The cracker world would never be the same after one Twitter user revealed the origin story of this oddly named snack.
Does a device help reduce a household's overall electric use by up to 89.9%? No, that's not true: The unit is a scam. The caption stated that the device "is in the sights of energy companies who want to ban it for good," but this claim cannot
Has the Virginia governor ordered plans to cut off electricity, telephones, and Internet communications ahead of statewide gun confiscation during the new year? No, that's not true: Gov. Ralph Northam has not issued any such order, and the fal
Visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium may be shocked to learn that an electric eel named Miguel Wattson is lighting up a Christmas tree.
The use of child labor to extract cobalt from mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo is certainly a major problem.
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Researchers report two newly discovered species of electric eels in South America, one of which can deliver a bigger jolt than any other known animal.
The middle of a Category 3 hurricane is probably not the best time to be making decisions about automobile purchases.
Motorized electric bicycles may soon be humming their way into serene national parks and other public lands nationwide under a new Trump administration order.
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The origins of this video show a disappearing man are uncertain, but the explanations provided for it are scientifically unworkable.
Electric utility Con Edison is working to figure out what caused a high-voltage equipment failure that unleashed an otherworldly flash of bright blue light in the night sky over New York City.
Gov. Bill Haslam said he is confident the execution can be carried out without problems.
Rumors that the pop song is about vibrators are based solely on one interpretation of the song's lyrics, which have not been confirmed by Bunny Wailer.
The Internet is full of dubious claims regarding a genius Zimbabwean inventor, but nobody has ever actually seen his technology work.
A man’s nightmare fight with an energy company to get them to stop charging his business for a Kentucky bridge’s electrical usage is true.
Residents are facing their second nor'easter in less than a week.
A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was stunned at the amount — more than $284 billion.
Photograph purportedly shows a medical patient who received a severe penile burn from urinating on an electric fence.
Puerto Rico struggled with flooding, an island-wide power blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria's wake.
Child Miners Exploited for Electric Car Batteries-Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Reports that child miners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, some as young as four years old, are forced to mine cobalt needed to make electric car batteries have
Electric Cars-Makes You Think: Commentary About Real Cost of Electric Cars-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Variations of a commentary titled “Electric Cars-Makes You Think” that compare “the real cost” of operating electric vs. ga
A photograph of the vehicle is real, but misdated.
Phone scammers posing as utility company staff are tricking people into giving them money via prepaid debit cards. The post Electricity Bill Phone Scams appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
A viral January 12 2022 tweet purportedly quoting a letter by Emily Dickinson to a female friend (“I tore open your letter and licked the envelope’s seal for any lingering taste of you”) quickly spread in screenshots on Facebook and I
On Oct. 7th 2021, Google announced a change in its policy on climate change misinformation. Starting in November, any content, including YouTube videos, that ‘contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climat
Summary Mass rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines has been the defining story of 2021, yet for all its success, vaccination rates remain stubbornly low in some populations. As with all things in American life these days, partisanship has played an outsized
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s first-hand encounter with nuclear power received newfound attention in December 2021 — thanks, as usual, to social media. When he was 28 years old, Carter — at that point a scientist in the U.S. Na
On December 12 2021, a smear meme circulated on Facebook and Twitter, asserting that the “bad guy” in the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club was Dr. Anthony Fauci: pic.twitter.com/GlpYe3VPhK — TDD (@Tymnyc325) December 12, 2021 Atop a D
After devastating tornadoes wrought havoc in several states in December 2021, social media posts about a man named Jim Finch helping Mayfield, Kentucky residents (among the hardest hit) spread virally. A Facebook post with a still image read: This man
Residents of Kentucky counties where tornadoes killed several dozen people could be without heat, water or electricity in frigid temperatures for weeks or longer.
Were the Astroworld Travis Scott concert deaths caused by "a crowd with razor blades in their blood" and graphene oxide? No, that's not true: There is no credible evidence supporting the claim that there is graphene oxide in any of the CO
Do people "die for a second" when they sneeze? No, that's not true: The Library of Congress answered that question, saying that the myth may have originated from the pressure change people feel in their chest after sneezing. There may be
Does this video show graphene reacting to electrical impulses, and is there graphene in COVID-19 vaccines? No, both are not true. COVID vaccines contain no graphene. Pre-approval testing of COVID vaccines by independent labs, as well as t
Do COVID-19 vaccines approved in the United States contain hydrogel nanobots that multiply, rewrite human genetics and erase and plant memories in human brains? No, that's not true nor even possible in 2021. No private or academic lab has
In a speech announcing the framework for a pared-down spending plan, President Joe Biden made some questionable claims: Biden said the plan is “fully paid for,” but some economists believe the White House revenue estimates are a bit rosy and warn
A German electrician went on trial, accused of murder in the death of one man and mutilating several others by performing illegal operations on their genitals.
Are there aluminum parasites in COVID vaccines and self-assembling nanorobots or superconductors? No, that's not true: The consensus of professional peer-reviewed biology operates on the premise that life on Earth is carbon-based, not alu
News reports claimed that the leading car rental company would begin rolling out the Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles in early November 2021.
REVIEW Several videos have gone viral claiming that COVID-19 vaccines contain certain kinds of synthetic organisms. On 1 October 2021, a video was published by The Stew Peters Show, in which osteopath Carrie Madej claimed to have discovered “s