Urban Myths

Adolf Hitler Owned land In Colorado? True Or False?

Reading Time: 2 minutes This may seem a little hard to believe, given World War II, and it is, but there’s a claim that Adolf Hitler owned land in Colorado. It was only by chance that the opportunity ever presented itself to Hitler, but when it did, legend has it that Hitler jumped at it because of his life …

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Did Space Invaders Cause A Shortage Of Coins In Japan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Imagine something becoming do popular it caused a shortage of coins. This was the apparent scenario when Space Invaders in Japan caused a coin shortage. Now, we’re not about to contest the popularity of the vintage video game, but could Space Invaders in Japan really cause a coin shortage? Really? Just think about it for …

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Jeremy Bentham’s Corpse Attended UCL Board Meeting

Reading Time: 2 minutes   This is one of those rare cases where myth and fact cross paths. Have you heard the story that Jeremy Bentham’s corpse attended UCL board meetings? As the old story goes, his corpse was collected from its display case and placed in the board meetings. It also states that he was marked as being present, …

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Chinese Man Divorces Ugly Wife And Is Awarded $120,000 Compensation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Circulating online for about the last decade is a news story about a Chinese man that divorces his ugly wife and is awarded $120,000 compensation. Weird, right? But is it true? There are after all so many stories that get made up that it becomes difficult to determine fact from fiction.Don’t get me wrong, there …

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Has Niagara Falls Ever Frozen Completely Over?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Has Niagara falls ever frozen completely over? That is, has it ever formed a complete land bridge made out of ice and stopped the flow of water completely? Sure, there are photographs that appear to show a phenomenon of magnificent proportions, but it hasn’t ever happened in recorded history. But it did come close. There …

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Was February 1865 The Only Month With No Full Moon?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Was February 1865 the only month with no full moon? No, no it wasn’t. Sorry to disappoint yet again, but the good old viral content has yet again let people down. But here’s the thing. It has happened and will happen again. To be precise, many reading this now may have been alive when it last occurred. …

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Were Scissors Invented By Leonardo Da Vinci?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Were scissors invented by Leonardo Da Vinci? While he certainly had the intellect and ability to invent them, he did not. The world famous artist of the renaissance was definitely an accomplished artist, but he was much more than this. He was also quite an inventor. Many of his manuscripts are filled with amazing drawings of …

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