Just share some urban legends you know of. You don't have to know if they're true or not, but if you do, prove it! They can be local legends or stories the whole world has heard of.
The most recent one I remembered was about the Chevrolet Nova. I had heard years ago that it sold very poorly in Spanish-speaking countries. "No va" translated from Spanish roughly means "it doesn't go". Thus hardly anybody in Spain, Mexico, and several South American countries bought one.
Turns out this was false. Despite the name, the car sold about as well as it did in the U.S.A. An equivalent scenario is if a dinette set by the name of Notable was sold in English-speaking countries. "No table" would imply that the consumer had no table, and wouldn't make much sense.
- 06 February 2012 - 04:58 AM
- 07 February 2012 - 08:05 PM
Similar legend floating around when I was a brat was that the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers show was cancelled due to copyright infringement, though in reality it used live action footage from the Super Sentai program, and they had run out of source material.
- 07 February 2012 - 08:18 PM
Now, as for girls masturbating with hot dogs...
- 07 February 2012 - 09:37 PM
An old legend for my high school was that there was a secret swimming pool in the basement level. The only evidence of this is the strong chlorine smell coming from the basement. The faculty wouldn't deny that there was a pool, but I suspect they're only keeping up the story for laughs.
- 10 February 2012 - 12:14 AM
As for the hot dog, it was supposedly frozen.
- 10 February 2012 - 04:36 AM
This post has been edited by Octahedron: 10 February 2012 - 04:44 AM
- 10 February 2012 - 04:44 AM
I'm sure your school would have had those weird incidents if they were doing Hamlet instead, but no one would have dismissed it as a curse.
- 10 February 2012 - 04:47 AM
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- 11 February 2012 - 09:03 PM