Archive for April, 2013

Was Baretta Originally Conceived as a Reboot of Another Series?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: Baretta was originally intended as a continuation of a previous series. Toma was a detective series that […]

Was the Campus of the University of Albany Originally Designed to be Used in Arizona?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the architecture urban legends featured so far. ARCHITECTURE URBAN LEGEND: The campus at the University at Albany in New York was originally designed to be used […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #416

Welcome to the four hundred and sixteenth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, what Marvel “Create a villain” contest winner nearly saw his character become a founding member of the All-New, All-Different X-Men and instead went TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS before he saw his character […]

Discover the Bizarre Race to See Who Would Have the Tallest Skyscraper in the World!

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the architecture urban legends featured so far. ARCHITECTURE URBAN LEGEND: Architects William Van Alen and H. Craig Severance engaged in a cloak and dagger race to […]

Was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Originally Designed as a School Project?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the architecture urban legends featured so far. ARCHITECTURE URBAN LEGEND: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was originally designed as a school project at Yale! In 1980, Maya […]

Was Nearly All of Toy Story 2 Accidentally Deleted Nine Months In Due to a Pair of Computer Errors?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: During work on Toy Story 2, the vast majority of the film was accidentally deleted due to […]

Was an Actor Nearly Denied Appearing in the Film Philadelphia Because of His HIV Status?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: An actor was almost denied appearing in the film Philadelphia because of his HIV status. Ron Vawter […]

Did Tom Hanks’ Oscar Acceptance Speech for Philadelphia Inspire the Film In and Out?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Tom Hanks’ acceptance speech at the Academy Awards inspired the movie In & Out. In 1994, Tom […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #415

Welcome to the four hundred and fifteenth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, in honor of Superman’s 75th Anniversary, it is an All-Superman edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed! First, learn of the comic book DC created for a rich man for his […]

Did FedEx Pay For Product Placement in the Film Cast Away?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: FedEx paid to have their products appear in the film Cast Away. SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE FILM […]