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Old 09 September 2010, 08:25 AM
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Comment: The White House kitchen never serves pork?
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Old 09 September 2010, 02:35 PM
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Comment: The White House kitchen never serves pork?
Absolutely true. Of course, the kitchen does not serve anything.

The dining room waitstaff serves pork that is cooked in the kitchen.
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Old 24 September 2010, 11:43 PM
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Comment: I have heard rumors around the internet that on October 17, 2010
the United States will have 36 hours straight of darkness. This rumor does
not seem realistic, I was wondering if you could confirm or deny this and
put all this rumor to rest.
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Old 24 September 2010, 11:44 PM
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I have heard rumors around the internet that on October 17, 2010
the United States will have 36 hours straight of darkness.
No, that won't happen until after the elections. And it will last a lot longer than 36 hours.
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Old 24 September 2010, 11:47 PM
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Comment: Rumor: Prior to the 'crisping sleeve' provided with Hot Pockets
for use in the microwave, they were produced with tiny pieces of metal in
the crust. The metal would heat up and cause the crust to brown, but was
eventually replaced by the crisping sleeve by reports of internal bleeding
or cancer.

I remember my father telling this to us as kids. He was never one to spin
a yarn; if he had told this to us, it was probably because he had at least
heard it somewhere. This was back in the early 90s, so he wouldn't have
gotten the story from the web.

I'm very much certain it is only a rumor; my question is if anyone else
had heard the same rumor. Scouring the internet cross-referencing 'hot
pocket', controversy, metal, etc etc has come up blank.
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Old 24 September 2010, 11:48 PM
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Prior to the 'crisping sleeve' provided with Hot Pockets
for use in the microwave, they were produced with tiny pieces of metal in
the crust.
If only the U.S. had some kind of government agency that regulated commercial food products to prevent something so obviously hazardous from being vended ...
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Old 27 September 2010, 02:44 PM
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If only the U.S. had some kind of government agency that regulated commercial food products to prevent something so obviously hazardous from being vended ...
Are you soggesting we let congress CON-troll our personal food supply?

Are you dementiad or something?
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Old 27 September 2010, 03:03 PM
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Surely you mean DEM-ented.
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Old 30 September 2010, 09:56 PM
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Comment: Does eating cadbury chocolates cause small feet !!
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Old 30 September 2010, 09:57 PM
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No, your feet just seem smaller in comparison because the candy makes your hips and butt bigger.
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Old 30 September 2010, 09:58 PM
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Comment: In canada, is touching someone's belly button for over 10 seconds
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Old 01 October 2010, 04:35 PM
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Comment: In canada, is touching someone's belly button for over 10 seconds considered rape?
We Canadians have evolved beyond that messy, animalistic breeding mechanism used by you primitive Americans. I can't reveal the details to you lesser beings, but suffice it to say that the OP is actually correct (but only if in situations where no maple syrup was involved).

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "Poke me, man" ab Arthur
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Comment: a man from mexico told me as a child he caught bats, and if you
put a cigarette in their mouth, they will smoke it in less than a minute.
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Old 11 October 2010, 05:56 AM
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Comment: I heard today that soft, fluffy toilet paper is made of
old-growth redwood, so I should buy only either the uncomfortable kind,
which is made of second-growth trees, or the expensive kind, which is made
of recycled paper products.
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Old 11 October 2010, 06:43 AM
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Comment: I heard that the song Mickey by Toni Basil is actually about the
date rape drug.
You know, getting slipped a Mickey.
I wasn't sure if it was true, or how to figure it out if it was.
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Old 11 October 2010, 06:45 AM
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Comment: There's always people that claim certain things are a sign that a
certain team will win the Superbowl. Here's one that has no sience behind
it, but has been accurate for the last 15 years. In Tampa, there is a
radio station called the MJ Morning show. The show's website is
mjmorningshow.com What they do is take two eggs, one for each team, and
write the name of a team on each of the two eggs (so this year one egg
with the Steelers on it, the other with the Cardinals on it.)

They put the eggs in a microwave together, set it for 5 to 10 minutes, the
first egg to explode is the team that will loose the Superbowl.
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Old 11 October 2010, 06:46 AM
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Comment: I've heard some rumors going around that the new New Hampshire
drivers licences for youth operators will turn a different color if it
comes in contact with illegal drugs such as cocaine. is this true?
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Old 11 October 2010, 06:48 AM
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Comment: Hi. There's a story going around here in Vancouver that in the
US south people in condos and wealthy suburbs like to have the kind of toy
dogs that others have in similar social circles elsewhere. However, the
hot dry weather is ill-suited to these breeds. As a result someone
managed to breed a cross between an armadillo and a poodle creating the
armadoodle. It seems unlikely that such a cross-species pairing would
work, but maybe there's some retired mad scientist in Palm Springs with
too much time on his or her hands?
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Old 11 October 2010, 06:53 AM
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Comment: I heard a runor saying Snopes is just two old guys in a room
"flipping a cion" as to weither a story is true or false. How do you goes
collect your information?
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Old 11 October 2010, 06:55 AM
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Comment: My mother always said "nothing ever goes over a dogs back that
doesn't go under his belly ". What the heck does that mean .This statement
has drove me crazy for years.
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