1 March 2011 at 12:57 pm #60866
We all know that the singer out of The Sweet wasnt Taggart’s brother and that Clint Eastwood isn’t the son of Stan Laurel but lets lift the lid on as many urban myths as we can !
I doubt very much that Marc Almond had several pints of semen pumped from his stomach and I dont recall Bob Geldof actually saying ” Give us your fcukin money ” on Live Aid ! He actually said ” Fcuk the address, go to the phone number ”
So come on folks lets hear your urban myths :think:1 March 2011 at 1:12 pm #60867
Nasa spent £20m or so trying to invent a pen that could write upside down, when the russians used a pencil. This was a myth as the graphite in the pencil would have caused problems in the Zero G.1 March 2011 at 1:44 pm #60871David GrayPlayer
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Being aware of your fondness for pedantry I thought I would check if urban legends can be included in this urban myths thread or would you prefer it to be exclusively myths?1 March 2011 at 10:57 pm #60898truelatic4evaPlayer
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Bob Holness( Blockbusters fame) did`nt play sax on Gerry Rafferty`s Baker Street.2 March 2011 at 1:54 am #60965Being aware of your fondness for pedantry I thought I would check if urban legends can be included in this urban myths thread or would you prefer it to be exclusively myths?
Just myths ! Dont want no tales of people waking up with kidneys missing and the like ! :shhh:2 March 2011 at 2:10 am #60971SammyPlayer
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That your eyeball can be fully removed from it’s socket, left dangling on the optic nerve, and replaced.
I’ve even argued with people who claimed to have seen it done or yet more unbelievably, had it done to them.2 March 2011 at 2:18 am #60973That your eyeball can be fully removed from it’s socket, left dangling on the optic nerve, and replaced.
I’ve even argued with people who claimed to have seen it done or yet more unbelievably, had it done to them.
I saw a brain once in a container of formaldehyde with a working eye connected to it ! It was on the Twilight Zone or Tales Of The Unexpected !! :laughing-rollingyellow:2 March 2011 at 9:16 pm #61023The EggChairman
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Scousers have a sense of humour3 March 2011 at 11:43 am #61072DodgyPlayer
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There are more rugby fans in Wigan than Football supporters3 March 2011 at 4:45 pm #61105Hugh_SelleckhuntPlayer
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1) Wigan is a rugby town (they get less than us on)
2) You can see the Great Wall Of China from space. (You can’t it’s only about 20 ft wide)
3) A black man with a bald head who played pool in Goose Green Labour club in the 1970’s was Errol Brown from Hot Chocolate. (It wasn’t, it was a black man with a bald head playing pool).
4) Coke and Teeth – another urban myth related to Coke states that it will dissolve a tooth overnight. (This doesn’t happen).
5) Santa and Coke – Santa as we know him was invented by Coca Cola as a marketing campaign in the 1930s. (They did use Santa in these campaigns but he was around in this form before then)
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You can wind up with cockroach eggs in your mouth by licking envelopes – Roach eggs are carried by the momma roach in a hard, protective capsule known as an ootheca. This is the only place roach eggs can survive, which puts the halt to the story right there. Even if they could survive outside the ootheca, roach eggs are too large to pass unnoticed on an envelope.
With regards to the Coca Cola/Santa myth I aint sure that you’re right with that one – I’ve never heard that the myth was that Coca Cola invented Santa. More that they changed the colour of Santa’s clothes to red to match their corporate colours in an ad campaign & that this is the image that has stuck since.
What coca cola did do was create the current image of Santa as a cheery, fat bloke with a white beard in 1931. before then there was no “standard” image of Santa Claus & by all accounts you can see various images of him from before 1931 as being big to small and fat to tall. Santa even appeared as an elf and looked a bit spooky.
Through the centuries, Santa Claus has been depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to an elf. He has worn a bishop’s robe and a Norse huntsman’s animal skin4 March 2011 at 1:57 pm #61223
I feel I am watching QI here ? but without the humour and an Arsenal fan :)4 March 2011 at 2:02 pm #61225
Capt Kirk never said ” Beam me up Scotty ” !
Jimmy Cagney never said ” You dirty rat ”
Dave Whelan does not own a warchest !4 March 2011 at 3:20 pm #61238
I think the goonies found it !4 March 2011 at 8:10 pm #61267Garswood_laticManager
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In Juliet’s famous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet – she is not saying “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?” as though asking where he is.
Wherefore means “why” and she is saying “wherefore (why) art thou Romeo?” – that is “of all the guys in the world why did you have to be Romeo of the other family?”.
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