Urban Legends


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Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
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Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The Book of Scary Urban Legends
The Big Book of Urban Legends
The Mexican Pet
The Baby Train and Other Lusty Urban Legends
Urban Legends: The Truth Behind All Those Deliciously Entertaining Myths That Absolutely, Positively, 100% Not True!
Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century
Urban Legends: The As-Complete-As-One-Could-Be Guide to Modern Myths
MythBusters: The Explosive Truth Behind 30 of the Most Perplexing Urban Legends of All Time
Suburban Legends: True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans

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