Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: Thirty Ryder, Verizon, and U-Haul trucks have been stolen recently, presumably by terrorists who will use them in the ongoing attack on America.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
Origins: This helpful "heads-up" began circulating on the Internet within days of the horror that was
The anonymity of these vehicles makes them perfect platforms from which to launch an attack. The sight of any of them parked in front of a building would provoke little comment and less suspicion, which makes them ideal mobile sites for detonating bombs in crowded urban areas. Likewise, the appearance of them on the nation's highways would likely pass unnoticed, thus rendering them emminently suitable for transporting terrorists or their weapons from one location to another. The rumor was thus further fed by its plausibility.
Yet there was never anything to it. Spokespeople for all three companies named in the
Barbara "hallowed hauls" Mikkelson
Last updated: 15 April 2008
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