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What's Your Favourite Urban Legend....

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Cockles, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. Cockles

    Cockles Megabyte Poster

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    .....that has turned out to be utter rubbish

    My personal favourite was the pictures of the so-called Camel Spiders that American servicemen found in Iraq that went around a while back. This spider allegedly attched itself to a camel's belly, injected an anaesthetic the promptly ate the camel without it knowing. :eek:

    Also, there were reports of soldiers waking up to find their entire arm had been consumed in the same fashion, despite the fact that a spider eating an arm is roughly the equivalent of one of us eating an entire elephant in one sitting.

    What crap

    Anyone else :biggrin
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

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    i heard about a story where there was pictures of the so-called Camel Spiders that American servicemen found in Iraq that went around a while back. This spider allegedly attched itself to a camel's belly, injected an anaesthetic the promptly ate the camel without it knowing

    and

    there were reports of soldiers waking up to find their entire arm had been consumed in the same fashion, despite the fact that a spider eating an arm is roughly the equivalent of one of us eating an entire elephant in one sitting.

    Anyone else? LOL!
     
  3. AJ

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    Hey Mr.C you just posted the same hehehehe
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

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    i know :twisted:
     
  5. Cockles

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    You've lost me entirely :blink
     
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  6. Leehaa

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    Yeah, I heard this one about some pictures of the "Camel Spiders" that American servicemen found in Iraq that went around a while back. This spider allegedly attched itself to a camel's belly, injected an anaesthetic the promptly ate the camel without it knowing

    and

    there were reports of soldiers waking up to find their entire army had been consumed in the same fashion, despite the fact that a spider eating an arm is roughly the equivalent of one of us eating an entire great white in one sitting... :blink :biggrin :biggrin
     
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  7. Leehaa

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    There's also this one about people using cola to wash blood off highways???:eek:
     
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  8. Cockles

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    Was just inspired after looking up some urban myths as part of some research, like the one where Jayne Mansfield was allegedly decapitated in the car crash she died in, or drinking Coke after eating popping candy mankes your guts explode

    So please feel free to take the piss
     
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  9. The_Geek

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    Do a search on Pepsi and Mentos on YouTube...wouldn't want that in my guts.

    I used to think that the F word came from time of Henry the 8th. I had read somewhere that couples had to seek permission from the king to have sex. When he granted this the acronym F U C K was painted on the randy couple's door. The acronym meant Fornication Under Consent of the King...

    How on earth did I fall for this and not realise it was an urban myth!!!
     
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  11. Cockles

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    Hah, never heard of that one, nice one :thumbleft
     
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  12. Mr.Cheeks

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    have a look here
     
  13. Cockles

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    Yeah, that's exactly where I was looking pal. I genuninely thought the 'taking the word chicken out of KFC as it wasn't strictly chicken' was true though
     
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  14. aw69

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    Have you not whatched Mythbusters on the discovery channel
    there is a load of good myths on there where they try to prove or disprove them
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    During the first few months of the Gulf War, there were supposedly sightings of dangerous Camel Spiders. Through the magic of photography, the camel spider looked absolutely huge when compared to background images:

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    The legend grew as stories were shared regarding the Camel Spider's habits. This spider allegedly attached itself to a camel's belly, injected an anaesthetic, and promptly ate the camel before the camel could recover. Soldiers would supposedly wake up to find that their entire arm had been consumed in the same fashion, despite the fact that a spider eating an arm is roughly the equivalent of one of us eating an entire elephant in one sitting.

    It was a pretty popular urban legend. You might have heard of it!

    :p
     
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  16. Cockles

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    Bunch of comedians you lot aren't you?

    Still don't quite get what the deal is with repetition, maybe it's something us lowly non-cert guys don't get.:cry:

    Ah well, back to lurking.....
     
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  17. Mr.Cheeks

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    mate - a legend is a story / myth that one has heard/read.

    We read your one, and thats a legend that we are letting everyone know about...
     
  18. Cockles

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    Too late, my mascara is running now. Sorry, I'm very emotional as I awoke to find a Daddy Long Legs had eaten my left arm
     
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  19. Mr.Cheeks

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    Sorry to hear about your arm... Do hope you get it replaced.
     
  20. Cockles

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    Why thank you, I already have a substitute a la Borat which is working out nicely
     
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