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.
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.
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.
The horrific tale of a Kansas town that disappeared, along with its entire population, after an earthquake in 1952.
Anecdotal reports say the expression "a shot of whiskey" came into being when cowboys traded bullets for liquor in Old West saloons.
Urban legend holds that a child successfully smuggled a penguin out of an amusement park by concealing the creature in his backpack.
The Mississippi River is not "going dry" as it drains into a fault line, despite claims made in a YouTube video.
During a 2008 campaign stop, Barack Obama supposedly said that he had visited "57 states," a reference to 57 Islamic states.
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.
A disreputable web site distorted real concerns over children who have gone missing from the state's foster care system.
A left-leaning web site correctly points out that the President joked around during the playing of "Retreat," but he did not violate protocol.
A popular claim about gun-related fatalities revitalized after the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting is fundamentally accurate, with some allowance for imprecision.
An article claiming that President Trump mocked Prime Minister Trudeau for celebrating Thanksgiving early is satire.
An old joke that is recycled yearly makes no calendrical sense, as Halloween never falls on the 13th of the month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The background on why superstition holds that Friday the 13th is an especially unlucky day.
Research documenting chemical changes in the Yellowstone magma chamber prior to a past eruption does not affect an eruption's future probability.