Urban Myths

Napoleon Was Abducted And Had A Chip Inserted In His Head

Reading Time: 2 minutes When Napoleon was 25 he was abducted by aliens and had a chip inserted in his head. Well, he was apparently abducted, but he would have had no way of knowing that a microchip was inserted into his head. He wouldn’t even know what a microchip is. The microchip was discovered by French scientists who …

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Was Julius Caesar Born By Caesarean Section

Reading Time: 3 minutes When a mother is unable to deliver a baby naturally she is often rushed, or if trouble was foreseen, booked into theater for a Caesarean section. A Caesarean section is the surgical procedure where the baby is removed from the mothers womb not through the vagina, but through a cut in the lower abdomen. The …

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Number Of Spiders Eaten In Your Sleep Every Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes What are the number of spiders eaten in your sleep every year? We will try to shed a little light on this often heard of fact, and point out that it’s utterly and completely false. There’s an often quoted factoid that circulates on the internet that says the average person will eat eight spiders in their …

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Emperor Caligula Didn’t Go To War With Poseidon

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is an often quoted fact that Roman Emperor Caligula once went to war with Poseidon, ordering his troops to throw spears into the sea. While crazy Roman Emperors appear not to be that rare, Caligula has gone down, along with Nero, as one of the most nutty among them. As if he had lost …

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Is It Illegal To Mispronounce Arkansas While In Arkansas?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is it illegal to mispronounce Arkansas while in Arkansas? It may seem illogical and a ridiculous question to ask, but the name of the state, and its spelling has a habit of confusing those less familiar with the US state. For instance Arkansas is pronounced completely differently to Kansas, where Arkansas is formed using the French …

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Mel Blanc Had A Carrot Allergy- True or False?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you heard the often quoted fact that Mel Blanc was allergic to carrots? I must admit, as the voice of Bugs Bunny it would be fascinating if it were true. But unfortunately, for this internet myth that has been circulating since at least 2008 about Mel Blanc and a carrot allergy, there’s no truth to …

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Chinese Breast Touching Festival In Yunnan Province – Real or Fake

Reading Time: 2 minutes If only the Chinese breast touching festival in Yunnan Province was a real event, tourism from single, creepy men would sky rocket. Have you ever heard this story? According to many rumors that have gone viral on hundreds micro blogging sites and chat forums around the world, there is a three day breast touching festival …

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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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