Friday, January 28, 2005

25 Hottest Urban Legends

Las 25 leyendas urbanas (más calientes) del momento según los expertos en la materia Snopes:

recomiendo las que estan en negritas:

Tsunami Photos
1. Photographs from the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

PPA Recall Alert
2. FDA health advisory regarding drugs containing PPA (phenylpropanolamine).

Glade PlugIns Fire Hazard
3. E-mail claims Glade PlugIns brand air fresheners are a fire hazard.

VIN Car Thieves
4. Warning about autos thieves stealing cards by using VINs to obtain duplicate keys.

Ed Stanton & USS Abraham Lincoln
5. Officer aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln describes difficulties with ship's humanitarian mission in Sumatra.

#77 or *677 Cell Phone Notification
6. Woman evades rapist posing as policeman by calling #77 (or *677) on her cell phone.

Pepsi's Pledge of Allegiance
7. Controversy over a new Pepsi can design and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Life Is Beautiful
8. Warning about the "Life Is Beautiful" PowerPoint-based computer virus.

Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act
9. Petition supports bill to require insurance companies to pay for a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing mastectomies.

Bill Gates & Microsoft Giveaway
10. E-mail claims Bill Gates and Microsoft are giving away cash and merchandise to those who forward an e-mail message.

A (Virtual) Card for You
11. Warning about the "A Virtual Card for You" computer virus.

Social Security & Congressional Pensions
12. E-mail claims members of Congress receive lavish pensions but are not required to contribute to the Social Security fund.

#-9-0 Phone Scam
13. Warning about scammers running up long-distance charges on your bill by asking you to press #-9-0 on your telephone.

G.I. Joe

14. E-mail claims Starbucks refused to send free coffee to G.I.s serving in Iraq.

Bonsai Kittens
15. Web site claims to provide information and equipment for making 'bonsai kittens.'

Laus Deo
16. E-mail cites religious references related to George Washington and the Washington Monument.

Tsunami Fish
17. Photographs of unusual deep-sea creatures washed up by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

Lyle Shackelford Prayer Request
18. Battalion chaplain requests prayers for soldiers delivering voting machines and ballots in Iraq.

One Bad Mule
19. Photographs purportedly show a mule attacking and killing a mountain lion.

Allah or Jesus?
20. E-mail account describes prison imam being questioned about Islamic attitude toward infidels.

Andy Rooney
21. E-mail claims to be transcript of 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney explaining his political views

Jane Fonda
22. E-mail claims actress Jane Fonda betrayed U.S. POWs during the Viet Nam War.

Applebee's Gift Certificates
23. E-mail claims Applebee's restaurants are giving away free gift certificates.

Stella Awards
24. E-mail claims six real, outrageous lawsuits showcase the need for tort reform.

Ben Stein
25. Ben Stein's final column for E! Online deals with the nature of stardom.

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