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  Natural History   (1 March 2015)
  • Rumor: Actor Morgan Freeman said that he finds the concept of Black History Month to be 'ridiculous.'
  •   Instagod   (28 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Instagram has banned the term "I am a born again follower of Jesus."
  •   Public (School) Humiliation   (27 February 2015)
  • Rumor: An Oregon school punished a young child marked tardy by placing him behind a cardboard barrier.
  •   Ice Baiting   (27 February 2015)
  • Rumor: New York City pedestrians ignored a freezing homeless child for two hours.
  •   Live Long and Prosper   (27 February 2015)
  • News: Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83.
  •   Tattoo Needled   (27 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Mothers with tattoos risk passing "Fetal Ink Syndrome" to babies.
  •   Georgia Warhead   (27 February 2015)
  • Rumor: A nuclear warhead was discovered off the coast of Georgia.
  •   Bradley Swooper   (27 February 2015)
  • Rumor: American Sniper star Bradley Cooper got engaged to Taya Kyle.
  •   Lunch Fray   (27 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Circulating photo set accurately compares school lunches from other countries with American offerings that are paltry due to the interference of Michelle Obama.
  •   Stripe for Debate   (26 February 2015)
  • News: A mystery dress appears white and gold to some viewers, but blue and black to others.
  •   A Tip for Your Service   (26 February 2015)
  • Rumor: A soldier wrote on a restaurant receipt that his military service exempted him from tipping.
  •   Heavy Metal Addiction   (26 February 2015)
  • Rumor: A Swedish man once received benefits for his addiction to heavy metal music.
  •   Take Me Out of the Ball Game   (26 February 2015)
  • Rumor: A Russian actor was drugged and his testicles were stolen by an attractive stranger.
  •   Veto for the Crony   (26 February 2015)
  • Rumor: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms planned to ban "green tip" ammunition due to executive action by President Obama.
  •   Death and Advertising   (26 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Singer Mark McGrath was shot and killed by a maksed gunman on the set of Hot Package.
  •   Bra Sear   (26 February 2015)
  • Rumor: An angry mother delivered a scathing response to school officials after her daughter was punished for punching her classmate after he snapped her bra.
  •   Windy Ditty   (26 February 2015)
  • Rep. Joe Barton said "wind is a finite resource and harnessing it would slow the winds down, which would cause the temperature to go up."
  •   Shot in the Bark   (25 February 2015)
  • Rumor: A firefighter shot and killed two dogs for roaming onto his property, then bragged about it on Facebook.
  •   Tainted Blood Oranges   (25 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Oranges from Libya have been injected with HIV-positive blood and pose a danger of infection.
  •   280-Pound Catfish   (25 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Photograph shows a 280-pound catfish caught by an Italian fisherman.
  •   RIP Beyoncé   (25 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Singer Beyoncé Knowles was killed in a car crash.
  •   Punched a Hole in the Sky   (24 February 2015)
  • News: Two hole punch clouds were spotted over British Columbia.
  •   Bark of the Beast   (24 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Criminals are marking homes with colored stickers or other symbols in order to steal dogs for use in dogfighting events.
  •   Spiral-Sliced Blam   (24 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Substituting Diet Coke for Coca-Cola in a popular ham recipe can cause an explosion.
  •   Tax Hack   (24 February 2015)
  • News: The Urban Institute announced that hackers had stolen passwords and usernames from thousands of charitable organizations.
  •   Firearms and the Man   (24 February 2015)
  • Rumor: James Earl Jones said that citizens need to carry guns because the world is a dangerous place.
  •   Morsi You in Court!   (24 February 2015)
  • Rumor: President Obama and Hillary Clinton were criminally charged by Egyptian courts with aiding and abetting terrorists.
  •   Fifty Shades to Leave Your Lover   (24 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Jamie Dornan has dropped out of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sequels.
  •   Beneful Dog Food   (24 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Purina's Beneful brand dog food is causing dogs to become ill and die.
  •   Don't Jaywalk in Detroit   (24 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Video shows a helpless pedestrian being run over and beaten in Detroit.
  •   Horseless Carriage Committee   (24 February 2015)
  • Rumor: An 1875 report by the Horseless Carriage Committee warned about the dangers of gasoline-fueled vehicles.
  •   Time-Traveling Hipster   (23 February 2015)
  • Rumor: A photograph from the 1940s shows a time-traveling hipster.
  •   Polar Where?   (23 February 2015)
  • Rumor:Michigan Department of Natural Resources has issued a warning about polar bears.
  •   Willie Nelson Death Hoax   (23 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Willie Nelson was the victim of a death hoax.
  •   Mother Superior   (23 February 2015)
  • Rumor: A Catholic priest said he met God and found God is a woman.
  •   Molly Switcher   (20 February 2015)
  • Rumor: The state of Oregon has legalized the street drug known as Molly.
  •   Can't Read Me Nothing   (20 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Kanye West said he was proud of not reading books.
  •   MackleWar   (20 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Musician Macklemore tweeted that he has joined ISIS.
  •   Bottle Feeding   (20 February 2015)
  • Rumor: President Obama has signed a new law lowering the minimum drinking age to 18.
  •   Sasha Grey Dead?   (20 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Porn star Sasha Grey was killed by Ukrainian military forces.
  •   Let's Get Every Kid in a Park   (20 February 2015)
  • News: President Obama announced a new initiative aimed at getting American kids to visit National Parks for free.
  •   EverPet Dog Food   (20 February 2015)
  • Rumor: EverPet dog and cat food is made in China and has caused pets to fall ill and die.
  •   Flour Power   (20 February 2015)
  • Rumor: The application of flour is an effective and recommended treatment for burns.
  •   Condoleezza and Osama   (19 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Photo shows Condoleezza Rice posing with Osama Bin Laden.
  •   Dog Stickers   (19 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Criminals are marking homes with colored stickers in order to steal dogs for use in dogfighting events.
  •   Smolder the Little Children   (19 February 2015)
  • Rumor: ISIS is caging and burning children.
  •   Chunky (Horse) Meat Chili   (19 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Wendy's uses horse meat to make their chili
  •   Bra Holster Shooting   (19 February 2015)
  • News: A woman accidentally shot and killed herself while adjusting a gun in her bra holster.
  •   Beneful Dog Food   (19 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Eating Beneful brand dog food is causing dogs to become ill and die.
  •   Shahada Be There   (18 February 2015)
  • Rumor: President Obama secretly signaled solidarity to African leaders at the White House using a Muslim hand gesture known as the Shahada.
  •   Miracle on Ice   (18 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Jean Hilliard made a full recovery after she was found frozen in the snow.
  •   Bruce Lee Ping-Pong   (18 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Video clip shows martial arts star Bruce Lee playing ping-pong using nunchaku.
  •   Niagara Falls Frozen   (18 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Photographs show Niagara Falls frozen in 1911 and 2014.
  •   Speed of Sound   (17 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Episodes of some syndicated TV series are sped up to fit more commercials into their time slots.
  •   Ben-Hur   (17 February 2015)
  • Rumor: A stuntman was killed during the filming of the chariot race in Ben-Hur, and his death was left in the final cut.
  •   RIP Guy Fieri?   (17 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Celebrity chef Guy Fieri has passed away at the age of 47.
  •   Ku Klux Kruller   (17 February 2015)
  • Rumor: A British Krispy Kreme outlet created a "KKK Wednesday" promotion, for their "Krispy Kreme Klub".
  •   $100 Target Coupon   (17 February 2015)
  • Rumor: A $100 Target coupon circulated via Facebook is real.
  •   Snow Surrender   (17 February 2015)
  • News: The Ithaca tourism council is encouraging potential visitors to travel to the Florida Keys instead.
  •   Great Value?   (17 February 2015)
  • Rumor: Walmart Ice Cream Sandwiches do not melt.

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