Are gas and oil company HR executives saying their firms are planning to have their vaccinated staff replaced within the next three years? No, that's not true. There is no evidence that the large oil and gas companies are going through th
Pictures of an expensive California gas station led Facebook users to believe the prices were the norm for the state.
Some corners of the internet would have you believe WD-40 can do anything.
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of his party are falsely blaming President Joe Biden for higher gasoline and lumber costs.
Did a man fill his tarp-lined truck bed with gasoline and then drive away, allowing the open liquid cargo to slosh over the sides? No, that's not true: This video is a skit that was originally posted on the Facebook page of magician Juliu
Did the prices of lumber, gas, wheat, coal and corn suddenly increase in 2021-- ever since President Joe Biden took office? No, that's not true: The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous effect on national and international econom
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, with a spinning disco ball casting rainbow colors on the walls but more lights turned on than usual, was an unconventional site for a walk-in vaccination clinic.
During panic buying at gas stations in May 2021, internet users shared what appeared to be a prescient moment from an old episode of "The Simpsons."
Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm has been previously criticised for her ties to an electric car company.
Did the woman in this video really wash her SUV with gasoline? No, that's not true: This prank skit video was posted on TikTok by a channel that posts many staged videos. In another video posted a day later, the actor sips from the stream
Is there a car hack that can save your life -- a secret button behind the flap covering the gas tank that can unlock the doors? No, that's not true: A video posted to a satire website claims to show a trick to help a woman who locked her
Are Styrofoam picnic coolers a cheap, easy-to-find container to hoard gasoline in? No, that's not true: Styrofoam (extruded polystyrene) melts almost instantly when it comes in contact with gasoline, so this would be impractical, dangerou
With southeastern areas of the United States suffering gas shortages, social media posts purportedly show drivers using unorthodox methods to stockpile fuel. Some of the images, which include people using plastic bags for storage, are real but old, and
Biden spoke about the hack as he sought to assuage fears around the supply crunch, reassuring the public that his administration had helped get the Colonial Pipeline back online.
Does a video show a "terrible gas driver"? No, that's not true: The truck shown in the video is not a gas truck, it is a truck from a company that cleans sewers. And there's nothing shown in the video to indicate that the driver is anythi
If the gas station is out of gas, can you put diesel in your car as long as you water it down? No, that's not true. "Water and internal combustion gasoline engines are not compatible," Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson, told Lead Stories. Am
Advice from May 2021: Don't store gas in plastic bags and keep fuel away from open flames.
Amid gas shortage rumors on May 13 2021, a post appearing to show the aftermath of a whole series of bad decisions (“Idiot in Hummer filled 5 gas cans expecting shortages. Put them in his car and lit up a cigarette. Hummer destroyed. Swipe to see
Does a video show a woman pumping gas into plastic bags at a gas station in May 2021? No, that's not true. The video was filmed at a gas station in Houston in December 2019 -- not amid the gas shortage due to the Colonial Pipeline shutdow
Did a gas station post a sign saying that customers must show proof of employment to make a gas purchase? No, that's not true: The picture of the sign is satire and was created using an online image generator. The claim appeared in a Face
Does a photo show a trunk full of gas-filled garbage bags in the United States amid the gas shortage in 2021? No, that's not true. The photograph was lifted from several Mexican websites' articles in 2019 about stolen gasoline. It was not
Bad decisions beget bad decisions.
Is the Keystone Pipeline closed and is that causing a gas shortage? No, that's not true. The gas shortage on the East Coast of the United States in May 2021 was triggered by a cyberattack that caused the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline,
On May 10 2021, rumors of an imminent gas shortage spread everywhere, followed immediately by a photograph purportedly showing a couple “stocking up” on gas to get ahead of the situation. The image was absolutely everywhere, with at least t
In May 2021, rumors of a gas shortage throughout the United States — either ongoing or imminent — suddenly appeared, spreading both on social media and by word of mouth: This gas shortage isn’t a big deal!! Just hackers from another co
Colonial Pipeline said that it had been hit by a ransomware attack and had halted all pipeline operations to deal with the threat.
We have been asked by readers to fact check claims that media outlets are re-using images from a gas leak in India to illustrate a story on the Covid-19 death toll. Posts on social media show a screenshot of a New York Post article with the headline &l
Does a "live" video currently streaming on Facebook show a gas station explosion happening right now? No, that's not true: The video appears to be a looping piece of video footage taken in 2014 of an incident at an Exxon Mobile station in
Health officials in Las Vegas reported six more cases of liver illness believed to be linked to a commercially marketed bottled water brand, Real Water, that faces a U.S. Food and Drug Administration probe and lawsuits by people alleging they were sick
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook, Twitter and Weibo posts that claim it shows victims of India’s second Covid-19 wave in 2021. The claim is false: the video actually shows victims of a gas leak in an industr
Lindsay Battle says she knows “the truth” about why US gas prices in her area rose 90 cents a gallon in just over two months. “It’s because President Biden shut down the pipeline and because of all of his other policies... that make us reliant
Many online observers criticized what they presented as a crass play on words by the NFL franchise in April 2021.
"We're number one" isn't always a point of pride.
A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on.
O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property for being drunk and disruptive.
Soon-to-be newlyweds lined up out the door of the marriage license office in Las Vegas ahead of a unique date to tie the knot: 4/3/21.
Facebook posts shared tens of thousands of times feature an image of an Exxon gas station sign with a message blaming high fuel prices on US Democrats. But the price shown for regular gas does not reflect market data, the picture is the same as a cust
Were Los Angeles Police Department pilots caught talking about dumping gas and lighting it on fire on protesters and homeless people? No, there's no evidence the people speaking in a recording posted on social media were staff of the Los
Did a gas station display a message on its roadside price sign telling customers, "For your safety have your gun in your hand while visiting this gas station"? No, that's not true: This image was generated by a prank website that allows p
According to a study, severe arsenic contamination in the Ganga River Bhasin poses a challenge for clean drinking water in the Gangasagar area.