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Greatest Hits of the Snopes Inbox

Some rumors just keep coming back.

Published Sep 14, 2020

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mail landing in the Wellington Post Office, 1920. (Wikimedia Commons/Archive New Zealand, CC BY-SA 2.0)

For decades, Snopes has been investigating misinformation, rumors, and scams on the internet based on tips our readers have sent us. Most of those tips come through the Snopes contact form — and for the last 15 years, Editorial Assistant Liz Donaldson has been reading, tagging, and sorting those tips for our writers.

We receive thousands of messages every day, so naturally some of them will repeat stories we've already covered. And some rumors have even been coming back for decades! We asked Donaldson to share examples of the latter. Here's what she cited.

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