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Old 21 October 2013, 07:13 PM
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And I'm game - how is "Dearne" pronounced?
Throat-warbler Mangrove.
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Old 21 October 2013, 07:34 PM
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Comment: OK... what I'm about to say is NOT from an email, a post, or fromI heard this straight up from my Dad, who was
there to witness first hand.
If we cannot trust some random dude's Dad then who can we trust?
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Old 22 October 2013, 05:39 PM
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Comment: I was told by a friend at work, who heard it from her
hairdresser, who was told by a client married to a Raytheon worker, that
International Space Station support during the shutdown was provided by a
group of Raytheon engineers on their own dime, at a hotel conference room,
using their own computers. This is convoluted enough to be an urban
legend, but I thought it was worth checking out.
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Old 05 January 2014, 10:28 PM
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Comment: the article pertaining to the combination of coke and
aspirin- may be classified as being false, but it's true-
when my mother took some aspirin- she had no access to
water, so got a Coke; it's a good thing her friend was
shopping with her, as she may not have even known where
she was...................
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Old 28 January 2014, 10:12 PM
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Comment: I have been told twice, in person, in the last 4 months about
someone's co-worker or friend coming across a person whose name was L-a.
Ladasha, "you pronounce the dash".

One was supposedly a cop checking an ID in Oakland, CA, the other was a
substitute teacher in Indiana. I think south bend or Gary.

It was just so weird to hear the same basic structure of the story from
two different people that live half a continent apart, and both of them
supposedly know a person that came across a someone named L-a.

I had to check snopes. And of course you guys had the real story.
thanks,
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Old 07 March 2014, 08:29 PM
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Comment: I read your article on the legend of Alexander Hall at Princeton.
It must be some kind of Ivy League tradition. Back in 1976, I was touring
the University of Pennsylvania campus, and our student guide told almost
exactly the same story about one of Penn's buildings. Unfortunately, I
can't remember the name of the building, but it dates back to the 19th
century. I wonder if that's where this story got started?
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Comment: I'm not sure who told you about the shrimp in the curtains but I
did that to my ex..

I used dried shrimp which are very small and aren't wet.. You couldn't
even tell they were there.. I moved out, the girl he cheated with moved
in.. It's been probably 17 years but last I heard, they couldn't find the
smell, so they moved out and took the curtains with them!
Anyway, I'm much older now and not very proud of my actions, but
nonetheless... That's a true story.
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Old 26 June 2014, 07:42 PM
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Comment: I believe that at least one of the stories in Risqué Business
(the one with the dog and peanut butter) is true.

A friend and former co-worker, Mark XXXXXXXX, and his wife were at the
surprise party somewhere near Brockton, MA and told me what they saw,
which matches the story almost exactly.
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Old 07 December 2014, 10:16 AM
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Comment: About "the microwaved pet".
I'd like to give true account as to make the "regular" drying of pets in
conventional ovens seem far less crazy. My mother, as a wee child in the
60's, had a friend who had just received a litter o' kittens (good job,
mama cat!). One of the kittens fell into the toilet, and were found
severely hypothermic by my mothers friend. Panicked, she ran to my mothers
house, as her parents were home. My grandpa put the oven on, at fairly low
degree, with the lid open. Essentialy turning it into a kitty sauna. The
cat began to recover, but my mom's friends mother decided to end my
grandpas amateur thermoregulating procedure, and insisted on bringing the
kitten home prematurely. It died, propably from being exposed to the
scandinavian winter so soon again.
Sorry i couldn't end this tale on a higher note.
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Old 07 December 2014, 10:21 AM
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Comment: Re: Facebook Hacker Insults

You have this listed as false. I shared this link when I saw a friend on
Facebook post one of the warnings. She is always selective what she posts.
I got a comment back from her that it was true because it happened to one
of her friends. I don't know what to believe now.

If it did happen and you have it listed as false then that poses a problem
for other things I check. Snopes is the first place I check for hoaxes
people send out before I forward on as real. Please let me know your
thoughts.
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Old 19 December 2014, 06:29 AM
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Comment: On your article "le-a," you have it marked as a legend. There
actually are several people whose name pronounces the dash. At Angelo
State university, about six years ago, my fiance worked tech support for
the school, a girl has to get her name fixed in the system because it did
not represent her full name. When he asked her the name in question, she
told him Lidasha. He began to write it aand she corrected it, saying it
was spelled Li-a.
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Old 20 January 2015, 04:07 AM
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Comment: on the Rumor woman sew shrimp into living room curtains
A. This really happened during a divorce in Tallahassee where the husband
got the marital home in the divorce and was to move in with the
mistress/girlfriend.

B. also occurred in Tallahassee only I sewed them into my (soon to be X
husband) suits. In my defense he had asked me to pack his clothes as he
was leaving me for another I just obliged - FYI these both occurred in
the 90's ;-)
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Comment: Hare Dryer. Just wanted you to know that it was my sister and husband that did that to the rabbit. Their neighbour asked them to look after the kids rabbit when they went away for the weekend. What they forgot to do was tell them the rabbit died and they buried it before they left. When Roxie my sisters dog came home with the dead rabbit, Rick washed and dried it up and put it back in its hutch. The neighbours came home and kids found the rabbit back in hutch and it freaked the family out. Rick had to confess what he did. As far as we know some Vancouver film students heard about it and away the story grew. (Now the part about the film students could be urban legend but the rabbit story is true much to the embarrassment of Rick)
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Comment: Today a close friend (who I trust) related that his 106 year old aunt, still living in Hawaii, related to him that on 12/7/41 their Japanese house staff didn't show up for work on that day (nor I think the next day, too). When they showed up in a couple days and were asked where they had been, they said the knew that Pearl Harbor would be the target of an attack by Japan on 12/7/41. When asked how they knew, they said that the orientation and position of stamps on envelops received from relatives in Japan identified the day of the attack and this was a signal to not be near Pearl Harbor on 12/7/41. If this is of interest to you, I can put you in touch with my friend.
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