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Truth is often stranger than fiction, as this outstanding collection of urban myths and incredible stories vividly demonstrates. Among them you will find examples of amazing lawsuits, crazy criminals, humiliating misfortune, and embarrassing mistakes. What the stories all share is the capacity to make you wonder at the sheer richness of experience life has to offer - and the breath-taking stupidity of some people!


Urban Legends
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3 / 5
June 15th, 2014
But more jokey than urban legend
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Urban Legends
February 5th, 2014
OK if you take the tales with a "grain of salt". Some are obviously nothing but urban legends, embellished over the years of telling and retelling. Some might even be factual or at least originated from factual events but again the stories just do not ring true. Would be an interesting exercise to search for each of these tales and see how many stand up to scrutiny and prove to be truthful. However as a bit of light comedy it is nice easy reading that should at least have you smiling if not actually laughing. If you just want a bit of fun reading then this book fits that mould although it could be a lot longer as I am sure there are many more of these urban legends - truthful or otherwise - out there waiting to be added making this a much better book to buy because as it is now it really is only a thirty minute read. A lot more tales would have seen me give this 4 or maybe even 5 stars, but being so brief it really only earns 3 stars. Come on publishers, give us more material to read for our money.
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