Hoaxes have been with us since the very first cave man. Being gullible must be in the genetic code. It is a source of constant amazement the good, intelligent people that fall for the silliest hoax. As with most things open frank communication is a sure cure.
For your benefit we have supplied pointers to several sources that will see you through the worst of the hoaxes and hopefully save you from looking like a total rube as you hysterically send all of your friends and family dire warnings of "Good Times" Viruses.
If we accomplish nothing else, perhaps we will make you a little less prone to acting hysterically. Please note we did not say we hope to make you less hysterical. We just hope you might develop the habit of counting to ten before acting from your hysteria.
A well thoughtout simple introduction to the topic of virus infection. The page follows a "Question & Answer" format that covers most of the bases in an easy to understand sequence. Yes, you will leave with questions remaining. However, you will also leave with many answers.
Hoaxes of all kinds: Critter Country, Business, Pregnancy, Horror, Disney, Sex, Weddings, Radio & Television, Humor, Love,
Titanic, Language, Toxin du jour, Religion, College, Music, Inboxer Rebellion, Quotes, Cokelore, Movies,
Lost Legends, and more.
As if there's an easy explanation. Sample alt.folklore.urban for yourself (beware: some residents are reputed to have social
skills that differ slightly and/or significantly from socially accepted norms) or try the archive of group-specific material here.