What stories do you have to share? I'll start.
The Great Molasses Flood of 1919. On January 15, 1919, a tank of molasses flooded the streets of Boston, Massachusetts after exploding when temperatures reached 46 degrees. A 40 ft wave of 2,300,000 gallons of molasses swept through the streets of Boston at 35mph killing 21 people and injuring 150. The flood of brown goo tossed around animals and destroyed many buildings. It was a devastation to the city and to the people who experienced the disaster firsthand.
By the way, Hokey dear, very hunky picture of you here! Flirt flirt.
Cactus Gets Revenge on Rifleman. David Grundman and his roommate James Joseph Suchochi are a couple of riflemen in Arizona, who go out into the desert to shoot Saguaro cactus’ just for the fun of it. Grundman shoots a cactus until it falls. Then he decides to shoot another one because that first one fell to easy. His next victim was a 26ft tall cactus. He shot the cactus a couple of times, and the cactus ended up falling on him crushing him to death with its piercing needles/spines. Imagine being pierced by needles this big. I get chills just thinking about it.
Man Lives With Broken Neck for 60 Years
While hard to believe, it’s absolutely true. World War II veteran Bill Boyd suffered a broken neck when jumping from his plane in 1943. He didn’t realize it until he suffered a minor car crash that revealed his startling injury. He never knew he was moments away from death or even paralysis. He had spent two weeks in a small German cell lying completely still, which was enough to save his life. Once the doctor discovered his 60-year-old injury, he took action to repair Mr. Boyd’s neck.
These are cool stories!! Only funny one I have is true. Goes like this.
Back in the 1930's Ole Uncle Hollis, who lived out in West Texas, had a whiskey still in his basement. My grandmother, who was active in church activities, had a monthly meeting at the home. They called them "Circle Meetings". The ladies would sit around & engage in church chat. The Circle Meeting was rudely interrupted one day when...............................
Uncle Hollis's whiskey still blew up!
(Nobody could tell this story as well as my Mom but it was outrageous!)
Not A Laughing Matter
Man Dies From Laughing in his Sleep. A truck driver in Thailand laughed so much in his sleep that he died. His wife tried to wake him up but was unsuccessful, because he just kept laughing. One of the diagnosis was a heart attack. It was one of the oddest cases ever in Thailand. The man was 52 year old Damneon Saen-um.
2 drunken sots were driving in a car along the back roads while getting wasted. After many a beer and lots of loud music, the passenger suddenly feels sicks. Instead of pulling over and stopping so the guy could puke, the driver continues to drive down the road. With no other option, the passenger sticks his head out of the window to vomit. A few seconds later, the driver looks over and sees a headless body. The drunk passenger got decapitated by a concrete foundation that supported a mailbox. True story...
I know a gud one...theres one guy who attends a science exhibition where he is bitten by a radioactive spider. He later discovers the spider bite has given him an array of spider-like powers, including wall-crawling, superhuman strength, speed, agility, and an extrasensory "spider-sense".
It was metro, to say the least. It was some Spider Man type replica on HBO, but it manifested those same concepts of super-human via spider properties. The spider was promoted as being "disease free" in that flick, the aftermath was just for entertainment. The main character ended up having relationship issues, so to speak. Ha-ha!
A parking lot meter in a busy car pack was being emptied on a daily basis over a period of time and the warden decided to stick around one day to catch the thief in action.
The warden was clueless to how the thief was managing to rob the meter when there was no signs of damage or forced entry into a secure unit. Yet everyday the meter was hundreds of dollars short.
What he saw was completely extraordinary.
A tiny bird returned to the meter everyday and managed to squeeze itself through the money slot. It repeatedly went in and retrieved shiny coins throughout the day and was hording them in a nearby field.
The warden found well over a thousand dollars worth of coins hidden among the grass by a tree.
This is a true story!
by Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago
Do you believe in urban legends?
by Melody Trent 6 years ago
How would one write a paper on urban legends from a sociological perspective?
by Stephanie Das 6 years ago
What are your local urban legends?Where I'm from, Maryland, U.S., we have an urban legend about the goat-man, related to a guy who used to dress up like a rabbit and run around with an axe in the 70s (really!). What are some local urban legends from where you're from?
by fierycj 9 years ago
Anyone have any urban legends based on where they're from? I just wrote a hub about some from my part of the world, and in that spirit, I like to know about other urban legends from your part of the world!
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