Story often quoted and largely believed but which is totally fictitious.
What the Seaman Staines, Master Bates thing in Captain Pugwash? No, never happened, it's just an urban myth
by Shevek September 22, 2002
A bit of folklore widely beleived to be real but that never actually happened.

Examples:

The Babe Ruth "called shot" at Wrigley Field where he pointed to the centerfield scoreboard and then hit the next pitch there.

Zsa Zsa Gabor was on the Johnny Carson show with a cat on her lap and said 'Johnny, vood you like to pet my poo-see?'
To which he replied 'Sure, move the cat.'

Arnold Palmer's wife was on the Carson show and said that before every tournament, 'I kiss his (golf) balls for good luck,' and Johnny said, 'well I'll bet that makes his putter stand up.'

Richard Gere once went to an emergency room to have a gerbil removed from his ass.

Rod Stewart once had to have his stomach pumped due to swallowing an excessive amount of semen

Keith Richards went to Switzerland to have his blood replaced with new blood as an attempt to kick heroin

Jim Morrison flashed his dick at a concert in Miami

Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a live bat

Wilt Chamberlain fucked over 20,000 women
Most urban myths are bullshit
by Woody Thomas August 23, 2007
Having to do with unofficial, unsubstantiated, slang, or evolving language. What this has to do with cities is anyone’s guess.
There is nothing particularly "urban" about www.urbandictionary.com.

Most "urban myths" are actually *suburban* in origin and quite provincial in their idiotic implausibility.
by Dhwali Sy Kow-Tow November 02, 2009

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