AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Did a large lightning bolt and strange lights appear in this video right before the earthquake struck Morocco on September 8, 2023? No, that's not true: The video, originally posted on TikTok (archived here) on May 1, 2020, was removed fr
A Boston church burned during “a homosexual marriage” and there were no survivors.
Did lightning strike a Massachusetts church and burn it to the ground hours after it hosted a gay Pride event or same-sex wedding? No, that's not true: Both a representative of the First Congregational Church of Spencer, United Church of
The video contains a lot of swearing, for obvious reasons.
Authorities did not reveal how the people were injured, other than to say they were critically hurt in the lightning strike.
Two people who were critically injured in a lightning strike outside the White House have died.
It is a truly strange-looking formation.
After years of playoff disappointments, the Colorado Avalanche are back atop hockey’s mountain after dethroning the two-time defending champions.
A video on Facebook with over 24,000 views has the caption “Russia attack multiple cities in Ukraine and declare War [sic]”. But this video doesn’t show Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which began 24 February 2022. The clip, which
A bolt of lightning that stretched nearly 500 miles across three U.S. states is the new world record holder for longest flash.
A mural honoring George Floyd crumbled in July 2021, but the exact cause is undetermined.
The Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to win their second championship in 18 months.
Avoid using plugged-in electrical devices during lightning storms.
This year’s event will be mostly virtual, and the in-person finals on July 8 have been moved from the bee’s longtime home in the Washington area to an ESPN campus in Florida.
Warnings flashing, Democrats in Congress laid plans for swift impeachment of President Donald Trump, demanding decisive, immediate action.
A number of posts on Facebook have claimed to show a striking image of a storm taken in Caldbeck in the Lake District in early August 2020. This is not the case. The picture is a composite taken in 2011 by photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos. He took
During ongoing protests against police brutality and a lunar eclipse on June 5 2020, numerous posts on Facebook asserted that the Washington Monument had been struck by lightning — many of those claims appearing alongside an image of the “
The Republican known for his incendiary remarks on immigration and white supremacy over his nine terms in the House of Representatives lost his primary to a challenger.
Witnesses said the thunderstorm came suddenly on a day that began with clear weather.
The woman reported that lightning destroyed her septic tank and caused a toilet in her house to explode.
You can never be too careful when playing the circle game.
Was a 22-year-old man named Josh McDermott from Beavdr City, New England struck by lightning and did this cause him to have a permanent erection? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a Canadian entertainment website that makes a livi
Circulating social media posts claim that a video shows lightning hitting the water in a river. The post Fact-Check: ‘When Lightning Hits Water’ Video appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Fake news: Tampa Bay Lightning fires black player for raising fist during anthem We can’t say exactly how many living, breathing people believed the article that the Tampa Bay Lightning fired hockey fo
Video Shows What Happens When Lightning Strikes a River-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A video showing lightning striking a river has left audiences captivated. The Truth: A video explosives being detonated in a river bed was misidentified as a lightn
A video purportedly showing a bolt of lightning striking a river actually shows a controlled explosion by an engineering company.
Does this video show "Tornado Daniel" hitting Benghazi, Libya? No, that's not true: This video is a combination of a Floridian storm setting with visual effects added. The buildings and fallen tree are from a tornado tracker's YouTube cha
Does a social media post prove that a U.S. F-35 fighter jet landed safely "at the Chinese base in Cuba"? No, that's not true: The debris of an F-35 that vanished in September 2023 was found after a daylong search; its pilot had safely eje
Are 78,000 people "under the water" right now in Great Britain? No, that's not true: This video is a compilation of flood and storm video clips from years past, and in some cases from other places such as Canada and South Africa. These ar
Does a video show a laser beam from the sky, or a Directed Energy Weapon (DEW), cause an explosion in a city, or spark the wildfires in Maui, Hawaii? No, that's not true: This viral video predates the August 8, 2023, Maui wildfires. It sh
In early August 2023, deadly wildfires swept through the Hawaiian island of Maui; one of the most upvoted posts on Reddit’s r/all featured a circulating image of the devastation: The destruction of Maui fires by u/Jonny_Boy_808 in
Waiting for a really good lightning strike.
Waiting for a really good lightning strike.
Did U.S. Marine Corps jets sink a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) barge off the coast of California around July 19, 2023? No, that's not true: The Department of Defense press office told Lead Stories that the purported attack n
Were dozens of wildfires in Canada as of June 8, 2023, determined by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigators to be arson? No, that's not true: The RCMP told Lead Stories that its police don't determine what causes a fire, sayin
As the heavily promoted Amazon Prime Day (although the annual sitewide sale actually lasts for 48 hours) rolled around again on July 11 2023, a Reddit account’s post about misleading prices received heavy attention on the popular subreddit r/mild
Did a large plume of smoky air from Canada, which spread poor air quality conditions to many places in the U.S. in late June 2023, originate from gold and lithium mining operations in Sakami, Quebec, and not from forest fires? No, that's