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Top 5 for Friday, July 22, 2016

I’ve managed to keep these posts of lists going so there’s that, but I wanted you to know I am really writing real stuff, too.  I entered a… 355 more words

Facebook

Reinforcing bad info: The side effect of debunking

It’s not the best job in the world to bust people’s clouds. How often have you been thanked for providing the Snopes link to debunk that urban legend? 902 more words

Skepticism

Mpls. Urban League Denies Being Involved In 'Day Of Rage'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Urban League is denying reports of its alleged involvement in a rumored — and according to Snopes, questionable in its credibility — national “Day Of Rage” event. 310 more words

News

Liar, Liar (Snopes)

Snooping can be quite a rush.

You know you are looking at something which isn’t really for you, but it feels good to look at weird things, so you do it. 587 more words

Theory

Reading About The Rumor


Rumors never seem to die. Every time you think they’re gone, they just re-appear in another time from a different person. This one has been passed around since at least 2012. 248 more words

Reflections

Common Core math is worse

At first glance, this story looks like a hoax. An eighth-grade teacher in Alabama gave students a math quiz that contained this question: “Tyrone knocked up 4 girls in the gang. 307 more words

Government

Conspiracy Theories

A guy I work with often discuss conspiracy theories, JFK, Nixon, Lincoln, even Hollywood conspiracies. He also claims he’s related to a ton of famous people: Jackie Gleason, Jack Lemmon, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln, Dolly Parton (I loved this one, says that Dolly is his mother’s twin sister) Saint Patrick and Bea Arthur to name a few. 514 more words