Update: 28 March 2015

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New Articles:

104-Year-Old Drinks Dr Pepper Daily

News: A 104-year-old woman has drunk Dr Pepper every day for the past 40 years.

Plumbing Pudding

Rumor: Sorority house plumbing was destroyed by the stomach acids of bulimic students.

A Shady Giveaway

Scam: Eminem is giving away $2 million, a house, and/or a new car to lucky Facebook fans.

Valium Effort

Rumor: The FDA has approved an ativan diffuser for use in hospitals.

Bacon Cream Oreos

Rumor: Bacon Cream Oreos are a limited edition flavor.

An Injection Addiction

Rumor: Studies have shown that children who are vaccinated are 85% more likely to inject heroin than those who are not.

USASOC Explains Jade Helm Exercise

News: A conspiracy theory circulated about a planned military exercise known as "Jade Helm."

Kroger Gift Cards

Rumor: Kroger is giving away $200 gift cards on Facebook.

Coma Splice

Rumor: A veteran injured during the 1945 battle of Iwo Jima finally came out of his coma 69 years later.

Born American

Mailbag: Why you shouldn't sleep through those civics lessons about the U.S. government in school.

Attack of the Potoo

Rumor: A Brazilian scientist was attacked by a prehistoric species of owl he had cloned.

Allah's Cowboys

Rumor: Sharia law has been established in a jurisdiction in Texas.

Weighty Matters

Rumor: Michelle Obama has demanded that all children in daycare be weighed as a part of her ongoing interest in childhood nutrition.

Calendar Trouble

Mailbag: Why you should pay attention to the calendar.

Banjo Boy

Rumor: A chance encounter between an autistic child and a film actor resulted in Deliverance's dueling banjos scene.

The Eyes That Saw a Nuke

Rumor: Photograph shows a girl who was blinded by a nuclear bomb.

Cruz Control

Rumor: Ted Cruz's father said that atheists belong in "special camps."

Zimmer Down, Man

Rumor: George Zimmerman said that it was God's plan for him to shoot Trayvon Martin.

Westboro Hero

Fauxtography: Photograph purportedly shows a Westboro Baptist Church sign reading 'Ted Cruz Is Our Hero.'"

Cake Talk

A compendium of mortifying examples of cake inscriptions gone wrong.

Hospital Case

News: A New York woman claims she was institutionalized because she said the President follows her on Twitter.

No Flags Please, We're American

Rumor: ABC has banned their on-air personnel from wearing American flag pins.

Hair Razing

News: First Lady Michelle Obama shaved her head before a video appearance on Jeopardy.

Pole Position

Rumor: States are installing 'point-to-point' cameras along highways that automatically track and ticket speeding motorists.

Rubber Duck Armada

Rumor: Photograph shows thousands of rubber ducks lost at sea.

A Motorcycle Gang

Rumor: All registered motorcycle owners are classified as gang members by the FBI.

Endorsement Enforcement

Rumor: Students at Liberty University faced a $10 fine if they missed a Ted Cruz speech.

Northern Exposure

Rumor: Ted Cruz is ineligible to serve as President of the United States because he was born in Canada.

Roling With the Punches

Rumor: Tom Cruise said that 'being an actor is like serving in Afghanistan.'


Rumor: President Obama signed an order that made Ted Cruz ineligible for Obamacare.

Duck Duck Whoa

News: Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson made controversial remarks about atheism and morality.

McDonald's is His Kind of Place

Rumor: A teenaged job seeker sent a sarcastic employment application to McDonald's and was hired.

Do You Wanna Know a CPAC?

Rumor: Ted Cruz said in a CPAC speech that diseases such as AIDS and cancer can be eradicated through prayer.

High Alert

Rumor: Asteroid 2014-YB35 has NASA on "high alert."

Coffee Clash

Rumor: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was confronted by a shareholder over the company's support for same-sex marriage.

Celling Your Soul

Rumor: Cell phone users must register their numbers with the national "Do Not Call" directory by a given deadline to prevent their cell phone numbers from being released to telemarketers.

Mix Master

Rumor: Expired boxes of cake mix are dangerously toxic.

Church Service

News: Arizona state senator Sylvia Allen suggested that church attendance should be mandatory for all U.S. citizens?

iPhone the Body Electric

Rumor: Video demonstrates how to charge your cellphone using body electricity.

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