Dan Evon

Dan Evon is a Chicago-based writer who has been sifting through the sludge of social media since 2009. Prior to joining the editorial staff at Snopes.com, he was the editor-in-chief of Social News Daily, a senior writer for The Inquisitr, and covered motorcycle racing for All About Bikes Magazine.

Homer Simpson union job
Did Homer Simpson Say He Could Buy a House Because of His Union Job?
  • 9 April 2021
Homer truly does have a union job, but does he really understand what that means?
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Reading Rainbow theme song
Did DMX Rap Over ‘Reading Rainbow’ Kids’ Theme Song?
  • 9 April 2021
What!
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Person, Human, Necklace
Did DMX Take COVID-19 Vaccine Days Before Heart Attack?
  • 9 April 2021
We wouldn't consider an unnamed source from a gossip site as a reliable source of...
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A photo shows Queen Elizabeth laughing after Prince Philip "pranked" her by disguising himself as a palace guard.
Did Prince Philip Dress as a Palace Guard to Prank Queen Elizabeth?
  • 9 April 2021
The genuine caption for this photo is even better.
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Text, Page, Computer Keyboard
Are There 69,420 Days Until 4/20/69?
  • 8 April 2021
This meme hasn't been true since the 1800s.
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Rumors about the actor's middle name circulated on social media in April 2021.
Is Hugh Grant’s Middle Name ‘Mungo’?
  • 8 April 2021
If the actor started a charity, one social media user noted, he could name it...
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Person, Human, Clothing
Did ‘Strangers Things’ Inspire WNBA Team Indiana Fever’s Jersey?
  • 8 April 2021
The WNBA unveiled new jersey designs for their 25th season.
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Helmet, Clothing, Apparel
Did Phillip Adams Have CTE?
  • 8 April 2021
The former NFL player allegedly shot and killed five people in South Carolina before taking...
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A video shows a car evading police by bouncing their car off the roofs of two trucks.
Did This Driver Evade Police By Bouncing Off Two Vehicles?
  • 8 April 2021
According to a viral video, the driver started by jumping the car off an entrance...
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Shop, Grocery Store, Supermarket
Did a Komodo Dragon Get Stuck in a Convenience Store?
  • 7 April 2021
Here be dragons?
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Soil, Axe, Tool
Are These ‘Monster Fish’ Exchanging an Eel Meal?
  • 7 April 2021
This bizarre video appears to feature two dead fish.
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Tie, Accessories, Accessory
Is Matt Gaetz’ Hair in This Photo Real?
  • 6 April 2021
If a social media posts explicitly states that an image is "not photoshopped," it just...
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