Questions tagged [legends]

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Has anyone ever attempted to give a cake—or other baked good—with a file or saw in it to someone in prison to help them escape?

One common trope in fiction over the decades has been someone putting a file in a cake—or other baked good—that then is passed onto someone in prison to help them escape. As the website TV Tropes ...
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Did Hemingway beat drunks with a club at a bar in Key West?

According to some guy on reddit, Hemingway used to beat drunks with a club in a bar in Key West. Supposedly the club is exhibited in that bar and still has blood on it. Did he? And if he did, was ...
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Does crossing your legs have bad health effects (short or long term)?

Sometimes when I cross my legs, my leg goes numb. This also happens when I sit, "Indian-style". Googling for "don't cross your legs" results in a page proclaiming, People who are habitual leg-...
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Could a Great Flood have happened?

In Noah's Ark myth God sent 40 days of rain to flood the Earth. Are any such long periods of persistent rain recorded? What kind of disaster could happen to cover all continents with water?