Urban legend

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An urban legend is an often circulated story that is not necessarily based on truth, but merely conjecture and rumor. However, there may or may not be a grain of truth from which the story originated.

Urban legends and the Internet[change | change source]

The Internet has made it easier for urban legends to spread, as people often spread them to their friends or family using e-mail.[1] As a result, some websites such as Snopes.com and TruthOrFiction.com, among others, have been made that look at urban legends and try to see whether or not they are true.

References[change | change source]

  1. "HowStuffWorks "Internet Urban Legends"". people.howstuffworks.com. Retrieved February 5, 2011.