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Urban Legends: Green M&Ms are an Aphrodisiac

The rumour that green M&Ms are an aphrodisiac began in the 1970s when students reportedly picked the green ones out of the packages to...

Urban Legends: Blue Star Acid

The “Blue Star Acid” story warned of a form of LSD soaked tattoo that was being sold to school children.  The designs on the sheets were...

Urban Myths: Humans Use Only 10% of Their Brains

The idea that humans only make use of 10% of their brains is widely perpetuated in popular culture. This concept that large areas of...

Urban Myths: Einstein Flunked Math

Contrary to popular belief, Albert Einstein did not fail mathematics in school. The myth may have become popular when “Ripley’s Believe it or Not!”...

Urban Legends: Bert and Ernie Are Lovers

It has long been rumoured that the popular Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie are homosexuals. The pair live together in an apartment in...

Myths: Swallowed Gum Stays in Your Stomach for 7 Years

Although chewing gum is designed to be chewed and not swallowed, it generally isn’t harmful if swallowed. Folklore suggests that swallowed gum sits in...

Urban Legend: Coke & Aspirin

The legend about the results the ingesting Coca Cola and Aspirin together has been circulating for decades. Various theories as to the effect of...

Cult Heroes: Pudding Guy

In 1999, David Phillips, a civil engineer at UC-Davis, became a cult hero by converting $3,150 worth of Healthy Choice pudding cups into 1.253...