Parental Nightmares

Is a New Hand Sign Being Used by Teens to Acquire Drugs? A Facebook post suggesting that teenagers are using a common hand sign to show they...
  • Fact Check
Read more
razors halloween candy
Pins and Needles in Halloween Candy
  • 2 November 2000
Pins, needles and razor blades been occasionally been found in trick-or-treaters' loot over the years.
  • Fact Check
Read more
Poisoned Halloween Candy
  • 2 November 2000
Police have never documented actual cases of people randomly distributing poisoned goodies to children on...
  • Fact Check
Read more
Angel statue in cemetary
Did a Soldier Return From Deployment to Find Their Family Dead?
  • 1 October 2010
The horrifying homecoming is a long-running legend that might be based on a true tragedy.
  • Fact Check
Read more
bed bug on human skin
Smoking Bedbugs to Get High
  • 10 April 2014
Rumor: Schoolkids are smoking and injecting crushed bedbugs to get high from a hallucinogenic substance...
  • Fact Check
Read more
Drugs Smuggled in Dead Babies
  • 12 May 2000
Cautionary drug tale posits that dealers use hollowed-out bodies of dead children to smuggle cocaine...
  • Fact Check
Read more
Baby Killed by Electric Shock from Cord Rumor: Image depicts a toddler who was electrocuted after playing with an electrical cord.
  • Fact Check
Read more
Kids Using Burt’s Bees on Eyelids to Get High? Rumor: Kids are rubbing Burt's Bees lip balm on their eyelids to get high.
  • Fact Check
Read more
Origin of 'Baby on Board' Signs Rumor: The death of an infant in an auto accident led to the invention of...
  • Fact Check
Read more
Chubby Bunny Marshmallows Choking Death
  • 17 March 2006
Account of a child's death while playing the 'Chubby Bunny' marshmallow-stuffing game.
  • Fact Check
Read more
Razor Blades Found in Playground Equipment Razor blades were discovered glued to playground equipment in a public park.
  • Fact Check
Read more
Snorting Smarties Are schoolkids really 'snorting' and 'smoking' Smarties and putting themselves at risk of contracting nasal...
  • Fact Check
Read more