Magazine Urban Legends History

Here are quick descriptions of each of the previous editions of Magazine Urban Legends Revealed.

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1. Time magazine intentionally placed “devil horns” on Billy Graham and/or Bill Clinton as some sort of commentary.

2. TV Guide once put Oprah Winfrey’s head on Ann-Margaret’s body for a cover.

3. A Playboy centerfold is the standard test image for image processing algorithms.

4. A series of photos of the Normandy landing during D-Day by famed war photographer Robert Capa for Life Magazine were blurry because Capa’s hands were shaking as he took the shots.

5. A British magazine introduced into the modern lexicon not only the actual word “magazine,” but also the word “Columbia” to describe America and the slogan “E pluribus unum.”

6. Men’s Fitness gave Andy Roddick someone else’s biceps for the cover of the magazine.

7. Gerald Ford was a male model who appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan.

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