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Morning Rolled Oats 

Another Urban Legend

From: The humble Farmer
Length: 01:16

It doesn't need to be true if you believe it

Humbleoats_small I just learned that something my father told me is an urban legend.

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I just learned that something my father told me is an urban legend.


Well. Here’s something that I have believed for over 60 years that is not true. You certainly believe everything your father told you when you were little, so please cut me a little slack because I heard my father say this many times. It is an urban legend that turned up by chance while I was checking out something else in Snopes. You might have read the article that said that 30 percent of the people who live in Texas believe that people and dinosaurs lived on earth at the same time. Because it sounds like it came from someone who hates Texans, I didn’t believe it and checked it out on a couple of those urban legends sites. --- Which also brought up the item that I heard from my father so many, many times. It is the story about the man who hosted the children’s radio program, who, at the end of the show thinking that his mike was turned off said, “That ought to hold the little blankety-...
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