Archive for August, 2015

Did a Mute Man Speak for the First Time in Over Five Years After Riding the Cyclone?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to amusement parks and whether they are true or false. AMUSEMENT PARK URBAN LEGEND: A man who had been mute for over five years spoke after riding the Cyclone. Built in 1927, Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster is one of the most […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #538

Welcome to the five hundred and thirty-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, just who decided to kill Gwen Stacy, anyways? Plus, did Gene Day sell a Star Wars portfolio of prints before getting permission from Lucasfilm? And how did Green Arrow become […]

Was a Glee Plot Involving a Boy Not Being Allowed to Sing a “Girl” Song Drawn From Chris Colfer’s Life?

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: A plot line on Glee about a character not being considered for a “girl” song actually happened […]

Did Alec Guinness Come Up With the Idea for Obi-Wan Kenobi to Die in Star Wars?

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: Alec Guinness came up with the idea for Obi-Wan Kenobi to die in Star Wars. An interesting […]

Was the Indie Rock Band Stiltskin Formed for a Jeans Commercial?

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 URBAN LEGEND: The indie rock band Stiltskin was formed for a Levi’s TV commercial. In 1994, Levi’s debuted an […]

Did the U.S. Military Buy A Hundred Thousand Viewmasters During World War II?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about toys and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of all toy urban legends featured so far! TOY URBAN LEGEND: The United States military purchased millions of View Master reels for training purposes during World War II. Sawyers’ […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #537

Welcome to the five hundred and thirty-seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, did Marvel have a smoking ban almost a decade before their official smoking ban? What was the reason behind Thor getting shot by a sniper in the pages of Black […]

Did The Big Bang Theory Originate the Term “Bazinga”?

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 Big Bang Theory originated the term “bazinga.” It is interesting just how long some TV shows […]

Why Was There a Censored Song on the “Parental Warning – Explicit Content” Kanye West Album College Dropout?

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 URBAN LEGEND: “School Spirit” had to be censored for Aretha Franklin to agree to allow her song to be […]

Is Kanye West’s “Homecoming” About a Girl Named “Wendy”?

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 URBAN LEGEND: “Homecoming” is about a woman named Wendy. This one is pretty close to being too silly to […]