I love finding interesting new websites, this month goes to

Urban Legends

The website was founded by David Mikkelson, a project begun in 1994 as an expression of his interest in researching urban legends that has since grown into the oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet, one widely regarded by journalists, folklorists, and laypersons alike as one of the world’s essential resources. is routinely included in annual “Best of the Web” lists and has been the recipient of two Webby awards. personnel have made multiple appearances as guests on national news programs such as 20/20ABC World NewsCNN Sunday Morning, and NPR’s All Things Considered, and they and their work have been profiled in numerous major news publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and Reader’s Digest.


It might not be the sexiest website or most graphical but what it lacks in eye-candy is content.

I tried searching a couple of terms that I thought might be a challenge but each time delivered in spades.




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