Archive for April, 2015

Was a Song Re-Named a Few Years After it Was Released to Tie in With an Olympic Athlete?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC LEGEND: A song was re-named years after it first came out because it was used in a clip package […]

Did Walt Disney Used to Not Allow Women to be Trained as Animators?

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: Walt Disney used to not allow women to be trained as animators for his company. A great […]

Was Charles Dickens Really Paid by the Word?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about novels and novelists and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the novel urban legends featured so far. NOVEL URBAN LEGEND: Charles Dickens was paid by the word. Reader Audrey sent in this one awhile back, […]

Did the State of Mississippi Once Ban Sesame Street?

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: The state of Mississippi once banned Sesame Street. Mississippi has a unique place in the history of […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #520

Welcome to the five hundred and twentieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, what Silver Age Marvel hero did Stan Lee say he created as a gay character? How did Eddie Murphy indirectly lead to the creation of Harbinger? Which comic was the […]

Was Toto’s “Rosanna” Really About Rosanna Arquette?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC LEGEND: Toto’s “Rosanna” was about Rosanna Arquette. Toto was a long-lived band that was particularly popular in the late […]

Did Universal Studios Sue Nintendo Over Donkey Kong Infringing on Their King Kong Trademark?

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/VIDEO GAME URBAN LEGEND: Universal Studios sued Nintendo over Donkey Kong infringing on their King Kong trademark. One of the […]

Were Life Magazine’s Famous Photos of the D-Day Invasion Blurry Because the Photographer’s Hands Were Shaking?

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 magazine urban legends featured so far. MAGAZINE URBAN LEGEND: A series of photos of the Normandy landing during D-Day by famed war photographer Robert Capa […]

Was The Da Vinci Code Nearly Adapted Into the Third Season of 24?

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: The Da Vinci Code was nearly adapted for the third season of 24. One of the great […]

How Did a Mistaken Translation Lead to the Hit Song “The Poor People of Paris”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC LEGEND: The hit song “The Poor People of Paris” got its name through a mistaken translation. Talking about the […]