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.

Poisonous Telephones

Don't Flash Your Headlights

The Metavirus

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)