One of our most popular segments is called "Urban Legend". Typically, we make up a brand new urban legend with the hopes that it
will be spread throughout the land. Here is a list of some of our urban legends:
In the Middle Ages whenever there was a social gathering, a gelatin dessert
made from the party host's nail clippings would be served. It was a symbol
of intimacy, and one could actually get a flavour of the host.
Before every game, famous Canadian basketball player Steve Nash watches
the final game in the movie Teen Wolf for inspiration. The 1980's
smash hit Teen Wolf features a diminuitive basketball player
played by Michael J. Fox - a fellow Canadian - who leads a team to victory.
And it is also why Steve Nash has such fondness for fat people.
Butterflies were originally called butterflies, because it was believed that they excreted a butter-like substance. In middle-Dutch and middle-German, the word for butterfly literally meant "butter-shitter."
Many years ago in Scotland, after having a few drinks people would
play a pub game where they would either punch or grab someone's
stomach or genitals in an attempt to force them to burp or fart.
And if the burp or fart was audible, everyone in the pub would yell
out "Bagpipes!" and then have another drink. This was the precursor
to today's musical instrument, the bagpipes.
Dildos were discovered by accident. Back in the Middle Ages,
it was important to keep the interior and exterior of a person's
anus clean. A popular cleaning method was to use a stalk of
celery. One day while cleaning himself, a man by the name
of Dilbert Doe decided that his wife could benefit from the
celery stalk in a different way. And thus it was born.
CTV is planning to remake every episode of The Littlest
Hobo. But the catch is instead of it being a dog in the
show, it will just be a man. It will be an actual hobo. They
will keep the scripts as true to the original as possible,
so basically he doesn't really talk at all. But whenever in
the script when the dog barks, he's just going to say "Hey!"
Before latex was invented, people especially near the coast
would take a squid and remove the guts and legs from the squid,
and then use the remaining tube part as a prophylactic. That's
where the term "get inked" was originally used.
The term "riding shotgun" originated in Ancient
Rome, where people would "ride shotgun" in chariots.
And what that meant was to sit on the floor of the chariot
and perform oral sex on the driver. During this time, there
were a lot of accidents with chariots - running into other
chariots and bakeries.
Coffee was invented by an Arabian goat-herder named Kaldi
after seeing his goats dancing euphorically after eating coffee
Note: This was taken from the Internet, but we have no reference.
Look it up yourself.
The name "Canada" was actually a misunderstanding
by some of the people that first came here. The natives were
saying "Canada" but someone thought the natives
were referring to this great country, but they were actually
referring to a little village. Actually, this one's true.
Men started wearing shirts because of a mandatory shirt-wearing
rule that was instituted in the Middle Ages because of a nipple-tweaking
prank that got way out of hand. This event marked the end
of the Middle Ages in 1940.
Originally, Scooby Doo wasn't a dog. In the actual pilot of
the show, he was a walking pile of shit and was initially
called "Scooby Doo Doo". His little sidekick's name
was "Crappy Doo". It didn't test well, so they decided
to make Scooby a dog.
The term "urban legend" dates back to the Middle
Ages, where it was primarily a rural society. People from
the farm would go to the city and learn these great new learnings.
They would go back to the farm and tell everyone about these
great stories, and they became known as "urban legends."
Years and years ago, the phrase "Bless you!" was
actually a swear word, much like "Fuck you." Sneezing
was also considered very insulting, so whenever someone would
sneeze, the automatic response was "Bless you!"
Toothpaste was originally invented by the ancient Egyptians,
and it was actually made from cat semen because of the proteins
and it helped prevent tooth decay. To acquire the cat semen,
the speculation is that they used a clay jar and dressed it
up like a female kitty, and had the male cat fuck the clay