29 April 2007

Urban Legends

Why do people find it alluring to pass on silly urban legends? I don't know if I would really consider them urban legends really. What I am speaking about are those irksome emails that we all get stating to send this on to twenty people and you'll receive a $25 gift card, or various things of the sort.

One I just ran across today was a blog entry telling everyone not to pump gas on May 15th. It stated that in 1997 a similar attempt was made and the next day gas dropped 30 cents a gallon. It is a nice story, but not true.

There are plenty of debunking sites out there that will confirm or deny these rumors that float around. And it only takes a few seconds to check them out. Just so everyone that is reading is aware, you cannot make money, receive special gifts, or save the world just by forwarding an email.

No comments: