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Commentary: Living Urban Legends

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Commentary: Living Urban Legends

Commentary: Living Urban Legends

Commentary: Living Urban Legends

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Urban legends about the origins of fast-food chicken, or what might be living in the New York City sewer system, have always fascinated kids — and commentator Jake Halpern. But when his laptop burst into flames spontaneously, he realized that he had his own story that was too fantastic ever to be believed. Jake Halpern is the author of the book Braving Home.