If you were looking forward to poisoning your loved ones and playing it off as a holiday accident, don’t look to the poinsettia to lend a hand. The famously “poisonous” seasonal flowers are not poisonous at all.
This story is completely true. It happened right here on the internet, on a night just like this.
On July 4, 1979 little Teresa Salcedo was the first baby born in Disneyland at California. But contrary to urban legend, she didn’t get a lifetime pass to the Happiest Place on Earth.
Teens have settled upon a New Dank Meme, and it’s an alliterative, culturally inaccurate demon-summoning ritual. Over two million people used the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge on Twitter in the past two days.
The myth of the ‘base tan’ needs to die. Like Bonnaroo and flip-flops, the concept of the base tan reappears every summer and gets enthusiastically endorsed by a subset of confused people with dubious hygiene standards.
Did you ever hear about that time Charles Manson auditioned for the Monkees? Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? That's because it is.
It's one of those urban legends that just won't die. Was Walt Disney actually cryogenically frozen after he died so that he could be reanimated in the future? No.
In 1983, the failing Atari video game company allegedly dumped millions of unsold E.T. the Extra Terrestrial cartridges in a New Mexico landfill. Ever since, game nostalgists have tried to track them down. Today, screenwriter Zak Penn's documentary crew begin digging, and our friends at Wired got a sneak peek at the…
2013 was a good year for drinkin'. We investigated boozy superstition, we traveled the earth to see how your favorite spirits are made, and we drank cognac out of a bone. We had a great time, and we were glad you came with us. Here now are our favorite Happy Hour episodes from 2013, including some you might have…
It's Friday the 13th! This can mean only two things: disaster is imminent, or you're going to get yourself a sweet discount tattoo. However you're celebrating—er, observing—this folkloric faux-holiday, you deserve to know why it's so spooky in the first place.
After the news of Osama bin Laden's death, reactions were split: there was the USA, USA, Greek Row kegstand contingent, and then those who saw the historical event as something more solemn and less bacchanalian.
What? No way. Something thought to be of an urban legend—or maybe just a story we'd only see on 20/20—a real, normal person has actually found proof of the the ever evasive credit-card skimmer.