snopes.com Update: 7 December 2013
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Worth a Second Look
- Was a man convicted of manslaughter for accidentally killing his wife with a 'Dutch oven'?
- Did President Bush pose with a plastic turkey while visiting U.S. troops in Iraq on Thanksgiving in 2003?
- Does NORADannually track Santa's progress because a wrong phone number was once published in a newspaper ad?
- Have Christmas lights been banned in Cardwell, Australia, due to complaints from Muslim residents?
- Did NASA announce that the Curiosity Rover found a message from God on Mars?
- Photograph purportedly shows a python that ate a drunken man in India.
- Did Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick break both his legs in an automobile accident?
- Did the term 'Black Friday' originate with the practice of selling off slaves on the day after Thanksgiving?
- Did a woman kill three shoppers at a Chicago WalMart in order to snare that store's last Xbox for herself?
- Was actor Actor Paul Walker killed in an automobile accident, or are reports of his death another hoax?
- Were 42 million people killed over Thanksgiving weekend in violent incidents stemming from shoppers competing for 'Black Friday' bargains?
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