Skepticism

Obama Explains National Anthem Stance?

Snopes - October 15, 2017 - 11:35am
Reports that Barack Obama said he would replace the U.S. national anthem with the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing' were fake news.
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Does a Urine-Revealing Pool Chemical Exist?

Snopes - October 14, 2017 - 11:39pm
Rumors of a chemical that can be added to swimming pools which will reveal the presence of urine and catch those who pee in the water are a myth.
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Survivor of Las Vegas Mass Shooting Dies Suddenly

Snopes - October 14, 2017 - 9:21pm
Kymberley Suchomel, who was in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas and fled when a gunman opened fire on the crowd, passed away a week later.
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The Disappearance of Ashley, Kansas

Snopes - October 14, 2017 - 7:10pm
The horrific tale of a Kansas town that disappeared, along with its entire population, after an earthquake in 1952.
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Did the Phrase ‘a Shot of Whiskey’ Originate in the Old West?

Snopes - October 14, 2017 - 6:39pm
Anecdotal reports say the expression "a shot of whiskey" came into being when cowboys traded bullets for liquor in Old West saloons.
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Child Abducts Penguin in Backpack?

Snopes - October 14, 2017 - 6:15pm
Urban legend holds that a child successfully smuggled a penguin out of an amusement park by concealing the creature in his backpack.
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Is the Mississippi River Going Dry?

Snopes - October 14, 2017 - 11:57am
The Mississippi River is not "going dry" as it drains into a fault line, despite claims made in a YouTube video.
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Barack Obama and 57 States

Snopes - October 14, 2017 - 10:54am
During a 2008 campaign stop, Barack Obama supposedly said that he had visited "57 states," a reference to 57 Islamic states.
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Energy Drink Results in Hole in Expectant Father’s Skull?

Snopes - October 13, 2017 - 3:32pm
A deleted Facebook post alleged that a man's energy drink consumption caused a brain hemorrhage requiring the surgical removal of part of his skull.
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Is There an ‘Epidemic of Child Abduction’ in Kansas?

Snopes - October 13, 2017 - 3:12pm
A disreputable web site distorted real concerns over children who have gone missing from the state's foster care system.
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Did Donald Trump Joke Around, Fail to Salute the Flag During a Military Ceremony?

Snopes - October 13, 2017 - 2:27pm
A left-leaning web site correctly points out that the President joked around during the playing of "Retreat," but he did not violate protocol.
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Do U.S. Gun Deaths Since 1968 Outnumber Deaths in All American Wars?

Snopes - October 13, 2017 - 12:31pm
A popular claim about gun-related fatalities revitalized after the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting is fundamentally accurate, with some allowance for imprecision.
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Trump Mocks Trudeau For Celebrating Thanksgiving Six Weeks Early?

Snopes - October 13, 2017 - 11:37am
An article claiming that President Trump mocked Prime Minister Trudeau for celebrating Thanksgiving early is satire.
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Halloween Falls on Friday the 13th for the First Time in 666 Years?

Snopes - October 13, 2017 - 10:50am
An old joke that is recycled yearly makes no calendrical sense, as Halloween never falls on the 13th of the month.
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Police Arrest Mandalay Security Guard Jesus Compos As Second Shooter in Las Vegas Massacre?

Snopes - October 13, 2017 - 10:19am
Reports that the Mandalay Bay security guard wounded in the Las Vegas mass shooting has been arrested as an accomplice to that event are fake news.
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Security Guard, 21, Killed at Vegas Concert Mourned as Hero

Snopes - October 13, 2017 - 10:02am
Erick Silva was working as a security guard when he was killed during a mass shooting at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas on 1 October 2017.
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Murky Timeline is a Focus of Las Vegas Shooting Probe

Snopes - October 13, 2017 - 9:21am
Authorities have yet to sort out basic facts around the case of a high-stakes video poker player who murdered 58 people from his hotel room in Las Vegas.
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Hotel: Gunman Shot at Crowd Seconds After Shooting Guard

Snopes - October 13, 2017 - 9:15am
MGM Resorts International said it was no more than 40 seconds between the time the guard used his walkie talkie to call for help and the gunman opened fire.
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Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky?

Snopes - October 13, 2017 - 9:00am
The background on why superstition holds that Friday the 13th is an especially unlucky day.
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New Research Suggests Massive Yellowstone Eruption Could Occur Sooner Than Expected?

Snopes - October 12, 2017 - 10:52pm
Research documenting chemical changes in the Yellowstone magma chamber prior to a past eruption does not affect an eruption's future probability.
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