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How to Drink All Night Without Getting Drunk

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EXAMPLE I Eighty-eight milliliters of 80 proof vodka, diluted with 80 ml. of water are consumed by a young, 160 pound adult woman, within 5 minutes. The alcohol content in the breath, directly proportional to the blood alcohol level, is measured periodically until the level falls below 0.002%. The experiment is repeated, with the same […]




Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Clinton by Benghazi Families

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn’t defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied. The lawsuit also alleged the former Democratic presidential candidate’s use of […]




Is This ‘Monster Bullfrog’ Real?

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CLAIM A photograph shows a man holding a 13-pound bullfrog. FALSE RATING FALSE WHAT’S TRUE A photograph showing a man holding a large bullfrog is real. WHAT’S FALSE The bullfrog is being held out toward the camera, making it appear larger than usual; This bullfrog does not weigh 13 pounds. ORIGIN On 25 May 2017, […]




Is This ‘Monster Bullfrog’ Real?

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CLAIM A photograph shows a man holding a 13-pound bullfrog. FALSE RATING FALSE WHAT’S TRUE A photograph showing a man holding a large bullfrog is real. WHAT’S FALSE The bullfrog is being held out toward the camera, making it appear larger than usual; This bullfrog does not weigh 13 pounds. ORIGIN On 25 May 2017, […]




The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory

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In mid-May 2017, Fox News published a story (since retracted) pushing a conspiracy theory that Seth Rich, a 27-year-old Democratic National Committee staffer, had leaked tens of thousands of hacked e-mails to document dumping site WikiLeaks just before he was murdered. Although the story was quickly debunked, the rumor that the murder was a coverup galloped across […]




Was the Manchester Terror Attack a ‘False Flag’?

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CLAIM The suicide bombing attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England was a hoax. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 22 May 2017, various conspiracy theories began to emerge on the Internet pushing narratives that a suicide bombing attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England was either a […]




Wally Pipp’s Career-Ending ‘Headache’

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CLAIM ou Gehrig’s consecutive game streak begin when Yankee first baseman Wally Pipp sat out a game with a headache. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN Few people who lived through events such as the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 or the terrorist attacks against America on 11 September 2001 would deny that […]




Pat Robertson: ‘Gay People Should Wear Specially-Colored Clothes to Warn Straight People’?

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CLAIM Televangelist Pat Robertson said gay people should wear specific colors so they can be easily identified by straight people. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In a 2 November 2015 article titled “Pat Robertson: ‘Gay People Should Wear Specially-Colored Clothes to Warn Straight People,’” the web site Religionlo reported: Televangelist Pat Robertson recently repeated his prediction that LGBT rights […]




Callers Threaten Texas Lawmaker Who Seeks Trump Impeachment

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HOUSTON (AP) — A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he’s been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Al Green held a town hall meeting and played recordings of several threatening voicemails left at his offices in Houston and Washington, the Houston Chronicle reports. The […]




Aerosmith’s Memory Problems

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CLAIM Aerosmith once decided to play their set list in reverse, then opened a concert with their encore and mistakenly walked off the stage. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN The pop music concert industry has come a long way since the mid-1960s, when groups like the Beatles would undertake tours during which they played for less […]




Is Banana Boat Sunscreen Causing Burns in Children?

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CLAIM Banana Boat brand sunscreen is causing severe burns, particularly on toddlers and young children. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN In May 2017, Rebecca Cannon, a Canadian woman, published a series of posts on Facebook, describing the second-degree chemical burns her 14-month-old daughter Kyla purportedly suffered after Cannon sprayed her with Banana Boat Kids SPF-50 sunscreen.  Photos […]




Despite Multiple Lawsuits, Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Says He’ll Take DHS Position

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On 17 May 2017, Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke said he will be accepting a position offered to him as an assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, where he expects to start in June 2017.  Clarke, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, started his career in law enforcement with the Milwaukee Police Department in […]




Can the New Drug ‘Gray Death’ Be Transmitted Through the Air?

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CLAIM A dangerous new drug known as “gray death” can kill through the air and skin contact. TRUE RATING TRUE ORIGIN On 11 May 2017, TheFederalistPapers.org, a web site that often posts conservative click bait, reported on a new drug cocktail known as “Gray Death”: The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is warning about the […]




Russia Experts Raise Concerns Over President Trump’s Treatment of U.S. Press

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In 2014, long before it became generally accepted that the Russian government had meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election using what Russia experts call “active measures” (a term that generally refers to influence campaigns), former RT America anchor Liz Wahl may have provided Americans with the first high-profile warning that the Kremlin was feeding […]




Prominent Mexican Journalist Shot and Killed in Daylight Attack

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On 15 May 2017, veteran reporter Javier Valdez Cárdenas (who reported extensively on the Mexican drug trade) was shot and killed in an attack near the offices of the newspaper he co-founded in Mexico. He was 50. Valdez’s weekly publication, Ríodoce, confirmed his death, saying he was “intercepted” by unidentified gunmen while driving. The newspaper […]