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anti 2000 Dec 30
     ... computer science . hoaxes . urban legends ...
"Learn about computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, and the implications if you believe in them. You can also search a list of computer virus hoaxes from A to Z."

fringe The Deepening Complexity of Crop Circles 2000 Dec 16
     ... crop circles . urban legends ...
"... is a new, popular-scientific book about the world-wide appearance of large, geometrical patterns in farm fields and other land areas, usually referred to as 'crop circles.' Crop circles are usually explained as the handiwork of creative pranksters. `Not true,' says Dr. Eltjo H. Haselhoff, Ph.D., former employee of Los Alamos National Laboratories. `The complexity of the crop circle phenomenon is tremendously underestimated, because its true nature is unknown to the public.'"

anti Urban Legends and Folklore 2000 Jul 13
     ... urban legends ...
Mining Co.'s page on urban legends.

crankiest How to Make Red Mercury 2000 Mar 09
     ... science . chemistry . urban legends ...
"For years, there have been rumors, almost in the urban legend category, that the Soviet Union had developed some mysterious substance called 'red mercury' that can be used in nuclear weapons construction, and that this 'red mercury' may be available on the black market for  000- 000 per kilo. Rumors have touted it as being able to just about anything including: making stealth aircraft stealthier, infrared sensors more sensitive, counterfeits harder to detect, and fission and fusion bombs smaller and easier to construct. It may be radioactive or not. It may be the densest material or it may not. ... I would wager that red mercury may be useful for much more than destruction. What can kill can cure, eh? Anyway, the truth makes free."

anti Urban Folklore 2000 Jan 02
     ... urban legends ...
"Urban folklore is the often hilarious, always engaging, occasionally bizarre, and almost-always-with-a-moral stories that we've all heard, known, and shared as part of our daily lives. They run the gamut of simple ghost stories told around a campfire or slumber parties to rumors of industrial and governmental conspiracies and coverups. Their study provides us with insights into human nature and how people come to perceive and cope with the uncertain and complex world."

newsgroup alt.folklore.urban newsgroup 1999 Oct 21
     ... urban legends ...
... is the somewhat infamous Usenet newsgroup for the discussion of urban folklore and urban legends.

anti Urban Legends Reference Pages 1999 Sep 12
     ... urban legends ...
"... is the San Fernando Valley Folklore Society's valuable reference regarding urban legends."

anti alt.folklore.urban FAQ 1999 May 27
     ... urban legends . skepticism ...
"... is the official FAQ for alt.folklore.urban."

links Donald Simanek's Page 1999 May 27
     ... resources . science . urban legends . crankology . skepticism ...
"... is an extensive collection of links on skepticism, critiques of science, urban legends, crankism, mistakes in science, as well as a variety of others, usually with a short description of each entry."

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