Now days, when you read something incredible on the internet,you know to take it with several grains of salt. The internet has been around long enough that most people are aware that it is the greatest source of misinformation known to man. things haven't always been that way of course.

thanks to the internet, a hoax or urban legend can make it around the world in a matter of even just a few hours, but, back in the day, the stories were spread from one person to another and it would take a long time for a story to become well known. After that, it would take even longer for people to discover that the story wasn't true to begin with.

Well, the folks at Mental Floss have addressed 49 of those stories and you'll get the TRUE story behind the legends.