Humor

The urban legend and the joke are often separated by a fine line. The very same tale can be either one, with the only distinction being whether it is related as a true story or an obvious bit of fictional humor. We present here for your enjoyment legends with a humorous bent that also circulate widely as jokes, and other assorted bits of amusing netlore.

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Is This Photo of an Automobile ‘Neck Belt’ from the 1960s Real? It's hard to imagine how anyone might think wearing a seat belt around one's neck...
    False
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Is This ‘Dog Weiner’ Pink Crayon Real? Nobody wants this.
    False
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Is it snowing on April Fools' Day?
Is It Snowing? It's smart to be skeptical on April Fools', but this got weird.
    True
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Is Teletubbies launching its own cryptocurrency
Is the Teletubbies ‘TubbyCoin’ a Real Cryptocurrency? Move over Dogecoin, TubbyCoin is here to deposit some hugs.
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Is a ‘5G Energy Horse’ Stalking a Family? At the very least, it should be several times faster than a 4G horse.
    False
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Does O’Reilly Auto Parts Advertise Flux Capacitors? A flux capacitor was the key component of Dr. Emmett Brown's DeLorean time machine in...
    Mostly True
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Does Scotland Give Its National Snow Plow Fleet Funny Names? Not to worry, "Spready Mercury" is hard at work, keeping Scotland's roads clear.
    True
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Did ‘Hugh Mann’ Write an Article Debunking Alien Theories? Jokes can feel alien to some.
    Mostly False
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Is Coca-Cola Selling Helium Soda? A routine review of content labeled satire.
    Labeled Satire
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Is Disneyland Abandoning California, Moving to Texas? A routine review of content labeled satire.
    Labeled Satire
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Did Federal Troops Tear-Gas the Yankees? A routine review of content labeled satire.
    Labeled Satire
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Did Trump Cut Meals on Wheels Because the Elderly ‘Just Die Anyway’? A routine review of content labeled satire.
    Labeled Satire
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