406: True Urban Legends

406: True Urban Legends

Apr 23, 2010
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  • Host Ira Glass investigates two urban legends—alligators in the sewer, rats in the toilet—to find out if they're true. (7 minutes)Animals

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A New York City manhole cover on the same block in East Harlem where, in 1935, a group of teenaged boys found something most New Yorkers assume is just a myth: An alligator in the sewer.

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