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Here are the top ten articles for the Urban Legends Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. What is an Urban Legend?
Analyzing the characteristics that make up an Urban Legend.
2. How to Spot an Urban Legend in Your Email
Clues to Urban Legends and hoax emails.
3. Urban Legend Characteristics
What is an urban legend and how do they differ from other types of stories? We find out how all urban legends are linked together and how they are different from other types of stories.
4. Deborah Skinner and The Skinner Box
Did famous psychologist B.F. Skinner really lock his daughter, Deborah Skinner, up in a Skinner Box for the first two years of her life?
5. The Legend of Medusa
Medusa was once a beautiful young lady and was eventually turned into a hideous beast with snakes for hair and the power to turn people into stone when they looked at her eyes. Read my article to find out why it happened.
6. The Brothers Grimm's Original Cinderella
This is a brief look at the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale of Cinderella. How has this tale changed throughout time? Do all fairy tales really have happy endings?
7. Ice Fishing, a Dog and Dynamite
This Urband Legend involves two men ice fishing and a dog who is great at playing fetch.
8. James Dean and the Little Bastard
James Dean remains a Hollywood icon and the mystery surrounding his death revolves around a car called the "Little Bastard." Was it really cursed?
9. Black Inheritance Tax Refund
This hoax is was widely circulated in 2000 and prayed on elderly African-Americans.
10. Fingerprints in San Antonio
One of the most popular legends to come out of San Antonio, Texas, is the story of the benevolent ghost children and the bus tragedy that killed them. Now, the children are protective spirits that guard automobiles as they cross the tracks.
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