The San Fernando Valley Folklore Society’s Urban Legends Reference Pages
Urban legends have been permeating our casual conversations for centuries with outstanding stories — stolen kidneys, cactuses bursting with spiders, pet Chihuahuas that turn out to be Mexican sewer rats — that always seem to have happened to “a friend of a friend.” At www.snopes.com, you can find hundreds of these comical yarns retold, traced, and tactfully debunked. From the earliest rumors of alligators lurking in the sewers, to yesterday’s email petition for a sickly tot, the Urban Legends Reference Pages is captivatingly thorough and thoroughly captivating. Did Lauryn Hill really say she’d rather have her kids die than have white people buy her albums? Is Walt Disney really cryogenically frozen under the Pirates of the Caribbean ride? Find out the truth and be sure to lambaste your friends when they try to tell you another one of these classic too-good-to-be-true stories.