#543 – Fleetwood

It’s interesting how some rumors can be indistinguishable from fact after they are repeated enough times. Have you ever believed a rumor for a long time only to realize how ridiculous it was when you discover the real facts?

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41 thoughts on “#543 – Fleetwood”

  1. PsychoDuck says:

    You’d really be surprised how superstitious those rabbits can be.

    The Duck Has Spoken.

  2. Joe says:

    I learned something already today now i dont have to go to school 😀

  3. Christian says:

    Washington Irving (wrote ’bout Headless Horseman, Rip Van Winkle, etc.) invented the George Washington/cherry tree story as well as the myth that Chris Columbus proved the world was round (’cause the rumor says before CC people thought the Earth was flat). Humans have known the Earth was round for thousands of years, ever since they took to the ocean in fact, if not before. The “flat Earth” myth about Chris Columbus is widely believed, but thoroughly false.

  4. Rick V says:

    Oh, they believe HIM, but when I tell them that the carrot patch used to be a cemetery, they just laugh at me.

  5. MaskedMan says:

    Perception becomes reality… That’s far too common.

    I’m not much one for rumors, and never have been – I can’t think of any that were embarasingly far wrong. I try not to listen, and that limits my exposure to the outrageous.

  6. Torg says:

    You’d think having four rabbit’s feet would offset the haunting.

  7. Zaisan says:

    I love that album.

  8. Hobo says:

    One rumor I recently found out wasn’t real was, holding B when you threw a pokeball in pokemon red and blue made it a 99% chance of catching it.
    So many years I pressed B and thought it was working til recently I found out it was fake all along. I was shocked to find something I believed to be so true since my childhood turned out to be fake.

  9. Flashback says:

    Christianity. Still believed to this day.

  10. Just Ryan says:

    i wonder if biff told the rabbits that the haunted tomatoes have salmonella, or if thats just a myth the FDA is spreading around…

  11. Chris says:

    What’s really odd is that even when you discover the facts you still believe the rumor. So many old wives tales are like that.

  12. 3davideo says:

    As for figuring out the world was round, I credit Eratosthenes.

  13. Kbman says:

    @ Flashback:
    I get the feeling that you want to start a Flame War.

  14. Dzelda says:

    And I get the feeling that Biff for once is doing something smart, if not then smartly Biff Like. Hey Biff! If they dont believe at first, give them more details! The more details, the more believable it is! 😀

  15. Jackson says:

    The rabbits probably got wind of it through the grapevine.

    …ba-dum pchssh

  16. Halo ChIef says:

    I hear they taste so much better than ordinary tomatoes.

  17. CalliopeJane says:

    I realized that the flat-earth-before-Columbus thing must be wrong when I learned the Greek myth about Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders. Then I began to notice other pre-columbus literary evidence of knowledge that the earth is round — there’s lots of it, so how did this myth about columbus ever arise?

    1. Arcan says:

      That’s actually a common misconception, Atlus held up the sky not the world. Amazing what statues will make you believe.

  18. Seraphine says:

    i’ve seen those haunted tomatoes.
    they’re real. scoff at your own risk.

  19. Gobbledegook says:

    I had my brother (and his friends) convinced for years that our local McDonald’s had a heliport on the roof for food deliveries. He told all his friends and they told thier friends, etc…
    He nearly broke my arm when he found out I was messing with him. However, he didn’t tell his friends and they believed it until the day one of them got a job there.

  20. Bellows says:

    some people refuse to give up their rumors. search for “flat earth society” on wikipedia, you’ll see what I mean

  21. Diana M. says:

    I convinced my best friend that the school was haunted by the ghost of the kid that died on the first school marathon.

  22. Goji says:

    I use to spread so many rumours. I once conviniced my whole class that a stair-well at school was haunted by the girl who hanged herself in the bell tower above our school.
    In reality you couldn’t even get to that bell tower and no one really died up there, but for like a few months no one went near that stair-well

  23. Reynard says:

    I’ve heard it said that the word “gullible” doesn’t appear in any Dictionary…

  24. WallCat says:

    It never ceases to amaze me at how people are so willing to believe things. It’s said that any strange fact you can think up, you can find at least one person around who’ll believe it…

  25. Cpt.Ziggy says:

    I suppose next your gonna tell me the Italians didn’t invent pasta….gah!!

  26. 3davideo says:

    They didn’t. The Chinese did.

  27. no name says:

    OO yeah those haunted tomatoes hurt.

    @ Jackson – Haha I get it!

  28. trevor says:

    I used to believe that people were smart.
    HA!

  29. Zaisan says:

    I wonder if anybody got the Fleetwood Mac reference.

  30. trevor says:

    @Jackson
    You gotta admit, whoever wrote the bible was one great storyteller.

  31. Nick says:

    I used to believe that we actually landed on the moon.

  32. Torg says:

    @CalliopeJane: Atlas couldn’t hold up a flat world?
    For the record, I know the world is round, just playing Devil’s Advocate here.

  33. vikk says:

    Wouldn’t people go to see the ghosts?

  34. Qmarx says:

    The thing about the pokemon easy-catch rumor was that it was confirmed on the Nintendo website… Gah!

  35. tailman says:

    ok, to clear up the columbus thing:the earth was proven round before columbus, but not that long before him. the actual myth about atlas was he keeps the sky from crashing into the ground.and while several civilizations knew the earth was round, those civilizations were either pre-roman or had no contact with the europeans.

  36. Twigs says:

    This made me laugh out loud … I can imagine the rabbits whispering to each other in fear and then skedaddling away from the garden.

  37. YukiSnowflake says:

    I once tricked my sister, she kept doing the whole “gullible got taken out of the dictionary”, so i told her gullible was written on the ceiling, she said she didnt believe me, looked up, and id blue-tacked a piece of paper (*with “gullible” written on it*) on the ceiling.
    She laughed for years! (and she has a horrible pig-laugh too…)

  38. YukiSnowflake says:

    and, TAILMAN:
    I see you had the same Idea as me for icons…
    its loads of fun stealing pictures from the snorgtees website! 😀
    (*biff convinced me that stealing was fun AND profitable, and he was right!!!111oneoneone*)

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