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Urban Legends. GLE 0801.4.3 Make distinctions about the credibility, reliability, consistency, strengths, and limitations of resources, including information gathered from Web sites . Print Story.

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Urban Legends

GLE 0801.4.3 Make distinctions about the credibility, reliability, consistency, strengths, and limitations of resources, including information gathered from Web sites.



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  • Urban legends "are realistic stories concerning recent events (or alleged events) with an ironic or supernatural twist. They are an integral part of Anglo-American culture and are told and believed by some of the most sophisticated "folk" of modern society–young people, urbanites, and the well educated.

    Jan Harold Brunvand, http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/vanish.asp

Definition of Urban Legend from "The Vanishing Hitchhiker"


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  • An events (or alleged events) with an ironic or supernatural twist. They are an integral part of Anglo-American culture and are told and believed by some of the most sophisticated "folk" of modern society–young people, urbanites, and the well educated. urban legend is an apocryphal story told as true, concerning some horrific, amusing or ironic aspect of modern life.

What is an urban legend?


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  • Though the term seems to have become synonymous in common parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

  • http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/faq/blfaq-urbanlegend.htm


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  • It is a narrative. parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

  • It is alleged to be true.

  • It is plausible enough to be believed.

  • It is passed along from individual to individual in oral or written form (e.g., fax, photocopy or email).

Characteristics:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/faq/blfaq-urbanlegend.htm


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Print Story parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.


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  • Lead in Lipstick parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

  • High Cholesterol is Healthy

  • Coffee Fool…Are You One Too?

  • Help Find Ashley Flores

  • Judge Sentences Rap Music Fan to Bach, Beethoven

  • Woman Says She Was Shot In The Leg By Her Stove

  • The Centaur Excavations

  • Dehydrated Water

  • A Well Known Urban Legend

  • Consider Your Source

  • More Urban Legends

Fact or Urban Legend?


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Lipstick Article parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

NEW PRODUCT TESTS FIND LEAD IN LIPSTICKTop brands L’Oreal, Cover Girl and Christian Dior test positive for lead!

FACT

LEGEND


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Lead in Lipstick parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.The Food and Drug Administration states that there is only a miniscule of harmful substances in cosmetics, not enough to have any adverse effect.

LEGEND

Snopes Article


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High Cholesterol Article parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

FACT

LEGEND

The secret is out––and studies show that higher cholesterol could slash your stroke risk by nearly 300%!


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High Cholesterol Healthy? parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true. William Campbell Douglass II, M.D. is a famous alternative doctor who is sending a free booklet to many people to get them to buy his Douglass Report. William Campbell Douglass (M.D.) says a diet in low fat is actually killing everyone. He is saying a diet high in red meat will reduce your risk of heart disease. He claims drinking water will do more harm than good.

Is high cholesterol healthy? That would be a question for you and your doctor to decide.

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Books by Dr. Douglass

Science is Critical


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Coffee Article parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

Coffee Fool

The shocking secret coffee companies don’t want you to know!

FACT

LEGEND


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Coffee Fool parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

This site states that all of the coffee out there is stale. The good news is that stale coffee is drinkable but once you've tasted truly fresh coffee, you'll be forever hooked. You will not know fresh until you taste coffee just roasted. You will not know stale until you see and taste what is unstale.

LEGEND

Coffee ArticleDefining Freshness


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Help Find This Missing Girl: Ashley Flores parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

A 13 year old girl, Ashley Flores has been missing for two weeks. An email bearing her picture and a plea for help has been circulated.

FACT

LEGEND

Ashley Flores Email


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Help Find Ashley Flores parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.The text of the email does not include the most basic information in a missing child plea: where the young girl went missing, when she went missing, when and where she was last seen, a description of her, her parents’ contact information, and contact information for the police handling the case.

LEGEND

Snopes Article


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Judge sentences rap music fan to Bach, Beethoven parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

A defendant had a hard time facing the music. Andrew Vactor was facing a $150 fine for playing rap music too loudly on his car stereo in July. But a judge offered to reduce that to $35 if Vactor spent 20 hours listening to classical music by the likes of Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.

FACT

LEGEND

Rap Music Article


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Judge sentences rap music fan to Bach, Beethoven parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

Champaign County Municipal Court Judge Susan Fornof-Lippencott says the idea was to force Vactor to listen to something he might not prefer, just as other people had no choice but to listen to his loud rap music.

FACT

Information from: Springfield News-Sun, http://www.springfieldnewssun.com


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Woman Says She Was Shot In The Leg By Her Stove parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

A woman said she was shot in the leg by her stove. Cory Davis told the Peninsula Daily News she had just stoked her cast-iron heating stove Sunday when she heard a loud bang and was struck in her left calf.

FACT

LEGEND

Stove Article


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Woman Says She Was Shot In The Leg By Her Stove parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

A case of shotgun shells spilled about a month ago at her home and one must have landed in the newspapers she used to light the stove.

She removed a metal fragment herself and was treated Monday at Forks Community Hospital.

FACT

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081008/D93MFO602.html


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The Centaur Excavations parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

In the Jack Reese Galleria of the great Hodges Library of the University of Tennessee the art and artifacts of the Centaur excavation at Volos has found a permanent home. This reconstruction of a Centaurian burial site was assembled by Professor William Willers of the University of Wisconsin in the mid-1980s before being moved to the University of Tennessee.

FACT

LEGEND

Centaur Article


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The Centaur Excavations parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

Very well done, with photographs, created in a good academic style with an .edu domain. Actually explaining a hoax, but from a quick look it's easy to be fooled.

LEGEND

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081008/D93MFO602.html


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Dehydrated Water parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.A commercial website selling dehydrated water.

FACT

LEGEND

Dehydrated Water Article


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Dehydrated Water parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

Very well put together. They are seeking financial help in gaining market penetration throughout local supermarkets around the world.  The site requests a handful of investors to help pay the required $6.5 million slotting fee to get on the shelves.  If you are interested, please contact [email protected]

TESTIMONIAL

LEGEND

http://www.buydehydratedwater.com


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Dehydrated Water parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

"I can't believe you invested so much time and money to create a web site like this.  Don't you have anything better to do with your life?"Response:  And we can't believe you took so much time to reply and vent your disbelief.  You obviously have never tried our water.  Our customers have a tendency to become dedicated followers.  Don't be a cheapo.  Send us $5 and try it out for yourself.

LEGEND

http://www.buydehydratedwater.com


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A Well-Known Urban Legend parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.

Print Story


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Consider your source! parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.


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More Urban Legends parlance with "false belief," it denotes a more complex and subtle social phenomenon having to do with the production and transmission of folk narratives — narratives which are indeed usually false, but which can, on rare occasions, prove to be true.


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