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The Mac Night Owl
Wacky Theory Department: An Apple/Microsoft Merger?
The other day, I read yet another revisionist story about Microsoft's 1997 investment in Apple, claiming that the $150 million influx was necessary to prevent bankruptcy.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Slaves in Britain? It's an urban legend
A London detective inspector, Kevin Hyland, informed the world that 'we have never seen anything of this magnitude before'.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
News 4 Jax
Oil boom scam explained
Inspectors say it ranks as one of the all-time biggest scams in US history. The promise: A share in the millions of dollars made in an oil boom.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Is This The Worst Or Funniest Christmas Song Ever? [AUDIO/POLL]
This has become an annual tradition for our show. Years ago, someone gave me a CD with a recording on it that would forever change the way I felt about the song "Oh Holy Night" .
Medical News Today
New study dispels urban myth, reveals most frequent users of emergency departments
While it has often been said that the most frequent users of overburdened hospital emergency departments are mentally ill substance abusers, results of a study just released by researchers from NYU Wagner and the University of California, San Francisco, has found that this belief is unfounded - an "urban legend."
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Ain't It Cool News
Rinko Kikuchi looks for the buried loot from Fargo in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Remember that "THIS IS A TRUE STORY" text that opened FARGO? Well, as legend has it, it cost a young woman her life.
Are introverts actually the best leaders?
Call it what you will - stereotype, myth, or urban legend - but there's a widespread idea that extraversion makes you a better leader.
CBS Films & 'Saw' Writers Have Some 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'
If you're a child of the 80s or even 90s, your nightmares might have been touched by Alvin Schwartz's grim and terrifying short horror story and urban legend collection Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark .
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The New York Times’ ‘Knockout Game’...
Over the weekend, the New York Times questioned whether recent reports of black mob violence in the form of the 'Knockout Game' are really just 'urban legends.'
The New York Observer
Heel the World: Pay-for-Pain 'Shoe Guy' Lets Women Walk All Over Him
I'd heard about Greg from other girls I'd worked with-cocktail waitresses and bartenders-but when I first met him, in 2009, he appeared no different than your average wealthy, white man.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Black Mob Violence: New Denials... and New Violence
NBC News and the Associated Press want you to know there is no such thing as black mob violence.
CNN: Is there really a "knockout game"?
I've been skeptical about the "knockout game" story, perhaps because I've seen too many "rainbow bracelet" and other such reality-disconnected hysterias over the years.
'Knockout game' attacks an urban legend?; Kmart ad's beefcake backlash; local TV commercial so bad it's good; and more: Daily Buzz
Over the weekend, the New York Times, that liberal lion of print journalism, broke its relative silence on the troubling trend of knockout game attacks on the rise in many cities, including parts of New York.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The Motley Fool
Disney Wants to Be Frozen
There's an urban legend out there claiming that Walt Disney's body was frozen in cryogenic storage.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The Real Deal On REITs And Rates
While history provides interesting perspective to investors during the course of due diligence, I don't think it's wise to allow the past to cloud judgment on what might happen in the future.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Mail & Guardian
Al-Wakrah stadium: The shape of things to come
Have you ever heard of the Vagina Building? If you're not from Chicago, it's unlikely but if you are, it's a precious part of local folklore and a celebrated shape on the skyline.
Smile Today! That's LIFE: 'Hey Mikey, He Likes It!'
Little Mikey was a character of a young boy played by John Gilchrist in a television commercial for Quaker Oats to promote their breakfast cereal, Life .
The Toronto Star
World's Biggest Bookstore closes February, sold to developer
The downtown site that is home to the World's Biggest Bookstore is being sold to a developer, and the bookstore will close in February.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
The Star Online
Villa Nabila: Creepy tales from netizens
PETALING JAYA: Tales of the abandoned structure that is Villa Nabila have been trending on social media, with netizens giving their take on the spooky Johorian site.
About Utah: For this master chef, southern Utah is the best recipe
Chef Imi Kun, trained for 15 years in Hungary, is something of an urban legend in St. George, where he is master chef at the Riverwalk Grill at SunRiver.