The Truth and Lies Issue
How a Young Girl's Death in 2000 Gave Birth to an Urban Legend
In a tiny 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.
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Inside the Lasting Legacy of Tapeworm Diets
What's up with our ongoing cultural fascination with consuming parasites for weight loss?
Unpicking the Urban Legend of 'Shag Bands'
Remembering the coloured gel bracelets that somehow got linked to hickeys and blowjobs.