Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Debunked Junk Mail of the Day

Just signed up for this account, so this is like when I open up Microsoft Word and have that huge white space staring at me on the computer screen waiting to be filled.

Something I've been doing to entertain myself lately is to debunk junk mail I get from my parents and bored secretaries. Luckily, no thought has to go into it at all. I can just look it up on Snopes, then cut and paste. And they always say, "Thank you!"

The latest wasn't near as interesting as the last couple I looked up so I'l skip it. Here's the one my mom sent me last week: Fw:Envelope Glue. Follow the link at the end for the Snopes article.

If you lick your envelopes . . . You won't anymore!

This lady was working in a post office in California, one day she licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead of using a sponge.

That very day the lady cut her tongue on the envelope. A week later, she noticed an abnormal swelling of her tongue. She went to the doctor, and they found nothing wrong. Her tongue was not sore or anything. A couple of days later, her tongue started to swell more, and it began to get really sore, so sore, that she could not eat. She went back to the hospital, and demanded something be done. The doctor, took an x-ray of her tongue, and noticed a lump. He prepared her for minor surgery.

When the doctor cut her tongue open, a live roach crawled out. There were roach eggs on the seal of the envelope. The egg was able to hatch inside of her tongue, because of her saliva. It was warm and moist...

This is a true story reported on CNN.

Andy Hume wrote: Hey, I used to work in an envelope factory. You wouldn't believe the things that float around in those gum applicator trays. I haven't licked an envelope for years.

This is a true story . . . Pass it on

Claim: The cause of swelling in a girl's jaw is determined to be cockroach eggs she got from eating a Taco Bell taco or licking envelopes.


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