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Old 30 October 2009, 02:27 AM
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Fright 6 Creepy Urban Legends That Happen to be True (Part 3!)

It's becoming a reader favorite and Halloween tradition for us to count down those ridiculously over-the-top gruesome urban myths that, oh by the way, happen to be true. This is our third year and once again these stories prove that truth is far more horrifying than fiction.

http://www.cracked.com/article/171_6...true-part-321/
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Old 30 October 2009, 12:42 PM
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I don't watch CSI:NY, but I'm pretty sure a body farm was on an episode of Bones.
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Old 30 October 2009, 02:41 PM
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That was actually a pretty neat list.

That chainsaw one reminded that a woman in MI got beheaded by one in May of this year.

Of all the ways one could try to kill themselves, I'd imagine that cutting off your own head with a chainsaw in that fashion wouldn't be easy or preferable to most.
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Old 30 October 2009, 05:49 PM
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The chainsaw incidents bring to mind one of my favourite sharp implement tales, but this one has a happier ending: The not-quite-decapitation of Forthman Murff.
A great story and an even better name.
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Old 31 October 2009, 12:52 PM
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I had to go back to the top to affirm how old Murff was when the near decapitation happened, he was already 74 and still working as a lumberjack. That is one tough man, even if this incident had never happened.

I went to recheck it because the sentence "Murff survived, although that was the end of his lumberjack career" wasn't elaborated upon. I still would like to know whether he quit because he no longer was healthy enough (which I'm somehow doubting), or just because he realized it was no longer the best use of his time when he could be enjoying his family instead. I refuse to believe it was because he was too scared to go back, because anyone who can stay calm enough to hang their head down to drain the blood from his lungs every so often while going for help on a broken foot after nearly cutting his head off is not an easily frightened person.
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