Thursday, September 01, 2005

Hurricane Katrina and the Six-Legged Chicken

Right, we all know that KFC's 11 herbs and spices coat only the freshest six-legged mutant chickens. Tommy Hilfiger? Hella racist. And Mountain Dew lowers your sperm count.

Except we don't. They're all urban legends, juicy little rumors that rampage until they're killed by master debunkers like Snopes.com

The latest round of urban legends neatly ties together two news stories, gas prices and the massive hurricane tragedy unfolding in the south. Will the hurricane cause widespread gas station closures on the East Coast? (No) Will Katrina cause shortages of coffee? (Probably not) And how the heck did Hugo Chavez, president of Venen-zualia and favoured Pat Robertson bulls-eye, get mixed up in this mess? Read all about it at Snopes here.

And yes, you are morally obligated to click on this. That much-awaited MP3 player purchase can wait a few more weeks. Besides, iPods cause scurvy. Proven fact. Really. My best friend's aunt's cousin said...

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