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Gina Carano and Chip Gaines were the subject of a story about the head of Walt Disney Imagineering.
Did Gina Carano Replace Chip Gaines as Head of Disney Imagineering? Carano is a former cast member of "The Mandalorian" on Disney Plus.
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Recent mass shootings have called into question whether there were shootings under previous administrations.
Did US Have No Mass Shootings Under Trump? Some social media users appear to be suffering from serious memory loss.
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A bobcat attacked a husband and wife in Pender County North Carolina.
Is the ‘Bobcat Attacks Man’s Wife’ Video Real? Security footage of a bobcat attacking two people as they were getting in their car...
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Are These Rumors About Daunte Wright’s Criminal Record True? Some Americans routinely draw attention to the criminal histories of Black men who die in...
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Naked brand juice in a store
Do “Naked” Juices and Smoothies Contain Formaldehyde? Claims regarding the presence of formaldehyde in “Naked” products rely on the assumption that chemicals...
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’18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a COVID Vaccine’ Post Filled With Reckless Falsehoods A blog post riddled with misinformation is effectively a "Now That's What I Call Music"...
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Are These ‘Monster Fish’ Exchanging an Eel Meal? This bizarre video appears to feature two dead fish.
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Was Adam Toledo a Member of Latin Kings Gang? "[Adam] was a good kid without a criminal record," his family's attorney said.
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Are These the Sons of the Three Tenors? You do not have to be related to Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, or Luciano Pavarotti...
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We looked into whether Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors used donations to the movement to buy a $1.4 million mansion.
No Evidence BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Used Donations To Buy House Let's talk about home prices in Los Angeles.
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Did Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Claim Adam Toledo Had a Gun When Cop Shot Him? Some observers responded with outrage after the release of video footage showing a Chicago police...
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Does US Rank No. 1 in Incarceration, Gas Consumption, Military Spending? "We're number one" isn't always a point of pride.
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Is This a Real Chicago Tribune Column About Adam Toledo? A Chicago Tribune op-ed generated outrage over its take on the killing of 13-year-old Adam...
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Its true that the Swamp Ghost B-17E bomber from World War II was found in 1972.
Did WWII Plane Found in Jungle Still Have Coffee in Thermoses? The story of "Swamp Ghost," a Boeing B-17E bomber, began during World War II and...
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Was George Floyd’s Girlfriend Daunte Wright’s Teacher? "(I'm) crushed," said Courteney Ross, the former partner of Floyd, after a suburban Minneapolis cop...
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Was Betty White Slammed for Having Black Tap Dancer Arthur Duncan on Her Show? Over her decades-long career, 1954’s “The Betty White Show” may have impacted lives in more...
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Background Check: Investigating George Floyd’s Criminal Record The question of past arrests often surfaces among people who want to rationalize police officers'...
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Were Castle Scenes in ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ Shot at One Castle? Grab your coconuts and join us on this sacred quest.
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U.S. representatives Marjorie Taylor-Greene and Lauren Boebert were the only lawmakers who voted against the Transplant Act of 2021, which reauthorizes the National Marrow Donor Program, a database which helps match bone marrow donors and patients with serious blood diseases that include leukemia.
Were MTG, Lauren Boebert the Only Lawmakers Who Voted Against Marrow-Donor Bill? The Transplant Act would reauthorize the National Marrow Donor Program, a database of donors for...
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In April 2021, NASA discovered an “Earth-size, habitable planet.”
Did NASA Discover a New Planet? If true, it could provide insight into other planets that may host life beyond our...
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Is Disney’s Goofy Character Actually a Cow? While some might argue that Goofy is actually a cow and not a dog, the...
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The Pentagon confirmed photographs and videos of UFOs were taken by U.S. military personnel.
Did Pentagon Confirm Leaked Pics of UFOs Were Taken by Military Personnel? The Pentagon has gone on the record to confirm triangular objects over a Navy destroyer...
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From front left, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince Andrew. Prince Edward, Prince William, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Earl of Snowdon and Tim Laurence follow the coffin the coffin makes it's way past the Round Tower during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England Saturday April 17, 2021. (Leon Neal/Pool via AP)
Did William and Harry Walk Apart at Philip’s Funeral Due To Tensions? The brothers walked on either side of their cousin, Peter Phillips.
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An ad claimed that a rubber band should be placed on door knob locks tonight.
Should Rubber Bands Be Wrapped on Doorknobs ‘Tonight’? A mysterious advertisement showed a twisted rubber band attached to knobs on both sides of...
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Ted Nugent claims there was COVID 1 through 18
Did Ted Nugent Ask Why There Were No Lockdowns for ‘COVID 1 Thru 18’? In a 12-minute video, the musician amplified several bogus claims and conspiracy theories about COVID-19.
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The Expressionless Ghost Did an 'expressionless' apparition in a blood-covered gown appear at Cedars-Sinai hospital in 1972?
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Do Stars on the Sides of Homes Indicate the Residents are ‘Swingers’? A rumor started relatively recently doesn't tell the full story about barn stars.
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Ben and Jerry's Daunte Wright white supremacy tweet
Did Ben & Jerry’s Say Daunte Wright’s Killing Was ‘Rooted in White Supremacy’? The ice cream brand has been no stranger to speaking out on a number of...
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Is a Testicular Blow Exponentially More Painful Than Childbirth? There are no real winners in this contest.
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Did Pfizer’s Former ‘Chief Scientist’ Say There Was ‘No Need for Vaccines’? Michael Yeadon last worked at Pfizer a decade ago, and was never the company's "chief...
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Was a Morgue Worker Arrested After Giving Birth to a Dead Man’s Baby? "A 38-year-old female mortuary worker is being held on $250,000 bond after becoming pregnant by...
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Did Archie Comic predict COVID-19 remote schooling in 2021?
Did a 1997 Issue of Archie Comics’ ‘Betty’ Depict Remote School in 2021? In March 2021, a remarkably prescient page from a 24-year-old comic book resurfaced on social...
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Did ‘Head of Pfizer Research’ Say COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Is Female Sterilization’? Two doctors who raised the specter of vaccines causing sterilization have both spread pandemic misinformation.
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Is This Post About Kim Potter, Ex-Cop Who Shot Daunte Wright, True? Potter resigned from the suburban Minneapolis police force two days after Wright's death.
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Did Matt Gaetz Have a Mullet in His High School Yearbook Photo? Congressional in the front, party on the sides?
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Are These Dildos Really 28,000 Years Old? The Hohle Fels phallus is popularly considered to be the oldest known dildo.
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Is ‘A Dog Will Lick His Butt But Won’t Eat A Pickle Road’ Real? Whether the statement is true or not, it's one whopping-long street name.
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Geert Vanden Bossche Stokes Fear of COVID-19 Vaccine To Promote His Own Flawed ‘Solution’ Anti-vaccine activists are promoting a veterinarian's claim that the only way to prevent a future...
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Did a Trapeze Artist with Diarrhea Defecate on 23 People? Something about this story seems a little ... fishy.
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We looked into whether Robert F. Kennedy Jr. won a Supreme Court case against mandatory vaccination.
Did RFK Jr. Win a Supreme Court Case Against Mandatory Vaccination? Two false rumors combined do not make a truth.
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Did Prince Philip Say He Wanted To Be Reincarnated as a Deadly Virus? This line of thinking first appeared in a foreword authored by the prince to an...
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Did Pat Robertson Sharply Criticize Police Use of Force? The 91-year-old evangelist surprised some with his scathing criticism of police in recent, high-profile incidents.
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Is Biden Admin Restarting Border Wall Construction? Joe Biden promised not to build "another foot of wall" during his 2020 campaign.
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Did US Government Develop Implantable COVID-Detecting Microchip? Think of it as a “check engine” light.
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Did Jamie Oliver Prove McDonald’s Burgers Are Unfit for Human Consumption? An outdated controversy about McDonald's use of beef treated with ammonium hydroxide resurfaced on social...
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A photo shows Queen Elizabeth laughing after Prince Philip "pranked" her by disguising himself as a palace guard.
Did Prince Philip Dress as a Palace Guard to Prank Queen Elizabeth? The genuine caption for this photo is even better.
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Ad Claims To Know “Real Reason Behind Joel Osteen’s Divorce” Will a 22-page ad-infested slideshow get to the bottom of the issue?
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Is This Mansion One of Bernie Sanders’ Homes? Half a million bucks just doesn't buy lavish digs like this anymore.
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Did DMX Take COVID-19 Vaccine Days Before Heart Attack? We wouldn't consider an unnamed source from a gossip site as a reliable source of...
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In April 2021, Mike Lindell said his forthcoming social network Frank would not allow users to take "God's name in vain."
Did MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Say His Social Network Would Ban ‘Taking God’s Name in Vain’? Lindell, a prominent Trump ally who was banned from Twitter earlier in 2021, has also...
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