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David Emery

Updated Articles and Resources

By David Emery

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Raw Onions on Feet to Cure Illness? Be Skeptical! Created: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Viral message claims placing raw onions on the bottoms of your feet overnight will take away illness.
    • Top 25 Urban Legends Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Trending urban legends, online rumors and hoaxes
    • Can You Balance Eggs on End During the Spring Equinox? Created: Thursday, February 10, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Is it true you can stand eggs (or brooms!) on end during the spring (or fall) equinox?
    • Flash Your Headlights and Die! Created: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Examining the resurgence of a terrifying urban legend about aspiring gang members firing at oncoming drivers who innocently flash their headlights." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • FAKE NEWS: Smoking Bed Bugs to Get High Created: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Viral video claims teenagers are getting high by smoking bed bugs, which supposedly give off a hallucinogenic substance.
    • 'Corpus Christi' Movie (Gay Jesus) Created: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      'Corpus Christi' movie: Decades-old viral petition aims to block the release of a movie allegedly depicting Jesus Christ and his disciples as gay.
    • Myth Busted: A Duck's Quack Doesn't Echo Created: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A duck's quack doesn't echo. Myth or fact?
    • Hoax List: Current Netlore & Urban Legends Created: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Hoax List from About.com: Current Internet hoaxes, email rumors and urban legends debunked - your resource for information on all the latest misinformation on the Net.
    • FACEBOOK SCAM: 'OMG She Ended Up in Emergency After Friends Did This' Video Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      AVOID CLICKING on blurbs touting 'shocking videos' like this one. They're scams that could expose you to a malware attack.
    • SCAM: '16 People Dead in Roller Coaster Accident' Video Created: Monday, March 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      DON'T CLICK on 'shocking video' posts claiming 16 (or 17) people died in a roller coaster accident at Universal Studios in Florida. It didn't happen.
    • Medical Excise Tax in Obamacare? Created: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Viral image of a customer receipt from Cabela's sporting goods store is misleadingly offered as proof of a 'hidden' 2.3% medical excise tax under Obamacare.
    • New & Updated Urban Legends Created: Friday, September 19, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Find info on the latest Internet hoaxes, rumors, and the most popular stories circulating today.
    • Is Steve Burns (the Blue's Clues Guy) Really Dead? Created: Saturday, June 04, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Did Blue's Clues TV show host Steve Burns really die of a drug overdose? Nope, he's alive and well no thanks to the Internet rumor mill.
    • SCAM: 'Mermaid Found Inside a Shark' Video Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Viral blurbs purport to link to a video showing a dead mermaid found inside a shark. Don't click!
    • SCAM: 'Unidentified Sea Monster' Video Created: Monday, February 03, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      SCAM: Viral Facebook message purports to link to a video showing the discovery of an unidentified sea monster. Don't click!
    • Bottle Bombs / Drano Bombs Created: Friday, May 28, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Viral alerts warn of 'bottle bombs' or 'Drano bombs,' homemade explosive devices consisting of water, Drano, and aluminum foil in plastic bottles.
    • Who's Afraid of Spotted Dick? Created: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Is it true that British shoppers are so embarrassed to ask for 'spotted dick' that a supermarket chain is considering renaming the classic steamed pudding 'Spotted Richard'?
    • Top 5 Horror Stories About Travel and Vacations Created: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Warning: If you read these terrifying stories about travel and vacations you may never leave home again!
    • Do Energy Drinks Contain Bull Semen? Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Longstanding rumors claim the secret ingredient responsible for the boost you get from Red Bull and other energy drinks is bull semen.
    • Is There a 'Full Pink Moon' on April 15, 2014? Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      TRUE: A 'Full Pink Moon' will indeed occur on April 15, 2014, but that doesn't mean the moon will literally turn pink. Here's the scoop.
    • The Funniest Stories We Know Created: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A collection of funny stories from the Urban Legends archive. Some of the funniest urban legends are in fact jokes retold convincingly enough to seem true.
    • Nephilim Bones Created: Monday, March 22, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Hoax images purport to show skeletons of human giants (biblical Nephilim or Canaanites) allegedly found in an archaeological dig in Greece.
    • Obama Phone - Free Cell Phones for People on Welfare? Created: Thursday, October 29, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Viral rumor claims the Obama administration started a program whereby taxpayer money is being 'redistributed' to provide free cell phones ('Obama phones') to welfare recipients."
    • Spider in Oreo Cookie Created: Friday, March 01, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Viral image purports to show a spider found smashed inside an Oreo cookie. It appears to be a bit of a prank.
    • Urban Legend: Tommy Hilfiger Is a Racist Created: Monday, April 16, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      About those rumors that fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger made racist statements on the Oprah Winfrey Show..." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, March 07, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Is it true that a 19th-century British plumber named Sir Thomas Crapper (aka John Crapper) invented the flush toilet?
    • Hoax: Obama Citizenship Case Reaches Supreme Court, College Transcript Revealed Created: Monday, June 22, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Very Quietly Obama's Citizenship Case Reaches the Supreme Court - Purported AP news story claims college transcripts reveal that Barack Obama, using the name 'Barry Soetoro,' received a Fulbright S...
    • Is a Dog's Mouth Cleaner than a Human's? Created: Saturday, June 25, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      If you don't mind my falling back on a gut feeling, I'd rather be French-kissed by a human being than a dog any day.
    • 'I Want to Stay Privately Connected' Created: Thursday, September 13, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      'I want to stay privately connected...' Viral message purports to explain how Facebook members can protect the privacy of their comments and likes.
    • 13 Creepy Tales to Tell After Dark Created: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Scary stories and urban legends: It's the witching hour on a dark, moonless night. You're huddled with friends around a campfire in the woods far from town, taking turns telling tales. Someone in t...
    • Baby Carrots and Chlorine Created: Thursday, October 09, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Viral text claims baby carrots pose a consumer health risk because they're processed in chlorine.
    • Did a Study Show that Ogling Women's Breasts Is Good for Men's Health? Created: Sunday, May 03, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      'Medical study' supposedly published in the New England Journal of Medicine claims staring at women's breasts improves heart health and lengthens lifespan in men.

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