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Did 58 Scientific Papers Published in 2017 Say Global Warming is a Myth?

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Jun 3rd, 2017 A single small independent study stating that unusual amounts of lead were found in a few fidget spinners has been twisted into a fear-mongering report.

CNN Staged Muslim Protests After London Attack?

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Jun 5th, 2017 Pundits and conspiracy theorists claimed that CNN staged a demonstration in London involving Muslims after a June 2017 attack.

Mountain Dew to Be Discontinued?

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Updated Reports that Pepsico will be discontinuing production and sale of their Mountain Dew soft drink originated with a prank news site.

Did Kellyanne Conway Say Liberal Women Hate Her Because of Her Striking Beauty and Intellect ?

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Jun 7th, 2017 A quote attributed to the senior adviser to President Donald Trump is a hoax.

Did Londoners Chant in Support of Donald Trump in the Aftermath of a Terrorist Attack?

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Jun 5th, 2017 A video shows a small group of far-right activists chanting the U.S. President’s name, but it was filmed months before a June 2017 attack.

HeliYum A Helium-Infused Brand of Beer?

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Updated Tales about Samuel Adams producing HeliYum, a helium-infused brand of beer, are April Fool’s jokes.

Do Household Printers Leave an Invisible Tracking Code on All Your Printed Documents?

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Jun 6th, 2017 While not all printers do this, nearly all color laser printers — at the urging of the United States government — code hidden metadata into their pages.

Women Killed by Poisoned Perfume Samples?

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Updated A warning from “Glen Eagles” hospital about the deaths of women who sniffed poisoned perfume samples is an old hoax.

Bananas Injected with HIV-Infected Blood?

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Updated Photographs show discolored bananas that have likely fallen prey to a fungus, not to being injected with HIV-infected human blood.

Did London Mayor Sadiq Khan Defend 9/11 Terrorists?

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Jun 6th, 2017 Rumors that Sadiq Khan defended 11 September 2001 terrorists were spread alongside an unrelated video following June 2017 attacks in London.

Is this President Trump with a Scantily Clad Woman?

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Jun 6th, 2017 An image purportedly showing President Trump with a stripper has been doctored.

Man Mowed Lawn During Tornado?

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Jun 5th, 2017 A photograph showing a man mowing his lawn while a funnel cloud rages behind him appears to be completely genuine.

NASA Confirms 15 Days of Darkness in June 2017?

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Updated Reports that NASA has confirmed the Earth will experience 15 straight days of darkness in June 2017 are just an updated version of an old hoax.

Woman Sets Her Husband on Fire for Raping Her 7-Year-Old Daughter

Nov 12th, 2016 An genuine news story from 2014 is often shared along with a series of unrelated images.

Did The Simpsons Predict That President Trump Would Touch a Glowing Orb?

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Jun 7th, 2017 Memes falsely claim that the animated series showed Trump touching a glowing orb fifteen years before the actual incident took place.

Did Whoopi Goldberg Wear a Violent Anti-Trump Shirt?

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Jun 6th, 2017 Doctored images of Goldberg purportedly wearing a shirt depicting violence against the President resurfaced after a controversy involving comedian Kathy Griffin.

Does a Single Volcanic Eruption Release as Much CO2 As All of Humanity Has to Date?

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Updated No matter how you look at it, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by volcanoes is significantly lower than the amount emitted by anthropogenic sources on human timescales.

Is TV Frog a Legitimate Alternative to Cable?

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May 5th, 2017 The product appears to be real, but it isn’t, as described, a substitute for cable television.

Weather Channel Co-Founder Denies Climate Change

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Updated Comments by Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman supposedly refute global warming. Are his remarks an accurate analysis of climate change?

Who Was the First TV Couple to Sleep in the Same Bed?

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Updated Many answers have been offered to this classic trivia question, but the correct one is rather obscure.

HIV Needles on Gas Pump Handles

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Updated Are service station customers getting stuck by HIV-loaded syringes affixed to gas pump handles?

Donald Trump s Sons in Game-Hunting Photos

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Dec 22nd, 2015 Photographs show Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump posing with kills from a 2012 big game hunting trip

Dasani Products Recalled Due to Clear Parasite ?

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Updated Reports that Coca-Cola is recalling Dasani water products after a “clear parasite” was found in bottles in the United States are fake news.

Is Covfefe a Word in Arabic? Yiddish? Antediluvian ?

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Jun 2nd, 2017 After President Donald Trump mistyped (then deleted) a tweet, some hurried to ascribe meanings to the mistyped word “covfefe.”

Did Trump Tour a Chemtrail Plane?

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Jun 7th, 2017 A photograph showing President Trump on a plane has nothing to do with chemtrails.

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