Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Korean Belief in Deadly Electric Fans


Toronto Star
19 August 2008

Urban legend: That fan could be the death of you
Korean wives' tale one of many legends unique to Canadian culture

Justin Piercy
Special to the Star

A student was convinced her teacher was going to kill the entire class, thanks to a piece of imported folklore. [...]

"(The student) told us that if you are in a sealed room with an electric fan, it will lower your body temperature and you will die," Clarke-Gray said. [...]