Hoax & Urban Legends

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Urban Legends. Urban legend. An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend, is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories that may or may not have been believed by their tellers to be true.[1] As with all folklore and mythology, the designation suggests nothing about the story's veracity, but merely that it is in circulation, exhibits variation over time, and carries some significance that motivates the community in preserving and propagating it.

Urban legend

Despite its name, an urban legend does not necessarily originate in an urban area. Rather, the term is used to differentiate modern legend from traditional folklore in pre-industrial times. For this reason, sociologists and folklorists prefer the term contemporary legend. Category:Urban legends. Urban Legends Reference Pages. Dalai Lama Instructions for Life.

Claim: An "Instructions for Life" chain mail mantra was written by the Dalai Lama.

Dalai Lama Instructions for Life

Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2000] Origins: Much as we can't help but grin at the thought of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, pecking away at a computer keyboard as he sends a chain glurge advising people to "approach love and cooking with reckless abandon" winging its way around the Internet, we have to admit that this list has nothing to do with the Dalai Lama.

HoaxBuster - Premiere ressource francophone sur les hoax. Debunkers, démolisseurs, des rumeurs/hoax d’extrême droite. Qui est Hoaxbuster, le site qui démonte les rumeurs ? List of common misconceptions. This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive.

List of common misconceptions

This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated. History. Quackwatch. Category:Hoaxes. To forestall disputes among editors, religions and religious figures are excluded from inclusion in this category, although this may be disputed by some editors. Hoaxes are attempts to make people believe unlikely things. Unlike confidence tricks, money is not usually involved, but the trickster may try to play practical jokes, expose gullible people or annoy political or artistic rivals.

This category includes notable proven hoaxes and incidents determined to be hoaxes by reliable sources. An article's inclusion on this list is not intended to disparage the authenticity of the report, but to denote that it is in general considered, or evidenced, as having being created as a hoax, or was known to be false (or a joke) as created. Hoax. Brass Plaque on door at Tremedda farm, Zennor, Cornwall, England.


It reads: TAKE NOTICE THAT AS FROM TODAYS DATE POACHERS SHALL BE SHOT ON FIRST SIGHT AND IF PRACTICABLE QUESTIONED AFTERWARDS. BY ORDER J.R. BRAMBLE HEAD GAMEKEEPER TO HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF GUMBY 1ST NOVEMBER 1868. TruthOrFiction.com-Is that forwarded email Truth or Fiction? Research into stories, scams, hoaxes, myths, and urban legends on the Internet.

Society: Folklore: Literature: Urban Legends. Liste de légendes contemporaines. Hoaxkiller.fr, moteur de recherche anti-hoax. Museum of Hoaxes. UrbanLegends.com. Category:Stereotypes. Latest Email Hoaxes - Current Internet Scams - Hoax-Slayer. Hot Scams - Scam Reports, News, Forums.