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Forum: Snopes Spotting 20 October 2018, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Bonnie
Computer 100 Websites That Shaped the Internet as We Know It

11. Snopes (1994)
The internet has made it possible for urban legends, bullshit rumors, and obvious hoaxes to go viral almost instantly. Enter Snopes, which has been around since 1994 and has long...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 06 October 2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By Bonnie
Glasses Hi again, thorny locust!

Hi again, thorny locust!
Forum: Wild Kingdom 05 October 2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By Bonnie
Vanishing Hi, Richard W! Bonnie "nobody does this...

Hi, Richard W!

Bonnie "nobody does this anymore, do they" Taylor
Forum: Wild Kingdom 04 October 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By Bonnie
Chicken Some English schoolboy is going to need a pretty...

Some English schoolboy is going to need a pretty big backpack ...

Bonnie "happy feat" Taylor
Forum: Snopes Spotting 13 August 2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,788
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, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,788
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,788
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, 04:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,109
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, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,993
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, 07:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 53,004
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, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,609
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, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,629
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, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,740
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, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,449
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, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,331
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, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,391
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, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,391
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,391
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, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,631
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, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,631
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, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,391
Posted By Bonnie
Vanishing #CharlieCharlieChallenge

Cue moral outrage (e.g., below) and parodies.
Forum: Medical 27 May 2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,631
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, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,062
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, 11:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,698
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,600
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

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