Did conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweet that his wife sleeps in her own bedroom in a Columbus Day message? No, that's not true: A tweet allegedly by Shapiro that claimed his daughter "went into my wife's bedroom," is a fake satiric
Was the recently discovered body of Jelani Day missing any organs upon recovery? No, that's not true: The LaSalle County (Illinois) Coroner's office told Lead Stories, "NO organs were missing from the body upon its recovery on 9/4/21." A
On October 14 2021, the following screenshot of a tweet by New York Times correspondent Mike Baker appeared on Imgur, in which he purportedly contrasted the COVID-19 mortality rate in Canada with that of the United States: Primarily, Baker indicated t
A dog trapped for five days deep inside a narrow, rocky crevice at a state park north of New York City was rescued unharmed — though it was hungry and thirsty.
“GPs conducted an average of 1.29 million consultations each Monday in July but just 1.09 million on Fridays—a fall of 16 per cent.” Daily Mail, 22 September 2021. An article in the Daily Mail, published as part of the newspaper&rsqu
An October 11 2021 tweet featured a purported Twitter screenshot, which was attributed to Ben Shapiro and mentioned his “wife’s bedroom” and “Columbus Day”: pic.twitter.com/YUqBJgI3NB — Michael Kofi A.||♤ (@MikeK
In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but he never actually set foot in mainland North America.
Critics of the change see it as just another example of political correctness run amok.
Did more than 48,000 people die within 14 days of receiving COVID-19 vaccines, according to data revealed in the "Medicare Tracking System"? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that there have been that many deaths caused by COVID v
The social media trend has emerged in recent years, centered around the final days of September.
Slowed by age in recent years and keeping a low profile during the coronavirus pandemic, Carter doesn't plan on any public appearances.
On September 27 2021, Facebook user Owen Youngman posted about “National Son’s Day” and “National Daughter’s Day,” two purported “National Days” prompting significant social media engagement. YoungmanR
In case you need a pick-me-up.
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March 2021, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.
Only 4,570 people died within 21 days of a vaccine dose during this period. These deaths were by no means linked to the vaccine.
Did the hurricane hunters of the Air Force Reserve "abandon their mission" because their aircraft suffered cracked windows while chasing Hurricane Ida in late August 2021? No, that's not true: An aircraft used by the hurricane hunters had
Macdonald, who was 61, died after a nine-year battle with cancer that he kept private.
“Data released by Public Health England showed 9,472 people were admitted to hospital with the highly transmissible coronavirus variant in the seven days up to 29 August.” Sky News, 3 September 2021. Sky, the Evening Standard and the Indep
Lawrence Brooks celebrated with a drive-by party at his New Orleans home hosted by the National World War II Museum.
It was unknown if, or to what extent, viewing locations would have capacity limits.
Are women fertile for roughly 24 days a year? No, that's misleading: The fertility window for women is approximately four to seven days a month, totaling 48 to 84 days a year, according to medical experts. Ovulation is usually one to two
State officials said that preparations for the statue's removal will began 6 p.m. Tuesday when crews will install protective fencing.
Is this grandfather celebrating his birthday today? No, that's not true: The man pictured in these photos, Saparman Sodimejo, died over four years ago, on April 30, 2017. These photos were taken when he celebrated his last birthday with h
To "assume" makes an ass out of "u" and the media.
Did hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, Issac, Harvey and Ida all make landfall on the same day of the calendar? No, that's not true: While they made landfall within a few calendar days of each other in different years, they did not all make land
A space station astronaut is celebrating her 50th birthday with the coolest present ever — a supply ship bearing ice cream and other treats.
On March 4 2019, the Twitter account @qikipedia tweeted: Independence from Britain is celebrated somewhere in the world, on average, one in every seven days. No citation was included alongside the tweet, which was also shared to Facebook and RedditR
On August 26, two suicide bombers and gunmen killed 13 U.S. servicemembers and more than 90 Afghans at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. In light of these attacks, images alleging to show the scene have been circulating on social media. One
Were 31 U.S. servicemen killed in Afghanistan "yesterday"? No, that's not true: Versions of a post that has circulated since at least 2015 use details of a 2011 attack in which 30 U.S. servicemen and eight Afghans were killed when a U.S.
A standoff in Texas over new voting restrictions that gridlocked the state Capitol for 38 consecutive days ended when some Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., dropped their holdout, paving the way for Republicans to resume pushing an elections over
In August 2021, a viral photo showed a woman in medical scrubs who opposed vaccine mandates, claiming she had treated COVID-19 patients for "573 days" without suffering any harm.
Did comedian Jim Carrey say that shutting down national media for 30 days would eliminate 80% of the world's problems? No, that's not true: Carrey's publicist confirmed he never made the statement. The claim was implied in a Facebook post
The eight-episode series will center around the Addams family's morbid anti-hero daughter Wednesday.
Did Barack Obama pay for a new hospital in Martha's Vineyard named Kunduz following his lavish birthday party? No, that's not true: the post is a satirical dig at the former president, who threw an elaborate 60th birthday party for himsel
On August 5 2021, a Facebook account shared a purported list of “most common birthdays,” asking “Sooo I rank #154 of the most common birthdays… wbu ”: As of August 6 2021, the post had been shared more than 76,000 times.
We found no record of his having uttered those words, even though he has been a high-profile Hollywood star for decades.
The U.S. was averaging about 11,000 cases a day in late June.
On August 5 2021, an Imgur account shared the following “on this day in history” meme about the liberation of the Gęsiówka labor camp in 1944: A “flair” (“Historical”) marker on the post suggested that it was a
George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, and Oprah Winfrey were reportedly among the "hundreds" of invitees.
Scientists have a new idea for how Earth got its oxygen: It’s because the planet slowed down and days got longer.