1. Mister Ed is Racist : snopes.com
Does an outtake from 'Mister Ed' capture the talking equine making a racist comment?
  ...Ed TV series captures the talking equine making a racist comment. Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006] Comment: My friend told me that Mr. Ed...
  ...younger viewers' credulity too much to think that the folks behind Mister Ed, the 1960s sitcom based on the adventures of architect Wilbur Post and the...
  ...from a 1961 episode showing a young black actress taking her leave of Mister Ed with the parting words "I better get out of here," to which the sardonic...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:26:03 GMT http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/mistered.asp

2. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan : snopes.com •••
Did crime rates plummet during the Beatles' first appearance on the 'Ed Sullivan Show'?
  ...Claim: During the Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, crime rates plummeted all over the U.S. Examples: [Chicago Sun-Times,...
  ...never went out of fashion with the Americans ... When they appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in 1965 [sic], American juvenile crime fell on that one night...
  ...Mr. Rogers said his mother responded to scary news by telling ... Getting Carded Did a 1977 'Happy Days' episode promote a 500% increase in ......
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:25:57 GMT http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/beatles.asp

3. USS Abraham Lincoln Letter : snopes.com •••
Officer aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln describes difficulties with ship's humanitarian mission in Sumatra.
  ...By Ed Stanton It has been three weeks since my ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln, arrived off the Sumatran coast to aid the hundreds of thousands of...
  ...Origins: Ed Offley, editor of the DefenseWatch magazine at SFTT.org, where the piece cited above was originally published, wrote to tell us: I am writing...
  ...Mr. Stanton. Defensewatch has since published an editorial by another USS Abraham Lincoln officer who disclaims the opinions expressed in the...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:50:00 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/lincoln.asp

4. Christmas Cards for Noah Biorkman : snopes.com •••
Noah Biorkman, a 5-year-old boy battling cancer, wants to receive Christmas cards?
  ...Ed Carter went to school together years ago. They keep in touch by email. She mentioned the early Christmas for her son in an email to Ed. Mrs....
  ...Mr. Smiley Get a free t-shirt from Mr. Smiley? Raspberry Ultra Drops Are Raspberry Ultra Drops a scam? Judd Nelson Dead? Has actor Judd Nelson...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:21:06 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/biorkman.asp

5. Radio & TV (Television Legends) : snopes.com •••
Urban legends, myths, and stories about television.
  ...Frank Zappa was the son of the actor who played Mr. Greenjeans on Captain Kangaroo.* Captain Pugwash: British TV cartoon characters had sexually...
  ...The Ed Sullivan Show: During the Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, crime rates plummeted all over the U.S. Family Matters: Jaleel...
  ...Mister Ed: An outtake from Mister Ed captures the talking equine making a racist comment. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Children's show host Fred...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:11:08 GMT http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/tv.asp

6. Edible Arrangements Funds Hamas? : snopes.com •••
Does Edible Arrangements fund the terrorist organization Hamas?
  ...on your website, Blue MauMau. The article is false and defamatory of Mr. Farid and the Farid Foundation, and we demand an inunediate and complete...
  ...The article has been deliberately written to falsely accuse Mr. Farid and the Farid Foundation of supporting the illegal acts of alleged terrorist...
  ...time ago, the Anti-Defamation League responded that such "allegations lack[ed] context and nuance and [the accuser] [did] not offer any clear evidence to...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:34:28 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/...

7. Grateful Millionaire : snopes.com •••
Newer version of old urban legend claims Donald Trump rewarded a stranger who helped him change a flat tire by paying off the good samaritan's mortgage.
  ...he does, and is promptly introduced to Donald Trump and his wife, Ivana. Mr. Trump extends his appreciation for the timely assistance and inquires if...
  ...said his wife would be just thrilled to get flowers from the famous Trumps. Mr. Trump indicates they would do just that and, after the limousine was...
  ...There are those who now swear they saw Donald Trump hand over an oversized, Ed McMahon-type check on TV. Likely this "Publisher's Clearing House" mental...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:10:08 GMT http://www.snopes.com/luck/trump.asp

8. President Obama's 'Charlie Brown Christmas' Controversy : snopes.com •••
Social media controversy erupted after President Obama's remarks during an "A Charlie Brown Christmas" retrospective.
  ...[Mrs. Obama's comment] was all well and good – until President Obama chimed in. “They teach us that tiny trees just need a little love, and that on...
  ...“Because as Linus knows, that’s what Christmas is all about,” Mrs. Obama declared ... what is not within [the Obama family's] purview is to revise the...
  ...quite different from the cries of creeping secularization voiced in recent op-eds: Schulz was adamant about Linus' reading of the Bible, despite...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:28:15 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2015/12/04/president-obama-...

9. American Taliban : snopes.com •••
Did Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby write an opinion piece blaming John Walker Lindh's parents for their over-permissiveness?
  ...ran in the op-ed section of that newspaper on 13 December 2001. Yes, it appears that in regards to the factual content of the piece, Mr. Jacoby was...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:11:38 GMT http://www.snopes.com/rumors/jacoby.asp

10. Former Navy SEAL Rebukes Obama : snopes.com •••
Navy SEAL rebukes President Obama over the various aspects of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Is it legitimate and accurate criticism?
  ...Yet now that it is useful, you Mr. President, continue to refer to the event as if it were YOU and you alone which accomplished the worthy task of...
  ...verifiable statement is the following: Yet now that it is useful, you Mr. President, continue to refer to the event as if it were YOU and you alone which...
  ...is not accurate. First of all, it is not true that President Obama "attempt[ed] to stop or delay Bin Laden's demise." In fact, what "reliable sources"...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:34:49 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/navyseal.asp

11. Hillary Clinton and Sir Edmund Hillary : snopes.com •••
Rumor: Hillary Clinton was named after famed mountain climber Sir Edmund Hillary.
  ...For her part, Mrs. Clinton confessed that her mother, Dorothy Rodham, had read an article about the intrepid Edmund Hillary, a one-time beekeeper who had...
  ..."It had two l's, which is how she thought she was supposed to spell Hillary," Mrs. Clinton told reporters after the brief meeting on the tarmac, minutes...
  ...Ed Koch Did former New York mayor Ed Koch deliver a radio address on ... Thanksgiving An army captain in Iraq describes President Bush's surprise...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:23:29 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/hillary.asp

12. Citgo / Petro Express : snopes.com •••
E-mails urge Americans to buy/not buy Citgo brand gasoline.
  ...that she had told him "she is going to put up her tent again in front of Mr. Danger's ranch." In some of his strongest recent comments aimed at...
  ...because he dared to stand up to the U.S. Excerpts from two U.S. newspaper Op-Ed pieces of that period illustrated this dichotomy: [Corrales, 2006] Hugo...
  ...to accountability and limits on presidential power, the picture grows dark. Mr. Chávez has achieved absolute power over all state institutions that might...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:19:48 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/citgo.asp

13. 'Bachelor' Pregnancy Rumor : snopes.com •••
Did TV's 'Bachelor' Aaron Buerge get three of the girls from the show pregnant?
  ...Michael Eisner, CEO of Disney, the parent company of ABC. "While we await Mr. Burges to submit to a paternity test to make it official, we can tell you...
  ...have become impregnated by any one else other than Mr. Burges. We are obviously trying to work with Mr. Burges to get to the bottom of this, and to...
  ...Does an outtake from 'Mister Ed' capture the talking equine ... Baghdad Betty Did an Iraqi government propaganda broadcaster warn American ... Send...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:25:51 GMT http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/pregnant.asp

14. Ben Stein - How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today's World? : snopes.com •••
Did Ben Stein write an article about the nature of stardom?
  ...Bueller's Day Off (and his similar role as the monotonic science teacher Mr. Cantwell on the TV series The Wonder Years) and as the keenly competitive...
  ...For several years (through the end of 2003), Mr. Stein penned a regular column for E! Online, and the excerpt quoted above is taken from his final...
  ...Captain Ed Freeman Rumor: The news media ignored the death of Medal of Honor ... FALSE: Immigrant Song President Obama does not plan to issue an...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:34:24 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/benstein.asp

15. Weapons of Mass Destruction Quotes : snopes.com •••
Rumor: List records statements by Democratic leaders about Saddam Hussein's acquisition or possession of weapons of mass destruction.
  ...this course is fraught with danger. We and our NATO allies did not depose Mr. Milosevic, who was responsible for more than a quarter of a million people...
  ...So Mr. President, for all its appeal, a unilateral attack, while it cannot be ruled out, on the present facts is not a good option. Making a speech at...
  ...Captain Ed Freeman Rumor: The news media ignored the death of Medal of Honor ... Illinois Eavesdropping Law Has Illinois made it a felony for its...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:26:18 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/wmdquotes.asp

16. Cindy Sheehan : snopes.com •••
Was Cindy Sheehan's son, Casey, raised by her ex-husband after the couple divorced and both remarried?
  ...1 June 2005. We're not aware of any interviews or news articles in which Mr. Sheehan has spoken publicly about his feelings regarding his son's death,...
  ...Ed Koch Did former New York mayor Ed Koch deliver a radio address on ... Free for All Is the U.S. government opening gas stations to distribute...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:32:03 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/sheehan.asp

17. Stolen Watch : snopes.com •••
Did a professor unwittingly commit a theft?
  ...has been around far longer than most of our readers! The story written by Mrs. Davis in the Stockton Record, of an automobilist who picked up a man on...
  ...Unlike tales involving a theft of money, some variations of The "Pocket(ed) Watch" result in the victim-turned-thief's failing to end up with another's...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:13:57 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/safety/watch.asp

18. Older and More Insurance : snopes.com •••
How a matronly woman paid back the young woman who stole her parking space.
  ...Old Folklore Tales Circulating." The San Diego Union-Tribune. 19 July 1986 (Ed. 1,2, pp. 1-2). Brunvand, Jan Harold. The Mexican Pet. New York: W. W....
  ...Mrs. James Brown once tried to beat traffic charges by ... Lorry, Lorry, Hallelujah! A trucker picked on by bikers at coffee shop drives over their...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:22:08 GMT http://www.snopes.com/autos/insurance/richer.asp

19. Rescuing Richard Nixon : snopes.com •••
Did a good samaritan once rescue a drowning Richard Nixon?
  ..."I'll personally hand it to you," said Mr. Clinton. "I'd like a pair of Nike Air Turbos," the second boy said. "I'll buy them myself and give them to...
  ...Ford, Ed and Harry Hershfield and Joe Laurie, Jr. Cream of the Crop. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1947 (p. 42). Reuters. "North Korean General Cracks...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:35:18 GMT http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/nixon.asp

20. Pop Rocks + Soda = DEATH : snopes.com •••
Rumor: Little Mikey of LIFE cereal fame died when he mixed Pop Rocks with soda.
  ...Replied Mrs. Gilchrist: "He just came home from school!" General Foods was battling "exploded kid" rumors as early as 1979, a scant four years after the...
  ...In the 1998 slasher classic Urban Legend, the folklore professor invites a co-ed to eat Pop Rocks and then down a soda. She refuses to do it because she...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:48:24 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/poprocks.asp

21. The Jogger's Billfold : snopes.com •••
Did a jogger unwittingly commit a theft?
  ...This is supposed to be a true story. A man, we'll call him Mr. Jones, is riding to work on the subway in New York City and there's this guy who keeps...
  ...thief" motif appearing in such tales since the early 1900s. (Visit our Pocket(ed) Watch, Stolen Biscuits, and Gun-Toting Grannies pages for other legends...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:57:37 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/safety/wallet.asp

22. Trump Insists He Witnessed Cheering Muslims on 9/11 : snopes.com •••
Donald Trump insisted he saw footage of Muslims cheering in New Jersey on 9/11, but the incident he referenced never occurred.
  ...It was not clear what Mr. Trump was referring to. There were cheers of support in some Middle Eastern countries that day, which were broadcast on...
  ...There are those who now swear they saw Donald Trump hand over an oversized, Ed McMahon-type check on TV. Likely this "Publisher's Clearing House" mental...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:58:02 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2015/11/22/donald-trump-cheering-911/

23. Mike Nesmith Firecracker Injury : snopes.com •••
Did Monkee Mike Nesmith take up the guitar after a firecracker injured his hand?
  ...rock, and the sledgehammer came down on his hand instead of the rock. Because Mrs. Nesmith followed the beliefs of Christian Science, young Mike was not...
  ...Finn, Ed and T. Bone. The Monkees Scrapbook. San Francisco: Last Gasp, 1986. ISBN 0-86719-356-5 (p. 38). Massingill, Randi L. Total Control: The...
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:58:30 GMT http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/nesmith2.asp

24. Taco Bell Dog Death : snopes.com •••
Did Taco Bell end its famous ad campaign because the dog died?
  ...so many memorable characters that at times it seems we are up to our ears in Mr. Whipples, lonely Maytag repairmen, and talking syrup bottles. Yet even...
  ...Does an outtake from 'Mister Ed' capture the talking equine ... Station Identification Was a broadcast by Houston's KLEE-TV picked up in England ......
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:03:01 GMT http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/tacobell.asp



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