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Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Do babies born on buses get free rides for life?
About a week ago Lydia Irvin gave birth to a daughter while riding on a New York City Transit bus. Apparently it even specifies on the baby's birth certificate that she was born on a bus. So now Ms. Irvin is hoping that her daughter will qualify for free bus rides for the rest of her life. She'll just have to wave her birth certificate at a driver, and be able to go wherever she pleases. After all, according to urban legend that's the freebie that bus-born babies get.

However, the transit authorities have splashed cold water on Irvin's hopes:
MTA officials said if that ever was the policy, baby Lydia missed the bus by some 60 years. "I don't know if we've ever done that," a spokeswoman said. "Maybe in the 1940s, but that's before my time."
Gee, you would think they could at least give her a free one-month pass, or something. (Thanks, Joe)
Categories: Exploration/Travel, Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 08, 2007
Comments (2)
It is a common mistake. You get to ride free for life if can prove that you were CONCEIVED on a bus.
Posted by wdl  in  honolulu  on  Fri Aug 10, 2007  at  10:02 PM
I have a friend who's parents couldn't make it to the hospital in time so pulled over to deliver the baby at a circle K. It actually lists the Circle K as her birth place on her birth certificate.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Sun Aug 12, 2007  at  05:52 PM
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