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TrishDaDish
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When my brother "came of age" (having to sign for an armed force of your choice, don't know if they do that any more), he started getting mail from the government with the middle name of "Ragnar". Except that wasn't his middle name. Or his first name. Or his last name. We have no idea when he secretly became a Viking, but the government was sure he was for several years. I used to tell him if they ever reinstated the draft, he wouldn't have to go, since they'd be asking for this "Ragnar" fella.

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quote:
Originally posted by TrishDaDish:
When my brother "came of age" (having to sign for an armed force of your choice, don't know if they do that any more),

Yes, males at 18 do still need to register with the SSS.

Seaboe, whose cute "little" nephew will be doing so before the end of the month. ::sniff::

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Comment: http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/balls.asp

I can attest as a first-hand witness that this story happened to my mother
in 1973. My mother, my great-grand mother, and I were travelling from St
Louis to New Orleans in a brand new Ford Mustang that her boyfriend had
purchased for her. I was in the back seat. My mother was driving.

She was speeding through south Missouri, near Cape Girardeau, when she was
pulled over by a state trooper. The discussion happened pretty much like
described, except that it was entirely unplanned. The only desire my
mother had was to stay out of jail for speeding yet again (she had several
tickets and had totalled a VW superbug only a few months before). She had
been in jail for a few days as the result of that previous incident.

So, in the midst of pleading with the trooper, she said, "Please, ... I'll
buy ten tickets to the Missouri State Troopers' Ball". Annoyed, the
trooper replied that State Troopers don't have Balls.

It took a few seconds for him, as well as my mortified mother, to realize
what had just been said. Being just a young kid I didn't understand the
double meaning of his response.

Instead of a ticket the trooper gave my mother a written warnng.

Later, when we were visiting relatives in Louisiana, the story got told
and retold, and a few embellishments were made to make my mother seem
wittier (and less scared) than she had really been at the time. I guess,
like most good stories, this one grew into a modern Paul Bunyan.

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Comment: the "rumour" about the girl who had to go to emergency about
getting a hot dog unfortunately "misplaced" is true. It happened to a girl
who is one year younger than me while she was in grade 11. She wasnt at a
party, she was at home, and her dad had to take her to the hospital. very
embarrassing. THIS IS FOR REAL.

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Comment: Your rumor: Brain-damaged LSD user believes himself to be glass
of orange juice.

Has actually happend. I don't know what drug he was on, I didn't even know
him. But while reading the rumors to a friend of mine he freaked out
saying he knew a guy that acted this way. My friend even tipped him over.
The orange juice guy stared screaming and crying.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
It happened to a girl
who is one year younger than me while she was in grade 11.

How much younger than you was she in grade 12?

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Comment: This is not a rumor. It actually happened to a friend of mine.
This friend is a Doctor in Cleveland and at the time, recently out of
medical school. She was doing her rounds in the ER. This older,
African-American woman comes in saying "I got vines coming out of my
vagiby". That is all the information the doctor could extract from the
women. The Doctor gets ready to do an exam. Sure enough, the patient has
vines growing out of her vagina. It turns out, the womens utures had been
slipping into her vaginal cavity. An old and outdated remedy for this
problem is to stick a potato inside the vagina to hold the uterus up.
Well, there is nothing a potato likes better than a warm, moist place to
sprout some vines.

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Comment: In regards of your Clown Statue article, I'd like to point out
that it happened to a friend of mine.

She was babysitting for some friends while they went out for the night. It
was getting dark when she noticed a clown statue in the corner. She called
her father; a police officer, who told her to call the parents and ask if
she could atleast turn it around.

When they answered and she explained why they were calling, they told her
to get the children, call the police, and either get out of the house or
lock themselves in a room.

The 'statue' was their schizophrenic guatemalen neighbor.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:

Well, there is nothing a potato likes better than a warm, moist place to
sprout some vines.

Except to be mashed on my plate with gravy on them. I'm pretty sure potatoes like that too. Or at least I do. [lol]

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quote:
In this
version the girl, I probably shouldnt name her, while playing truth or
dare inserted a hotdog inside her. The hot dog broke and she panicked.
Afraid to tell her parents, the only person left at home was her brother
who had to retrieve it.

Um, her brother? Her brother was messing around her naughty bits? Does anyone else find this creepier than any other version of the story? Like they got caught in the act and needed an excuse, and this was the best they could think up.
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The 'statue' was their schizophrenic guatemalen neighbor.
You gotta love the attention to detail here; it wasn't just a schizophrenic neighbor, but a schizophrenic Guatamalen neighbor.
(And I apologize if I misspelled Guatamalen)

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quote:
The 'statue' was their schizophrenic guatemalen neighbor
Well lets face it schizophrenics are noted for their ability to stand perfectly still in the corner of the room.

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quote:
Originally posted by lazerus the duck:
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The 'statue' was their schizophrenic guatemalen neighbor
Well lets face it schizophrenics are noted for their ability to stand perfectly still in the corner of the room.
Actually, some schizophrenics display what's known as "waxy catatonia" meaning that they don't move, but if someone moves them or arranges their limbs they stay in that position (making them, essentially, posable). Of course, if that were the case someone else would have to put him in the room and dress him in the clown suit.

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Comment: This is about the hot dog incident. It happened to a friend of
mine. She used to date my cousin and one day they got in a fight and my
cousin dumped my friend. Well she asked me to babysit her little brother
while she took a shower because she was upset. In about fifteen minutes
she askes me to go get her dad from the neighbors house. Next thing I
know the ambulance was there taking her away. Her father informed me
later that she used a frozen hot dog to pleasure herself and it broke and
she couldnt get it out. Later to find out the fight between her and my
cousin was because she wanted him to use the hot dog on her and he didnt
want to. Ever since she has been known as the hot dog queen. My cousin
thought she was kinda freaky weird and she scared him off. He still
talks to me today and it always comes up. This happened almost 20 years
ago. So even though people say it is not true Yes it is because it
happened to a friend.

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Comment: On the corpse sex snope it is true. A friend of mine went on a
trip to California and visited her cousin while there. Her cousin had
told her of how she got this rash like symptom on her face and went to her
doctor about it. He could'nt figure it out so he cut some of them open
and there were maggots in them. He asked what she had done lately with
her mouth and she gave her boyfriend(it muight have been her husband) a
blowjob. The doctor had the boyfriend in and they tested him and he had
some problems down there so he admitted to having sex with corpses at a
funeral home. He had a job at this one so ti just happened.

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Comment: This story is actually true. I overheard my biology teacher
telling another teacher what he found on a slide after we had done the
mouth scraping thing.

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Comment: This is true. A professor at Kansas State has given this test
many times before and while people stuggle to write down answers, others
simply put down "Why not?" and recieve full credit.

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Comment: Aids Mary,
This is somewhat of a true story. There was a prostitute here in my
hometown of Kansas City Missouri who would have sex with her victims and
when the victim woke up the next morning he would find a message on his
mirror written in lipstick, "Welcome to the world of AIDS". I know this is
a true story because it was in the paper for about a week. I would have to
say it happened within the last 15 years, and I don't recall the out come
of the prostitute, but it was something that happened.If you have or can
find info about this story I would love to know the outcome.

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Comment: The Perfume thing happened to my mom in Franklin Park IL
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Comment: Regarding the legend of a soldier recieveing a pornographic
request for a divorce from his wife spliced into a video during the Gulf
War: this is TRUE. He was a Marine and commited suicide following this
occurence. I work for the marine Corps and have been told this story,
seperately, by two Marine who were present. The movie was one of the Rambo
series and the homemade video of his wife having oral sex was spliced into
the video. I can supply names of the two witnesses (one is active duty,
one is now retired.

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Comment: Dear Snopes, about the "Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the
lights" rumor, the one in the horrors section. I believe some of this may
be true. I know this guy, who's cousin was in Penn State University when
this happened.

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Comment: your story on the snakes as worms really happened where my
husband worked some years ago, they were rattle snake babies. my husband
dressed the wounds and every one was ok. a scorpion also, a little
sting-kill and the kid was fine.

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Comment: Regarding your article on penguin smuggling from amusement
parks - I'm fairly positive that if you contact the Baltimore Aquarium
they will verify that they have had several animal thefts over the years.
One of my mother's co-workers recently took his son and his son's friend
to the aquarium for the day. At one point they became separated, and when
the father found the two boys again, they were drenched. The two boys
claimed to have fallen in one of the exhibits. As it was nearing the end
of the day, the father decided to just take the boys home. Later that
night when his son refused to turn up for dinner, his parents went up to
his room to discover a baby penguin that the boy had smuggled in his
backpack from an exhibit at the aquarium. The father called the aquarium,
who told him that such thefts were a regular occurence and sent an ice
truck to pick up the bird.
I suspect this is true as my mother was able to supply me with the
family's names, which I forget at the moment, but it might be worth some
investigation

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Comment: This happened to me when I was in kindergarten! They gave my a
mickey mouse tattoo thing with some type of drug on it. This is NOT false!

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They gave my a
mickey mouse tattoo thing with some type of drug on it.

And apparently it hasn't worn off yet ...

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WHAT!!! They gave you Mickey Mouses Tatooed thing and you had to suck it?
I missed out on that Disney World treat.

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Comment: I wish to inform the Mikkelson's that they should remove one of
their so called "Urban Myths" as it happened during one of my wife's
shifts at a local drug store. Yes someone did mistake Tampax for
thumbtacks over the stores' poor excuse for an inter-com. It was the late
1960's near Phoenix Az. and she came home from work that night with a
funny story to tell and that was it. I have told the story many times over
the years and do not like being looked at as a liar. Perhaps their
inability and failure to verify a story should not be cause to
automatically move it into the mythical realm.

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Comment: I am writing in reference to the "Glitter Gyno" story that has been listed
on your site. My Aunt is the woman in question! Most of the story as
related on the internet is factual, not the usage of the washcloth. The
incident took place in the summer of 1992, in Wichita, KS.

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Comment: I just read the article about a biology class taking a swab from
a girl and finding sperm in the sample... I actually know someone that
this happened to!

My boyfriend's best friend attends the local community college, and he was
in biology the other day, and told us what happened.

The professor asked them to pair up and swab each other's cheeks. The
group next to Sean couldn't identify something in the girl's sample, so
they asked the professor.
When he walked over, he checked the microscope, then asked her if she had
been at her boyfriend's place before class. She said "Yeah, how do you
know?"
The prof told her it was semen, and she was horribly embarrassed; everyone
was laughing like crazy!

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