There are countless Urban Myths in existence, and they keep on being told and re-told even though there is plenty of evidence and fact to disprove them completely. This page highlights some of the more common ones and attempts to show just why they are not to be trusted....

Apocrypha

Lincoln / Kennedy "Coincidences"

This story makes it's way around peoples inboxes regularly. The theory goes that Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy had certain parallels in the way that both their personal and presidential lives, highlighting some form of subtle "connection" between the two. It really is nonsense (as shown here), but does highlight an interesting insight into the Human quality of reading too much into given situations, or seeing patterns that don't exist. Check out the website mentioned, for why the many statements in the email actually boil down to nonsense (or at least, triviality).