Skepticism

‘Sonia Disowns Rahul’ Virus Hoax

Snopes - 7 hours 52 min ago
Warnings that cell phone users should not accept the video "Sonia Disowns Rahul" because it contains a malicious virus are a hoax.
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Denzel Washington Death Hoax

Snopes - April 29, 2017 - 3:27pm
Reports that the Academy Award-winning actor was killed in a drive-by shooting in New York are fake news.
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Ted Nugent Death Hoax

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 8:07pm
Despite rumors that the rocker was killed in a hunting accident in Montana, he remains alive and well.
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The Trials of ‘Last Unicorn’ Author Peter S. Beagle

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 7:40pm
The beloved sci-fi and fantasy writer has chronic money woes due in part to an ongoing legal battle with his former manager, but he says he's in no danger of winding up on the streets.
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Death Row Inmate Eats an Entire Bible as His Last Meal?

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 6:55pm
An article reporting that inmate Jeremy Morris decided to have a Bible as his last meal was a hoax.
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Virginia Town Police Investigate Spate of ‘Almost Surgical’ Cat Shavings

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 6:32pm
Authorities in Waynesboro said seven cats have been abducted, then returned, since December 2016.
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Did Ayn Rand Say ‘The Question Isn’t Who Is Going to Let Me; It’s Who Is Going to Stop Me’?

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 6:20pm
The quote, often attributed to Rand, is a paraphrase from one of her novels.
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Former Leader of Anti-Immigration Group Reportedly Appointed as USCIS Ombudsman

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 6:07pm
Julie Kirchner was the executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform before joining the Trump administration.
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Water Fluoridation Reduces IQ?

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 4:30pm
Studies suggesting a link between public water fluoridation and reduced intelligence rely on unsubstantiated leaps made possible by studies of “insufficient quality” that were conducted to address entirely different questions.
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Does Dolph Lundgren Have Multiple Scientific Degrees?

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 3:14pm
A 2017 meme compared the educational backgrounds of Bill Nye and Dolph Lundgren.
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$75 Bed Bath & Beyond Coupon?

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 2:59pm
Another Facebook coupon scam has appeared, this time using phony Bed Bath & Beyond coupons to lure users into participating.
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Luxury ‘Fyre’ Music Festival in the Bahamas Descends Into Chaos?

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 2:33pm
Amid reports of stranded attendees and no refunds, some are hinting that the entire festival was a scam.
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Viral Heineken Advertisement Praised After Pepsi Flub

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 11:03am
An April 2017 Heineken advertisement showed people with opposing political viewpoints forming genuine connections.
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Did a Cornell Student Cut 37 Pounds Using Apple Cider Vinegar and Supplements?

Snopes - April 28, 2017 - 9:46am
Stories promoting a "diet hack" involving apple cider vinegar are based on unrelated photographs and false claims.
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Sachs Covered Bridge in Gettysburg gets protection from ghost-seeking hoards

Doubtful News - April 27, 2017 - 9:09pm
A historic covered bridge in Gettysburg has been the target of increased vandalism as unfounded rumors of it being haunted have proliferated on the Internet and TV in the past decade. Some local community groups have banded together to buy cameras and lighting for the bridge. Adams County Commissioner Randy Phiel spearheaded the effort. Community…
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United Reaches Settlement With Passenger David Dao

Snopes - April 27, 2017 - 8:38pm
The Kentucky physician attracted widespread public sympathy when other passengers took video of aviation police violently dragging him from a plane.
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Immigrant Crime Hotline Stalls After Barrage of Prank ‘Alien’ Calls

Snopes - April 27, 2017 - 6:33pm
The veteran who spurred the campaign called the VOICE hotline an "unacceptable, un-American program."
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Fox News Host Jesse Watters Goes on Vacation After Joke About Ivanka Trump?

Snopes - April 27, 2017 - 6:17pm
Some have linked his absence with a comment about the President's eldest daughter that was interpreted as lewd.
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Does Coachella Owner Philip Anschutz Donate to Anti-LGBT Groups?

Snopes - April 27, 2017 - 5:33pm
Anschutz denied that he advocates for anti-LGBT policies, and said that the foundation no longer donates to such groups.
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Does Actor Jeff Goldblum Have a Food Truck Called ‘Chef Goldblum’s’?

Snopes - April 27, 2017 - 12:46pm
The Jurassic Park star was handing out sandwiches as part of a promotion for an upcoming film project.
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