snopes.com Update: 8 March 2014
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Worth a Second Look
- As of 20 March 2014, will Facebook be banning all posts expressing religious beliefs?
- As of 30 March 2014, will Facebook be requiring that all account holders provide a photocopy of their personal ID?
- Is a plea for crafters to knit sweaters for oil-soaked penguins a genuine appeal from wildlife organizations?
- One boy's befriending of an outcast new kid at school stops him from committing suicide.
- Has swishing plant oils in your mouth been proved to ameliorate a variety of medical ailments?
- Is Instagram overloaded and about to cancel the accounts of users who don't follow the instructions in a posted message?
- When Bono announced that every time he clapped a child in Africa died, someone from the audience told him to stop doing that.
- Has Facebook instituted a 'no marijuana' campaign and threatened to terminate the accounts of users who post marijuana-related material?
- Video clip purportedly shows a man being struck by lightning twice.
- Was Bill Clinton the 'first pardoned federal felon ever to serve as President of the U.S.'?
- The hoverboards used in the film Back to the Future II weren't real, and neither is the latest "HUVr Tech" demonstration of them.
- Has Facebook instituted a 'no swearing' campaign and threatened to lock the accounts of violators?
- Would proposed legislation bar NFL teams from employing homosexual players?
- Item purportedly reproduces Clint Eastwood's remarks on his twilight years.
- Has the deadly 'snow snake' bitten and killed several people in the U.S., causing their blood to freeze?
- Bride's mix-up results in an inappropriate Bible verse on her wedding cake.
- Does a stairway at Santa Fe's Loretto Chapel miraculously stand despite having no discernible means of support?
- Did rocker Ted Nugent evade the Vietnam-era draft by taking drugs and acting crazy during his pre-induction physical?
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- Legend claims that Alexander Hall at Princeton University was built according to plans submitted by a failed architecture student who later paid for its construction.
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