In darkened dorm rooms across the country, in hushed conversations over a drink at the bar and throughout Internet forums, true, evil Ouija board stories spread like wildfire.
Dockers caught on like wildfire and the whole industry followed suit with Dockers-style pants and shorts, made in khaki and denim.
The reason Facebook seems to work so well, and is experiencing so much growth, is the very powerful way that it's able to spread through real social networks like wildfire.
The false story was one that had spread like wildfire in response to the cover of Dreamboat Annie, which showed the sisters standing back to back.
The Wildfire TV show premiered on the ABC Family network in 2005 and aired for four consecutive seasons, ending in May of 2008.
The trend caught on like wildfire, and several of the badges are now shown with pride by the people that were at the event.
The show follows the adventures of Kris Furillo, a jockey for Raintree Farms and Wildfire, the stallion she saved from slaughter.
The news spread like wildfire through the country, and the principal towns declared for separation.
It was feared that the heresy, if suffered to make headway, would spread like wildfire among the ignorant Russian peasantry, and Archbishop Nikon was sent to Athos to threaten the recalcitrant brethren with severe temporal and eternal penalties should they remain obstinate.
The latter were about to bury him without delay or ceremony, but the gastald or chief magistrate of the city interfered and appointed a public funeral; rumours of his wondrous travels and of posthumous miracles were diffused, and excitement spread like wildfire over Friuli and Carniola; the ceremony had to be deferred more than once, and at last took place in presence of the patriarch of Aquileia and all the local dignitaries.