Did a woman frighten her husband and cause him to have a heart attack by making a likeness of his girlfriend's head and leaving it in their refrigerator? No, that's not true: This unnerving refrigerator photo of an item wrapped with paper
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Social media posts alleged the tests were revoked after receiving the “most serious type of recall.”
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones is facing allegations of illegally harvesting and selling millions of dollars of cannabis in California.
If credible scientists faced an uphill challenge to try to predict COVID-19 mutations, it was unlikely this unsourced meme did it first.
A woman who secretly swapped seven pebbles for $5.7 million worth of diamonds has been sent to prison for her role in the audacious heist at a luxury jewelry store.
The image of a snake eating its own tail is a metaphor at least as ancient as the tomb of Tutankhamen.
President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement Wednesday on a $1 trillion national infrastructure package.
The iconic bassist and vocalist was in the band for more than five decades.
Doritos and Funyuns find new life as Lays traditional potato chips in a flavor swap.
In recent months, the government has designated several independent media outlets and journalists as "foreign agents" — a label that implies additional government scrutiny and carries strong pejorative connotations that could discredit the recipients.
Did a team of all-Black, all-female chess champions get snubbed by mainstream media? No, that's not true: the middle-school-aged team, which competed in 2016, was recognized by both local and national media outlets. The claim appeared in
On July 27 2021, Simone Biles (and fellow gymnast Kerri Strug) were the subject of a spate of widely-shared Facebook posts, largely forming a groundswell of support for Biles in the face of nonstop Olympics news stories around her decision to drop out
A production assistant on the film debunked a rumor that Liu threw actual punches at Murray.
Is a letter rejecting AARP membership and criticizing President Joe Biden's "Socialist politics" from 2021? No, that's not true: The letter was written in 2009 during the administration of former President Barack Obama. A copy of the lett
The Marble Arch Mound, an artificial hill beside one of the city’s busiest intersections, opened this week.
Samples of some seasoning and sauces were found to contain salmonella.
Are all the "I just left the ER...We are officially getting crushed" memes about the COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak part of a fear campaign aimed at the unvaccinated? Not all of them. Some have been altered to refer to a "Ligma" variant,
Four officers detailed the racism and bigotry they encountered during the violent assault on the Capitol.
Austrian Anna Kiesenhofer was considered to be a dark horse in the race.
Kerri Strug fought through the pain of an ankle injury to compete at the 1996 Olympic Games, but was it necessary?
Plaintiffs accused the company of deceptive marketing by describing their sugary cereals as "heart healthy" and "lightly-sweetened."
Ear candling is not an effective way to clear out earwax. It is also an unsafe pseudoscientific treatment.
The NSA issued a “best practices” guide for mobile device security last year in which it recommends rebooting a phone every week as a way to stop hacking.
The mother of one had picked random numbers on the lottery ticket and doesn't plan to play again
Jordison was already a veteran of the De Moines metal scene when he founded the band that would become Slipknot in 1995, along with percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray.
A spoof video shared on a comedian’s Twitter page has journeyed from joke to scandal as some people sharing and seeing it online appear to believe it’s authentic. It’s not. But here’s the premise: an NBC producer is caught on a hot mic saying:
The vaccine has not caused 50,000 deaths in the U.S in three days and there is no evidence of a planned genocide through vaccination.
For months, we've asked Republicans for proof that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi failed to act on warning signs. They have none to show us.
Crew members called an ambulance that took the 58-year-old actor to a hospital.
A viral tweet claims to show French President Emmanuel Macron covered in floral garlands that he received upon his arrival in French Polynesia. Noga Tarnopolsky @NTarnopolskyPresident Macron is turned into a human wreath during his official
The testimony of four law enforcement officers before a House select committee on July 27 2021 provided another yet another clear refutation to the disinformation pushed by right-wing outlets and operatives surrounding the attack on the U.S. Capitol on
Is the United States the only country in the world without universal health care? No, that's not true: At least nine other countries did not have viable universal health care as of 2020. The claim appeared as a meme published in a Faceboo
The entrepreneur known as “Pharma Bro” once boasted that he paid $2 million in at auction for the album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.”
Did Marjorie Taylor Greene say, "Jesus loves the U.S. most, and that is why the Bible is written in English?" No, that's not true: There is no evidence the Republican representative from Georgia ever said that. There is evidence, though,
A lawsuit against the company was filed in June 2021.
On July 22 2021, the Facebook page “Green New Deal” shared an image and a status update about China’s recent torrential rains: China received 8 months of rain in just 5 days. The highest amount of precipitation since the measurements
Can a rise in COVID-19 variants be determined by "test kits" that don't detect variants? No, that's not true: Routine tests for COVID-19 indicate whether a person is infected by the virus; they don't determine which variants have been det
At the Tokyo Games, Diaz's performance earned the Philippines its first gold medal — ever.
Was Gloria Steinem the author of a comparison between abortions and buying guns? No, that's not true: Although Steinem posted such a comparison on social media, she noted that she was not the author of the message. The claim appeared in a