History Website / Snopes

12th Nov '15 6:37:19 PM Jeduthun
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* MemeticMutation: Of course, this is the means by which the online rumors and stories spread.
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* MemeticMutation: Of course, this [[invoked]] This is discussed often as the means by which the online rumors and stories spread.
12th Nov '15 6:36:15 PM Jeduthun
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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: A small but non-negligible percentage of the UrbanLegends they've researched actually turn out to be ''true''. A prime example is [[http://www.snopes.com/medical/asylum/fbipizza.asp this story of FBI agents trying to order pizza in an asylum]]— sounds like a joke, but to their astonishment it was confirmed by the FBI. As the site's authors observe: --> "…no matter how bizarre, far-fetched, or incredible a story may seem at first glance, it should never be entirely discounted without at least some effort being made to verify it."

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* MemeticMutation: Of course, this is the means by which the online rumors and stories spread.

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* UrbanLegends: Your top go-to source for debunking all those things you heard from someone who has a friend whose aunt…
14th Feb '15 8:50:36 PM jormis29
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* JustForFun/NotableReferencesToTVTropes: [[http://www.snopes.com/info/news/cookies.asp This article]] links to the StrawFeminist trope page in describing the sort of content of the tale that it is examining.
2nd Jan '15 12:03:56 PM TheUnsquished
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* ConspiracyTheorist: Some of the chain emails that they investigate are conspiracy theories. Among other things, they have examined and debunked the "[[BillClinton Clinton]] body count" list, theories about UsefulNotes/BarackObama's birthplace, and various 9/11 theories.
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* ConspiracyTheorist: Some of the chain emails that they investigate are conspiracy theories. Among other things, they have examined and debunked the "[[BillClinton "[[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] body count" list, theories about UsefulNotes/BarackObama's birthplace, and various 9/11 theories.
25th Dec '14 5:59:01 AM TheUnsquished
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* ConspiracyTheorist: Some of the chain emails that they investigate are conspiracy theories. Among other things, they have examined and debunked the "[[BillClinton Clinton]] body count" list, theories about BarackObama's birthplace, and various 9/11 theories.
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* ConspiracyTheorist: Some of the chain emails that they investigate are conspiracy theories. Among other things, they have examined and debunked the "[[BillClinton Clinton]] body count" list, theories about BarackObama's UsefulNotes/BarackObama's birthplace, and various 9/11 theories.
30th Jun '14 9:16:22 PM DracMonster
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* BlatantLies: Reading this site is a fast way to learn never, ever to trust a forwarded email. Many of the hoaxes documented have never had even a grain of truth at their hearts. Even the ones marked "true" are relative, as every single accompanying email has at least some lying and embellishment.
7th Apr '14 9:26:43 AM Chariset
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[[http://www.snopes.com Snopes]] (aka the UrbanLegends Reference Page) is very nearly the definitive website for busting urban legends and chain emails. They really have ShownTheirWork, and while some things can't be proven, they can be proven false. If someone sends you some stupid email, or posts on Website/{{Facebook}} saying "Bubble Yum is made of [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/bubbleyum.asp spider eggs]]!" you can point them to the right place to figure out that no, it isn't. Or that "[[http://snopes.com/inboxer/prayer/bundy.asp Amanda Bundy]] needs your prayers!" (she recovered years ago). Or, what about [[http://snopes.com/inboxer/medical/shergold.asp Craig Shergold]]? You know, the boy who was collecting greeting cards years ago? Well....Snopes checked, and Mr. Shergold made a full recovery, is now a healthy young man and -- having collected upwards of 33 ''million'' greeting cards -- respectfully requests that people stop sending them.
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[[http://www.snopes.com Snopes]] (aka the UrbanLegends Reference Page) is very nearly the definitive website for busting urban legends and chain emails. They really have ShownTheirWork, and while some things can't simply don't answer to proof or disproof, it's possible to demonstrate that some claims couldn't possibly be proven, they can be proven false.true. If So when someone sends you some stupid email, or posts on Website/{{Facebook}} saying "Bubble Yum is made of [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/bubbleyum.asp spider eggs]]!" you can point them to the right place to figure out that no, it isn't. Or that "[[http://snopes.com/inboxer/prayer/bundy.asp Amanda Bundy]] needs your prayers!" (she recovered years ago). Or, what about [[http://snopes.com/inboxer/medical/shergold.asp Craig Shergold]]? You know, the boy who was collecting greeting cards years ago? Well....Snopes checked, and Mr. Shergold made a full recovery, is now a healthy young man and -- having collected upwards of 33 ''million'' greeting cards -- respectfully requests that people stop sending them.
15th Jan '14 9:43:03 AM IlGreven
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* EskimosArentReal: The famed Taco Bell $2 bill story.
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* EskimosArentReal: The famed [[http://www.snopes.com/business/money/tacobell.asp Taco Bell $2 bill Bill]] story.
15th Jan '14 9:41:41 AM IlGreven
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* EskimosArentReal: The famed Taco Bell $2 bill story.
3rd Jan '14 11:42:19 AM MarsJenkar
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* AdultFear: The "Parental Nightmares" section * BribingYourWayToVictory: A RealLife [[http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/stevenson.asp example here]], which shows a letter informing students of the Adlai E. Stevenson High school that they can donate money to the school in exchange for being pardoned for tardyness or bad grades. Thankfully, it's fake.
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* AdultFear: The "Parental Nightmares" section section. * BribingYourWayToVictory: A RealLife [[http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/stevenson.asp example here]], which shows a letter informing students of the Adlai E. Stevenson High school that they can donate money to the school in exchange for being pardoned for tardyness tardiness or bad grades. Thankfully, it's fake.

* FunWithAcronyms: [[{{Troll}} The Repository of Lost Legends]]
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* FunWithAcronyms: [[{{Troll}} The Repository of Lost Legends]]Legends]].

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* FunWithAcronyms: [[{{Troll}} The Repository PoesLaw: Many of Lost Legends]]the rumors cited are ostensibly news articles but are actually from parody or satirical "news" sources. ''Website/TheOnion'', ''The Daily Currant'', and ''Weekly World News'' are common offenders.
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