Fact Checks

Rumors and questionable claims we have researched recently.

welsh traffic sign
Is This Mistranslated Welsh Traffic Sign Real? This was literally a bad translation.
    True
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Did DMX mop floors for a fan at Waffle House
Do Photos Show DMX Mopping at Waffle House? The rapper reportedly once said, "The minute you get too big to mop a floor...
    True
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Is COVID vaccine named luciferase
Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Called ‘Luciferase’? A meme shared widely in the spring of 2021 showed a lack of scientific understanding...
    False
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Person, Human, Sunglasses
Usher’s ‘Ush Bucks’: Here’s What We Know The singer was accused of "making it rain" fake dollar bills with his face on...
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Hole
Does This Photo Show Skin Punctured by a Needle? Maybe there are some things we aren't supposed to see.
    True
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Sylvester Stallone purportedly joined Donald Trumps Mar a Lago Club in Palm Beach Florida
Did Sylvester Stallone Join Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club? News of the actor purportedly joining the Trump club in Palm Beach appeared to be...
    Unproven
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We looked into whether Robert F. Kennedy Jr. won a Supreme Court case against mandatory vaccination.
Did RFK Jr. Win a Supreme Court Case Against Mandatory Vaccination? Two false rumors combined do not make a truth.
    False
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Twins Red Sox Game
Was Twins-Red Sox Game Postponed Due to ‘Potential Riot’ Over Daunte Wright’s Killing? The Minnesota Twins issued a statement about the reason for the game postponement.
    False
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Minnesota officials deployed the state's National Guard in response to protests against the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on April 11, 2021.
Was National Guard Deployed in Minneapolis After Police Shooting of Daunte Wright? Already, hundreds of officers were standing guard in the city due to the trial of...
    True
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Hotel guests likely should not always put coins in the sink.
Should Hotel Guests Always Put Coins in the Sink? "Always" might be a stretch.
    Mostly False
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A photograph shows a double rainbow over the U.S. Capitol.
Was a Double Rainbow Spotted Over US Capitol? Why are we so skeptical of rainbows?
    True
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A photograph shows a sign relating a company's genuine policies related to sick days and vacation days.
Is This ‘Company Policies’ Sign Real? These jokes might hit a little too close to home for some.
    False
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