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Old 11 June 2007, 12:17 AM
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Comment: This is about Frank Admission. Although I don't have the physical
proof of this and haven't spoken to the girl in years, I actually know
someone who this has happened to (she was a close friend). She tried the
hot dog thing (she said she used a frozen one because she heard the urban
legend of it breaking off, guess she didn't think about it thawing) and
ended up in the ER and was treated by my aunt. When she told me about
this, I couldn't believe it, until her angry mother backed up her story
and warned the rest of us girls not to try it (I would think thats a
given). She was a strange one, and a hot dog wasn't the only strange thing
shed used, but I don't feel the need to go into details. Shes not the only
person to try it, and most did out of curiosity about the breaking off
story, shes just the only one that ended up with one breaking.
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Old 19 June 2007, 01:33 AM
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Comment: Okay, I read the Cirtic Acid Trip. I know a guy who that actually
did happen to. He's in the SD state hospital. He was a known drug dealer
and he was almost busted selling acid and it was raining. The cops were
chasing him, so he put the acid under his shirt and since it was raining,
his shirt got soaked and so did the acid. The acid got absorbed into his
shirt and skin and it did alot of psychological damage to him.
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Old 03 July 2007, 08:32 AM
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Comment: This is an addendum to the "Lights Out!" article about drive by
shootings. There was an incident similar to this in 1998 in the Spokane
area that was unfortunately real. However as I recall, this car drove with
it's brights on and fired upon those that flashed their brights to get
them to dim them. The primary area was between Loon Lake, WA and Chewelah,
WA along highway 395. The shootings died off after a few months and so did
the news. I never did hear any conclusion to this as to the who or why,
but some believe it may have been sparked by this hoax to some degree.
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Old 16 July 2007, 03:42 AM
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Comment: some advice on treu ore false

http://www.snopes.com/college/risque/hotdog.asp

its treu, I know someone who dit the same (exept for some details) and the
docter had to get it out
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Comment: I am writing about the Henna Tatoos. I believe the woman who
wrote this e-mail lives in Austin, TX. My step-sister personally knows
her received the e-mail from her at the begining of June this year.
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Old 02 August 2007, 08:12 AM
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Comment: The fried rat at KFC, back then Kentucky Fried Chicken, is
absolutely true. It happened in my neighborhood in Jamaica, Queens, New
York at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on the corner of Springfield Blvd. and
Francis Lewis Blvd. The lady bit into what she thought was a piece of
chicken, but was a rat, said it tasted funny, when she saw what she was
eating, she had a heart attack and died. This happened in the mid 1970s.
I was in Junior High School at the time. A lot of people in Queens still
remember it.
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Old 10 August 2007, 04:56 PM
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Comment: The legend about the flashing the headlights and gang members
attacking those who do, is actually a TRUE legend. This happened a lot in
San Francisco and Los Angeles, Ca...most recently in 2005. It was a part
of a gang initiation that left many innocent people dead.
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Comment: The legend about the flashing the headlights and gang members attacking those who do, is actually a TRUE legend. This happened a lot in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Ca...most recently in 2005. It was a part of a gang initiation that left many innocent people dead.
Yes? Amazing how the gangsters managed to keep the massacre of "many innocent people" out of the papers, isn't it?

Obviously, the gangsters not only murder people who flash headlights, but also control the news. It's a conspiracy, I tells ya!

Ta ra 'wan,

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Comment: About your "Frank Admission" article... I actually do know
someone that did this... we were in fifth grade together and she used a
frozen Vegi-Link (vegetarian hot-dog). She told a close friend of hers
about why she went to the hospital, and that friend let the cat out of the
bag during a truth-or-dare session. Needless to say, there was a big
blowup between them which resulted in the friend moving away and the girl
who did it changing schools until our Sophomore year in high school. I
promise that this happened and thought I would share it with you.
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Old 09 November 2007, 05:09 AM
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Comment: Worms in the hamburgers...

My wife is from Brazil and her father has a coffee farm he bought in the
80's that he runs as a hobby. My wife and her family lived on that farm
for many years with a neighbor who sold earthworms to McDonalds!!! The
earthworms were crushed and used to make the soy in the burgers to stick
together. It dosen't matter to me though, the burgers are still pretty
good.
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Old 09 November 2007, 05:25 AM
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Comment: In regards to the "Fully Octopi'd"
article, I'd like to tell you about grandmother's cousin. He was a medical
officer in a London Hospital during the 1930's-1940's and apparently saw a
case where a woman gave birth to a (dead) human-dog hybrid. Nan is very
convinced that it happened (she never lies), even though we explained that
some conditions may make a child look like a human-dog mix, as the woman
admitted to beastiality.
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Comment: Regarding your Neiman-Marcus $250 cookie recipe. I believe I
know the origin of it. My grandmother lived in Los Angeles most of her
life and had a friend who wrote See's Candies and asked for their fudge
recipe (hence the original "Fudge Cake" myth). She received it along with
a bill for over a thousand dollars. She did indeed go to a lawyer who
told her there was nothing she could do. My grandmother saw the bill and
the recipe and I used her hand-written copy to make fudge for years. She
used to speak of this friend by name and I wish I could ask her again who
it was, but she passed away last year. I do know this happened in the
late 50's to early 60's.

Oh, and yes...the woman passed it on to every person she knew and everyone
who would take a copy.
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Old 30 November 2007, 04:41 PM
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OK, so I looked over this thread and the most common FOAF tales are the hot dog one with 5 emails, followed by the gang members initiation at 4 emails. I wonder why these are believed so commonly.
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Comment: i have a friend of mine that her son is a marine, they in fact
did send a letter 2 starbucks asken for coffeee 2 b sent 2 them and so she
says, starbuks refused, sayen they do not vote for the war and would not
send them any. if u need further information, plz let me know, as i think
starbucks coffee is highly over rated.....but think the troops, the
marines 2 b exact should have the things we take for granted.....as in
coffee.....
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Comment: i'm writing to you about "dead cat in the package" i am aware of
a true variation of the story as it happened to my uncle in auburn
california. on his way out of his driveway he discovered his wifes dearly
loved cat had passed away (we think he hit it backing up but he won't say)
he immediatly put the cat in a paper grocery sack and placed it in the
back of his pick-up truck planning to discard of it in a dumpster in town.
(we think that was an attempt to hide the evidence he backed over the cat)
after he purchased a few items from the hardware store he drove around
back to discard the bag only to find it had been stolen, cat and all.
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Comment: http://www.snopes.com/business/consumer/cookie.asp

I know this is an urban legend but I have an aunt who had a very similar
experience. I can't remember exactly what the dessert was or the name of
the company but it was somewhere in Chicago where she lives. The exact
price may have been different as well, but the premise is essentially the
same. Her name is Sandra XXXXX. You can e-mail her yourself to ask about
it; I'll give you her address as soon as I've asked my parents.
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Comment: My friend told me this--her brother was at a party and met a guy
who was doing acid. He did so much, he locked himself in a closet,
screaming "not to tip him over." He thought he was a glass of orange
juice and they locked him a mental hospital, where he now believes he is
an orange and asks nurses to "peel him," or take his clothes off.
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Old 24 December 2007, 06:56 AM
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Comment: Boxer Muhammad Ali's refusal to wear a seat belt on a plane
spurred an answering quip from a stewardess.

This story is true. The reason I know is that my sister was that quick
witted stewardess!

Please let me know if you need any additional info.
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Old 24 December 2007, 07:02 AM
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Comment: http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/backseat.asp

This is absolutely true to a certain extent. My father managed a gas
station for Union 76 back about 20-25 years ago. There was a woman who
came to get gas, and my father noticed someone in the back seat crouched
down. He told the woman there was a problem with her credit card, and for
her to come into the office to straighten it out. She started to object
and he insisted. When he got her into the office, he told her that there
was someone in her car. They called the police, and between the police
siren and my father getting the woman away from the car, he decided he'd
better take off. The police did not catch him. The woman called her
husband to come and get her, and they both thanked my father profusely.

That incident, while it made Dad feel good to help, made him decide to get
out of the gas station managment biz.
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Comment: I just recently heard a pretty amazing story and decided to check your
site to see if it had spread by word of mouth.. it had. Its the story of
Bill Gates being stuck on the side of a road during a ski trip - and the
good samaritan helping him out.. Gates later pays off mortgage etc..

Well here's the thing.. I heard the story from my grandmother over dinner.
She's not senile. Neither is her friend. And that friend has recently
obtained a brand new truck of her choice from the local dealership,
compliments of Bill Gates.

He was skiing at Big Mountain, outside Kalispell, Montana. My
grandmother's friend stopped and insisted on pulling Bill (and presumably
his small, likely armed posse haha) out of the ditch. Bill tried to give
money but the 'good samaritan' wouldn't accept, probably because he had NO
CLUE it was Bill Gates. Reluctantly, Bill is handed over an address for
future contact: a promised thank you card or something of that sort.

Weeks later, a letter arrives in the mail. Our friend casually opens it,
to find a thank you note and a certificate to the local ford dealership
good for a brand new truck of his choosing. Completely confused, he calls
a friend who asks the name of the sender.. Bill Gates.

My grandmother can recite the story in complete detail and knows the lucky
recipient. If you want more details or whatever, you can contact me.
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