(Closed) What’s the silliest urban myth you’ve ever heard?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hate the myth that a cat will steal a baby’s breath or suffocate a baby. I especially hate it when people use it as an excuse to dump their pets.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Wait… the rumor is sex = weight gain? I would think the opposite… sex burns calories! 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Bloody Mary.

 

I still wont do it though.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I still get freaked out by the one that says you shouldn’t blink to let someone know their headlights aren’t on because apparently it’s a gang initiation tactic that then they have to chase you down and kill you. Happy thought for a Tuesday!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@picturemeurs: That’s too funny– My mom totally tried to sell my sister on that myth.  She told her that big butts were attributable to promiscuity!!!!  Hilarious. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

That pregnant women can’t have or be around cats!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I still get freaked out by cars with one headlight at night.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@panterapeach:

second this one especially after watching that Ghost Whisperer episode about it.

The one about rats coming up thru the toilet and biting you on you’re butt…. i do however check before i sit… i just can’t help it.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m pretty sure that lots of “adult relations” would help you lose wait – think of the calorie burn!

I don’t really know any urban legends / myths though – I don’t believe in any of that stuff so I don’t tend to remember any of them.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

i have heard that having too much sex makes you gain weight too! i heard it’s because it changes your hormone levels or something–but i still don’t see how that’s possible.

someone told me that shaving takes your tan off, so you can’t shave in the summer if you want to stay tan.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wait–what’s the bloody Mary thing? I feel like I’m missing something!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@jo.lee:

legend has it that if you stand in front of a mirror in a darkened room and chant ‘Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary,’ a terrifying ghost  will appear in the mirror

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@edgypeanuts:

pregnant women actually shouldn’t be around cat feces(ie change the litter box) because of a risk of Toxoplasmosis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis . This can be especially dangerous during pregnancy and may be the source of the urban myth you posted about.

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@panterapeach: Oooohh, freaky. Thanks for explaining!

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