Urban legends are modern forms of folklore and mythology that keep the magic alive in this dreary, knowledge-saturated world. For a second, you can believe that a large-footed hairy ape man exists in our backyard or that a woman weeping blood will climb out of our mirrors and kill us. Just for a second.

Considering that they're about things we put in our bodies, food urban legends are especially terrifying. That may be why we're so susceptible to actually believing them. Because, well, you never know. Better safe than sorry, and all of that jive. Check out these food urban legends you actually thought were true and see if you're more of a sucker than you thought. Hint: You probably are.