You know the one, about a thief stealing a suitcase with a dead dog inside it. But what does the spread of this story tell us about urban life?
On July 1, in a tiny English village, eight-year-old Sarah Payne was playing with her brothers and sister in a country lane. Then she wasn’t. The media panic that followed is a case study in how urban legends are born and spread.
Is there any truth to this summer horror story, or is it just an urban myth?
He didn't kill himself by putting pencils in his nostrils and slamming his face into a desk! He didn't get the job because he was dying of cancer! He's very much still alive!
Despite undergoing some mild discoloration, from bright starchy yellow to a dull gray, the pastry is completely in tact and shows no sign of decomposing anytime soon.