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Jane Fonda Betrayed American POWs?

CLAIM During a trip to North Vietnam, Jane Fonda turned smuggled messages from U.S. POWs over to their captors. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN It is perhaps indicative of the divisive nature of U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War in…

St. Louis Protests Resume After 80 Arrests

A racially mixed crowd of demonstrators locked arms and marched quietly through downtown St. Louis Monday morning to protest the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect, following another night of…

Avoid Poisonous Black and White Caterpillars?

CLAIM Black and white caterpillars can cause severe allergic reactions in some people who touch them. TRUE RATING TRUE ORIGIN In August 2011 a warning began circulating online, decrying an insect known as the White Hickory Tussock Moth…

McDonald’s Exposed for Using Human Meat?

CLAIM An Oklahoma City McDonald's outlet was caught with horse meat and human meat in their freezers. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN False rumors about McDonald’s restaurants using worms as filler in their hamburgers and true reports of some…

‘Free Disney Theme Park Tickets’ Scam

CLAIM isney is giving away free theme park tickets to Facebook users. SCAM RATING SCAM ORIGIN For years now a scam purporting to offer free Disney theme park tickets to Facebook users who access a proffered link then enter their e-mail…

Mule vs. Mountain Lion

CLAIM Photographs show a mule attacking and killing a mountain lion. MISCAPTIONED RATING MISCAPTIONED ORIGIN These pics came from a someone’s dad in AZ. Yes the mule killed the mountain lion. The lion had been stalking them for the better…