Caesar didn't say it, Shakespeare didn't write it, but everyone's quoting it: 'Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword...'
Say what you will about her, Marie Antoinette never actually uttered the words 'Let them eat cake.'
Einstein's proof of God? In this viral anecdote of unknown origin, a university student named Albert Einstein humiliates his atheist professor by proving that God exists.
Viral text quoting Prof. Joseph Olson of Hamline University purports to analyze the results of the most recent U.S. presidential election in terms of the murder rates of districts voting Democrat vs. Republican.
A reader writes: 'I absolutely recall hearing these comments on the radio, in 1995, as told by Armstrong following the press conference. Either what I heard was an audio hoax, he was just kidding, or it is the truth. Are you SURE it was a hoax?'
Did Germans really chuckle with embarrassment when John F. Kennedy uttered the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner' during a speech at the Berlin Wall in 1963?
Forwarded email quotes a road-weary Barack Obama saying he has campaigned (or plans to campaign) in 'all 57 states,' and claims there are exactly 57 Islamic states in the world.
In which we attempt to nail down the source of a quotation attributed to Hunter S. Thompson and determine which of the many versions - if any - is authentic.
Viral op-ed attributed to late-night talk show host David Letterman labels the majority of Americans "ungrateful, spoiled brats" for saying they're unhappy with the current direction of the country.
Email tribute to Darrell 'Shifty' Powers, World War II hero and member of the 'Band of Brothers' made famous by the Stephen Ambrose book and HBO miniseries of the same title. He died on June 17, 2009.
Forwarded text attributed to U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former Massachusetts state senator Robert A. Hall condemns the ideas and policies of President Obama and the 'latte liberals' who voted for him.
Forwarded text attributed to former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca says the only way to save America is to 'Throw all the Democrats out along with Obama!'
A list of purported 'Olympic Bloopers' or 'Sports Bloopers' - verbal gaffes supposedly committed by TV sportscasters during the most recent Olympic Games.
Forwarded article attributed to Egyptian-born Christian convert Nonie Darwish warns that radical Islamists aim to destroy western civilization by imposing Sharia law on the entire world.
Text of purported commencement speech delivered to students at Texas A&M University by radio talk show host Neal Boortz.
Circulating via email, a collection of idiotic comments attributed to well-known U.S. politicians, their spouses, and their aides.
Circulating via email, a short quiz consisting of funny verbal gaffes attributed to various American politicians including Barack Obama.
A commencement address that Kurt Vonnegut never gave...
Forwarded email purports to quote an actual 2004 press conference in which actor and Marine veteran R. Lee Ermey takes the media to task in a profanity-laden diatribe.
Andy Rooney and Prayer: Viral op-ed piece attributed to Andy Rooney defends Christian prayers at public events: 'I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.'
Viral op-ed piece attributed to Paul Harvey defends Christian prayers at public events: 'I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.'
Circulating via email, a comedy bit attributed to Don Rickles roasting well-known Democrats Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, and others.
Circulating online, an op-ed piece falsely attributed to Hugh Downs predicts Barack Obama will lose the 2008 presidential election because he is a 'flake.'
Bigoted, poorly written email rant attributed to conservative black columnist Thomas Sowell trashes Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Did 16th-century astrologer Nostradamus pen a quatrain predicting that Spain would win the World Cup in 2006?