1. Mister Ed is Racist : snopes.com
Does an outtake from 'Mister Ed' capture the talking equine making a racist comment?
  ...Does an outtake from 'Mister Ed' capture the talking equine making a racist comment? David Mikkelson Mar 26, 2010 Share -...
  ...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...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:31:03 GMT http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/mistered.asp

2. Should You Put Your Hands at the 10 and 2 O'Clock Positions on the Steering Wheel? : snopes.com •••
Rumor: To enhance maximum driving safety, motorists should keep their hands at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions on the steering wheel.
  ...that they ram our hands and arms into our faces if we follow the old Driver's Ed rules of keeping our hands at higher positions on the car's steering...
  ...Mrs. James Brown once tried to beat traffic charges by ... Fact Check Islamic State of Syria and Lansing ISIS is going door-to-door in Michigan,...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:09:33 GMT http://www.snopes.com/autos/accident/airbags.asp

3. Michelle Obama Copied Her 2008 DNC Speech from Saul Alinsky : snopes.com •••
After Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama's 2008 DNC speech at the 2016 RNC, several sites claimed the FLOTUS plagiarized Saul Alinsky.
  ...raged thereafter on social media, where parodies and joke memes mocked Mrs. Trump's ostensible misstep. A number of creative defenses were proffered for...
  ...Gov. Chris Christie stating that only 7% of Melania's speech was identical to Mrs. Obama's: .@GovChristie: not plagiarism bc "93 percent of the speech...
  ...be ... reflect[ed] our values and aspirations" and was not expressing it as her own thought. As such, the plagiarism claim applied to Mrs. Obama was...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:37:26 GMT http://www.snopes.com/michelle-obama-copied-her-2008-...

4. 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...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:57:09 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2015/12/04/president-obama-...

5. Hillary Clinton Gave 20 Percent of United States' Uranium to Russia in Exchange for Clinton Foundation Donations? : snopes.com •••
Allegations of a deal giving Russia ownership of 20% of U.S. uranium deposits in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation are unsubstantiated.
  ...in 2012. Mr. Telfer said that his donations had nothing to do with his business dealings, and that he had never discussed Uranium One with Mr. or Mrs....
  ...said he had given the money because he wanted to support Mr. Giustra's charitable endeavors with Mr. Clinton. "Frank and I have been friends and business...
  ...Pilkington, Ed. "Clinton Cash: Errors Dog Bill and Hillary Exposť – but Is There any 'There' There?" The Guardian. 5 May 2015. Qiu, Linda. "Donald...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:55:11 GMT http://www.snopes.com/hillary-clinton-uranium-russia-deal/

6. Escalator Footwear Injuries : snopes.com •••
Children have suffered serious injuries by getting their shoes (especially Crocs) caught in escalators.
  ...Agency spokesman Ed Kang urged people who have had problems to report them on the commission's Web site. Crocs officials said they were working with...
  ...Son of Mr. Greenjeans Was Frank Zappa the son of TV's Mr. Greenjeans? Copy the article link Send us your feedback Thank you for writing to...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:32:26 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/parental/escalator.asp

7. 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...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:09:45 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/poprocks.asp

8. President Obama Snubs Scalia's Funeral? : snopes.com •••
President Obama didn't attend the funeral of Antonin Scalia, but golf was not a factor in that decision.
  ...the funeral Mass, and I see no reason to fault him for not attending," said Ed Whelan, a former Scalia clerk who now heads the Ethics and Public Policy...
  ...the funeral of the Supreme Court justice as some sort of political cudgel,” Mr. Earnest said. “The president doesn’t think that that’s appropriate, and,...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:21:03 GMT http://www.snopes.com/obama-snubs-scalias-funeral/

9. Are California Fruits Irrigated with Toxic Fracking Wastewater? : snopes.com •••
A number of social media and blog posts claimed that some California fruits were grown in toxic fracking-related or oil refinery wastewater.
  ...to the misinformation published in the L.A. Times." In one of her latest op-eds, Henry runs through a litany of what's wrong with [a] proposed bill [that...
  ...Further, they appear to be based on water sampling of Mr Smith using a type of sponge, which is a non-standard methodology and is not approved by any...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:23:13 GMT http://www.snopes.com/fruits-irrigated-fracking-wastewater/

10. Philadelphia Fans Boo Santa Claus : snopes.com •••
Fans in Philadelphia once booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus?
  ...Still, he had his limits. "When I finished, Mr. Mullen asked if I wanted to do it again the next year," Olivo says. "I told him, 'No way. If it doesn't...
  ...Levitt, Ed. "Santa's Bad Day." Oakland Tribune. 18 December 1969 (p. 37). Macnow, Glen and Anthony L. Gargano. The Great Philadelphia Fan Book....
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:33:37 GMT http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santa/...

11. Sharia Law Is Taking Over Your BEER? : snopes.com •••
The Obama administration didn't sue on behalf of Muslim truck drivers who refused to transport alcohol.
  ...Obama and/or his administration brought the lawsuit, the judgment "enforc[ed] Sharia law" upon the defendant company. Example: [Collected via e-mail,...
  ...and threatened with prosecution and in some cases lost their businesses. Mr. Obama, it is no wonder that many Americans think you are a Muslim and not a...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:42:05 GMT http://www.snopes.com/obama-muslim-truck-drivers-lawsuit/

12. Muffle Bunny : snopes.com •••
Seventeen people were shot at Bunny Friend Playground in New Orleans, but the incident was not ignored by the media.
  ...— Mr T 2 (@GovtsTheProblem) December 2, 2015 Origins: On 30 November 2015 the web site Mad World News published an article titled "There Was A Giant...
  ..."giant mass shooting" at Bunny Friend Playground in New Orleans was "ignor[ed]" by the media: For the past week, the media has obsessed over the...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:47:03 GMT http://www.snopes.com/bunny-friend-playground-shooting/

13. 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...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:48:07 GMT http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/nixon.asp

14. Daraprim Price Hike Controversy : snopes.com •••
Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli attracted social media outrage over a huge, sudden price hike on the antimalarial drug Daraprim.
  ...drug company trying to gouge patients, it is us trying to stay in business," Mr. Shkreli said. He said that many patients use the drug for far less than...
  ...interspersed with conflicting comments, on Bloomberg indicating he "need[ed] to turn a profit on the drug," and on Twitter claiming that the increase was...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:56:19 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2015/09/21/daraprim/



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