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You scored 65 % Incredulity

Congratulations! You made it through The 'Weird But True' Urban Myth test, and you still managed to hold down your lunch. The more questions you got right, the higher your score, as this test measured your incredulity, your skepticism, your unwillingness to believe a big fat whopper. It's surprising which ones are true, and I know you're dying of curiosity...

Domino's pizza employees have accurately predicted every major military action embarked on in the last decade based on the number of after hour pizzas delivered to the White House and the Pentagon. FALSE

A magazine publisher has a standing offer of one million dollars for anyone who can produce a commercially sold snuff film. The money has never been claimed. TRUE

In Virginia, a dog can be shot for "barking criminally." TRUE

The US Postal Service attempted to impose a 5 cent surcharge on email claiming that the medium cost the agency $230 million in lost revenue. FALSE

The FBI believes that since 1995 McDonald's prizes have been won by the same eight individuals who conspired to corner the market on winning game pieces. TRUE

Redwood bark is fireproof. TRUE

A beaver's right to build a dam is enshrined in Connecticut state law. TRUE

Caucasians in Brazil were dyed blue before execution to conform with a law that prohibited authorities from killing "white people." TRUE

A Jamaican man with unkempt dreadlocks slipped into a coma and died before doctors realized too late that he was being poisoned by a nest of spiders living in his hair. FALSE

A patient's death was caused by an experiment in China in which fetal nerve cells and embryo cells were transplanted into a human Parkinson's patient. The fetal tissue was injected into the man's head, and he died when a baby started to grow there. TRUE

Columbus and his crew have been blamed by historians for returning from the new world with a particularly virulent strain of syphilis. TRUE

A drowning person surfaces three times before going under for good. FALSE

An unlicensed teenage girl who was driving her drunk boyfriend to a party collided with a car killing both the occupants who turned out to be her own parents. FALSE

A Canadian woman was dog-sitting for a friend while they were out of town. The pet died, and she called a veterinarian who told her to bring the dog over. She put the dog in a small suitcase and boarded a city bus. Another passenger asked her what was in the suitcase, and she told him just her laptop and some personal items. Shortly after, he snatched the suitcase before he got off the bus. TRUE / FALSE (a friend told me this story and swears it's true, but I call BS. 1 point either way.)

After buying the rights to 'The Little Rascals' comedian Bill Cosby destroyed 220+ episodes of the show because of their negative portrayal of African Americans. FALSE

The Nestle Corp. has been accused of hooking Third World infants on their powdered milk by giving it away in maternity wards and then charging for the product once the infant is sent home. TRUE (I'm actually studying this business model in school now.)

For five years, the Webster's New International Dictionary mistakenly included an entry for "dord", a non-existant word erroneously defined as "density." TRUE

A Rockingham County farmer who bought an old Harley Davidson at an auction was offered $250,000 for the bike when a local shop ran the serial number and realized the bike once belonged to Elvis Presley. FALSE

Lightning is good for crops. TRUE

A Chicago woman who adopted a dog while on a Mexican holiday was told by her vet that her new pet was in fact a species of large rat. FALSE

Nike will give you a new pair of sneakers, if you mail them your old worn out pair. FALSE

German chemist Robert W. Bunsen invented the Bunsen burner. FALSE

Thomas Crapper invented the flush toilet. FALSE

Sideburns were named for Ambrose Burnside, a man known for his unusual facial hairstyle that connected thick sideburns by way of a mustache but left the chin clean shaven. TRUE

The Crayola brand name is recognized by 99% of Americans. TRUE

Elephants don't drink water through their trunk. They actually use it as a straw, drawing up water and then spraying it into their mouths. TRUE

Factory windows are frequently painted over to keep employees from being distracted by the outside world. TRUE

Sir Walter Raleigh smoked so much that a servant believed him to be on fire and doused him with ale. FALSE

King George V was killed by a lethal dose of morphine and cocaine administered by his own doctor. TRUE

Almost 7,000 people die each year in the US from doctors' errors in prescribing medication. TRUE

A cat named Sugar traveled 1500 miles in 14 months to be reunited with his owners who had moved to a new home in Oklahoma. TRUE (cats are awesome that way.)

Fred Rogers, star of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, was a sniper in Vietnam. FALSE

Jerry Mathers, star of TV's Leave It To Beaver, was killed in Vietnam. FALSE

Bodies still strapped into the airplane seats of their hijacked 757 were discovered in an apartment building near the World Trade Center. FALSE

Curie, co-discoverer of radium, was also the first known victim of radiation poisoning. TRUE

Women have one more rib than men. FALSE

There really was a boy who lived in a bubble. His name was David, and he lived in Houston. TRUE

Left untreated, a cold can turn into pneumonia. FALSE

Some brands of kitty litter are radioactive. FALSE

Medical schools in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont have all practiced grave robbing to provide students with cadavers. TRUE

Gas stations across America jacked up gas prices to $4 and $5 per gallon in the wake of the 911 terrorist attacks to cash in on fears of a fuel shortage. TRUE

A drunk using gasoline to flush a raccoon out of a sewer pipe turned himself into a human cannonball when he climbed in after the animal and lit a match. FALSE

The hands of Abe Lincoln in Washington's Lincoln Memorial intentionally form the letters A and L in American sign Language. FALSE

Statistically speaking, you're more likely to be bitten by a poodle than a doberman. TRUE

A motorcyclist who crashed while wearing his leather jacket backwards died when a passerby, believing the man's head had been twisted around, snapped it back to its "proper" position. FALSE

Sylvester Stallone once said he was a Guatemalan monkey in a previous life. TRUE

As a young man, Mel Gibson was horribly disfigured in a fight and had to undergo years of cosmetic surgery. His story is the basis for the movie The Man Without a Face. FALSE

Mel Gibson staged an intervention with Courtney Love by distracting her drug buddies with cheeseburgers. TRUE

Keith Richards has all of his blood replaced every year in a Swedish clinic. FALSE

The letters S-E-X are spelled in a dust cloud in Disney's The Lion King. FALSE / TRUE (The filmmakers say it was S-F-X for the special effects team who worked so hard throughout the production. 1 pt either way.)

Florence Nightingale kept a small pet owl in her pocket while she worked in the military hospitals during the Crimean War. TRUE

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    They scored 65% on Incredulity, higher than 63% of your peers.

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