Glurge Gallery

What is glurge? Think of it as chicken soup with several cups of sugar mixed in: It’s supposed to be a method of delivering a remedy for what ails you by adding sweetening to make the cure more appealing, but the result is more often a sickly-sweet concoction that induces hyperglycemic fits. In ordinary language, glurge is the sending of inspirational (and supposedly “true”) tales, ones that often conceal much darker meanings than the uplifting moral lessons they purport to offer or undermine their messages by fabricating and distorting historical fact in the guise of offering a “true story.” Many of us, it seems, cannot overcome the urge to glurge.

Teacher Fills Hallway with Balloons to Give Students a Lesson on Happiness? An anonymous teacher’s lesson to students on happiness has made the rounds of Facebook.
    Legend
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The Impossible God of a Young Soldier Certainly the automotive industry would be interested in this occurrence, and not for religious reasons.
    False
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Is This ‘Learning Story’ About Circus Tickets from Katharine Hepburn? Katharine Hepburn won numerous Academy Awards for her acting skills, but she isn't known for...
    Misattributed
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Did Charlie Chaplin Write the Poem, ‘As I Began to Love Myself’? Sometimes the author of a poem gets lost in translation.
    Misattributed
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Is This a Doctor Mourning a Woman Who Died During Childbirth? A photograph reportedly depicts a crying doctor mourning for a patient who died in childbirth...
    Miscaptioned
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Reggie, the Adopted Lab The heart-tugging tale of an adopted dog whose former owner turned out to be a...
    False
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Sad Keanu meme
The Tragic Life of Keanu Reeves You'll need a hanky to make it all the way through this sad viral video...
    Mostly True
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Did a Hospitalized 5-Year-Old Boy Die in Santa’s Arms? A Tennessee man's Christmas story of a tear-jerking hospital encounter drew international attention but lacked...
    Unproven
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Colonel Harland Sanders
The Life of Colonel Sanders Supposedly flat broke and suicidal at 65, KFC's Colonel Sanders parlayed his Kentucky-fried chicken recipe...
    Mixture
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A Secret of Love — Brad Pitt Actor Brad Pitt did not author 'A Secret of Love,' a romantic tale about a...
    False
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Doctor Saves Baby, Baby Saves Doctor An incredible story about a doctor and a paramedic who saved each other's lives 30...
    True
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Today I Met an Angel Glurge describes a generous patron who paid the restaurant tab for seven different families and...
    Unproven
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