Biscuits for Brains
Date Added: Oct. 25, 2001
Urban legends are pretty flexible. Their generality makes them easily applicable to a variety of situations and reporting styles. In this case, the legend is framed as a news story and used as a subtle blonde joke.
KILLER BISCUITS WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER
Linda Brunet, 23, a resident of San Diego, was visiting her in-laws and while there went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Several people noticed her sitting in her car with the windows rolled up and with her eyes closed, with both hands behind the back of her head.
One customer who had been at the store for a while became concerned and walked over to the car. He noticed that Linda's eyes were now open, and she looked very strange. He asked her if she was okay, and Linda replied that she'd been shot in the back of the head, and had been holding her brains in for over an hour. The man called the paramedics, who broke into the car because the doors were locked and Linda refused to remove her hands from her head.
When they finally got in, they found that Linda had a wad of bread dough on the back of her head. A Pillsbury biscuit canister had exploded from the heat, making a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot, and the wad of dough hit her in the back of her head. When she reached back to find out what it was, she felt the dough and thought it was her brains.
She initially passed out, but quickly recovered and tried to hold her brains in for over an hour until someone noticed and came to her aid.
And, yes, Linda is a blonde.
According to Snopes.com, this tale has been told over and over by celebrities, comedians and the media (some versions claiming the headline came from the Associated Press). It's even been depicted on television. The names and locations change from telling to telling, but fact is, there is no verifiable proof of this actually happening to anybody anywhere.
Break this Chain.