E-mail this page E-mail this




What's New


This page lists recent updates and additions to snopes.com. If you've visited our site before and just want to look at what we've been writing about lately, follow the links below.

Click here to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed: RSS feed for this page

Click here to add our RSS newsfeed to your My Yahoo! settings:

If you'd like to receive automatic notification of additions to this site, please sign up for our update mailing list. We send out update mailings every week.

  Medicare at Age 76   (15 April 2014)
  • Under Obamacare, must patients 76 and older must be admitted to the hospital by their primary care physicians in order to be covered by Medicare?
  •   Collapsing Currency   (15 April 2014)
  • Will the U.S. dollar officially collapse on 1 July 2014 due to the implementation of H.R. 2847?
  •   Declaration of Non-Dependents   (15 April 2014)
  • In the 1987 tax year, seven million people previously claimed as dependents on income tax returns suddenly disappeared. Where did they go?
  •   Ranch Stash   (14 April 2014)
  • Are Senator Harry Reid and a Chinese company building a solar plant behind a standoff between federal agents and a Nevada rancher?
  •   Monsanto Corn   (14 April 2014)
  • Warning about studies that have supposedly demonstrated Monsanto-developed corn contains toxins that cause organ failure in rats and adverse effects in pregnant women.
  •   Ringing Labelle   (14 April 2014)
  • Was singer Patti Labelle arrested after attacking Aretha Franklin at an Atlanta concert?
  •   No Sale   (14 April 2014)
  • Is the federal government preventing Volkswagen's XL1 model car from being sold in the U.S. because the vehicle is too fuel-efficient?
  •   Divorce Court   (12 April 2014)
  • Did the Hobby Lobby chain fire an employee for divorcing her husband without company approval?
  •   Five Million E.T. Pieces   (11 April 2014)
  • Legend has it that in 1983, Atari disposed of millions of unsold 'E.T.' game cartridges in an Alamogordo landfill. Is that really what the company buried out in the New Mexico desert, or was it something else?
  •   Smoking Bedbugs   (10 April 2014)
  • Are schoolkids really smoking and injecting crushed bedbugs to get high from a hallucinogenic substance they contain?
  •   Black Hole   (10 April 2014)
  • Are Kansas legislators considering a bill that would force the Fox science show 'COSMOS' off the air in that state?
  •   25 Hottest Urban Legends   (9 April 2014)
  • The Top 25 hottest Urban Legends currently circulating.
  •   Drug Score   (9 April 2014)
  • Is the NCAA investigating the use of 'skill enhancing drugs' by the 2014 champion UConn Huskies men's basketball team?
  •   Namesake   (9 April 2014)
  • Account of a pregnant woman who named her child after the rescuer who died while saving her and others at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
  •   Heartbleed   (8 April 2014)
  • The discovery of a major bug known as 'Heartbleed' has prompted web sites to encourage users to change the passwords for all of their online accounts immediately.
  •   Pizza Spy   (8 April 2014)
  • FBI agents holed up in a psychiatric hospital attempt to order pizzas from an incredulous delivery man.
  •   FDIC You   (8 April 2014)
  • After a bank failure, does the FDIC have 99 years to pay back insured deposits?
  •   Bi-Bi Bieber   (7 April 2014)
  • Has pop star Justin Bieber admitted on Twitter to being bisexual?
  •   Sale of the Century   (7 April 2014)
  • Did George Zimmerman sell his painting of Trayvon Martin for $30,000 at an online auction?
  •   Remove Jesus Please   (7 April 2014)
  • Photograph purportedly shows a school essay rejected because the student chose 'Jesus Christ' as her hero.
  •   Crest 3D White Toothpaste   (7 April 2014)
  • Warning about Crest 3D White brand toothpaste causing plastic balls to become embedded in users' gums.
  •   Dwayne Johnson Death Hoax   (7 April 2014)
  • Another clickjacking scam disguised as a celebrity death announcement: Dwayne Johnson is not dead.
  •   Phone Home   (5 April 2014)
  • Conspiracy theory: A passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 hid his cell phone in his rectum and used it to post a picture to the Internet after the flight was hijacked and its passengers imprisoned.
  •   Joanie Loves Chachi   (4 April 2014)
  • Was Joanie Loves Chachi the highest-rated TV program ever in Korea?
  •   Putin on the Ritz   (4 April 2014)
  • Did a February 2013 speech by Russian president Vladimir Putin demand that Muslim immigrants speak Russian and conform to Russian culture?
  •   Letter Go   (3 April 2014)
  • Teacher's letter home upbraids a student for correcting him in class.
  •   Seven Dumbest Fake Obama Photos   (3 April 2014)
  • The seven dumbest, widely-circulated fake photographs of President Obama. People believe this stuff, really.
  •   Yellowstone Animals Fleeing Park   (3 April 2014)
  • Animals are fleeing Yellowstone Park. Is this an indicator that a supervolcano eruption is imminent?
  •   Texas Bonnet Snake   (2 April 2014)
  • Photograph shows a newly-discovered snake species known as the Texas Bonnet Rattlesnake.
  •   Snake Bit   (2 April 2014)
  • Was 'Wild Kingdom' host Marlin Perkins bitten by a venomous snake on live TV?
  •   Floor Show   (1 April 2014)
  • New residents in unfamiliar housing circumstances adapt in unusual ways.
  •   False Flag Operation   (1 April 2014)
  • Does a photograph show First Lady Michelle Obama waving Communist flags in China?
  •   Norman Reedus Fired?   (1 April 2014)
  • Has Actor Norman Reedus been fired from 'The Walking Dead' after a disagreement with producers?
  •   Chris Heben   (1 April 2014)
  • Former Navy SEAL Chris Heben was shot following a parking lot altercation and drove himself to the hospital after pursuing his assailant[s].
  •   Pink Moon   (31 March 2014)
  • Will a 'Full Pink Moon' be visible on 15 April 2014?
  •   Motel 86   (31 March 2014)
  • Did an Atlanta Motel 6 outlet turn away a U.S. Army soldier because he was underage?
  •   Bigfoot in Mouth   (31 March 2014)
  • Bigfoot hoaxer admits his latest Bigfoot "find" is yet another hoax. We're shocked, shocked.
  •   Striped Icebergs   (31 March 2014)
  • Photographs show icebergs with multi-colored striping in Lake Michigan.
  •   Dino Might   (30 March 2014)
  • Have scientists at a British university successfully cloned a dinosaur from preserved fossils?
  •   Deja 'Roo   (30 March 2014)
  • A stunned animal dressed up for a photo gains revenge on his tormentors.
  •   Potty Time   (30 March 2014)
  • Was Leave It to Beaver the first U.S. network television program ever to show a toilet?
  •   Zero-G Day   (29 March 2014)
  • Will an unusual planetary alignment on 4 April 2014 make people on Earth weigh less?
  •   Court Notice Scam   (28 March 2014)
  • Malicious code loaded onto computers via court notice fraud.
  •   IRS Prepaid or Wire Transfer Fraud   (28 March 2014)
  • The IRS does not contact taxpayers by phone to demand that overdue taxes be settled via prepaid debit card or wire transfers.
  •   Jeff Gordon   (27 March 2014)
  • Has NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon announced he is in a relationship with another male driver?
  •   Turkey and the Straw Count   (26 March 2014)
  • Does quitting "cold turkey" result in the skins of addicts in withdrawal resembling that of plucked turkeys?
  •   Beheaded for Trouble   (25 March 2014)
  • A cuckolded husband presented his wife with the head of her lover.
  •   Rear Admirable   (25 March 2014)
  • Imitation see-through skirts: The "current fashion rage in Japan," or a digital hoax?
  •   Deadly Playground   (25 March 2014)
  • Warning about razor blades discovered glued to playground equipment in a public park.
  •   Screen Capture   (24 March 2014)
  • Conspiracy theory claims the U.S. Navy diverted missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to a secret Navy base and captured it.
  •   Right Said Fred   (21 March 2014)
  • Did notorious homophobe and Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps confess on his deathbed that he was gay?
  •   Abbey Lain   (20 March 2014)
  • A child who wrote to God about her deceased pet received a kind letter in response.
  •   This Island Google Earth   (19 March 2014)
  • Did Google Earth help locate a woman who had been stranded on a desert island for seven years?
  •   Spider Tea   (19 March 2014)
  • Warning about a family who perished after drinking tea from a kettle in which a deadly spider had died.
  •   Won't Stanford It   (18 March 2014)
  • Did Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford decide to found their own university after being rebuffed by Harvard's president?
  •   The Hello Girl   (17 March 2014)
  • Did greeting 'Hello' enter the language because it was the surname of Alexander Graham Bell's girlfriend?
  •   Wayne Knight Death Hoax   (16 March 2014)
  • Wayne Knight of Seinfeld fame has not been killed in a car crash -- it's another celebrity death hoax.
  •   Patent Pending   (15 March 2014)
  • Was Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 made to disappear so one party could gain control of a multiply-owned patent?
  •   Cancer Warning from NICE   (14 March 2014)
  • E-mail phishing scam poses as notifications from NICE about blood test results.
  •   Full of Bull   (14 March 2014)
  • Do Red Bull and other brands of energy drink contain bull semen?
  • Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2014 by snopes.com.
    This material may not be reproduced without permission.
    snopes and the snopes.com logo are registered service marks of snopes.com.