We believe a lot of bullshit. But if even half it were true, the world would be in ruins and an awful place to live. See all 27 photos of urban legends in real life on Cracked…
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Like most irrational beliefs in the world, urban legends take root during our childhood when we’re at our dumbest. Some urban legends are laughably harmless but some can cause a rift between parents and kids that can last a life time. If it wasn’t for the Internet I’d still resent my parents because of the Back to the Future hoverboard urban legend.
You’d think the Internet (being the ultimate fact checking resource that it is) would kill any urban legend before it had a chance to spread but it’s actually makes it worse. Most of the persistent urban legends are from the pre-Internet days but there are newer ones like the subscription based Facebook urban legend that keeps annoyingly popping up on our newsfeeds from time to time. Read more …
I’ve never told anyone this, but there’s a good chance Jim Morrison, you know, from the band the Doors, could be my father. My mom was working at a head shop in the late-’60s when Jimmy (that’s what she called him) came in and bought a year’s worth of incense. It was basically love at first sight. They were together for a short period but it eventually fizzled out because of Jimmy’s drug use (which eventually killed him in 1971). Still, my mom was a forward thinker and thought someone should carry on Jimmy’s genes, so she kept a little container of his man juice on ice for safe-keeping. In January of 1979 that little cup of frozen spunk went missing; 10 months later, I was born. My mom refuses to talk about it. Keep reading »
- Keira Knightley has beaten Scarlett Johansson for the part of Eliza Doolittle in a new film adaptation of “My Fair Lady.” [The Telegraph] — Keira is the better pick for the part anyway.
- Lawyers for Jennifer Lopez have sent a cease-and-desist letter to her first husband Ojani Noa to shut down production of “How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The J-lo and and Ojani Noa Story,” a mockumentary-style movie. [The Wrap]
- What exactly does a $100,000 wedding look like? Take a peek inside WeddingChannel.com’s dream wedding for a Washington, D.C.-based couple. [Us Weekly] — I’d have a hard time spending that amount of money, even if someone else were footing the bill, but I’d love the Tacori jewelry.
- Here’s a fun way to pass the time and impress your friends with your celebrity trivia. Can you recognize the celebrity based on her real, not-so-cute name? [TrèsSugar] — I only got one wrong and wasn’t really paying attention to the photos.