snopes.com Update: 19 July 2014
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Worth a Second Look
- Still not dead: actress/singer Miley Cyrus. It's another celebrity death hoax.
- How scammers pretending to be Microsoft techs call victims to gain access to their computers and/or bank accounts.
- Will bananas be extinct within ten years?
- Did President Obama stop wearing his wedding ring and wristwatch for Ramadan?
- Is castoreum, a secretion produced by beavers, used as a food additive?
- Scientists drilling in Siberia went too far and ended up punching a hole through to Hell, where the screams of the damned drifted up to them.
- Was the Pentagon built with extra bathrooms to accommodate racial segregation laws?
- Soupy Sales was legendary for sneaking smutty jokes into his TV show. But did he really?
- Did radio stations shun the Diamond Rio song 'In God We Still Trust' because of its subject matter?
- Photographs purportedly show multi-colored 'rainbow grapes.'
- Are Canadian police ticketing motorists for parking their cars with the windows down?
- Who wrote the Serenity Prayer? Was it St. Augustine, or someone else?
- A number of strange deaths are connected to the Poltergeist film series.
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- Did the American Library Association report a nationwide 500% increase in library card applications from children after a 1977 episode of "Happy Days" aired?
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