New York City's 8 Million Rats Urban Legend's Not True

November 7, 2014 1:21 AM

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The New York's urban legend claiming there's eight million rats lurking in the Big Apple simply ain't true.

A new study released in the journal, Significance, revealed that out of 842,000 property lots in New York, only 40,500 are infested by rats. The data was based on the rat sightings recorded by service and information hotline 311.

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