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You’ve Probably Heard Of These Urban Legends, But Did You Know They Were True?

You’ve Probably Heard Of These Urban Legends, But Did You Know They Were True?

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These urban legends are a bit like ultimate trivia contests: both have details that seem unbelievable. The difference between the two is that these urban legends are all true and they'll blow you away. Especially #2. How in the world is that TRUE?!? 1.) Only the lawyers won here. A waitress in Panama City, Florida was really duped over by her manager, who promised his staff a brand new Toyota for whoever sold the most beer during a contest. After winning, he blindfolded her and drove her to the parking lot where she was given a toy version Toyota. Needless to say, a lawsuit followed. 2.) Really, Japan? 3.) If it's good enough for the Greatest Generation(s)... ...
Victorian London Was Terrorized By More Than Bad Hygiene…Meet Spring-Heeled Jack

Victorian London Was Terrorized By More Than Bad Hygiene…Meet Spring-Heeled Jack

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Many parts of Victorian-era London were places you'd rather avoid after sunset. These seedier areas of the city could be great fun by day, but after dark, they tended to attract the wrong crowd, and they weren't always people.According to legend, these areas served as magnets for demonic beings -- beings like Spring-Heeled Jack. By our modern standards, the legend of Spring-Heeled Jack might seem tame. At the time, however, it caused people to panic. Getty Images The first recorded sighting of Jack occurred in 1837. A young woman by the name of Mary Stevens was walking to work after paying a visit to her parents. She decided to take a shortcut through the park. When she was about halfway through, a strange man jumped out at her from a dark alley. ...