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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.'
 

CruzCare



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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