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  Goliath Spider   (20 October 2014)
  • Was a puppy-sized spider spotted in the South American rainforest?
  •   Kindergarten Crock   (20 October 2014)
  • Did 17 kindergarten students in Texas test positive for Ebola?
  •   Fappuccino   (20 October 2014)
  • Were semen samples found in Starbucks stores?
  •   Exit Through the Gift Op   (20 October 2014)
  • Was street artist Banksy arrested and unmasked by London Police?
  •   Black Mask of Death   (19 October 2014)
  • Photograph shows a masked partygoer who killed seven people on Halloween 1962.
  •   Chip Off the Old Salk   (18 October 2014)
  • Did "CDC whistleblower" Brent Hopskins reveal that all doses of the Ebola vaccine contain an RFID chip?
  •   Diaper Filled with Ewww   (18 October 2014)
  • Did a woman find an infestation of maggots inside a package of Huggies brand diapers?
  •   Faking Bad   (18 October 2014)
  • The hit AMC drama 'Breaking Bad' is still not returning for a sixth season.
  •   Chicanery in Columbus   (17 October 2014)
  • A Columbus woman allegedly used Ebola fears to receive faster 911 response.
  •   25 Hottest Urban Legends   (17 October 2014)
  • A list of the 25 hottest urban legends currently making the rounds.
  •   The Fair Shake   (17 October 2014)
  • 25 years ago today: Legend holds that after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, a car thief was found crushed to death in the vehicle he'd stolen.
  •   Yukon Scold   (16 October 2014)
  • Social media report that Ebola has broken out in an Alaskan school.
  •   Ebolution of the Sheesh-ies   (16 October 2014)
  • Contrary to reports, researchers at CIDRAP have not confirmed that 'Ebola is now airborne.'
  •   Brussels Doubts   (16 October 2014)
  • Did President Obama say Americans are too "small-minded" to handle individual rights?
  •   Bali Awry   (16 October 2014)
  • Did a spider live inside a man's scar for three days?
  •   We're Not Ghana Take It   (16 October 2014)
  • Did residents of Ghana discover Ebola is fake and only affects those who got Red Cross shots?
  •   Ebola in the Air Tonight   (16 October 2014)
  • Contrary to reports, the Center for Infectious Disease Control and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota did not proclaim that "‪#Ebola‬ is now airborne."
  •   Tree Octopus   (16 October 2014)
  • Can a species of cephalopod known as the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus live on both land and water?
  •   Salary Cap   (15 October 2014)
  • Does the Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization only give 20% of their donations to cancer research and pay their CEO $684,000 per year?
  •   Ebola Patient Flew from Cleveland to Dallas   (15 October 2014)
  • The CDC confirmed the second nurse to test positive for Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas before she fell ill.
  •   Kroger Gift Card   (15 October 2014)
  • Is Kroger offering free $200 gift cards to Facebook users?
  •   Houston Hustle   (15 October 2014)
  • Did the City of Houston subpoena pastors' sermons?
  •   Lucky Harms   (15 October 2014)
  • Is trisodium phosphate (TSP) a dangerous ingredient lurking in kids' cereal?
  •   Second Healthcare Worker Contracts Ebola   (15 October 2014)
  • A second healthcare worker in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola.
  •   Houston, We Have a Problem   (14 October 2014)
  • Has the federal government issued a travel warning due to Ebola cases in Texas?
  •   Texas, Hold 'Em   (14 October 2014)
  • Has the town of Purdon, Texas been quarantined because a family of five tested positive for Ebola?
  •   Turban Outfitters   (14 October 2014)
  • Did the Army change its dress code to allow turbans and beards?
  •   Fascist Fashion   (14 October 2014)
  • Was a swastika ring available for purchase from the Sears Marketplace?
  •   Kim Jong-spun   (14 October 2014)
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance since 3 September 2014, state media reported.
  •   To Patience, No Quarter   (13 October 2014)
  • Did actress Meryl Streep originate a statement about no longer having patience for things that displease her?
  •   Film Real   (13 October 2014)
  • Have the Coen brothers announced plans to begin filming a 'Big Lebowski' sequel in January 2015?
  •   Crabzilla   (13 October 2014)
  • Was a 50-foot crab dubbed 'Crabzilla' spotted off the coast of the UK?
  •   Tijuana Transfer   (13 October 2014)
  • Have ISIS militants been captured by Border Patrol in the last 36 hours?
  •   Drug Wars   (13 October 2014)
  • Is the U.S. government planning to implement mandatory Ebola vaccinations for all residents?
  •   Costco Gift Card   (13 October 2014)
  • Is Costco giving out free $200 gift cards to Facebook users?
  •   Border Fluke   (13 October 2014)
  • Is the outbreak of Enterovirus (EV-D68) due to an influx of immigrant children?
  •   Beyond the Grave   (13 October 2014)
  • Was a supposedly deceased Chicago woman rescued after funeralgoers heard screams coming from her grave?
  •   Open Container Loss   (13 October 2014)
  • Did three healthcare workers die after an open drink was left at a nurses' station?
  •   Coffin Corner   (13 October 2014)
  • Has the Obama administration ordered $1 billion worth of disposable coffins for use with Ebola victims?
  •   Fuel Icon Foolery   (13 October 2014)
  • Does an automobile's dashboard gas pump icon indicate which side the vehicle's fuel door is on?
  •   Hope Springs Eternal   (12 October 2014)
  • Another injury results from someone trying to rescue a dog from the scalding waters of a hot spring.
  •   Terms of Service   (12 October 2014)
  • Is Congress 'moving to appoint Barack Obama to a third term' in 2016?
  •   What Is an American?   (12 October 2014)
  • A primer on 'What is an American,' purportedly penned by an Australian dentist.
  •   Hair Trigger   (11 October 2014)
  • Did CNN report that Ebola has been found in packages of hair extensions?
  •   Pluck Yew   (11 October 2014)
  • Did the 'middle finger salute' derive from gestures of English archers whose fingers had been severed at the Battle of Agincourt?
  •   Coat Wrack   (11 October 2014)
  • A US Airways flight attendant reportedly refused to hang up an Army Ranger's uniform jacket.
  •   Kim Jong Illin'   (10 October 2014)
  • Does a photograph capture the arrest of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un?
  •   Fracking for a Cure   (10 October 2014)
  • After donating $100,000 to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation, oil giant Baker Hughes plans to start using pink drill bits.
  •   Immaculate Deception   (10 October 2014)
  • A 14-year-old girl is pregnant with the son of God?
  •   Patent Zero   (10 October 2014)
  • Why does the CDC have a patent on Ebola?
  •   Chimera House   (10 October 2014)
  • Is there a Halloween haunted house attraction so scary that no one has ever finished it?
  •   Chicago Nope   (10 October 2014)
  • Has an Ebola outbreak in Chicago killed three people?
  •   Cat Nap   (9 October 2014)
  • Will banging on the hood of a car help prevent cat deaths?
  •   LaGuardia Airport Workers Strike Over Ebola Fears   (9 October 2014)
  • Cabin cleaners at LaGuardia Airport went on strike, citing fears of Ebola.
  •   Jan Hooks Dies at 57   (9 October 2014)
  • Former 'Saturday Night Live' star Jan Hooks has died at the age of 57.
  •   Photo Finish   (9 October 2014)
  • How the photograph used for a University of Wisconsin application booklet was altered to include the face of a black student.
  •   Stephen Collins Suicide   (9 October 2014)
  • Rumors claim 7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins has taken his own life.
  •   Gender Trolls   (9 October 2014)
  • Has a school district ordered teachers to use the term "purple penguins" in lieu of gender pronouns?
  •   Chainsaw Massacre   (9 October 2014)
  • Did a man murder seven people with a chainsaw at a haunted house in California?
  •   Calendar Ghouls   (8 October 2014)
  • In 2014 does Halloween fall on Friday the 13th for the first time in 666 years?

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