When I encounter a story on the net that just seems too outlandish to be true, the first thing I do is turn to Snopes.com. Nine times out of ten, I’ll find the questionable story on Snopes, with some background on the origins of the story and a big green or red graphic that says true or false.
Snopes is a great resource. But the site is seeded with a few stories that are just not true. Follow the link above to read the background. Or follow this link for the Snopes lost legends page.