urban legends

urban legends

Does the Full Moon Really Make People Crazy?

An investigation.
Sam Nichols
10.5.18
Sex

Come On, Those Two Crazy Tinder Horror Stories Cannot Be True

You know, the new one about the shit.
Nana Baah
5.1.18
Fast Food Week

Why All of Those Horrifying Urban Legends About KFC Just Won't Die

A deep dive into why the deep-fried rat and the mutant chickens are seemingly immortal.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.25.17
urban legends

Unpicking the Urban Legend of 'Shag Bands'

Remembering the coloured gel bracelets that somehow got linked to hickeys and blowjobs.
Hannah Ewens
2.10.17
Stuff

I Went in Search of the 'Brown Note', the Frequency That Makes You Shit Yourself

The brown note has been referenced in popular culture for decades, but does it actually exist, and can sound really cause instant human diarrhoea?
Jack Cummings
11.24.16
Halloween

The Poisoned Candy Expert Is Pretty Sure No One's Trying to Kill Your Kids on Halloween

Joel Best is the leading expert on everything that maniacs are allegedly putting in your kids' candy. Problem is, your children aren't really in any danger.
Matthew Zuras
10.28.16
Travel

​Why the Urban Legend of the Jersey Devil Won't Die

How a rivalry between Benjamin Franklin and another publisher sparked a rumour that's endured for more than 200 years.
Peter Moskowitz
11.2.15
Stuff

Reptile Dysfunction: I Tried to Find South Carolina's Famed Lizard Man

According to Christopher Davis, the Lizard Man was "green, wet-like, about seven feet tall, and had three fingers, red eyes, skin like a lizard and snakelike scales."
Justin Roberson
8.26.15
Sex

High School Urban Sex Legends

Do you know the story about the hot dog girl? It went something like this.
Sam Henderson
7.28.14
tech

The Internet Is a Giant Lie Factory

It's too easy for hoaxes, conspiracy theories and outright lies to go viral.
Harry Cheadle
12.5.13