Hoaxes and Urban Legends: "An old lady walked into a Grocery Store..."
A chain letter has being sent around that tells you the punch line of a joke
will pop up on your screen after you mailed it to at least 8 other people and then
press a certain key combination.
The facts: Mailing the joke to others or hitting that key combination will
not get you the end of the joke. It's just a way to trick you into pointlessly
spreading an incomplete joke.
The end of the joke? This time the lady wanted to buy toilet paper...
Known email hoaxes:
The AOL/Microsoft money giveaway hoax
The "809" area code hoax
The burned baby hoax
Amy Bruce / Make A Wish hoax
The "Invitation" virus hoax
The "Life is beautiful" virus hoax
The Oliver North / Osama bin Ladin / Al Gore hoax
Send spam to the South African police to save children
Exxon/Mobile gas boycott
Bush IQ report / Lovenstein Institute hoax
Monkeyman935 warning hoax
Kidney Theft urban legend
Ashley Flores, 13 (missing child hoax)
How to detect a two-way mirror
$50 call-back spam
Cooking an egg with cell phones
"Osama captured" / "Osama hanged" virus
A tale of Japanese Lizards and Love
The $5 killer
Audi A8 made out of silver
ATM PIN code entered in reverse will call the police
Mars spectacularly close to Earth on August 27
"An old lady walked into a Grocery Store..."
"Allah or the Lord Jesus Christ?"
"PDA+GSM Palm Treo 650 dan Treo 680 dan Treo 750"
Bayer drug contains HIV
Forward or lose your Hotmail account
Chinese "fix" jet engine with seatbelts
AOL will donate five cents for baby's brain cancer operation
Ericsson distributing free laptops
Art Bell Filipino hate letter
Hypodermic needles on gas pump handles
"Through a rapist's eyes" / Crying Baby theory
Sheryl Crow / John Hopkins Cancer update about plastic bottles
Children buried alive in Egypt, saved by Jesus
Missing child - Regina George Muñoz
Papaya Juice - (NOT!) A Cure for Dengue
Hiroshima 64 years later (is actually Yokohama)
Lou Dobbs video on Immigration/Amnesty bill (dead since 2007)
One version of the hoax:
Hoax: "An old lady walked into a Grocery Store"
Do This! Its hysterical!! It works!!
I HAD TO SEND THIS ONE! YOU'LL SEE WHY AT THE END.
An old lady walked into a Grocery Store.
She wanted to buy the best dog food in the world for her little puppy.
She went up to the cash register to buy the food.
The saleslady told her that the store did not allow old ladies to buy animal food unless they show the actual animal because a lot of old ladies like to eat the animal food themselves.
So, the old lady went home, got her dog and went back to the store to buy her dog food.
The next day she came back to buy the best cat food around.
But the Sales lady told her the same thing, so the old lady went back home and brought her cat to the Grocery Store to buy the cat food.
The next day the old lady went to the Grocery Store again carrying a big container.
She went up to the the sales lady and said, ' Put your hand inside here '..
The Saleslady shook her head. ' NO ' , she said, ' there is probably something in there that will bite me! ' .
'I promise you there is nothing in here that will bite you,' the old lady said.
So the Saleslady stuck her hand inside the container and screamed.
To find out what was inside the container you must send it to at least 8 people.
When the computer says your mail has been sent, hit ALT-8 and the container will pop up on your screen.