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Old 05-07-2007, 08:37 AM
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I just got this idea, post up your favorite myth recieved on the internet.

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Let's see the one about flashing your headlights at an on coming auto that doesn't have it's headlights on. The myth was if you did it was a gang initiation thing and the guy in the car with no headlights was duty bound to kill every one in the auto that flashed the headlights.

I recievedthat one from an newly internet initiated old maid cousin. As politely as I could word it I told her BS and sent her the Urban Legends website. She ends up calling me mad as a wet hen, asking me why would I call her a liar. Go figure some folks are slow to catch on.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:43 AM
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Flashing your headlights indicates a speed trap ahead. Only someone from some furrin country like New York would assume the gang thing.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:56 AM
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billinstuart - 5/7/2007 8:43 AM

Flashing your headlights indicates a speed trap ahead. Only someone from some furrin country like New York would assume the gang thing.
No, in NY and NJ we also know it means speed trap. Amazing where all this crap comes from. Of course, in FL, everyone carries guns, so I wouldn't flash my lights at ANYONE down there.
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:35 AM
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I've been waiting since 1997 for Bill Gates to send me a free copy of Windows 98 for fwding that chain email. And I never did see anything funny when i fwd'd it!
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:26 PM
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I will say that I too heard the deal about gang members purposely riding around without their headlights on. I can't say where I heard it, but I did hear it from someone. I don't recall it ever being covered by the media as the reason some motorist was attacked, so it probably was BS.

Flashing your headlights can have many meanings at least in this part of the country. It can mean speed traps, sobriety check points, accidents ahead... anything that would lead you to slow down or expect law enforcement ahead.
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I live in florida, and proudly carry my BB pistol.....
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:36 PM
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I seem to remember an urban myth involving a woman, a hotdog and an incredible amount of vacuum, as well as the other one regarding a surprise party, a dog and a jar of peanut butter.
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sixpack324 - 5/7/2007 7:36 PM

I seem to remember an urban myth involving a woman, ... a surprise party, a dog and a jar of peanut butter.
Let me guess. She and the dog were sitting at the dining room table having peanut butter sandwiches when all her friends and relatives jumped in yelling "Suprise!!!!!". Am I right? Am I right? Am I right?


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Old 05-07-2007, 08:40 PM
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mole2 - 5/7/2007 8:31 PM
sixpack324 - 5/7/2007 7:36 PM I seem to remember an urban myth involving a woman, ... a surprise party, a dog and a jar of peanut butter.
Let me guess. She and the dog were sitting at the dining room table having peanut butter sandwiches when all her friends and relatives jumped in yelling "Suprise!!!!!". Am I right? Am I right? Am I right?


Wait a minute man.............................



I was there......It really happened................really............





lol
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:02 AM
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I heard that a Suzuki 250 could run for an hour on a trailer with no one noticing because it was so quiet -- AND, there was no lasting result of it not getting water thru the intake.

Learned that right here on THT!
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:37 AM
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You guys remember the 1990ish "welcome to the world of aids" lipstick-on-the-mirror-in-the-morning urban myth?
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:21 PM
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I used to like all the political ones like Hillary defending Stokley Carmichael and other black panthers and all that stuff about McCain being queer and Swift boat and all that other Carl Rove stuff that I still get to this day and most of my friends believe its really true (to this day!)

But that stuff is slowly dying but I still do get the Captain Kangaroo and Andy Rooney and Mr. Rogers war hero crap. Really to hard to select one. I leave that to the pros..

Some of these I get monthly from the same people!!!! Its hard to tell them they're myths cause you can alienate your friends - I did by pointing out these myths to one friend who won't talk to me to this day.

http://snopes.com/info/top25uls.asp

On a related topic, do you every tell your emailers taht you've already heard that one? I don't - I think that would be rude. I recieved a "I already heard that one" from a friend that continuously sends me 5 year old stuff......

Oh yea I think my favorite is that picture of Bush fishing with his dad in New Orleans the Katrina flood. Most never believed it but some did and hey, it WAS funny.
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