Professor Jan Harold Brunvand expands his examination of the phenomenon of urban legends, those improbable, believable stories that always happen to a friend of a friend.
Did your cousin s wife s dentist s daughter go to the tanning parlor once too often and had her insides cooked Has your husband s brother s nephew teacher try to make a dead rabbit look alive If so, you ve heard or you yourself may have told two of the seventy plus legends in this collection nUrba
Urban legends are those strange, but seemingly credible tales that always happen to a friend of a friend For the first time, Professor Jan Harold Brunvand, who has achieved almost legendary status Choice , has collected the creepiest, most terrifying urban legends, many that have spooked you sin
n A fascinating, creepy, frightening, disgusting, and hilarious collection of some of the world s most popular and enduring tall tales nWith themes that run the gamut from funny to sick, risqu to informative, and frightening to disgusting, Urban Legends features fantastic yarns that are remarkable
Have you heard the one about the new computer owner who mistook the CD ROM player for a cup holder Or the woman who thought her brains were oozing out of a gunshot wound, when the truth was that when her Pillsbury Poppin Fresh can exploded, striking her on the head with the lid, the goo she felt
We all know those stories that are too bizarre to be true roasted babies, vanishing hitchhikers, scuba divers in trees but have you heard about the ice man or the bullet baby This comprehensive and compellingly readable reference work will answer all your urban legend questions, offering alphabetic
The book captures the spirit of convivial storytelling and even encourages the activity Many readers will be gratified to know that Brunvand intends to continue this series of relaxed, unofficial excursions into popular legends Admirers of curiosa and the psychology of crowds cannot
This collection of strange and bizarre anecdotal tales drawn ostensibly from real life contains 200 stories that have circulated across metropolitan areas all invariably sworn to be true The Poodle in the Microwave , The Mouse in the Coke Bottle , and The Accidental Cannibals are just a few
Jan Harold Brunvand Mr Urban Legend Smithsonian tracks the most fabulous tales making today s cocktail party circuit and shows why those stories that sound too good to be true probably are too good to be true nThe eponymous episode The Baby Train sheds light on certain predawn activities tha
Urban Legends: The Truth Behind All Those Deliciously Entertaining Myths That Absolutely, Positively, 100% Not True!10 August 2020 | By Richard Roeper | Filed in: urban legends.
Urban Legends to the rescue This is the new book by nationally syndicated Chicago Sun Times columnist Richard Roeper It is a comprehensive, enlightening, and entertaining look at hundreds of such stories that have no basis in fact no matter how many people will swear otherwise Half the people who
Storytellers know just as they have for hundreds and hundreds of years that everyone enjoys a good, scary story n nAlvin Schwartz s Scary Stories 3 joins his other popular collections of scary folklore, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, to give readers
All those who enjoyed shuddering their way through Alvin Schwartz s first volume of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark will find a satisfyingly spooky sequel in this new collection of the macabre, the funny, and the fantastic.Is it possible to die and not know it What if a person is buried too so
You know what s really going on, don t you Flight 93 secretly landed in Cleveland, where the passengers were whisked off to a NASA facility Nostradamus predicted JFK Jr s plane crash, which was engineered by the One World Government Online poker sites are rigged to knock out the short stacks Do
This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz s popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright n nThere is a story here for everyone skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth a ghost who takes revenge on her murder
You may think me biased, being murdered myself But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night n nA dead girl walks the streets n nShe hunts murderers Child killers, much l
Roberta Bobbie Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of Bloody Mary say
Because I Said So! : The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids10 August 2020 | By Ken Jennings | Filed in: urban legends.
Don t cross your eyes or the ll stay like that Feed a cold, starve a fever Don t touch your Halloween candy until we get it checked out Never run with scissors Don t look in the microwave while it s running This will go down on your permanent record Is any of it true If so, how true Ken Jennin