Urban Legends

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About.com: Urban Legends
New and collections of rumors, hoaxes, and past and current urban legends.
Critical Thinking Skills: What They Are and Why You Must Develop Them
A concise guide to help you begin to evaluate all information you encounter (*PDF format document). Provided by Middletown Thrall Library. See also Thrall's Critical Thinking mini-course and the Web Check List (*PDF document). *View PDF documents with the Adobe Reader.
How Conspiracy Theories Work
From How Stuff Works.
How Urban Legends Work
From How Stuff Works.com.
Mythbusters
Website of the popular Mythbusters television series where various ideas, legends, and claims are put to the test to see if they are true or not. Site includes information on some popular urban legends, quizzes, videos, and more. The Adobe Flash Player is required for some parts of this site.
Snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages
Various rumors, hoaxes, hot topics, and statements about various popular persons from on and beyond the Internet as well in the news are collected, arranged by topic, and rated. Also available: a glossary about myths, legends, and urban legends, and a search engine you can use to quickly locate information about a rumor you might want to check on.
Identifying Hoaxes and Urban Legends
From United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Urban Legends / Fact Checking
Links to sites journalists use. From the Society of Professional Journalists.
Wikipedia: Urban Legends
Defintion and related links. Please note Wikipedia's disclaimers.


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