As 2011 draws to a close, most of us will spend time reflecting on what we’ve learned as we head into the new year. Unfortunately, most of what you’ve learned probably isn’t true. 2011 has been a terrible year in terms of urban legends. We in the Army of Awesome People sent our science team out to compile the worst myths of the year. They did nothing but complain the entire time so I broke down and completed the below list myself.
Here are the 11 worst urban legends of 2011:
- If you sprinkle Holy Water on Boo Berry cereal, the marshmallow ghosts will disappear.
- Prior to 1897, honey was made by bees. Now it’s made by migrant workers.
- Instead of being armed with a chainsaw, in the original draft of ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Leatherface was armed with a long piece of licorice.
- If you call someone’s cell at the exact same time they call you, the person standing directly half the distance between you will spontaneously combust.
- Aside from being able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, the intro to Superman also bragged that he could ‘drive faster than a cheetah.’
- Prior to the evolution of toes, ‘This Little Piggy’ was considered a work of nonfiction.
- Until recently, police in Cleveland, Ohio had an unfair ‘no shirt, no shoes, no protection’ policy.
- After you die, there is a period of time where you are severely heckled before being admitted into Heaven.
- In the late 1700’s, our nation’s founding fathers experimented with the idea of having a kite instead of a flag.
- By taping the leaves to the trees, you can set winter back by several months.
- Before The Hamburglar’ was introduced, McDonald’s briefly experimented with a character named ‘The Ham Serial Arsonist.’