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By Toby Mundy   March 2002

Urban myths: snopes.com

True or false? Mussolini made the trains run on time; spooky coincidences surround the deaths of JFK and Abraham Lincoln; casinos pump oxygen to the gaming floors in the small hours to keep gamblers from their beds; under the Nazis, Heinz sold swastika-shaped pasta; snuff movies show participants murdered for real on camera; the title of the film The Madness of George III was changed to The Madness of King George so American audiences wouldn’t think it was the third in a series; Bert, the Sesame Street muppet, appears on posters carried by supporters of Osama bin…

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