Does Sniffing Rosemary Increase Memory by 75 Percent?
  • 11 February 2019
Such quantitative sounding claims are great for viral shares and page views but are meaningless...
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Is Using ‘Bug Spray’ to Get High an Alarming New Trend?
  • 29 March 2018
Media reports conflate a number of events, some of them speculative, to manufacture the existence...
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Did a Former Canadian Official Say the Illuminati Are Real—And Hiding Alien Stuff? Canada's former minister of defense has long espoused conspiracy theories.
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Were Cats Used as Prizes in Arcade Claw Machines?
  • 9 February 2018
The nature of a video posted to Chinese social media is unclear, but it may...
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Woman Almost Loses Leg After Cutting Herself Shaving?
  • 21 December 2017
Viral reports of a woman’s harrowing experience with a life-threatening skin infection are mostly true,...
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Did ‘Melbourne Antifa’ Claim Responsibility for the Vegas Massacre?
  • 4 October 2017
A page falsely posing as part of the anti-fascist movement put up a post claiming...
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Did a Harvard Study Prove That Apple Slows Down iPhones to Boost Sales of New Ones?
  • 21 December 2017
Some iOS upgrades have slowed down the processor speed of some older iPhone models, but...
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Did ‘Liberal Feminist’ Katie Hopkins Advocate ‘Euthanasia Vans’ for the Elderly?
  • 5 September 2017
Hopkins, a British commentator known for making outrageous and sometimes morally bankrupt statements, made the...
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Are Vigilante Protesters Digging Up Confederate Graves After Charlottesville Clashes?
  • 19 August 2017
Despite reports, emboldened protesters in Charlottesville have not started unearthing the bodies of Confederate soldiers.
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31-Year-Old British Woman Died of “Cannabis Poisoning”?
  • 30 July 2017
Although this claim is based on official testimony from a pathologist during an inquiry into...
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Was a Pastor Eaten by Crocodiles While Trying to Walk on Water?
  • 15 May 2017
Multiple tabloids repeated an unsubstantiated claim that a pastor was eaten by crocodiles in an...
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Did the Daily Mail Delete a Story Reporting the U.S. Planned to Blame Assad for ‘False Flag’ Chemical Attacks? The British tabloid did delete the 2013 story, but only because they were forced to...
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