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    Check this out! My friend's carwasher's brother works as a manager at the local supermarket. The other day he walked over to the soda pop aisle and saw 3 kids furiously shaking 2L bottles of 7-UP! So he yelled at the kids to stop and starting chasing them as they ran out the door. Well, he chased them around the corner and down a few blocks before giving up and heading back to the supermarket.
    As he rounded the corner he saw an ambulance and firetruck at the supermarket entrance with the emergency lights flashing. He ran up to the firetruck and asked what happened as he noticed the ambulance attendants carting out a dead body underneath a sheet. The medic told him that an old man had bought a bottle of 7-UP and when he opened the bottle it exploded 'as if someone had shaken the hell out of it (medic's words)' and it gave the old man a heart attack!

    this event actually happened!!
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    I can verify this story. It was my great-uncle's best friend that it happened to...
    I have no problem at all with being proved wrong. Especially when being proved wrong leaves the world a better place, than being proved right...

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      Re: Help me start an urban legend or post your own! fun for the kids

      Originally posted by Patrocles
      Check this out! My friend's carwasher's brother
      All the best urban legends start like this...
      this event actually happened!!
      ...and end like this.

      Snopes doesn't list it...so there's no way to verify whether it's true or false.

      JS
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        Re: Re: Help me start an urban legend or post your own! fun for the kids

        Originally posted by Janos
        [B]All the best urban legends start like this...

        ...and end like this.

        Snopes doesn't list it...so there's no way to verify whether it's true or false.

        JS
        This legend is my creation. I'm curious to know what other folks can come up with for urban legends!

        yeah, i love the snopes site. My favorite is about the horrible actress who got the lead role in a stage play of Anne Frank because she was married to a millionare (or something like that...). Her acting was so atrocious that at the end of the play when the gestapo soldiers walk on stage the crowd started shouting, "She's in the attic!! She's in the attic!!"
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          Patrocles...as Bill Murray used to say, "You...are a nut." But I mean that as a compliment. You crack me up!
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            Re: Re: Re: Help me start an urban legend or post your own! fun for the kids

            Originally posted by Patrocles
            Her acting was so atrocious that at the end of the play when the gestapo soldiers walk on stage the crowd started shouting, "She's in the attic!! She's in the attic!!"

            I'll have to look that one up!
            JS
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              The one's I've seen usually end......I swear to God!
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                Re:Help me start an urban legend or post your own! fun for the kids

                Originally posted by Janos

                I'll have to look that one up!
                JS
                no need to look it up, sir!



                Claim: Pia Zadora's performance in the stage version of The Diary of Anne Frank was so bad that when the Nazis came to the house, the audience stood up and yelled: "She's in the attic!"

                Status: False.

                Example: [Burns, 1996]


                In one of my films they had a young bit player who was very pretty, but a terrible actress. However, she was very ambitious and decided that if she got some experience in the theater, it would help her career. Fortunately, she had a wealthy boyfriend who backed a road company of The Diary of Anne Frank just so she could play the leading role -- Anne Frank.
                Before the opening in Cleveland, Ohio, they had three weeks of intensive rehearsals, and every day was more and more frustrating for the director. The actress was impossible. She couldn't remember her lines, her delivery was amateurish, and the more she rehearsed, the worse she got. The director was ready to quit the show, but she told him she was a poor rehearser. "Believe me," she assured him, "when I face that opening-night audience, it'll all come together."

                She invited me to the opening night, but I was not all that anxious to see her perform, and I had even less desire to be in Cleveland in February. A friend of hers and mine did go, and later he told me what I'd missed.

                When the curtain went up she blew her opening lines, and her performance went downhill from then on. By the intermission the audience was totally fed up with her. Then, in the first scene in the second act, when the Nazi soldiers broken into the home, overturning furniture and shouting, "Where is she? Where's Anne Frank?!" the whole audience yelled back, "She's in the attic!"




                Origins: Great
                story, isn't it? This tale has been told about many different actresses of marginal talent over the years, with Pia Ms. Zadora's name the one that has been associated with the joke most recently (and most persistently). Another celebrity whose name has been attached to this tale in recent years is Vanna White, TV's "Wheel of Fortune" letter turner, who received scathing reviews when she tried her hand at "acting" by starring as Venus in the 1988 made-for-TV movie Goddess of Love.

                Why Pia Zadora? Well, Ms. Zadora was a well-known actress of modest talents who achieved prominence through the efforts of a wealthy benefactor, her acting career consisting mainly of small, unimportant parts in Broadway productions until she married Meshulam Riklis, a mega-millionaire thirty-two years her senior. Through her well-to-do husband's influence, Pia landed a role in the 1981 film Butterfly, a performance that won her a Golden Globe award as 1981's "Best New Star of the Year." One small problem, though: that same performance also won Ms. Zadora two Golden Raspberry awards in 1982, as "Worst Actress" and "Worst New Star." (Pia Zadora achieved even more notoriety by winning the "Worst Actress" award again the next year, for her part in the truly execrable film version of Harold Robbins' The Lonely Lady. This pair of dubious performances also garnered Ms. Zadora the Golden Raspberry award for "Worst New Star of the Decade" for 1980-1989.) Rumor had it that Pia's husband had "bought" her the Golden Globe award by paying for lavish junkets to Las Vegas for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

                If we really wanted to take these anecdotes seriously, we'd have to point that it's unlikely George Burns ever made a movie with an actress who was taunted by the audience while playing in The Diary of Anne Frank, since he didn't appear in a film between 1939 (before Anne Frank even started keeping a diary) and 1975 (by which time this legend was already circulating). And that Pia Zadora has never played in a stage version of The Diary of Anne Frank -- on Broadway, off-Broadway, or anywhere else. And that at no point in the play do Nazi soldier characters actually appear on stage.
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                  Re: Re:Help me start an urban legend or post your own! fun for the kids

                  Originally posted by Patrocles
                  no need to look it up, sir!
                  Thanks, Patrocles!
                  That's a great legend...the best part of the best ones is their believability! This one sure has it.

                  JS
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                    Re: Re: Re:Help me start an urban legend or post your own! fun for the kids

                    Originally posted by Janos
                    Thanks, Patrocles!
                    That's a great legend...the best part of the best ones is their believability! This one sure has it.

                    JS
                    Yeah, the first time I read this legend I laughed so hard my ribs ached!
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