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Urban Myths

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MrDaff Report 16 Jun 2008 13:28

Eldrick is right... though I have had the admission dragged out by torture!!

What he says is that the statement *The moon landings were faked* is a myth... and it is, as the moon landings were true and did happen. So the STATEMENT is false, lol.... clever!

Although some people believe that it was all mocked up in a studio!


Daff xxxx

ps I got the Mr Ed one wrong in a pub quiz, so it is impinged on my memory!


Daff xxx

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 16 Jun 2008 12:37

Yes John..I agree...
Eldrick makes things up the top of his head!


AnnCardiff Report 16 Jun 2008 12:37

well I believe the moon landings happened - when I was in Washington I went to the Smithsonian Institute and they had a piece of the moon you could touch!!! but then I'm a sucker, a salesman's dream me!!


John Report 16 Jun 2008 12:35

Can't agree with you Eldrick on all being untrue...

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 16 Jun 2008 12:12


men use 10% of their brain..women 25%..
Bumble bees are good at impresssion of flying..
Cramps..whilst swimming occur if you gobble up frogs..

If 8-10 glasses of water constitutes to 2 litres..true..kind of..but it can be any included..We also consume our water through eating..
Bromide...and Ed(will google!)
SOS..sounds good to me..
internet an internet virus..well they come in all possible.

moon landings at being fake..? It would be the best kept conspiracy ever!..that one open to discussion..

The last one can only happen in America..we are far too polite for that over here! ; )


Sue Report 16 Jun 2008 12:06

Moon landings were faked.....

Just to stick two 'lunar' fingers up to the Russians!

Just MO of course.

Sue x


AnnCardiff Report 16 Jun 2008 11:52

another myth of sorts is

"Don't cast a clout until may is out"

Actually it means THE may, as in may flower, not the month!! Not a lot of people know that!!

Ann XX


Mauatthecoast Report 16 Jun 2008 11:48

Well Eldrick not too sure of all the answers but

2 Myth
5 Myth (so my OH,ex.soldier, tells me lol )
6 True
7 Myth ..._ _ _ ... from an 'old' Girl Guide ;O)
9 Myth

you're telling me after all these years that Mr.Ed wasn't a Horse? blimey lol

Just googled and wiki. says it was a Palomino


Eldrick Report 16 Jun 2008 11:14

Right, I'm away out for the rest of the day.

They are ALL untrue - urban myths each and every one!

Check them out on Snopes - as well as google. Hours of meticulous research went into this informative and fun thread.



Eldrick Report 16 Jun 2008 11:08

I remember believing it as well!


AnnCardiff Report 16 Jun 2008 11:05

well according to my OH they put it in his tea when he was doing National Service back in the late fifties


Eldrick Report 16 Jun 2008 11:00

No, the bromide one is an urban myth :-)

Wild Cat

Wild Cat Report 16 Jun 2008 10:58

Hi all,
Too early for me lol
Rec 1,2,3 tue,then 'sulk' coz my dreams are shattered re Mr Ed,,,'sobs'


AnnCardiff Report 16 Jun 2008 10:49

I reckon only No:s 1, 4 and 6 are true, although they did used to put bromide in the tea when OH was doing his National Service - horrible smell, but I reckon that would infringe peoples' human rights these days

Ann X

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 16 Jun 2008 10:40

It is true you know-

They used to give us that stuff when I was in the army to stop us thinking about sex all the time!

And you know what?

Its finally starting to work!

xxxx mick


Eldrick Report 16 Jun 2008 10:39

Yep, Mr Ed wasn't a horse - he was a zebra


unsub Report 16 Jun 2008 10:34

Ooh, i've just learned what bromide is and what, it is claimed, that it does. *giggle*
Apparently, not true though.



Hoobity Report 16 Jun 2008 10:27

1. false. 2. true. 3. false. 4. false. 5. false. 6. can't remember if he was the horse or the man. 7.true. 8. don't know. 9. who knows. 10. hope not true.


unsub Report 16 Jun 2008 10:20

Mr Ed was a zebra??????????



unsub Report 16 Jun 2008 10:14

I'm too lazy to google - i don't think any of them are strictly true (though i don't actually know what bromide is so maybe it does go into food in military camps)

Ah, heck. Gonna have to google!!!