urban legends – Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com The definitive fact-checking site and reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:31:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 http://www.snopes.com/app/uploads/2017/02/cropped-snopes-drop-light-only-yellow-32x32.png urban legends – Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com 32 32 Missouri Babysitter on Crystal Meth Eats Toddler? http://www.snopes.com/babysitter-meth-eats-toddler/ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:31:39 +0000 http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/?p=17071 Are Carjackers Using Discarded Shirts as Bait to Lure Victims? http://www.snopes.com/shirt-windshield-carjack/ Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:01:03 +0000 http://www.snopes.com/?p=79139 Powerball and Lottery Urban Legends http://www.snopes.com/2016/01/12/powerball-and-lottery-urban-legends/ Tue, 12 Jan 2016 20:45:38 +0000 http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/?p=15981 Car Stalk http://www.snopes.com/isis-middle-eastern-men-dealership/ Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:35:51 +0000 http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/?page_id=13115 25 Hottest Urban Legends http://www.snopes.com/25-hottest-urban-legends/ Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:48:51 +0000 http://m.snopes.com/?page_id=654 This page compiles the 25 urban legends currently circulating most widely, as determined by frequency of access, user searches, reader e-mail, and media coverage. If you’d like to receive automatic notification of additions to this site, please sign up for our weekly newsletter.   Facebook Privacy Claim that posting a notice on Facebook will protect … Continued Was the Charlie Charlie Challenge Really a Viral Marketing Hoax? http://www.snopes.com/2015/06/02/charlie-charlie-challenge-viral-marketing-hoax/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:23:18 +0000 http://m.snopes.com/?p=392 Did the Charlie Charlie challenge spontaneously erupt on social media, or was the phenomenon a viral marketing hoax for the upcoming film ‘The Gallows’? Throughout the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend, discussion of a viral game known as the “Charlie Charlie challenge” peaked on social media, hitting the pages of snopes.com due to the traction it had gained … Continued Charlie Charlie Challenge http://www.snopes.com/2015/05/26/charlie-charlie-challenge/ Tue, 26 May 2015 18:34:28 +0000 http://m.snopes.com/?p=168 Example: I want to know how this ‘Charlie Charlie’ challenge got started. What its origins are and if it is real. It is a game where a person writes yes in two opposite corners of a paper and no and the others and place two pencils on top of each other. one horizontally and the other vertically. The … Continued