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Old 01 July 2007, 07:27 PM
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Comment: the one about dalton police is true but not in dalton............where a girl gang gets rape then death the calhoun police department told employees at arbys restaurant about this and it has happened in calhoun , the managers husband broke it up when a car drove over the curb attacked the girl......if it wasnt for this mqanagers husband this young girl would of ended up dead call arbys on redbud rd they will tell ya what the police said........only way i fould out about this is i have a child who works there.........
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Old 01 July 2007, 09:06 PM
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Arbys employ children??

Someone must be told about this!!

I'll phone the press!
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Old 08 August 2007, 10:21 PM
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Comment: You have a story about a boy dying from a fire hydrant
flying at his head, but fail to present a similar true story about a boy
who dies from an oxygen tank being hurled at him during an MRI procedure
(See web site http://www.aboutsafety.com/article.cfm?id=1100).
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Old 08 August 2007, 10:46 PM
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From a 1947 joke book:

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Two salesmen were conversing.

"Do you know that Max went to Boston, went to the Acme store, made a deal and made ten thousand dollars?" asked one.

"Listen," said the other, "to begin with, it wasn't Max, it was Sam. It wasn't Boston, it was Pittsburgh. It wasn't the Acme store, it was the Emporium. He didn't make ten thousand dollars, he lost it. And besides, it was me who told it to you yesterday."
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Old 08 August 2007, 11:11 PM
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Comment: the one about dalton police is true but not in dalton............where a girl gang gets rape then death the calhoun police department told employees at arbys restaurant about this and it has happened in calhoun , the managers husband broke it up when a car drove over the curb attacked the girl......if it wasnt for this mqanagers husband this young girl would of ended up dead call arbys on redbud rd they will tell ya what the police said........only way i fould out about this is i have a child who works there.........

I know the US has an issue with Babies having Babies, but this is just out of control! I could have sworn this was composed by a 10 year old ..
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Old 26 August 2007, 11:14 PM
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Comment: my brother in law used a pay-phone in tulsa oklahoma and someone
had placed acid,not LSD but an actual acid on the earpiece and mouthpiece
resulting in chemical burns. this is a true story traceable with police
reports if you care to do the research

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/mayhem/payphone2.asp
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Old 24 September 2007, 07:10 PM
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Comment: I wanted to comment about "Urban Legends Reference Pages: Flyers
on Car Windows Carjacking" being false. I wanted to let you know that
this actually happened to me about 10 years ago in Atlanta. Although I
didn't get carjacked, because I didn't get out of the car, I do let people
know when I receive that email that it did happen to me. For me, I was
returning to my car in a Kmart parking lot, got in, and then noticed that
both my side mirrors had pornographic pictures taped to them. I guess
that the idea being that I would be so outraged that I would surely get
out of the car to have such pictures removed. Whether a teenage prank or
an attempt to lure me out of the car for other reasons, I drove away
first.
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Old 18 October 2007, 06:39 AM
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Comment: I recently watched a Youtube.com video with someone making
glowing Mt. Dew. I searched it on snopes and found it to be debunked.
However, I have found nother video that shows the same kind of thing only
with a tomato, highly phosphoric matches, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and a
syringe. I just wanted to know if I should believe this or not.
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Old 18 October 2007, 06:01 PM
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... a tomato, highly phosphoric matches, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and a syringe.
"Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."*
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Comment: I cannot corroborate the
John-Denver-didn't-want-Jehovah's-Witnesses-at-his-performances story, but
after reading the latter part of the article I wish to comment on my high
school government teacher at Redondo Union High School, XXXXX XXXXXX,
(Deceased), who taught in the South Bay Union High School District from
1948 through 1986. He was a dyed-in-the-wool Southern Baptist, and shortly
before the Christmas holidays he told his classes that if anyone did not
want to listen to a potentially controversial history about Jesus'
eligibility as the Messiah, they would be excused. Whether Denver or Phil
Collins or Oprah Winfrey or any others may have deferred to groups'
purported sensibilities, this teacher most certainly did and I have an
article from a local newspaper to corroborate it.
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Old 07 December 2007, 09:19 AM
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Referred by: http://www.snopes.com/autos/dream/57chevy.asp

Comment: I read with interest your story about the '57 chevy bel aire
being produced by a compny OTHER THAN General Motors. You said the story
was false; it is actually true. Only because I can not remember the name
of the company, I will refer you to an article that appeared in either the
Detroit News or the Free Press around March of this year. I believe the
company to be in Auburn Hills or Rochester Michigan. They claim to build
"brand new '57 Chevys" for the paltry sum of $125,000.
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Old 07 December 2007, 03:38 PM
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Comment: I wanted to comment about "Urban Legends Reference Pages: Flyers
on Car Windows Carjacking" being false. I wanted to let you know that
this actually happened to me about 10 years ago in Atlanta. Although I
didn't get carjacked, because I didn't get out of the car, I do let people
know when I receive that email that it did happen to me. For me, I was
returning to my car in a Kmart parking lot, got in, and then noticed that
both my side mirrors had pornographic pictures taped to them. I guess
that the idea being that I would be so outraged that I would surely get
out of the car to have such pictures removed. Whether a teenage prank or
an attempt to lure me out of the car for other reasons, I drove away
first.
Actually, you were just parked Nasty Knights and Maidens and forgot you had backed into your spot.
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Old 07 December 2007, 05:48 PM
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I wanted to let you know that
this actually happened to me about 10 years ago in Atlanta. Although I
didn't get carjacked, because I didn't get out of the car, I do let people
know when I receive that email that it did happen to me. For me, I was
returning to my car in a Kmart parking lot, got in, and then noticed that
both my side mirrors had pornographic pictures taped to them. I guess
that the idea being that I would be so outraged that I would surely get
out of the car to have such pictures removed. Whether a teenage prank or
an attempt to lure me out of the car for other reasons, I drove away
first.
So, even though no one taped anything to your rear windshield, no one carjacked you (or attempted to carjack you), and the whole thing was probably just a teenage prank, this REALLY HAPPENED TO YOU.

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Old 07 December 2007, 10:58 PM
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Comment: I cannot corroborate the
John-Denver-didn't-want-Jehovah's-Witnesses-at-his-performances story, but
after reading the latter part of the article I wish to comment on my high
school government teacher at Redondo Union High School, XXXXX XXXXXX,
(Deceased), who taught in the South Bay Union High School District from
1948 through 1986. He was a dyed-in-the-wool Southern Baptist, and shortly
before the Christmas holidays he told his classes that if anyone did not
want to listen to a potentially controversial history about Jesus'
eligibility as the Messiah, they would be excused. Whether Denver or Phil
Collins or Oprah Winfrey or any others may have deferred to groups'
purported sensibilities, this teacher most certainly did and I have an
article from a local newspaper to corroborate it.
I had a similar experience. You know that Bloody Mary UL? Where if you stand in front of a mirror and say her name three times she comes to you? Well, that didn't happen to me but I did stand in front of the cat dish with a container of food. And when I shook the container and said, "Here kitty, kitty", three times ALL OF MY CATS APPEARED!! WOW!!
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Old 15 April 2008, 06:23 AM
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Comment: The Red Velvet cake legend which has been around for about fifty
years does have an origin in truth, but it has been twisted to the point
that it little resembles it's ignomenious beginnings. My great-aunt
Curley was a great cook. Her cakes
were well known at all of the church socials. The last time that I talked
to her she was in her mid to late eighties and she told me, "Johnny, I
cheated; I needed to make a cake for the church, and I used a box mix."
What upset her was that nobody noticed a difference. In her younger days
Aunt Curley had a palet that could rivel a spectrum analyzer. She could
taste and reverse engineer any finished baked good. The story that she
told me was that at one time she went out to eat (she didn't say where)
and was served this marvelous new cake. When she asked for the receipt,
"That upidy cook said that it was his secret." Aunt Curley ordered a
couple of pieces to go, took them home, and duplicated the texture, taste,
and color. Wether or not it was the the exact receipt or not was a moot
point, there was no money involved, the originator of the cake was not a
big corporation, and Aunt Curley always shared her receipts. I am
probably one of the last people alive that knows the true beginnings of
this rumar. Aunt Curley didn't have a vindictive bone in her body and
shared the receipt because she enjoyed sharing.
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Old 15 April 2008, 06:35 AM
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When she asked for the receipt... Wether or not it was the the exact receipt... Aunt Curley always shared her receipts... and
shared the receipt because she enjoyed sharing.
Only my very strong self-control prevents me from leaping up from my computer and shouting "RECIPE!" at the top of my voice.
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Old 14 June 2008, 07:04 PM
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Comment: In relation to:
http://snopes.com/sports/baseball/bttf2.asp
This rumor may have been propagated due to confusion with the seaQuest DSV
TV series. From the Wikipedia entry for the show:
"Jonathan Brandis' character, Lucas Wolenczak, wore baseball jerseys
during the series, including one for the Florida Marlins that noted they
had won the World Series in 2010. The Marlins were an expansion team that
played for the first time in 1993, the same year that seaQuest DSV began
production. They did go on to win the 1997 and 2003 World Series."
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Old 01 July 2008, 03:04 AM
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Comment: I often debunk hoaxes and scams with articles from Snopes, but I
was surprised to see the article claiming that Halloween candy poisonings
are nothing but urban legend. I know better. I was poisoned myself as a
child in the 70s. Nothing like cyanide, but I consider LSD in my candy
"poison". I still remember the hallucinations and panic from that event.
Paramedics came and took me to the hospital, and determined what had
happened. I don't imagine it made the news, because it was thought to be a
prank, and not uncommon. I understand it's hard to prove a negative, but
don't be so quick to dismiss.
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Old 01 September 2008, 12:04 AM
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Comment: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/eagle.asp

On your snopes.com front page regarding Obama true and false items, you show an item about Native Americans dubbing Obama as "Walking Eagle". You say this is a false story. However, this story is actually true with some changes in location, name and tribe. Please note the above web page from my hometown newspaper (May 22, 2008 issue of the Big Horn County News) where the Crow Indians in Crow Agency, Montana officially named Barack Obama an adopted member of the Crow Tribe and gave him an adoptive name:

http://www.bighorncountynews.com/arc...21/story1.html
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Old 06 September 2008, 06:32 PM
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Comment: Regarding the rumor about the drug user who thinks he's a glass
of orange juice:

This one hit me strangely close to home. I suffer from severe, chronic
depression, which has landed me in the hospital several times. One of my
roommates was a woman who seemed to be in a permanent state of psychosis -
I knew her for several months and she never seemed to be responding to
antipsychotic medications. One day, she came back from dinner and told me
that someone had converted her soul and mine into beverages - one of us
was lemonade and one of us was orange drink, although it escapes my mind
at the moment which of us was which. She made a point of telling me that
she didn't drink my soul. (Thank heaven for small favors.) I don't know
if her psychosis was the result of past drug use. I do know that she was
once a very intelligent young woman with a bright future, before illness
converted her soul into a very strange fruit indeed.

Anyway, I can tell you from firsthand experience that this legend is just
a tad bit more plausible than it may seem on first viewing.
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