A Facebook post shows what appears to be CCTV footage of a woman having her drink spiked in a bar. The film shows two men target the woman. One distracts her while the other slips a substance into her glass. Subtitles on the video claim the
The drugs typically used in drink spiking are tasteless, odorless, and colorless.
A post on Facebook, shared almost 1,500 times, says: “So just been in a shop and overheard a Scottish water worker tell the member of staff who was serving in the shop that there’s radium in the water that’s what’s making people
Is it true that for every 20 ounces of Monster Energy that you drink, you'll need 6.3 gallons of water to flush it out of your kidneys? Is it also true that for every 20 ounces of Red Bull you drink, you'll need a gallon of water to flush
The government recently announced that changes in the regulation on the imports of wine would save consumers £130 million per year. The claim was reported by the Telegraph and the Express and the Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-M
Social media posts claimed drinking cold water could send the body into a state of shock.
WHO published a report to raise awareness on the harmful effects of alcohol among childbearing women. It has not banned women from consuming alcohol.
A proposed global action plan on alcohol consumption put together by the World Health Organization is being criticized after some believed the health agency was effectively trying to ban women “of childbearing age” from being able to drink
“WHO says women of childbearing age should be BANNED from drinking alcohol” Mail Online, June 17 2021. "All women of childbearing age shouldn't drink alcohol, says WHO" Metro, June 17 2021. “Women aged 18 to 50 should stop drinking
Some headlines distorted details from the UN agency's global action plan on tackling harmful use of alcohol.
In India, cow urine is not promoted as a vaccine alternative, and there is no scientific evidence that cow urine will cure COVID-19.
Do not attribute to baseball feuds what can be explained by drugs.
Does Dasani bottled water contain additives that are bad for you, that make it "the worst water bottle ever," such as salt, magnesium sulfate to make your mouth dry and potassium chloride, the same chemical used in a lethal injection to s
The beer giant is partnering with the White House to encourage more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you were hesitant about getting vaccinated, perhaps a free beverage will change your mind?
According to a study, severe arsenic contamination in the Ganga River Bhasin poses a challenge for clean drinking water in the Gangasagar area.
A screenshot of a news report detailing research on a potential Covid-19 treatment that involves pineapple plants has been shared on Facebook alongside photos of pineapple drinks. The posts, however, are misleading: the research noted in the news repor
There is no scientific evidence to back the theory that drinking hot coconut water can cure cancer.
To cheers or not to cheers, that is the question.
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a text screenshot alongside a claim that medical research has found women who drink alcohol live longer and have less chance of suffering from heart attack than those who do not. The claim omits important context: t
A video has been viewed thousands of times on Facebook alongside a claim it shows Indonesian President Joko Widodo announcing plans to shut down liquor factories. The claim is misleading; the video shows the Indonesian president talking about revokin
The former President did not instruct people to drink bleach, but he did suggest that the use of disinfectants as a treatment should be researched.
YouTube, dank memes, and years-old clickbait collided in June 2020 to foster the scientifically illiterate conclusion that drinking apple juice makes your penis bigger.
The history of chilled drinks goes back to antiquity. But it was the innovative “frozen water” trade from New England to India in the mid-19th century that popularized ice.
Multiple posts shared repeatedly on Facebook claim that drinking tea made with pepper stems is effective in preventing or curing Covid-19. The claim is false; the Association of Korean Medicine said there is no scientific evidence to support the claim.
BSP president Bheem Rajbhar falsely claimed that consuming toddy can prevent COVID-19. As of today, there is no treatment or medicine for COVID-19.
Multiple Facebook posts shared tens of thousands of times claim you can catch the infectious disease leptospirosis from contaminated soft drink cans. The posts have circulated online worldwide since at least 2013. The claim is misleading; experts told
If that were the case, we're not sure Starbucks would be allowed to sell that drink anymore.
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While it may be new to TikTok users, this joke has been around for years.
Does drinking water from a copper cup provide such health benefits as regulating the thyroid gland, slowing aging, getting rid of anemia and lowering risks of heart disease and cancer? No, that is not true. Not only can high doses of copp
Various reports state staying at home due to the pandemic has to lead to an increase in high-risk alcohol consumption among adults in the U.K.
Does stopping sugar intake completely, together with mixing lemons and hot water, and consuming coconut oil kill off cancer cells? And is the recipe proven to be "1,000 times better than chemotherapy" in curing cancer? No, none of this is
On September 16 2020, a Facebook page shared the following highly questionable screenshot about a Florida woman purportedly accused of drinking wine and eating sushi and cinnamon rolls while riding on a motorized shopping cart in a Target store: Ab
Multiple posts shared hundreds of times on Facebook claim that drinking black coffee mixed with lime juice can “reduce migraines”. The claim is misleading; health experts told AFP that while coffee may temporarily alleviate pain, combining it with
Did President Trump suggest that Americans drink disinfectant to protect against COVID-19? No, that's not true: The president only urged that there should be research into the possible effectiveness of disinfectants injected "inside the b
Editor’s note: PolitiFact, which is owned by the Poynter Institute, is fact-checking misinformation about the coronavirus. This article is republished with permission, and originally appeared here. If your time is short An altered video that makes
Is Walmart's bottled water harmful because it contains calcium chloride? No, that's not true. The mineral compound is present in thousands of foods, from potato chips to tofu, in small amounts. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies
A popular September 2019 Facebook post about guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier makes a number of claims, among them that anyone serving as a Sentinel “must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and
Multiple Facebook and Twitter posts shared tens of thousands of times claim drinking cold water will disturb internal organ function and make your body “work harder than necessary.” The posts credit “Japanese health specialists,” a medical