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Poll: How many urban legends have signifigant basis in fact? (39 member(s) have cast votes)

How many urban legends have signifigant basis in fact?

  1. None (1 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  2. Some (25 votes [64.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 64.10%

  3. Half (3 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  4. Most (9 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  5. All (1 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

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#1    Rhomphaia

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 06:28 AM

Another query of the general populous of UM.

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#2    nick_fury

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 06:51 AM

Some.
I believe a lot of the 'original' ones were based on actual new stories, although the changed and twisted versions we hear today probably ressemble the actual facts in no way. Nowdays, most of them are just based on movies  hmm.gif


#3    Talon

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 10:29 PM

Some, but most are just to outragious to beleive.

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 10:34 PM

We know that some do, but definately not all and i'd say that half even is pushing it. So some.


#5    Shadowsleet

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 10:40 PM

"Some" - if by "some" you mean "one in a thousand".

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:42 AM

I chose some but I think very few should have been an option.

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#7    Great Big Sea

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:24 PM

Some of are variations of other urban legends, I'm not sure if some are real or not. So I didn't vote in this poll.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:31 PM

I voted: Some.

Some legends have a sliver of truth, but not all.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:27 PM

I voted some

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#10    Yes_Man

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:06 AM

I voted most


#11    SoloCell

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:42 PM

I voted some, but I guess I would need clarification on what is meant by "significant" and "fact". I mean, alligators in the sewars was based on people flushing baby alligators down the toilet, related, but not necessarily "fact based."


#12    schizoidwoman

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:20 PM

I voted some but I think it's a very small minority.


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:19 AM

Voted some... although I think they are a small minority. They are probably based on some actual facts, coupled with some folklore, and some if I'm not wrong are based on movies/books and the like.

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#14    ThickasaBrick

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:09 PM

Voted some. Very few would have been a nice choice.





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