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Forum: Snopes Spotting 13 August 2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,911
Posted By Bonnie
Vanishing http://www.snopes.com/2016/08/13/trump-reads-snope...

http://www.snopes.com/2016/08/13/trump-reads-snopes/
Forum: Snopes Spotting 13 August 2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,911
Posted By Bonnie
Icon05 Perhaps they were being, like, you know,...

Perhaps they were being, like, you know, sarcastic ...
Forum: Snopes Spotting 13 August 2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,911
Posted By Bonnie
Vanishing The highly reliable, definitely-not-crazy places where Donald Trump gets his news

Here's a head-scratcher from yesterday's Washington Post (emphasis below, mine) ...
Forum: Snopes Spotting 03 August 2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,439
Posted By Bonnie
Vanishing Can mythbusters like Snopes.com keep up in a post-truth era?

Can mythbusters like Snopes.com keep up in a post-truth era?

The Guardian
1 August 2016

The fact-checking website was launched to correct urban legends and false rumours. Now, with even...
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 June 2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,540
Posted By Bonnie
Reporter Hopefully this time without the rug. Bonnie...

Hopefully this time without the rug.

Bonnie "brush with Death" Taylor
Forum: Language 29 February 2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 46,853
Posted By Bonnie
Military Although we're not yet certain of the idiom's...

Although we're not yet certain of the idiom's precise origin, the above is certainly false as an origin-story because,

the oldest recorded use of the expression (found so far) dates to 1907,
an...
Forum: Sightings 19 January 2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,302
Posted By Bonnie
Driver "The Grateful Millionaire" at Liberty University

In his introductory remarks before Donald Trump's speech yesterday, Jerry Falwell, Jr. repeated the oft-told legend of the candidate's paying off a couple's mortgage (1:44 mark):
...
Forum: Snopes Spotting 28 December 2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bonnie
Reporter Washington Post: An interview with the editor of Snopes

An interview with the editor of Snopes: ‘Technology changes, but human nature doesn’t’

During a recent fact-checking summit organized by the American Press Institute, Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye...
Forum: Moot Court 24 October 2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,861
Posted By Bonnie
Icon24 I think it's interesting that attorneys for the...

I think it's interesting that attorneys for the University of Kentucky have failed to mention that the Commonwealth of Kentucky trademarked "Kentucky" way back in 1990 ......
Forum: Questionable Quotes 10 October 2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,698
Posted By Bonnie
Vanishing As you've probably noticed, a slightly modified...

As you've probably noticed, a slightly modified version of that appeared in Sarah Hopkins Bradford's Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman...
Forum: Food 16 June 2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,972
Posted By Bonnie
Chicken This piece of KFC looks like a deep-fried rat

There’s something suspiciously ratty about this KFC.

Devorise Dixon had to double-take after unwrapping his deep-fried chicken in Wilmington, California.

He uploaded photos and a video to...
Forum: Spook Central 02 June 2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,400
Posted By Bonnie
Devil Charlie Charlie Challenge: everyone on the...

Charlie Charlie Challenge: everyone on the internet thinks it’s a marketing stunt, but it probably isn’t

Charlie Charlie Challenge — the demon-summoning game that has taken over the web in the...
Forum: Spook Central 02 June 2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,400
Posted By Bonnie
Chicken #CharlieCharlieChallenge Was A Viral Marketing...

#CharlieCharlieChallenge Was A Viral Marketing Campaign Because Everything Is Terrible

We’ve already written about stupid social media trend #CharlieCharlieChallenge, in which stupid teenagers use...
Forum: Spook Central 27 May 2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,400
Posted By Bonnie
Psychic Hmm, I really should check the new article...

Hmm, I really should check the new article (http://m.snopes.com/2015/05/26/charlie-charlie-challenge/)s list more often ...
Forum: Medical 27 May 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,878
Posted By Bonnie
Vanishing Ah, and now I see that the good folks here...

Ah, and now I see that the good folks here published an article (http://m.snopes.com/2015/05/26/paracetamol-challenge/) on this yesterday.
Forum: Medical 27 May 2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,878
Posted By Bonnie
Baseball Yes, the Independent's article was phrased rather...

Yes, the Independent's article was phrased rather carefully, noting (among other things), "a 'new social media craze'" (within quotes) and "reportedly encouraging" children and "allegedly spread" by...
Forum: Spook Central 27 May 2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,400
Posted By Bonnie
Vanishing #CharlieCharlieChallenge

Cue moral outrage (e.g., below) and parodies.
Forum: Medical 27 May 2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,878
Posted By Bonnie
Ambulance #ParacetamolChallenge

Leaving this here since it's beginning to take on that moral-panic look ...





The second article seems to imply that the teenager who overdosed (and died) on paracetamol/acetominophen (in...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 May 2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,694
Posted By Bonnie
TV [Spoilers] Did This Woman Predict 'Mad Men's Ending Two Years Ago?

Two years ago, Lindsey Green posted a conspiracy theory that the show is really about a real-life, unsolved historical footnote. With two episodes to go, against all odds, signs point to her being...
Forum: Crash and Burn 06 April 2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,358
Posted By Bonnie
Skull Wealthy Shenzhen businessman killed in freak hot tub accident while visiting Macao

A rich businessman visiting Macao with his wife and child drowned on Tuesday in a freak accident involving a hot tub at the Four Seasons hotel. According to Phoenix, while Wu Jisheng was relaxing in...
Forum: Fauxtography 04 April 2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,408
Posted By Bonnie
Dog An update of sorts, though I've no idea how...

An update of sorts, though I've no idea how accurate the following is. Further, what's not explicit is who killed the dog.

Bonnie "there's more than one Wei to skin a cat" Taylor

From...
Forum: SLC 04 April 2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,525
Posted By Bonnie
Vanishing I don't think I was ever chatty enough to use up...

I don't think I was ever chatty enough to use up my six-digit stock of negative posts. In the end, I lost the negative post count whenever it was that snopes switched to the new board software.
...
Forum: SLC 03 April 2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,525
Posted By Bonnie
Chicken This form, when used in anemic apologies in...

This form, when used in anemic apologies in Washington, is known as the past exonerative.
Forum: Fauxtography 22 March 2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,674
Posted By Bonnie
Alligator Here are three clippings from The Lawton...

Here are three clippings from The Lawton [Oklahoma] Constitution from the summer of 1969 (6/29/69, p. 4A; 7/8/69, p. 18; 7/10/69, p. 5A) that describe the then-differences of opinion about the nature...
Forum: Business Bytes 17 February 2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,623
Posted By Bonnie
Glasses Um, because "nitty gritty" has nothing to do with...

Um, because "nitty gritty" has nothing to do with slave ships. That's a bit of etymythology.
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