Travel

We’re at our most vulnerable when we take on the role of tourist. If we aren’t cheated by unscrupulous travel agents and tour guides, we have all the discomforts, dangers, and pitfalls of our chosen mode of travel to look forward to. We make our way through territory unfamiliar to us, places where we may not speak the language or understand the local customs and culture — with disastrous results. And who knows what might be lurking in those souvenirs we innocently cart home from abroad …

On April 2, 2021, Houston police seized a breakfast burrito concealing crystal methamphetamine at William P. Hobby Airport.
Was Meth Found in Breakfast Burrito at Houston Airport? Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials thought the burrito looked peculiar with an "unidentified lump" in...
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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.
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The ad that said Why You Should Always Put a Towel Under Hotel Door was misleading, to say the least.
Do Hotel Guests Always Need To Put a Towel Under the Door? A handful of Twitter users certainly had a specific reason as to why a wet...
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Gate, Person, Human
Is the ‘Most Dangerous Garden in the World’ a Real Place? To enter the "Poison Garden" you must pass through a gate with a skull and...
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Person, Human, Handrail
Did Trump Say He Would Testify at Impeachment Trial if He Could Take Air Force One? Some obvious jokes aren't so obvious.
    False
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City, Town, Urban
Did Trump’s DC Hotel Hike Prices on Date of His Fictional ‘2nd Inauguration’? Some adherents to the QAnon conspiracy theories believe Trump will begin a second term on...
    Mostly True
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Is There a Petition to Change a Scottish Airport’s Name to ‘Joe Biden International Airport’? It is fairly easy for someone to start a petition online.
    True
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Is the Donald J. Trump State Park in New York Real? Somewhere in upstate New York, gigantic signs advertise this park.
    Mixture
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Were Capitol Riot Attendees Added to FBI’s No-Fly List? While videos show people who were removed from flights for being unruly or refusing to...
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Is American Airlines Taking Precautions Against Pro-Trump Rioters Leaving DC? Reports of politically motivated aggression on flights before the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol...
    True
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Was a Gigantic Pile of Baggage Spotted at the Denver Airport? Like all things related to Denver's famous airport, the video of piled-up baggage sparked speculation.
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stargazing permit
Does New York Require a Permit to Stargaze in State Parks? A few websites reported, with a note of outrage, that New York state was charging...
    True
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