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(Some Guy)   Top 10 urban legends/hoaxes of 2004   ( divider line 223
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55748 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Dec 2004 at 2:33 PM (10 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-12-18 10:35:25 AM  
This is probably the only place Lukket's computer hasn't shown up.
2004-12-18 10:45:53 AM  
I've only heard of two of them. I guess I need to get out more...or read more of my grandma's forwarded emails.
2004-12-18 10:51:26 AM  
Raging I can fix that going forward. I'll give your email address to my sister. She is one of those FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW people who has to send every email she gets to everyone else in the world so that she can warn you of the major things, that for some reason, are not covered in the news.
2004-12-18 10:58:53 AM  
Lukket's photoshop didn't show up?

Probably because they all still think it's real.
2004-12-18 11:09:47 AM  
#10 is actually played
2004-12-18 11:20:08 AM  
I demand we petition them to give Lukket the respect he deserves.

/someone else start it
2004-12-18 11:20:55 AM  
So, I had this two dollar bill, and I was hungry...
2004-12-18 11:44:02 AM  
Hrmm.. The camel spiders do jump and are agressive.

They are just not spiders. I think they are Scorpions.
2004-12-18 11:47:31 AM  
So, I had this two hundred dollar bill, and I was hungry...
2004-12-18 11:56:25 AM  
#5 is not a myth. That is all.
2004-12-18 11:57:20 AM  
FW: FW: FW: FW: [FW:]: So, I had this two dollar bill, and I was hungry...
2004-12-18 11:59:03 AM  
And I bought all those Altoids for nothing. Nothing!

/sulks with fresher breath
2004-12-18 11:59:53 AM  
/forwards this thread to 50 people
2004-12-18 12:17:03 PM  
Ah yes. The BS that is the camel spider hoax. Poor sun spiders. I swear they take a beating.
Did you know they actually eat other dangerous spiders? They have been seen eating black widows and brown recluse spiders. They even kill wasps and other venemous bees. Nice guys these little sun spiders. Too bad I have a cat that hates them with a passion. She actually tortures and kills em. Doesn't eat em though...
2004-12-18 01:18:10 PM  
Strange, this list is missing the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads...
2004-12-18 01:47:34 PM  
I thought the bracelet thing was real... Hmm....
2004-12-18 02:04:51 PM  
The list is great, but does anyone else hate with their little flip down keyword search and links that open in their proprietary window? Annoys me to no end.
2004-12-18 02:10:34 PM  
Oh yeah, and this guy at work this week asked me if I'd seen the picture of the "future computer". He was so convinced the photo was real. I laughed and sent him to Snopes. Concur that Lukkett should have made the list.
2004-12-18 02:32:04 PM  
I would've thought the cell phone/do-not-call dealio would've ranked higher. But then, I was sure Lukket would be on the list as well.
2004-12-18 02:37:11 PM  
Well, Lukket's computer was on this page, linked after the end of the article.
2004-12-18 02:40:54 PM  
Lukket's computer is still my favorite.
2004-12-18 02:41:47 PM  
A) exactly is the Helix Nebula a hoax? I mean unless somebody actually thinks it's the actual eye of an actual god, but nobody's that dumb...are they?

B) No mention of Lukket? I am shocked -- SHOCKED, I tell you!
2004-12-18 02:42:49 PM  
Ha, I hadn't even heard any of these

/demands lukket's computer to get on there
2004-12-18 02:43:10 PM  
WHy isn't 'global warming' on the list?
2004-12-18 02:44:06 PM  

there has been grave injustice. I shall raze them to the ground. Burnination!
2004-12-18 02:45:05 PM  
Hmm. Only three of those had ties to religion (Pepsi can with pledge, "Eye of God" and giant skeleton).

Still, I find it interesting that many urban legends attempt to prop up religious belief based upon bogus stories, while I've not heard of a single one that presents a ficitonal tale as truth in an attempt to humiliate believers. Also, while none were mentioned on the top-10 list, phony stories making unflattering statements about political figures tend to target those on the left more than those on the right.

Just a general observation about urban legends in general.
2004-12-18 02:45:45 PM  
Strange, this list is missing the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads...

hehehehe... the sulking/whining continues...

2004-12-18 02:48:01 PM  
They forgot the Hoax of the Century!
2004-12-18 02:48:36 PM  
My wife got hooked on the urban legend regarding dioxin's from microwaving plastic. Finally have room in my kitchen cabinets now that 3 tons of plasticware has been thrown out. I'm not saying a thing.
2004-12-18 02:50:20 PM  
Oh, the shame!

I forwarded the "Do not call" email to my dad- though in my defense it wasn't out of fear of the supposed mobile phone directory. I just thought he would like to add his number to the list.

Still, I guess I am technically guilty of forwarding a spam hoax. You all may shun me now.

2004-12-18 02:53:05 PM  
Those are for dumb people. Sorry dumb people.
2004-12-18 02:54:27 PM  

Never saw that one. Ha ha. Nazis with Zakus. That's called using America's ignorance of Anime against it. Love it, I do...
2004-12-18 02:55:13 PM  
cbm5's nazi one is very cool.
2004-12-18 02:57:34 PM  

consider that a recent Gallup poll showed that two-thirds of Americans aren't convinced that the theory of evolution is supported by scientific evidence. One-fifth fully agree with the assertion that man was created by God in his present form only 10,000 years ago. It appears we live in an age when, for a great many people around the world, mythology still trumps science, so it should come as no great shock that some are open to the notion that there really were "giants in the earth" in the not-so-distant past.

wait wait wait, what the hell is this, two-thirds????? What is this nonsense?
2004-12-18 02:58:03 PM  
Altoids work, ice cubes work better.
2004-12-18 02:58:09 PM  
I'm glad someone else is annoyed by that. That single factor forces me to curse and leave that site every time. Way too annoying.
2004-12-18 02:59:26 PM  

2004-12-18 02:59:26 PM  
does anyone else hate with their little flip down keyword search . . .

Yes, with a passion.

2004-12-18 02:59:45 PM  
I don't get the 'Eye of God' one.

What wasn't true about the story?
2004-12-18 03:00:07 PM  
Howabout the new one about the cell phone do not call list. such crap
2004-12-18 03:02:42 PM  
2004-12-18 03:03:16 PM  
2004-12-18 03:07:04 PM  
germaniac: Rowr.

At first, you'd think so ... but upon going to her website - not so much.
2004-12-18 03:08:28 PM  
No such list is complete without global warming.
2004-12-18 03:10:18 PM  
Altoids work, ice cubes work better.

pop rocks, however..

holy crap.
2004-12-18 03:10:56 PM  

2004-12-18 03:10:58 PM  
I thought that #1 was

1. John Kerry will win the election.
2004-12-18 03:13:05 PM  
Lukket's creation was on there, but just not in the top ten
2004-12-18 03:13:33 PM  

The list is great, but does anyone else hate with their little flip down keyword search and links that open in their proprietary window? Annoys me to no end.

Flip down keyword search? Wha? I didn't notice any of that (using Safari). What web browser are you using? Maybe this is one of those IE-specific "features."
2004-12-18 03:14:51 PM  

I like curves as much as the next guy, but that's just ... wow.

I'm still trying to decide if she's the same person as this:

Tough call.
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