Did you get that e-mail from a friend of a friend of a friend about how... Don't just assume it is real. It may not be. Use the index, search or browse this site to find out if what you heard is real. Categories include fake virus warnings, urban myths, chain letters, scams, etc.
Did you hear about that guy who went on vacation to Hawaii and he woke up in his hotel room in a bathtub full of ice and there was a note telling him his kidney was gone and to call 911...?
Did you also hear that it isn't true?
This site covers "not only urban legends but also common fallacies, misinformation, old wives' tales, strange news stories, rumors, celebrity gossip, and similar items."
Concerned about a virus alert that "someone" forwarded you - check out this site from one of the leading makers of anti-virus software. "Symantec Security Response uncovers hoaxes on a regular basis. These hoaxes usually arrive in the form of an email. Please disregard the hoax emails - they contain bogus warnings usually intent only on frightening or misleading users. The best course of action is to merely delete these hoax emails. Please refer to this page whenever you receive what appears to be a bogus message regarding a new virus, or promotion that sounds too good to be true." Items are listed alphabetically.
Hey, did you hear about that guy who flashed his headlights at this car that didn't have their lights on and then the car turned around, chased him down and killed him? Turns out it was gang initiation thing, so don't flash your lights at anybody. Okay? No, I swear it. The guy was a friend of my brother's college roomate's next door neighbor who moved to California last year. - Not sure if it is true? It probably isn't. This website from about.com debunks urban legends and hoaxes. Check here before you pass it on as the truth.