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“Folklore and Superstition”

Jun 26, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
The story of an injured young girl being asked to leave a fast-food restaurant has been called a hoax. But its viral spread says a lot about folklore and internet activism. Continue reading →
Jun 19, 2014 06:15 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A whole menagerie of animals are now predicting World Cup soccer matches... what gives? Continue reading →
Jun 3, 2014 09:16 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls have been arrested in the stabbing assault on another girl, allegedly to please a fictional urban legend character. Continue reading →
May 11, 2014 07:45 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Conspiracy promoters have harassed and hounded victims of tragedy, but when they spoke at a Sandy Hook board meeting, they met their match. Continue reading →
May 7, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Celebrities and common folk alike report having sex with ghosts, demons, and fairies. Continue reading →
Apr 14, 2014 08:55 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Tonight's "blood moon" has inspired myths, legends, and superstitions. Continue reading →
Mar 20, 2014 09:08 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A ruthless Mexican drug cartel is accused of kidnapping children to harvest their organs. For real? Continue reading →
Mar 11, 2014 07:56 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A health fad called "oil pulling" has gone viral, in which people swish their mouths with oil for better health. Continue reading →
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