Hoaxes & Urban Legends
Scarey stories, legends, and hoaxes have always found it easy to propagate by word-of-mouth. Now the Web and e-mail are here to help. Almost everyone with e-mail has gotten a warning from a friend with an appeal to pass it on. Here's a collection of legends that have come my way. Also some links to Web sites that explain and bebunk urban legends.
Don't Flash Your Headlights
Help get funds out of Africa
Interview with Jan Harold Brunvand, author of Too Good To Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends.
Urban Ledgends Web Site
Urban Myths Web Site
Internet Hoaxes Site (US Dept. of Energy)
Current Internet Hoaxes (About.com)