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Posts tagged urban legend

February 23, 2007

 

soda on ice with a straw

Something’s Rotten

Drinking pop all day may not be a healthy habit, but can soda actually rot your teeth?

September 27, 2003

 

There’s Moss on the North Side

If you live in the middle latitudes of the northern hemisphere, the moss will grow thicker on the north side. It may sound like an urban legend, but it’s quite real. And the reason is simple: there’s more sun on one side.

September 27, 2003

 

Lemmings Love Life

Do lemmings really follow each other off a cliff to their death? No, but there are mysteries surrounding the rodents. Over the years, there have been many tales of these Arctic rodents voluntarily jumping off cliffs and plummeting into the sea.

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