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Urban Legends: Spot the true story: Update w/ answers

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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Poll

Question: Vote for the story you think is true.

Options:

Entering your PIN in reverse at an ATM will summon police.

Red Bull contains a banned stimulant linked to the formation of brain tumors.

Retail cashiers can secretly initiate cash back requests when you use your debit card, and then pocket the money.

Black and white catepillers are venomous.

Giant table and chairs were constructed to circumvent a local law preventing the farmer from building a shelter for his horses.


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Total Votes: 115

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OK guys it looks like most of you did not get the right answer.

If you picked #1, it's False!

Entering your PIN at an ATM backwards does not summon the police.

http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/pinalert.asp



If you picked #2, it's False!

Red bull does not contain an ingredient known to cause brain tumors.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/potables/redbull.asp



If you picked #3, it's False!

Cashiers cannot initiate cash back on their own.

http://www.snopes.com/fraud/atm/cashback.asp



If you picked #4, it's TRUE!

This species of caterpillar excretes a venom upon contact. Most people will only suffer a mild reaction, if at all. However it is possible to suffer an allergic reaction.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/insects/tussock.asp



If you picked #5, it's FALSE!

While it is true that the farmer built the oversized furnature and placed it in his pasture, he did not make it to circumvent a law. They are promotional items for his business and a creative way to provide shelter for his horses.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/horseshelter.asp



by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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Dreamscape1014
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:56 AM
I picked #3
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ShannaBee
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM
I've never heard of these urban legends.
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Mamasgirl524
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:58 AM
The first one?
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SalemWitchChild
by Blessed be on Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:58 AM

There is one true.


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GoddessAnna
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM
I did the first one on accident once (I was super tired) and no police came. Never heard that one before.
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jesusismyfriend
by Love All on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:08 AM
Number 4
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RainyDayLazy
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:10 AM
I picked 5
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twinmommy27
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:10 AM
5!!!!
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mommy2lexinmark
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:11 AM
I already know the true one
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Lizardannie1966
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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Retail cashiers and initiating a cash back from your debit card is my guess and because a few have been recently caught doing this at Wal-marts, I think it was.

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