Old Wives' Tales
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Claim: A Florida company offers "euthanasia cruises" on which terminally ill and suicidal passengers end their lives by jumping overboard.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Origins: For most people, voyages aboard cruise ships are pleasant diversions, a form of recreation that allows vacationers to travel to exotic destinations while taking the comfort and luxury of a fine hotel
Not quite. The information about "Euthanasia Cruises, Ltd." quoted above was taken from a satirical column by prankster
Although the example article cited here was published in 2006, the "euthanasia cruise" column is actually a rehashing of a hoax Alan Abel first unleashed back in 1993.
Last updated: 27 May 2006
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