News > Urban myths are all B*ll*cks!

Added on 07-Dec-2006

Heard the one about Kate Moss and Johnny Depp's Champagne bath, or Keith Moon crashing his Rolls-Royce into a swimming pool? Although they make great conversation at the dinner table, these stories are apparently untrue. Although the eccentric Who drummer was a renowned wildman, Moon never did drive into a hotel pool (although he did once reverse into his garden pond by accident, which is probably where the story began). Yet so many people believed the urban myth that a submerged Rolls- Royce featured on an Oasis album cover and Jeremy Clarkson once performed a similar stunt. Similarly, the wild party at which Queen singer Freddie Mercury allegedly paid midget waiters to carry around trays of cocaine is also a load of rubbish.



Then there is the one about the backpacker who awakes from a drugged sleep to find himself in an ice cold bath and a scar on his chest.



A note next to him suggests he sees a doctor and when he does he finds he has lost his kidney.



What is true and what is not have become blurred over time but a new book called That's B*ll*cks! sets out to separate fact from fiction and tell a few tall tales along the way.



For instance, Winston Churchill really was a druid, signing up to the ancient order long before becoming PM, and a Japanese soldier found in a jungle 30 years after World War II still believed he was fighting against the Allies.



Author Albert Jack said: 'I have been interested in urban legends for years but have been knocked sideways by the things I discovered researching this book.



'These legends are the modern day version of medieval folklore.'



That's B*ll*cks sells for £12.99.



http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=28443&in_page_id=34

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