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Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Paul Walker Death
Reports about actor Paul Walker's death in a car crash.
42 Million Dead on Black Friday
Report that 42 million people were killed over Thanksgiving weekend in violent incidents stemming from shoppers competing for 'Black Friday' bargains.
Photograph purportedly shows a seven-headed snake.
93-Year-Old Grandma Kills ‘Knockout Game’ Thug
Report that a 93-year-old woman shot and killed one of a group of thugs who were attempting to make her a 'knockout game' victim.
Claim that Samsung paid off a $1.05 billion judgment awarded to Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit entirely in nickels.
Lincoln and Kennedy Coincidences
List of coincidences between the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations.
Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives
Claim that a megalodon capsized a South African charter vessel in April 2013.
Report about a drug concoction known as krokodil that can rot the skin of users who inject it.
Muslim Appreciation Month
Claim that President Obama has declared November 2013 to be National Muslim Appreciation Month.
Claim that water that has been heated in a microwave oven is harmful to plants.
FEMA Region 3
Claim that a flurry of activity in FEMA Region 3 indicates 'something big is coming.'
Nose on Forehead
Photograph shows a man with a nose growing on his forehead.
Barilla Pasta Anti-Gay Comments
Claim that the chairman of the Barilla pasta brand said he would never use homosexual couples in his advertisements.
Photographs show an unusually colored buck taken by a hunter.
Sanitary Pad Warning
Warning that wearing certain types of sanitary pads causes uterine and bladder cancer and has resulted in the death of 56 girls.
Dr. Phil Personality Test
Validity of a "personality test" supposedly advocated by Dr. Phil.
Facebook Graph App
Warning that Facebook's 'Graph App' makes your private Facebook content visible to strangers.
FOX News Reclassified
Claim that the FCC has classified Fox News as 'satire' rather than a news source.
Claim that Obamacare regulations require patients to be implanted with RFID microchips.
Salvation Army Anti-Gay Comments
Claim that a Salvation Army official stated homosexuals 'deserve to die.'
The story of a shark who developed an affection for the fisherman who saved her life.
A Secret of Love
Claim that actor Brad Pitt authored the essay "A Secret of Love" about his wife.
Black and White Caterpillar
Warning that venomous black and white caterpillars pose a danger to children.
Obama Emotional Breakdown
Claim that President Obama suffered a mental breakdown.
Warning that the Talking Angela app unsafely prompts children to provide personal information about themselves.
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