Urban Legends

Hindsight lessons about automation: What tests to automate.

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>In this part of hindsight lessons and as a natural follow-up of the previous part I will continue with the question what tests …

Software Development

Daria: A Binge Guide to the Series

TV

Summer Horror Poll: Meet Our Expert Panelists!

Voting in this year's Summer Reader Poll is closed — and you've given us more than 6,000 of your favorite horror novels and stories to sort through. So while my shambling hordes of undead minions (OK, the interns) get to sorting and tabulating the results, let's meet the expert panelists who've …

Culture

Thursday 21 June 2018

Politics<p>Labour the point<p>With the New Zealand leader’s baby overdue, her deputy is waiting to assume office – and her detractors to get on the …

New Zealand

Bill's Bitchin'

Reprints<p>Share<p>Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe<p>Dear Reader:<p>I was a little puzzled by Bill Wyman's review [Hitsville, May 20] of my article on Kurt …

Kurt Cobain

New Horror Movie Database by Horror Fans, for Horror Fans

8 hours ago<p>AllHorror.com, the largest collaborative horror movie discovery website of its kind, is now open to horror fans everywhere.<p>AllHorror was …

Horror

7 Untrue iPhone Battery and Charging Myths Busted

Myths surrounding smartphone batteries are like modern-day urban legends. Namely, because they refuse to die. There’s undoubtedly a ton of …

Batteries

New Comic Books This Week – June 20th

Here is the list of new comic books, trade paperbacks and more shipping on 6/20/2018. As always, check with your retailer for availability, as not …

Graphic Novels

5 Books About Phantom Hitchhikers in Fact and Fiction

Have you ever heard of Resurrection Mary? The story goes that there’s a stretch of road in Justice, Illinois where you might encounter a young, …

Culture

It’s Okay To Store Sh*t in Your Kitchen

Here's the right way to do it . . .<p><b>Clever's newest columnist, Sean Santiago, is a triple threat: photographer, stylist, editor. And when it comes to home decor, he knows his shit. He also does a killer MK&A impression, if you're into that. Fancy That is Sean's take on all things domestic.</b><p>If there’s …

Kylie Jenner

Resurrection, Rumors, and Romania

June 18, 2018 by James F. McGrath<p>Following up on yesterday’s post, I remembered a blog post that I wrote more than a decade ago, about things that I …

New Testament

TV Legends: Did NBC Prevent Star Trek From Being 50/50 Male/Female?

<b>TV URBAN LEGEND</b>: Gene Roddenberry was forced to change Star Trek from a 50/50 male/female split to a male-dominate spaceship.Reader Steve B. wrote in …

Star Trek

BOOK REVIEW: 'Hunting El Chapo' by Andrew Hogan and Douglas Century

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>HUNTING EL CHAPO: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE AMERICAN LAWMAN WHO CAPTURED THE WORLD’S MOST-WANTED DRUG LORD<p>Andrew Hogan and Douglas …

Mexico

In a place once defined by the presence of an infamous psychiatric hospital, life goes on

It was once considered one of the world’s largest asylums, but now Georgia’s Central State Hospital sits mostly abandoned. Today, you can take a tour …

Mental Health

Blue Mountains 'black panther' is actually a woman's domestic pet cat

Residents living west of Sydney have this week been gripped by the story of an infamous black panther believed to be prowling in bushland deep in the …

Black Panther

'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' Confronts the Wild Mr. Rogers Urban Legends Head On

Showtime recently released a trailer for <i>Kidding</i>, an upcoming series from <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i> director Michel Gondry and actor Jim …

Fred Rogers

10 mysterious Melbourne urban legends

From ghost monkeys to inner-city excrement expressways, Melbourne has plenty of colourful urban legends. And believe it or not, many of them are …

Inner Cities

'The Perfect Nanny' Mirrors the Aftermath of Its Murderous Inspiration

The Perfect Nanny<p>Leila Slimani<p>Jan 2018<p>From the beginning, we know how <i>The Perfect Nanny</i> is going to end. The first chapter opens with the simple but …

Parenting

Skull Session: Unselfish Zone-6, the Veracity of “Couldn't Go For Three,” and Previewing TCU

It's Thursday, June 14th, and the Cleveland Cavaliers have still not signed Terrelle Pryor. Makes you think, for sure.<p>ICYMI:<p>Fifteen teams have been …

College Football

Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar Anime's Promo Video Previews Opening Song

Anime premieres on July 7 with Crunchyroll stream<p>Hobby Japan began streaming a new promotional video on Thursday for the television anime adaptation …

Manga

Debunking Ten Common Myths About a Career in Software Development

Myths, inaccurate assumptions, urban legends, whatever you call them, there are many out there about a career in software development. If you’re a …

Computer Science

'Don't Leave Home' Poster Teases an Irish Urban Legend [Exclusive] - Bloody Disgusting

SXSW title <b>Don’t Leave Home</b>, a horror film written and directed by <b>Michael Tully</b> (<i>Septien</i>) will be released in theaters and on VOD platforms <b>September</b> …

Horror

12 Haunted Wedding Venues That Will Give You Chills

These historic wedding venues around the world have bloody pasts. Would you be able to say “I do, until death do us part” at these haunted …

Advice

Summer Health Tips --- Facts or Urban Legends

7 hours ago<p>Isabel Valdez, an instructor of Physicians’ Assistants at Baylor College of Medicine is helping us with some of the most popular “health …

Saltwater

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Poké Ball Plus Includes Mew

<img src="https://https://static3.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Poke-Ball-Plus-Mew.jpg" /><p><a …

Pokémon

10 Famous Urban Legends Come To Life

Urban Legends and campfire tales are always fun, but did you know that some of our favorite twisted tales actually have real-life counterparts? The …

Crime

Movie Legends: Did a Joke About Rocky IV Inspire Predator’s Creation?

<b>MOVIE URBAN LEGEND</b>: A joke about Rocky IV led to the creation of the film, Predator.Few films in the 1980s were quite as audaciously patriotic as …

Die Hard

Was Fred Rogers a Navy SEAL? Plus What Else We Learned from New Mr. Rogers Documentary

Long before the cacophony of today’s TV with its thousands of channels, squabbling housewives and violent games of thrones, an unlikely icon emerged …

Fred Rogers

Skepticism Beats Snopes as an Antidote to Fake News

These days what’s called ‘fact checking’ is no more than a comprehensive gotcha effort.<p>Sophisticated netizens swear by the myth-busting of Snopes, a website that has debunked many an urban legend. But Snopes—or any other enterprise established only to check facts—can’t stop the epidemic of fake …

Journalism

Could We Create a Bottomless Pit on Earth?

Out in the countryside of rural America, you can find all sorts of attractions that are too-good-to-be-true. One of the most ubiquitous sights are …

Urban Legends