The Number of People Who Died at Three Mile Island and Other Scares from Days Gone By

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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.

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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.