SOME REALLY MESSED UP URBAN LEGENDS THAT ENDED UP BEING TRUEchildren have actually suffered injuries by getting their shoes caught in escalators.
okay. my grandma has told me a lot of stories that have made me into the paranoid wreck that i have today, such as playing with your bellybutton will cause it to rip open, and not tying your shoes can make an escalator eat you. but i didn't actually know that her rambling is true (i am now in fear every time someone touches my bellybutton)
there are tons of cases where children actually have had their feet mutilated by escalators. for instance, in 1997 a little girl got her foot mangled at a department store. the injury left her big toe dangling by a piece of skin
and if that doesn't scare you, in 1963 a woman actually DIED by getting her shoe caught in an escalator, falling, and getting her hair
stuck. that's why i wear extensions- i can just clip them off and run away, rather than being scalped and having my head skin lodged into the escalator steps forever.people have died laughing.
i kid you not. apparently this has happened a ton of times. for instance, in 1975, a 50 year old man kicked the bucket after roaring with laughter to one of his favorite television shows. what a horrible ironic way to die. honestly, if that isn't a huge kick in the face from jesus, i don't know what is. these causes of death are usually from the inability to breathe, or heart attacks.
BUT COME ON PEOPLE. IF YOU CAN'T BREATHE, DON'T YOU THINK YOU'D STOP LAUGHING? unless you're one of those freaks of nature that tie belts around their necks when they crank it to intensify pleasure. wohohohoa vacationing couple discovered a dead body underneath their bed.
good god. imagine having a great time on the beaches of hawaii, hammered out of your mind on one too many carved out coconut colladas, when you drop your cellphone (for the 50th time) onto the floor. you lean over to get it, and come face to face with the rotting corpse of ventrilla, a maid from 1980.
apparently dead bodies get stashed underneath boxsprings more than we'd like to think. on june 2003, a couple staying in at the Burgundy Motor Inn noticed a funky smell (and it probably wasn't the roaches or the scent of sex from the 50 previous motel go-ers.) and called the main desk. After searching the room, the couple, and the motel manager discovered the body of 64 year old Saul Hernandez.
SURPRISINGLY, this incident was discovered again in a Kansas city motel, and AGAIN in 1996, in a California motel. The moral of this story? DON'T SLEEP IN MOTELS, especially after bodies have been found hidden in them FIVE MORE TIMES
, from florida, to Miami. That, my friends, is some fucked up shit. Remind me to check under the bed before i rest my little head down to sleep in some flea bitten motel. a man is killed after the cactus he had been beating falls on him.
THAT'LL TEACH YOU FOR HURTING A DEFENSELESS CACTI. forget PETA when there's people running around torturing little cactuses who have done nothing wrong in their lives other than being very prickly. in 1982, two roommates, David Grundman and James Suchochi thought they'd be tough guys and go out shooting cacti in the middle of the desert (now that's what i call a good time
) ends up after they shoot the thing, the cactus' arm flies at David, crushing him, and bringing him to a very prickly death. mmm, sweet revenge.abused goat turns on owner, killing him.
looks like the goat heard the tail of the brave little cacti that could, and decided to stand up to his owner. Carl Hulsey, a genius of a man, decided that one day he would turn his goat into a watch dog. Snowball, the goat, would be regularly beaten by Carl in order to make it more aggressive. This went on for a while, until one day, snowball decided he wasn't going to put up with any shit no more. When Carl approached the goat, snowball fucked shit up.
when snowball saw carl approaching with the stick, snowball broke loose from it's rope and butted Carl in the stomach, again and again. Carl died from a blunt trama to the abdominal cavity, which means snowball destroyed carl's stomach.
what's awesome about this story is that naturally the goat would have been put down for violence against a person, but so many people heard the story of snowball that a riot was held. people started calling animal control, threatening if they hurt snowball, they would get hurt. there was also talk of a bomb being planted if snowball didn't walk. snowball walked.
student mistakes example of unsolvable math problem as a homework assignment, and solves it.
LOOK WHO'S LAUGHING NOW, CARL.
A guy named George Dantzig came into class late, and noticed two questions on the black board. because he didn't hear what the questions were, her jotted them down and decided to solve them for the next class. little did he know that the 2nd question was an unsolvable, and yet he solved it.
WAIT. WHAT? i can barely solve the solvable questions, let alone do something impossible. and the guy isn't even ASIAN? there is no explanation for this other than he is an alien
and must be killed. also, this is the legend that was the setup plot for good will hunting
. woeiwokeowew i want a movie made about me. ffff.
dude, urban legends are the best, even when they turn out to be real. but i seem to like to read the ones that AREN'T real more, because reading about stupid shit that people believe is awesome. Here are some things that people actually believe are true:
Girl impales herself on a car gearshift after being given a spanish fly (an aphrodisiac.)
Kit Kat chocolate bars being luck to Japanese Students during exams.
Man tricked into believing he's won the lottery confesses he's having an affair.
Refried beans are beans that have been fried more than once.
Caesar salad was invented by Julius Caesar
The personalities of the dwarf characters in Snow White represent the different stages of cocaine addication.
for more stuff like this, go to www.snopes.com
i can spend hours on that site. it covered almost every urban legend and myth you can think of! (except for if shrooms really make you brain bleed. i still want to know!