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Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Alcohol Myths
Mental Floss has an interesting, brief article on "6 Absurd Alcohol Myths People Believed During Prohibition". The myths were:
  1. Alcohol turns blood into water
  2. Merely smelling alcohol could deform unborn children
  3. Some bootleg wines were made with cockroaches
  4. Most beer drinkers die of dropsy
  5. Alcohol can give you a 25-pound liver
  6. Drunkards' brains can be used as torches
The cockroach wine myth reminds me of the Army Worm Wine that I posted about back in 2005, except that Army Worm Wine was apparently real.

Categories: Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Fri Oct 25, 2013
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