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Old 19 February 2007, 11:00 PM
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Comment: The mouse in a Toner Cartridge thing is true, happened at my
girlfriends work in Seattle. I dont have all the details but she does.
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Old 20 February 2007, 04:36 AM
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Comment: My Drivers Ed teacher actually said that the "because" version of
this story happened to him. And since i've never heard of him lying i am
incined to believe that...
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Old 20 February 2007, 07:25 PM
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Comment: RE:The Bad Bachelorette

This is true. In 1968 I was the the troop clerk at Hq & Hq Troop, 3rd
Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry in Bad Hersfeld, West Germany.

One of our troop members' wife had twins, and one was mixed race (black)
and the other white. She had been a medic in the army and met her future
husband during training in Texas. After he was assigned to Germany, he
asked her to get married. She agreed, got a discharge from the Army, they
got married and came to Germany. She started showing that she was
pregnant almost immediately and it was confirmed that she was having
twins. I got this information not only from her husband but also direct
from her.

When her time came she went to local civilian hospital to have the babies.
Since her husband was a popular member of the unit we were all interested
in how she was and how the babies were. We did not find out because
immediately after the babies were born, he transferred out of the unit on
a "rush" basis, with the reason being the birth of 2 different race
shildren. As confirmed to me by the 1st Sargeant and the Commanding
Officer, she had had a "fling" on her last night in the service in Texas
at the male barracks where she had sex with several men of different
races.
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Old 22 February 2007, 06:33 PM
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Comment: I just spoke with my uncle, who works with the state of MD police
department. The "legend" of gang members driving without headlights on, is
currently happening in Prince George's COunty, MD. What they do is drive
with no headlights on, and then when someone gives them a courtesy flash,
they tail the car and shoot and kill the vehicles occupant(s). I think you
need to change this from "legend" to fact because some people will believe
that this is untrue and someone could get hurt. Could you do this at least
for the MD residents'.
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Old 23 February 2007, 10:59 PM
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Comment: You are incorrect. My roommate was a TV repairman for RCA. They
held many contracts with NYC hotels at the time. He was called to Mr.
Hudson's room where he witnessed Mr. Nabors lying in the bed fast asleep.

It really was true, but I can understand how you were poo-pooed into
believing it was Hollywood hijinx.
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Old 24 February 2007, 03:04 AM
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Comment: My Drivers Ed teacher actually said that the "because" version of
this story happened to him. And since i've never heard of him lying i am
incined to believe that...
Oh yeah, well my driving instructor "claimed" all of his students passed. I showed him big time...
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Old 25 February 2007, 06:53 AM
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Comment: commenting on the article about whether or not the deceased hair
and nails continues to grow. you said no--i totally disagree, and with a
valid reason. my uncle, who had been dead 15 years, body was exhumed and
everything, with the exception of skin was still in tact. before his death
he was a dark-skinned black man who wore a close shaved head( coarse hair)
and short fingernails. when his coffin was re opened, his hair was very
very long, silky in texture, red and wet looking. i did not touch his hair
but it did appear to be wet. his nails were very long and pointed. i am
not exaggerating and never in my wildest dream did i expect to see
something of this nature. it really fascinated me and i will never forget
it.
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Old 25 February 2007, 02:32 PM
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Well, of course the hair and nails keep growing if you're a vampire. Duh.

Too bad about losing all his skin, though. That's gotta be inconvenient.
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Old 12 March 2007, 08:14 PM
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Comment: I know this sounds crazy but I believe I am the Randy refered to
in the "Randy Candy". My wife found this web site because I have always
told her that I started the story of the Green M&m's. She never believed
me of course, primarily because she grew up in CA and I in OH. She finally
decided she would shut me up so she went on the internet and searched
Green M&M's and to her surprise she found this site. The story that you
posted concerning the origin of Green M&M's is essentially what I have
always told her but when she saw it said "Randy Candy" she lost it. Of
course there is no way I can prove it definitively but I never heard
anything about Green M&M's being an aphrodisiac before I started it. Here
is my origin of Green M&M's being an aphrodisiac.

1976-77 was my Junior year of High School in Ohio. There was a girl named
Sue that I dated who had a Mood Ring that was almost always Green. Becuase
her ring was so often green I told her that the color green on her ring
meant she was horny. I had Health Class with her and sometimes she would
have a bag of M&M's that she would eat one at a time over the course of
the class. Because her Mood Ring was usually green I told her it was the
Green M&M's that made her horny. This became a running joke amongst our
friends and I know for a fact that it spread around the geographic area we
lived in.

As I said, I know this if not definitive but I never heard anything about
Green M&M's prior to my joke with my girlfriend, it was the 70's, were
were students and the story as to the orign of the myth is consistant with
what I did.

If you would like any further details or think there is anyone else that
would like this information please let me know. I will say I am not
terribly pround to be the orign of this myth. Today I am a minister and
have actually told Sue I am sorry for the way I treated her when we were
dating 30 years ago. At the same time I don't blow it out of proportion
becuase I know the comments I made were typical of teenagers.
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Old 16 April 2007, 06:20 AM
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Comment: It's true that birds don't explode from eating rice... but they
do explode when they eat Alka Seltzer. Not in the literal "boom" sense,
but they do die from it and their poor little guts come out of their top
or bottom end. There's a LOT of sea gulls on lake Michigan and after
living in Milwaukee for a few years, you see a lot.
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Old 16 April 2007, 02:29 PM
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Comment: It's true that birds don't explode from eating rice... but they do explode when they eat Alka Seltzer.
Well, there goes the plan of throwing antacids at the next ab Arthur family wedding

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "But what if the bird has a tummy ache?" ab Arthur
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Comment: The article about Neiman-Marcus'(NM) cookie recipe is true. A friend of mine recently had the same misfortune that this lady had. When he recieved his credit card bill, he was alarmed that there was a charge for $250 for from NM. When he called NM to see what the charge was for, he was told it was for the cookie recipe. When has stated that he was only told 250 that he assumed that it was for $2.50 not $250. Why would NM charge $250 for a recipe that can be found online for free. He and his family used to shop at NM and had purchased 10's of thousands of dollars at NMs. After NM had refused to take the charge off, he no longer shops and NMs and has given the recipe out for free to everyone and anyone that wants the recipe.

Please update your site.
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Old 01 May 2007, 01:37 PM
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Comment: The article about Neiman-Marcus'(NM) cookie recipe is true. A friend of mine recently had the same misfortune that this lady had. When he recieved his credit card bill, he was alarmed that there was a charge for $250 for from NM.

Please update your site.
Please provide your friend's credit card bill as verification

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Ieuan "A proof is a proof is a proof" ab Arthur
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Old 11 May 2007, 10:07 PM
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Comment: Blew Moon: This is the legend about the exploding toilet. I was
a dispatcher for a couple of years at the local Sheriff's Department.
Part of my training included ride-a-longs with deputies to learn the area.
One night I was riding with a part-time deputy that worked full time for
our city Fire Department. We heard a call go out of an explosion on the
edge of the city limits so we went to see what was up. When we got there,
he had me stay in the car. He came back several minutes later laughing
hysterically. I asked him what was going on and he said, "There's sh*#
everywhere!" I asked him what he meant. He said a guy had just used the
bathroom and then lit a match afterwards to kill the smell. I don't know
if it happened when he lit the match, or when he tossed down towards the
toilet, but the toilet actually exploded sending human feces all over the
place. I don't think anyone was seriously injured but we all got a good
laugh out of it. If memory serves me correctly they were on a septic line
and had some problems with it. If you are interested in knowing more I
could contact the guy that I was riding with and ask him. His name is
Gene Earnhart and he is now the Chief of Police in Greenbrier, Arkansas.
I would think this story is one he might remember. I thought you should
know that at least part of this legend has actually happened. It was in
Conway, Arkansas sometime between December of 1992 and April of 1995.
That is the time I worked there and I can't remember exactly when it was.
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Old 12 May 2007, 04:08 PM
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Comment: One of you urban hoax messages which you claim to be FALSE turns
out to be TRUE. The email states that members of the GANG "BLOODS" with
many new members in eastern Pa have to pass a test or right of membership.
It states that new members must ride around with their HEAD LIGHTS off and
wait for someone to blink their lights at them. At that point the gang
member turns around and follows the car and attempts to shoot everyone
occupant in the vehicle. I have researched with the Pa. State Police at
the Reading barracks May 11, 2007 and they reported that this is TRUE. It
has happened and continues to happen. No arrest have been made but under
servalance this information is TRUE. Please research this deeper and
discover that it might have been FALSE in the beginning but now it is
TRUE.
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Old 31 May 2007, 08:42 PM
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Comment: The story of the girl having to go to an emergency to get a hot
dog extracted from her is VERY true. I live in the small city of
Plattsburgh, New York, very close to the Canadian border. Unfortunately I
did not attend the school she is from but many of my friends transferred
from there. About 2-4 years ago a girl at XXXXXX XXXXXXX, a private
school, was indeed in trouble when she took a warm hot dog from her lunch
tray and proceeded to put it in herself. It did get stuck, and indeed had
to be surgically removed. I do know she played soccer for the girls
varsity team in 2005 & she also had red hair. I believe she graduated last
year. Please contact me, I can get her name from a friend!
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Old 02 June 2007, 01:08 AM
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Comment: The story of the girl having to go to an emergency to get a hot
dog extracted from her is VERY true. I live in the small city of
Plattsburgh, New York, very close to the Canadian border. Unfortunately I
did not attend the school she is from but many of my friends transferred
from there. About 2-4 years ago a girl at XXXXXX XXXXXXX, a private
school, was indeed in trouble when she took a warm hot dog from her lunch
tray and proceeded to put it in herself. It did get stuck, and indeed had
to be surgically removed. I do know she played soccer for the girls
varsity team in 2005 & she also had red hair. I believe she graduated last
year. Please contact me, I can get her name from a friend!
Some people need anatomy lessons.
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Old 02 June 2007, 01:27 AM
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Comment: The story of the girl having to go to an emergency to get a hot
dog extracted from her is VERY true. I live in the small city of
Plattsburgh, New York, very close to the Canadian border. Unfortunately I
did not attend the school she is from but many of my friends transferred
from there. About 2-4 years ago a girl at XXXXXX XXXXXXX, a private
school, was indeed in trouble when she took a warm hot dog from her lunch
tray and proceeded to put it in herself. It did get stuck, and indeed had
to be surgically removed. I do know she played soccer for the girls
varsity team in 2005 & she also had red hair. I believe she graduated last
year. Please contact me, I can get her name from a friend!
Some people (and we're talking to the girl with red hair here) need to learn basic cafeteria etiquette.
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Old 04 June 2007, 09:43 PM
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What tanning salon would let her stay in for 2 hours???
Tanning beds aren't only in salons. My aunt owned one, and she would've let me stay in any length of time I wanted so long as I worked up to it gradually. But fortunately I figured out what an idiotic activity it was after only one session (what the heck do you do just lying there for fifteen friggin minutes?) and left off. I was 16 at the time, pretty sure I couldn't have used one in a salon with parent signature which my mom would NEVER have given.
-Steph
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Old 05 June 2007, 06:20 AM
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Comment: I was reading the college exam section and thought I would share
this story. It happened at my college years ago; I know it really happened
because my great-uncle was a student here at the time and he recalls it.
There was one teacher who always had prayer before her exams and she
always called on a student to pray. Before the final exam in one of her
classes, she asked for someone to pray and a student stood up and prayed
for the entire 50-minute class period, thereby getting the class out of
taking the exam that day! I'm sure they took it another time, but he got
them out of it for then. They said the teacher never called on a student
to pray again!
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