interesting (almost) sighting of the 'too many students = brothel' (http://www.snopes.com/college/halls/brothel.asp)urban legend.


Evanston will enforce 'brothel rule' in July...
Forum: Entertainment 01 August 2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,057
Posted By Faith
I...wow, that one really does take my breath...

I...wow, that one really does take my breath away.

And I think that actually pretty much confirms her story, I guess. After all, presumably if Gene Tierney was lying about husband recounting a...
Forum: Entertainment 01 August 2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,057
Posted By Faith
That does make very good points, Bonnie. One of...

That does make very good points, Bonnie. One of the reasons for my scepticism was wondering just how likely it was that the USA had implemented quarantine for Rubella so quickly after the link was...
Forum: Entertainment 01 August 2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,057
Posted By Faith
Bonnie, that's fascinating and as usual, highly...

Bonnie, that's fascinating and as usual, highly impressive and no, no-one found such a quote. I'd be happy to report this back to the Straight Dope, but I'd rather it came from you so people could...
Forum: Entertainment 29 July 2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,057
Posted By Faith
I don't know. One of the stumbling blocks is so...

I don't know. One of the stumbling blocks is so far I've no clue what the fan actually did say. All so far I've seen is a lot of summations of the story, but when the autobiography arrives, I'll post...
Forum: Entertainment 29 July 2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,057
Posted By Faith
Agreed, VeebleFeetzer, I'd thought much the same....

Agreed, VeebleFeetzer, I'd thought much the same. Also, in some ways, the novel is a bit of a (appropriately for the author!) red herring which possibly I shouldn't have mentioned. After all, the...
Forum: Entertainment 28 July 2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,057
Posted By Faith
The hypotheticals are endless and frankly don't...

The hypotheticals are endless and frankly don't advance the story. For example, if she was that much of a fan, it's interesting to speculate on how widely Tierney's daughter's problems and their...
Forum: Entertainment 28 July 2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,057
Posted By Faith
Plot of 'The Mirror Crack'd' based on Gene Tierney's life?

Bricker over on the The Straight Dope (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=525583) posted a story that I had never heard before, namely that Gene Tierney contracted Rubella whilst...
Forum: Entertainment 22 March 2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 119,764
Posted By Faith
Nice to see a fellow fan :) Yes, that and...

Nice to see a fellow fan :)

Yes, that and Michael Reeves thoughts on the show in general are always interesting to read. Even when the eps aired, I liked his episodes best. When in later life I...
Forum: Entertainment 22 March 2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 119,764
Posted By Faith
My favourite show of my childhood, the cartoon...

My favourite show of my childhood, the cartoon show Dungeons & Dragons was all about a group of teenagers attempting to get back home from the magical realm of the title. The show was cancelled...
Forum: Religion 06 December 2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 30,946
Posted By Faith
(Vaguely) relevant website: Entrances to...

(Vaguely) relevant website:

Entrances to Hell UK (http://www.entrances2hell.co.uk/page279.html)

In addition, there's a nice sighting of the 'drilling for oil and finding hell' tale in Robert...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 26 October 2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,014
Posted By Faith
I am pretty sure that Sainsbury's stores used to...

I am pretty sure that Sainsbury's stores used to be called J Sainsbury and that they eventually changed their name back in the '80s, presumably because people called them Sainsbury's so often. Anyone...
Forum: Science 10 September 2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 114,366
Posted By Faith
So few things ARE a patch on that wonderful...

So few things ARE a patch on that wonderful novel. Utterly unique and I think rather frightening.

"Perhaps it is important in the story I am going to tell to remember that it was for de Selby I...
Forum: Urban Legends 05 September 2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 82,331
Posted By Faith
There are a few of these stations that have these...

There are a few of these stations that have these long walks between lines. Changing lines at Green Park is a HELL of a walk.
Charing Cross is also pretty mislaeading. It looks like changing from...
Forum: Urban Legends 01 September 2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 82,331
Posted By Faith
It's a cute story but not very likely. For a...

It's a cute story but not very likely. For a start, it requires the elderly lady to remain silent, incident after incident. Then it requires the Porters to notice her each and every time, but only at...
Forum: Business 04 June 2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 33,241
Posted By Faith
That's really interesting - so the suggestion...

That's really interesting - so the suggestion seems to be that this so called urban legend never existed at all in the sense we are used to, that of a story passed on as illustrating something...
Forum: Business 04 June 2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 33,241
Posted By Faith
Diapers & Beer at Wal-Mart

Diapers boost sales of beer? (http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx)



I read this in the Evening Standard newspaper on the way home from London last night. Not heard this one...
Forum: Medical 27 May 2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,992
Posted By Faith
Devilbunny, You may find this article...

Devilbunny,

You may find this article interesting (if not surprising, alas)

Doctors show 'serious' weight bias...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 05 November 2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,436
Posted By Faith
In amongst all the rubbish, there is a tiny...

In amongst all the rubbish, there is a tiny kernel of possible truth in that there is some research that regular doses of paracetamol can apparently harm the kidneys of a minority, as well as the...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 19 September 2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,601
Posted By Faith
or alternatively AKA The Mersey Funnel.:)

or alternatively AKA The Mersey Funnel.:)
Forum: Business 11 September 2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 77,913
Posted By Faith
Well, it turns up in The Office as a factoid...

Well, it turns up in The Office as a factoid spouted by David Brent:

David Brent: In fact, a postage stamp is legal tender. A bus driver would have to accept that as currency.
Tim: Yeah, that'd...
Forum: Entertainment 11 June 2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,924
Posted By Faith
I've never understood the venom and think it's a...

I've never understood the venom and think it's a beautiful song, well delivered. The mood/ feeling is enough to carry it through for me.

Pity Webb didn't address one of the urban legends of pop...
Forum: Medical 29 May 2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,774
Posted By Faith
Yes, thank God that Alzheimers and Parkinsons are...

Yes, thank God that Alzheimers and Parkinsons are such rare conditions, P_C.

Franky, as mitcochondria are the 'batteries' that power us all, I am concerned enough to wish for further research...
Forum: Urban Legends 23 April 2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 152,170
Posted By Faith
What about stuff thrown over lamp posts, as...

What about stuff thrown over lamp posts, as captured here by Half Man half Biscuit?

This Leaden Pall (http://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Leaden-Pall-Half-Biscuit/dp/B00001ZTSW)

Bad photo, but it...
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