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AriZona Iced Tea
Rumor: The FDA recently discovered that the Arizona Beverage Company uses human urine in many of their products.
WalMart Closure Conspiracy Theories
Rumors about the reason behind the sudden closures of several WalMart stores.
Expelled from KFC
Rumor: A septuagenarian was expelled from a KFC restaurant for breastfeeding her 42-year-old-son on the premises.
$93,000 Beanie Baby
Rumor: A couple picked up a rare Beanie Baby worth $93,000 at a flea market for a mere $15.
Rumor: Photograph shows a quadruple rainbow over Long Island on 21 April 2015.
Rumor: Crest 3D White brands of toothpaste can embed plastic balls in users' gums.
Seven Year Snitch
Rumor: Retired CIA agent Normand Hodges confessed on his deathbed to assassinating Marilyn Monroe.
Rumor: A company has released 'child love dolls' to provide a safe sexual outlet for pedophiles.
Beanie Baby Spiders
Rumor: Brown recluse spider eggs used to fill Beanie Babies in the 1990s are finally hatching.
Free Southwest Tickets Scam
Rumor: Southwest Airlines is giving away free air travel tickets to those who follow online links.
Man Sues Wife Over Ugly Children
Rumor: A man in China has sued his wife for bearing him ugly children.
Rumor: The Fox Network has cancelled the second season of the show Empire.
Color Code on Toothpaste Tubes
Rumor: The colored squares on toothpaste tubes identify the composition of the toothpaste enclosed therein.
Rosie O'Donnell ISIS Tattoo
Rumor: Television personality Rosie O'Donnell got an ISIS tattoo in support of the Islamic State's 'struggle against Western imperialism.'
Credit Card Debt
Rumor: A bank attempted to collect credit card service charges from a dead customer.
Disappearance of Ashley, Kansas
Rumor: The town of Ashley, Kansas, and its entire population, disappeared after an earthquake in 1952.
Oranges Injected with HIV
Rumor: Oranges from Libya have been injected with HIV-positive blood and pose a danger of infection.
Children's Tylenol Recall
Rumor: The FDA has issued a recall for children's Tylenol, Motrin, and Benadryl products.
Pepsi and Senomyx
Rumor: Pepsi products are 'manufactured using the tissue of aborted human babies.'
Rumor: Photograph shows a cluster of tick eggs found along a path.
James Bond Island
Rumor: Photograph shows an abandoned house in England sitting atop a very skinny rock formation.
Rumor: The Obama administration has ordered $1 billion worth of 'disposable' coffins for use with FEMA camps.
Rumor: The body of a homeless man found in San Diego has been identified as that of Elvis Presley.
Honey and Cinnamon
Rumor: Article extols the medicinal virtues of honey and cinnamon.
Rumor: Photograph shows a grocery receipt for steak and lobster purchased with food stamps.
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