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Are These Famous Urban Legends Made Up Or Actually True?

Is that a million baby spiders in your cheek or are you just happy to see me?

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    This has happened more times than you'd believe. In 1996 a woman's body was discovered under a mattress in a Travelodge in Pasadena. There have been cases in Florida, New York, Virgina, Maine, and plenty of other states. A motel room in Tennessee was rented several times before a corpse was discovered under the mattress (it had been there for 47 days).

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    John Gilchrist, the actor who played Little Mikey, is still alive, working as director of media sales for MSG Networks. Mixing pop rocks and soda is harmless.

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    Kentucky Fried Chicken gets its chicken from Yum! Brands, the same as Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.

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    Countless legends and films have been based on the true story of Ed Gein, whose home was adorned in dead bodies. But Gein isn't the only body snatcher out there. In 2011, Russian historian Anatoly Moskvin was discovered to have been digging up freshly buried bodies and decorating them like life-size dolls.

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    This actually happened in 1976. A funeral home worker charged locals to see his handiwork for a nickel, but the corpse was swindled away by carnival workers claiming to be the dead man's family. The corpse was passed on and utilized in countless carnivals before finally being discovered as a real human body.

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    Premature burials used to be so common that "safety coffins" became a popular countermeasure. Coffins used to be built with holes in them, attached to six feet of wire attached to a bell.

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    In 2005 a woman complained of a finger in her chili, and it was indeed a human appendage. The woman was later arrested, however, on felony charges. The finger had belonged to her husbands associate and the entire thing was a scam. In fact, pretty much all "contaminated food" urban legends are bogus.

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    This happens... kind of a lot. Numerous Halloween mock hangings have gone wrong and resulted in real deaths. Also, a woman hung herself by the side of the road one year just before Halloween, and it took a full day for anyone to report it.

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    The rumor is that people buy baby alligators, then flush them when they get too big. This is all bullshit. There are no alligators in the sewers, sorry.

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    Uhhhh, no. Spiders don't lay eggs in skin. Or on skin. Or in your mouth. Get real.

 
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