Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: Man attempting to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head inadvertently saves his own life when the bullet excises his inoperable brain tumor.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]
Origins: If the basic implausibility of this tale doesn't give it away as merely a bit of humor, nor its non-newslike style, nor the all-too-appropriate setting of "Last Chance, Texas," nor the idea that there might be a "sitcom based on the story" of a man shooting himself in the head, then at least a cursory examination of the source does. This piece was taken straight from Duncan Exposé News, home of other compelling (and parodical) news stories such as "Ducks Barbeque Lady" and "Moon Mad at Earth."
Last updated: 25 March 2007
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