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Yesterday | Toledo Blade

Slender Man casts long shadow

In early June, two 12-year-old girls in Waukesha, Wis., were charged with attempted murder in the attack of a third girl, a classmate whom they had invited for a sleepover.


Related Topix: Waukesha, WI

Thu Jul 10, 2014

New Urban Legends


"Jimmies" is the Boston/New England word for "chocolate sprinkles." Ask any ice cream vendor for jimmies on your sundae, and so long as you're within a radius of Boston, chances are he'll understand you.


Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, World News, United Kingdom, Lincolnshire County, England, Just Born

Wed Jul 09, 2014

USA Today

Not an urban legend: Cities are hotter, and we know why

Not an urban legend: Cities are hotter, and we know why Scientists, for the first time, have a clearer picture of what causes the "urban heat island" effect.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave


The Five Days of Meat 2014: A Brief History of Spam, an American Meat Icon

Spam - the square-shaped mash-up of pork, water, salt, potato starch, sugar, and sodium nitrate - recently celebrated its 77th anniversary of being alternately maligned, celebrated, musicalized, or the subject of urban legend .


Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Facebook messages, tags from dead girlfriend driving boyfriend insane

There are often many reports of people passing away and then others being contacted by them from the "other side."


Mon Jul 07, 2014

Business Wire

Hostess Announces the Return of Chocodilea Twinkies

With production and distribution in the past limited to the West Coast, Chocodiles developed a cult-like following, appearing on unsanctioned social media pages and auction sites, with reports of the rare chocolate covered Twinkie selling for upwards of $30 for a box.


Related Topix: Recipes

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Advertising Age

'Dear Rich Bastard'? How to Keep Humanity in Your Personalization Strategy

As we move further in wielding the power of personalization in marketing, let's always remember the inherent risk.


Related Topix: Marketing

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Toronto Fringe Festival Presents Tarrare: a Story of Hunger, Begins Today

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Liam Volke's TARRARE: A STORY OF HUNGER recounts the real life exploits of France's most notorious glutton.


Related Topix: 9

Psychology Today

Time To Give Up The Hunt For Jimmy Hoffa?

When I started working as a reporter at the Las Vegas Sun in 1993, one of the first things I learned was the urban legend about where Jimmy Hoffa's body might be.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

Sat Jun 28, 2014


Amelia Earhart Flying Around the World Now

The story of Amelia Earhart's ill-fated 1937 solo flight around the world is the stuff of legend, including urban legend.


Sun Jun 22, 2014

New Urban Legends

Son of a Gun

Claim: A woman became pregnant from being struck by a bullet that had passed through the scrotum of a Civil War soldier.


Sat Jun 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Ice water will not kill your dog, experts say, calling it 'urban legend'

Drinking ice water will not kill your dog, say animal experts who are trying to derail an "urban legend" warning that's been making the rounds on the Internet for years, reports ABC News .


Related Topix: Hudson County, NJ

Fri Jun 20, 2014


Veterinarians: Ice and Ice Water Not Bad For Dogs

A story circulating on social media says giving man's best friend an ice-cold drink of water could kill.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Mon Jun 16, 2014

WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

The New Republic "Exposes" the SykesBelling Monster Behind Scott Walker

As hit jobs go, this is pretty run-of-the-mill, except for its length and the fact that it is the cover story of the once-prestigious New Republic: The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker: A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Milwaukee, WI

Sun Jun 15, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

LAFF: 'Mad Men,' 'Chozen' Actors Stage Live Reading of Black List Script '1969 A Space Odyssey'

THR's film critic gives his take on Stephany Folsom's unproduced script, which derives from the urban legend that the Apollo moon landing might have been staged by Stanley Kubrick to help the U.S. win the propaganda war against the Soviets.


Related Topix: Arts, Cinema, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Lolita, Theater, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, David Bowie

Observer & Eccentric

Chamber members offer fun summer options

Remember the film, I Know What You Did Last Summer? This horror flick, which focused on an urban legend called The Hook, didn't end well for the cast of teenagers that included both Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Hot Chicks, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Pop/Rock, Celebrities, Teenagers, Family