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Did a Cursed Mummy Sink with the Titanic? The ancient artifact that inspired this ghost story can still be seen at the British...
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Is Dr. Fauci Married to Ghislaine Maxwell’s Sister? Sharing a first name is not the same as sharing an identity.
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Were 72 People Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation in Boston? Satire repurposed American history in describing a modern ambush near Boston that killed 72 National...
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Did Jane Fonda Betray American POWs in North Vietnam? The long-standing claim that Jane Fonda turned smuggled messages from U.S. POWs over to their...
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Did Morgan Freeman Say Black History Month Is ‘Ridiculous’? "I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history."
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Is This a 28-Foot-Long Crocodile That Was Killed in Australia in 1957? An old photograph of a large crocodile is real, but the accompanying caption is factually...
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Is a Testicular Blow Exponentially More Painful Than Childbirth? There are no real winners in this contest.
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Did Kamala Harris Have an Extramarital Affair with Willie Brown That Boosted Her Career? Harris long ago distanced herself from the relationship.
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The Black Dot Campaign Can victims of domestic violence secretly signal for help by drawing black dots on their...
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Was a Crystal Pyramid Discovered in the Bermuda Triangle? Stories about submerged crystal pyramids remain popular in paranormal circles.
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Teddy Stoddard Glurge: A touching tale about a troubled boy named Teddy Stoddard and the teacher who...
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Jamie Lee Curtis: Male and Female? Long-standing rumor holds that actress Jamie Lee Curtis acknowledged in an interview that she was...
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Did Senator Richard Blumenthal Misrepresent His Military Service? The Connecticut Democrat admitted making false and misleading claims about his military service record but...
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Did a 17-Year-Old Eagle Scout Build a Nuclear Reactor in His Mom’s Backyard? The tale of a David Hahn, who earned a merit badge in atomic energy and...
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Planted Evidence A letter from a clever jailed man results in his family's receiving help with the...
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Background Check: Investigating George Floyd’s Criminal Record The question of past arrests often surfaces among people who want to rationalize police officers'...
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Did a Plane Disappear and Land 37 Years Later? Armed with facts, we find that the mystery of Pan Am Flight 914 isn't much...
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Is Allisyn Nicole Still Missing? Recycled social media posts from 2013 report that the young woman who supposedly went missing...
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Did Carolyn Gudger Stop a School Shooting? In 2010, an armed school resource officer at Sullivan Central High School held a gunman...
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Does Map of Missing Persons in US Match Up with Cave Systems? With some additional context, this coincidence doesn't seem quite as spooky.
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Was ‘Trans Species Man’ Who Identifies as a Deer Shot By Hunters? A routine review of content labeled satire.
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Black Like Ike? President Dwight D. Eisenhower's racial background has sparked a number of long-circulating rumors, but there's...
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Did Biden Use Racial Slurs in the Senate? Social media users twisted Biden's words from a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in 1985 by...
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Was the Kids’ TV Show ‘Paw Patrol’ Canceled? Tongue-in-cheek social media posts led to rumors about the popular Nickelodeon show.
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Richard Gere and the Gerbil Hoary urban legend reports a celebrity was taken to a hospital emergency room to have...
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Did a Traffic Stop Uncover a Bag of Human Penises? The sum of strange mugshots and outlandish claims is almost always junk news.
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The ‘Banned’ Book of Dr. Seuss Did Dr. Seuss once write a children's book since banned due to its references to...
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Did ‘Shark Tank’ Endorse a Keto Diet Pill? Nobody would ever lie in an ad for a diet product, right?
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Did U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Describe America as a ‘Rotten Country’? Comments made by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in a TV interview became weaponized on social...
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Was Nancy Pelosi ‘Miss Lube Rack of 1959’? Does this title rank among the achievements of the long-serving member of the U.S. House...
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Did a Twitter User Jeopardize Her NASA Internship by Insulting a Member of the National Space Council? A screenshot captured a NASA intern's injudicious Twitter exchange with a member of the National...
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Was TV Host Bill Nye Arrested for Manufacturing and Selling Illegal Drugs? A routine review of content labeled satire.
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Did ‘Head of Pfizer Research’ Say COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Is Female Sterilization’? Two doctors who raised the specter of vaccines causing sterilization have both spread pandemic misinformation.
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Was Gilligan’s First Name ‘Willy’? On 'Gilligan's Island,' was Gilligan's first name 'Willy'?
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Lincoln and Kennedy Coincidences Numerous 'coincidences' between the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations are not really so amazing.
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Does a Single Volcanic Eruption Release as Much CO2 As All of Humanity Has to Date? No matter how you look at it, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by volcanoes...
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Ivanka Trump’s ‘Lap Dance’ with Donald A photograph showing Ivanka Trump seemingly sitting on her famous father's lap documents less than...
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Does This Photograph Show Nancy Pelosi with JFK? "The leadership of President John F. Kennedy is not just a memory, but a living...
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Did a ‘Convicted Terrorist’ Sit on the Board of a BLM Funding Body? The past crimes of Susan Rosenberg reemerged in the summer of 2020, amid a new...
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Was the COVID-19 Pandemic Planned in Rockefeller’s ‘Operation Lockstep’? Diabolical plans for world domination aren't normally posted as readily available PDFs.
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Is ‘Ring Around the Rosie’ About the Black Plague? People love to create and spread invented backstories for simple nursery rhymes.
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Does AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Contain Aborted Fetal Cells? A viral anti-vaccine video mangles the science behind the production of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
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Did Barry Wilmore See a Fellow Astronaut Outside the Space Station? An experience almost as scary as being transformed into a potato.
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Are Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw Getting Divorced? "I think it's the belief that you can't live in Hollywood and be happily married,...
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Is Lady Gaga a Hermaphrodite? "You know, there also is this strange rumor that you're part man and part woman."
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Do Elephants Think Humans Are ‘Cute’? A popular tweet posited a natural affinity between elephants and humans.
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Did Rush Limbaugh Utter All These ‘Racist’ Statements? A list purportedly documenting racially questionable statements made by the conservative radio talk show host...
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Was Frank ‘Rocky’ Fiegel the Inspiration for ‘Popeye’? According to local folklore, "Popeye the Sailor Man" was based on a real-life person from...
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Did Bill Gates ‘Admit’ Vaccinations Are Designed So Governments Can ‘Depopulate’ the World? The computer magnate believes that vaccines can be used to reduce childhood mortality and ultimately...
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