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					 URBAN
LEGENDS
DEFINE URBAN LEGENDS

-A myth that has been passed on from
past generations.
      HOW URBAN LEGENDS
           PASS ON
•   Word of mouth
•   Chain letters
•   Books and Newspaper Articles
•   E-mail’s and mass forwards
•   Computer Viruses
           MOST COMMON
•   5 Minute Rule – 100%
•   Death of a Roommate – 100%
•   The Hook – 46%
•   Alligators in the Sewers – 54%
•   Gerbilling – 40%
•   The Spider Bite – 54%
•   The Mrs. Fields Cookie Fiasco – 62%
           Computer Viruses
• http://www.vmyths.com/
• A Virtual Card for You virus
• A typical variation of the original Good Times
  hoax virus alert (see related link). It claims
  your computer will suffer a horrible death if
  you read "a virtual card for you" with your
  eyeballs.
• Fact: you just read "a virtual card for you" with
  your eyeballs, but your computer didn't self-
  destruct. Need we say more?

				
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