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Fables and Folklore

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Fables and folklore are stories that convey a moral story. They usually contain some kinds of supreme being and try to explain where certain things come from. Folklores are usually stories passed down in a culture.
Answer There are a lot of myths surrounding hair loss. Here are some of them and also the truth behind them. Males get their hair loss from the maternal side of the family: While it is true that male pattern baldness is genetically inherited; to say that it comes from the mothers side of t…
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This is a story entitled 'The Moonlight Ghosts of Lake Morey'We are educated to believe that Robert Fulton invented the Steam Engine. However, it was invented by Samuel Morey and stolen by Fulton because of an error in the Patent registration. Morey was so angered, that he sunk his boat, the Aunt Sa…
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"The Discovery of King Arthur" In "The Discovery of King Arthur", historian Geoffrey Ashe argues very convincingly that the arthurian legends are ultimately based on a British leader who probably held sway from 455-470 A.D. and is known in historical documents as Riothomus. This was probably some…
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Answer not in the area in which i was reared - south east. i can't answer for everywhere else. Answer No way! green is not a symbol of bad luck in Ireland.It shows of prosperous green lands. Answer Im from the west coast. I have never heard of it being unlucky Answer It did in years g…
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In current folklore, blue is either a gender marker for the clothing of baby boys, or a colour associated with loyalty and true love, and hence lucky for brides, who must wear: In the days when bridal dresses were not necessarily white, blue was a good colour to choose.This meaning is derived from t…
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A flashlight Answer chemical, in a sealed environment.
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Answer There are people with blood fetishists who drink human blood, but a vampire is a person who physically needs the blood, not just enjoys drinking it. I have to drink blood or my heart goes crazy and I feel like my chest is splitting in half. Then blood comes out of my pores on my hand and …
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Its not possible for there to be someone out there for everyone as the ratio of women to men is not 1:1 its 4:1. so how can there be someone out there for everyone if there is not enough men to go around. there are 4 times more women than men. this should be an assurance whatsoever as its false hope…
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The first documented werewolf attack was in Germany in 1591. Dogs were sent upon a 'wolf' that turned out to be a man named Peter Stubbe. He was tortured until he confessed to the murder of sixteen people. He even confessed to murdering his own son in his thirst for human flesh and was put to death.…
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Literary Answer: Since "Varney the Vampire" was published in 1847 there has been an endless number of stories about vampires in print and in movies, each being more outrageous than the one before it. The classic example is Dracula by Bram Stoker and the modern cinema incarnations of Twilight and th…
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There are many theories as to the origin of finding a pot gold at the end of a rainbow. Below are a few theories from the Answers community: Answer: I believe this is a metaphor meaning after all the life you live, and after everything you have went through, rewards become apparent after work, and…
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No - The question can't really be answered because it doesn't make sense. Christianity can't have a scientific basis because its not about scientific things. Science is the study of the physical universe, while Christianity is a religion that teaches about spiritual realities that exist outside of t…
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The Little Boy and the Rose The story of the little boy and the rose goes like this: A little boy went to first grade. He listened while the teacher taught about Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, but when she told the class that Art was next, he became excited. The little boy had been drawing al…
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As far as I can tell, there are not any real similarities between Robin Hood and Jesus Christ.First of all, Jesus Christ DID exist. Some parts of the bible (alot of it) are so called "accounts" of his preachings and ect. Those cannot be assured as the Bible is a BOOK, first and foremost, that was wr…
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werewolves originate from Europe during middle ages especially during 15th to 17th century. The first recorded Werewolf sighting took place around the countryside of German town Cologne and Bed burg in 1591. An age-old pamphlet describes those shivering moments vividly. Few people cornered a large …
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Origins of the Term 'Dumb Blonde' There's actually a pretty extensive article in Wikipedia that addresses the origins of the myth. If it is a myth. Here are more opinions and answers from other WikiAnswers contributors: From someone who lacked the intelligence to find a way to spend their time more…
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The mythological creature known as the vampire originated in the Balkans, likely ultimately inspired by older Sumerian myths. Contrary to popular belief, Vlad Dracula had nothing to do with the myth. Vampires pre-dated him by centuries, and nobody, especially the Romanians, actually believed that h…
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A unicorn is a animal of legends and folklore. It is said to have the body of a horse, tail of a lion and a single spiraled horn. Some legends say it will run from everyone but a young maiden. Then it will lay its head in her lap and fall asleep. Some say that the unicorn is the symbol of the Virgin…
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Folktales And Stories The audience to which it is being told and the story teller, plain and simple. Those who want to believe in something will linger on every word, if it is told in a very compelling manner. Gesticulating words, as to bring them to life, will entice an audience. To tell a story…
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No. Elves are mythological creatures. They comes from German mythology and were popularized by J.R.R. Tolkien books ("Lord of the Rings", "Hobbit" and "Silmarillion").
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In the game of Craps, you have two dice and bet on which number comes up. There are more possibly ways to make a seven then any other number therefore 7 is the number to bet on.
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"Ádh mór ort"
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Atlantis was an island continent just off the coast of Africa just slightly north of the Canary Islands. In fact, the Canary Islands of today are a branch of the Nile river that ran across North Central Africa at this time. It sank as they say, about 1600 B.C. as the world was expanding at this time…
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Atlantis sank under the North Atlantic Ocean at around 1600 B.C. due to some natural disasters. But that's not all; Atlantis had a (supposed) hidden secret. Some say that it is a myth but others say it is the only TRUTH about Atlantis. It was believed that moments before the disappearance a common g…
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Aladdin and several other tales from the Arabian Nights.
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The "Four Horsemen" are:- Deception -White horse (Rev 6:2) (also referred to as False Christ; Antichrist; Conquest) War - Red horse (Rev 6:4) Famine - Black horse (Rev 6:5-6) (Sometimes known as the Horseman of Commerce. This is the guy who was selling quarts of barley for a day's wages.) Death. - …
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-They usually do not have an identifiable author or often retold -They have fantastic or unrealistic elements (a talking computer....) -A moral or lesson -"long ago" blippitybloppityblop
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No. Zombies are fictional characters that only exist in books and movies. Zombies as depicted in movies, books, and games aren't real and they never will be. The current fictionalized form of the zombie is a far cry from the original zombies of Haiti. Zombies were people treated with a poison that m…
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The Proctor Valley Monster is an urban legend that dates back to at least the 1960s. The monster may be some sort of flying creature (as a claim states from the 1970s), or something that looks closer to a horned beast similar in appearance to a bull. This creature is said to roam the woods around Pr…
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A leprachaun smiling with a pot of gold. I wish. Atmosphere, (AIR) True experience: while driving away from an early morning rainstorm across a long, flat valley, we spotted a rainbow that appeared to be quite close. Within a few miles, we were able to look out across farm fields and actually saw…
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a mermaid is a half human fish.the top half of a mermaids body is a humans,then when it reaches the waist there is a long fishes tail that mermaids use to swim a half human half fish
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The list is almost endless. UFO's, the human brain, God and the bible, the statues of Easter Island, unknow species such as Bigfoot, unknown and as yet undocumented species of the Amazonian rain forest, ghosts, the Bermuda Triangle.
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If a black cat comes across your path, it is considered bad luck. It could, however, just be superstition. Perhaps...
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King Arthur's wife is Queen Guinevere.**The Welsh spelling of the same name is: Gwenhwyfar. Queen Guinevere was Arthur (not author"s) wife and indeed the principal female character in the Arthurian legends. There were no Girl Knights or female squires-In-Waiting. sorry Miss l429.
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It depends how the writer, artist, or costume department wants the mermaid to look. Since they are make believe they can look like anything the creator wants them to look.
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The phoenix is a fictional bird that there is said to be only one of in the world. There is said to be a phoenix living under Seattle, Washington.
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The myth of the Dragon doesn't have an exact origin. There have been suggestions in the past that the idea for the dragon may have come from dinosaur fossils. Others suggest that it is a type of ancestral memory that is combining the image of the bird of prey, the snake, and the tiger (all of which …
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The four horsemen are dead souls sent by the Devil. They show up when stuff starts to fail or having wars. The four horsemen are souls that have a special ability that we need or will die without and have been galloping since the world started. The white horse: Pestilence they believe the diseases…
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The legend of the Aztecs founding Tenochtitlan by finding an eagle on a cactus on the island is one I remember from school.
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Nobody knows for sure.It's your opinion.
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i believe it all began in transilvanya with the vampire king count Dracula NOOOOO! I am Romanian (Transylvania is merely a region of Romania) and a folklorist and I an tell you that vampires are NOT part of our mythology. We DO have legends about a sort of undead (mischievous and/or malevolent or…
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Not everyone gets what they want, exactly when they want it. You have to work for what you want.
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I think vampires have to be invited in, not elves.
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Dictionary: the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person. ---- Technically speaking, "mythology" is a collection of stories that serve as explanations of the workings of the world, but it has come to mean the historical legends and folklore of a society, including creatio…
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According to the Oxford dictionary a Superstition is "Excessively credulous belief in and reverence for the supernatural" and according to Merriam-Webster "belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck : a belief that certain events or things will bring go…
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it is a rly rly rly rly cool i dunno i was just jokin i rly dont no ask timithy butcher
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The supernatural, blood-sucking immortal creatures do not really exist. However, in fantasy literature there are multiple ways in which a vampire can be felled. Spear it in the heart with a wooden stakeExpose it to sunlightSlap it with some garlic and throw holy water on it (may not kill it) Those a…
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Atlantis may or may not exist. Scientists found evidence of advanced civilization on the island of Thera, Santorini and/or Azores. yes i have been there i don't mean the one under the sea i mean the one thats on paradise island
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Bad Luck, general - Walking under a ladder is bad luck. - Spilling salt is bad luck, to avert this throw a pinch of it over your left shoulder. - Putting your clothing on inside out or backward is only unlucky if you remove the piece of clothing and turning it "right." Bells - the sound of bells i…
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Outside of books and films you can not find a mermaid. They don't exist on earth and are not real. They are only make believe.
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Myths and legends exist, maybe because they are passed down in generation to generation. And I think, personally, that some are interesting to read about.
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well i don't know
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Not at all. Windows Neptune was the codename for a home operating system based on Windows 2000 Professional. The project unfortunately couldn't be finished in time, and so Windows ME was released instead. Many of the ideas found in Windows Neptune were later integrated into Windows XP. An alpha ISO …
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Vampires originated from a man named Vlad Dracula of Transylvania a Hungarian prince. Without getting too much into it he was notoriously ruthless to his enemies by having them dropped on giant stakes that were erected out of the ground.
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Actually, as long as you believe in and are focused on the spell and the power of magick you can cast a spell... There are spells you can find online with detailed instructions. Try Google searching things like witchcraft. Most things you could want to cast a spell for can be found online. I also r…
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There is no correlation between homosexuality and menstruation, nor are there any myths that link the two concepts.
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It's probably the enzyme catalase. According to CBS news, when the body's production of catalase slows down, hydrogen peroxide in the body increases causing hair to lose it's color and turn to white. Attempts are being made to reverse this by adding catalase, or substances that make catalase, to rev…
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In the early 15th century.
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Answer - You will have bad luck for 7 years if you break a mirror - Dont let a black cat cross your path, it will bring you bad luck - Opening an umbrella indoors will bring you bad luck - Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck - Rain on your wedding day is a good omen …
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the origin of krakken means hell tentacles of the deep the kraken is known to live in the deepest parts of the ocean it may have existed before because their is claims of people seeing it in the pacific ocean so it is probably dead or passed on its jeans aka babies
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yes there are real curses in the world like lycanthorpy The one I've heard most often and have the deepest fear of sounds kind of tame... "My you live in interesting times."
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The sloane manuscript of 1600 claimed that Robin hood was born in 1160.8-D
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The Fattest person now is Charlie Price and weighs 1600 pounds, he is setting up a document, add him on facebok charlie price, he dosent have a display picture
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Yes. Another answer: Most historians would say that Atlantis is pure legend and has not been found. Every now and then we read in some kind of publications that somebody now has found it but those stories have always been proven wrong.
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No they are not real. They are make believe.
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Pegasus, son of Poseidon and Gorgon Medusa.
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It is a myth that douching is an effective treatment for vaginitis. If anything, it makes it worse because it causes even more irritation.
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John Cena's hometown is West Newbery, Massechusets.
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No, merpeople are fictitious creatures. The stories appeared in Assyria around 1000 BC. Mermaids and mermen only live in creative works such as art and literature. Mermaids exist in some form of myth or legend in almost every area of the world. The most well known modern mermaid is most likely Disne…
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Does wishes come true
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some say it is a myth others say it isn't . But what experts believe is that if it was real it would be in the pacific or Atlantic. Especially Atlantic because it connects with atlantis
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No. Mermaids were never real.
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A fable is a short story that has a moral or lesson. It often involves animals, plants, mythical creatures, etc. with human qualities. A fable can be a story about supernatural or extraordinary persons or incidents; legend: the fables of gods and heroes.
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No, they do not.
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A tale that uses supernatural themes to explain the practices of a particular culture A story with great explanatory and cultural value to a society
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Folktale-Is a traditional narrative, usually anonymous, handed down orally. Myth-Is a traditional sacred story, typically revolving around the activities of gods and heroes, which purports to explain a natural phenomenon or cultural practice.Fairytale-Is a fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatu…
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Yes, the Fountain of Youth is a historical site in St. Augustine, Florida. It is located in the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, where Ponce Deleon is believed to have first landed. You can sample water from the fountain, but it has no magical powers. It doesn't even taste very good. It is war…
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think about that question do they swim? do they have fins?yes by the way they do
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Season 4 has come and gone, the show is now finished ending with season 5, don't panic its all available to buy on DVD.
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find a way!
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Nothing it probably couldn't see and landed on you because you were so still. (A few years ago a bird pooped on my head, then some years later another bird pooped on my head). So I strongly advise you to make sure one doesn't land on you and make sure your not standing underneath a bird when they ne…
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From Wikipedia, "Mothman is the name given to a strange creature reported in the Charleston and Point Pleasant areas of West Virginia between November 1966 and December 1967. The creature was sporadically reported to be seen before and after those dates, with some sightings as recent as 2007." Rea…
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The first female "vampire" originated from the tale of Elizabeth Bathory, who believed that soaking in the blood of virgin girls would give her eternal youth. She lived in the kingdom of Hungary and lived from August 7, 1560 to August 21, 1614 (at age 54). She killed over 200 girls in the most bruta…
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Answer This is not true although I have heard it said myself. Beacon hill is the second highest point in Leics, the highest being Bardon Hill. However, as Bardon Hill is west of Beacon Hill, it doesn't count.
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Answer There are called family curses. It is the belief that bad luck and accidents may follow a blood line or lineage. It is however considered a superstition. You may find more reading about Curses. Answer It may also be the superstition that "bad news comes in threes." This could also relate…
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Realistically, There is no end to a rainbow, for the reason that a rainbow is a circle of continuous light. Unrealistically, a leprechaun hide gold at the end of a rainbow, at the time no one knowing that there is no end to a rainbow. Why gold? It was a pot of gold because gold was a precious metal…
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yes and they only exist in jordans mind which at the moment is There last know hiding place in existing and they rhaype jorsdan in his dreams!!!!! O_o
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Reality.
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According to legendery history, Ponce de Leon was searching for a fountain that would restore youth and vitality. When he found what we now know as the legendary Fountain of Youth, he discovered Florida. In actuality, although long before Ponce de Leon, others had searched for such fountains, the st…
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Yes there is, if you believe More simply put, the reason is that it is actually impossible to put yourself at the end of a rainbow. As you move towards where you see the end of the rainbow to be, the rainbow moves so you can never get to the end.
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A demon bit a human accidentally passing on some of its blood
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the moral is what normally makes a fable xxx
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No. He was based on Bram Stoker's Dracula.
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me eating u alive that's actually a matter of opinion. to me the scariest urban legends i know of are the smith sister's, bloody Mary, & Carmen winsteadtheres a movie called urban legend and theres a whole lot of urban legends on it
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A fairytale
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Ponce de Leon was founder of the legendary Fountain of Youth which has been preserved archeologically in Florida where people can drink from the fountain thought to be the one found by de Leon.
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