The Number of People Who Died at Three Mile Island and Other Scares from Days Gone By
Arguably, the favorite hobby of Americans is scaring themselves to death over phantom risks. Cracked.com ("America's Only Humor & Video Site") is featuring a great list of some oldies but goodies in this category. Take a walk down memory lane with "The 5 Most Ridiculously Over-Hyped Health Scares of All Time," including, cranberries, Three Mile Island, cyclamates, schoolhouse asbestos, and of course, DDT.
Bonus quote: "In 1979, Three Mile Island killed fewer people than … robot attacks."
Enjoy all the thrills and chills of yesteryear's bogus scares here.