1. Jay Z Buys LA Dodgers, Plans on Moving Them Back to Brooklyn for 2015 Season : snopes.com ••••
Is Jay Z buying the Los Angeles Dodgers and moving the team back to Brooklyn?
  ...Is Jay Z buying the Los Angeles Dodgers and moving the team back to Brooklyn? David Mikkelson From the Archive Share - -...
  ...Z has bought the Los Angeles Dodgers and plans to move the team back to Brooklyn. Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2014] I'm trying to...
  ...the LA Dodgers and furthermore, if they are really being moved back to Brooklyn. Origins: On 11 December 2014, Empire News published an article...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:35:01 GMT http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/brooklyndodgers.asp

2. Chipotle Refuses Service to Brooklyn NYPD Officers? : snopes.com ••••
Did Chipotle workers in Brooklyn refuse service to eight uniformed NYPD officers?
  ...Did Chipotle workers in Brooklyn refuse service to eight uniformed NYPD officers? David Mikkelson From the Archive Share -...
  ...Claim: Employees at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Brooklyn refused service to eight uniformed NYPD officers after making a "hands up, don't shoot" gesture...
  ...officers in uniform tried to eat at Chipotle this week on Montague St. in Brooklyn but were not served. As they walked in the crew put their hands up and...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:45:04 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/chipotlenypd.asp

3. Shaya Plays Baseball : snopes.com •••
About that heartwarming story about a disabled boy at Chush and a baseball game.
  ...In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to children with learning disabilities. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career...
  ...in the piece is the Jewish Center for Special Education on Kent Street in Brooklyn, a school that caters to Yiddish-speaking children of Orthodox Hasidic...
  ...Sources: Krohn, Paysach. Echoes of the Maggid. Brooklyn: Artscroll Mesorah, 1999. ISBN 1-57819-260-9. David Mikkelson founded snopes.com in 1994, and...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:19:30 GMT http://www.snopes.com/glurge/chush.asp

4. Stephen Wiltshire : snopes.com •••
An autistic artist drew a rendering of the New York skyline from memory after a 20-minute helicopter ride?
  ...The unbelievably intricate picture was drawn at Brooklyn's prestigious Pratt Institute from Stephen's memory, with details of every building sketched in...
  ...Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. "I always memorize by helicopter," he said, pausing from detailing the corners of a street on the Brooklyn side of the...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00:59 GMT http://www.snopes.com/photos/arts/wiltshire.asp

5. Hurricane Sandy Photographs : snopes.com •••
Various photographs capture images of Hurricane Sandy?
  ...Brooklyn Bridge One photograph was purported to show an "eerie picture as Hurricane Sandy approached the Brooklyn Bridge": Another real image, but...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:14:33 GMT http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/sandy.asp

6. The Gold and Ivory Tablecloth : snopes.com •••
A war-separated couple is reunited by a tablecloth.
  ...adds many additional details not present in the original: the setting is Brooklyn, the tablecloth features an embroidered cross at its center, the woman...
  ...newly assigned to their first congregation to reopen a Shul in suburban Brooklyn" changes the religion of everyone involved. Origins: True or not, this...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:19:41 GMT http://www.snopes.com/glurge/tablecloth.asp

7. Black Lives Matter Protesters Chant for 'Dead Cops Now' in Baton Rouge : snopes.com •••
A perpetually recirculating video of BLM protesters chanting for "dead cops" dates to December 2014 and is unrelated to BLM protest events occurring in...
  ...#shutitdown RT @alimhaider: Brooklyn Protest — “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” (vid) http://t.co/HKPXpoEEPF — Pro-Western Local...
  ...Brooklyn Protest — “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” (vid) http://t.co/TI8MMhoDNy — Jubal E. Harshaw (@alimhaider) December 14,...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:37:33 GMT http://www.snopes.com/black-lives-matter-protesters-...

8. PS 169 Pledge of Allegiance and Holiday Ban Controversy : snopes.com •••
The New York Post claimed PS 169 Principal Eujin Jaela Kim banned the Pledge of Allegiance, Santa, and Thanksgiving.
  ...The social media outrage machine went into overdrive following claims a Brooklyn principal banned holidays and the Pledge of Allegiance. Kim LaCapria...
  ...New principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and parents. “We...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:43:53 GMT http://www.snopes.com/ps-169-pledge-allegiance-holiday-...

9. Accused Cascade Mall Shooter Arcan Cetin Voted as a Non-Citizen? : snopes.com •••
Accused Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin reportedly was registered to vote and participated in three elections, despite being a green card holder (not a...
  ...from work one evening in 1992, he came across a group of volunteers in Brooklyn registering people to vote. Mr. Joseph, a legal permanent resident who...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:05:53 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cascade-mall-shooter-voted/

10. Bernie Sanders Flies Coach? : snopes.com •••
Bernie Sanders famously flew coach, but that may have changed after he was placed under Secret Service protection and the primary season got busier.
  ...are posted under the hashtag #SandersOnAPlane — including one showing the Brooklyn native sneaking in some computer time while sitting between two...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:07:10 GMT http://www.snopes.com/bernie-sanders-flies-coach/

11. Etymology of Jimmies (Ice Cream Sprinkles) : snopes.com •••
Jimmies, the chocolate sprinkles used on confections, are so named as a reference to Jim Crow.
  ...confection to the Just Born company, a candymaking operation founded in Brooklyn in 1923 who now produce such popular treats as 'Peeps' and 'Mike and...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:08:59 GMT http://www.snopes.com/language/offense/jimmies.asp

12. Jackie Robinson: 'I Cannot Stand and Sing the Anthem. I Cannot Salute the Flag' : snopes.com •••
Black baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson wrote that he couldn't sing the anthem or salute the flag because "I know that I am a black man in a white world."
  ...had been hired away from the Kansas City Monarchs, a Negro League team, by Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, who, in what came to be called...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:09:45 GMT http://www.snopes.com/jackie-robinson-anthem/

13. Wally Pipp's Career-Ending 'Headache' : snopes.com •••
Rumor: Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak begin when Wally Pipp sat out a game with a headache.
  ...Golenbock, Peter. Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Chicago: Contemporary Publishing, 1984. ISBN 0-8092-2395-3 (pp. 267-272). Kahn, Roger....
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:10:20 GMT http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/wallypipp.asp

14. Baseball : snopes.com •••
Urban legends about baseball.
  ...Brooklyn Dodgers manager Chuck Dressen played a mean-spirited trick on second-string outfielder Cal Abrams. The Baby Ruth candy bar was named after...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:10:20 GMT http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/baseball.asp

15. Sports Archives | Snopes.com •••
Archive of posts by category: Sports
  ...Legend: Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Cal Abrams was ordered to publicly berate the Cincinnati Reds' manager, then was traded to that team a few days...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:10:21 GMT http://www.snopes.com/category/fact-sports/?page=2

16. Dust Off Death : snopes.com •••
Have adolescents died of huffing from cans of Dust-Off brand compressed air?
  ...In January 2004 in Brooklyn, New York, 18-year-old Kristian Roggio was killed when her vehicle was struck by one driven by Vincent Litto, 20, who had...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:10:39 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/dustoff.asp

17. Muslim Woman Sworn in as New York City Civil Judge : snopes.com •••
Carolyn Walker-Diallo, a Muslim, used a Quran for her swearing-in in as a New York City Civil Court Judge in December 2015.
  ...in recognition of her Muslim faith. Carolyn Walker-Diallo was elected in Brooklyn’s 7th Municipal District and took her oath of office last week using...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:12:19 GMT http://www.snopes.com/muslim-woman-sworn-new-york-city-...

18. 'The Simpsons' Predicted Pokemon Go : snopes.com •••
A photograph purportedly showing that 'The Simpsons' animated television series predicted the advent of the Pokemon Go app is a fake.
  ...Did Chipotle workers in Brooklyn refuse service to eight ... Fact Check Sinking Feeling Does a photograph show a bathroom with an unusually painted...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:17:56 GMT http://www.snopes.com/simpsons-pokemon-go-prediction/

19. Full Kale Panic : snopes.com •••
No, scientists have not discovered that eating kale is dangerous and bad for you.
  ...t-shirt. To prep for a big blizzard in early 2015, residents of a trendy Brooklyn section cleaned out the kale bins of their neighborhood Whole Foods....
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:18:38 GMT http://www.snopes.com/kale-not-safe/

20. Pharaoh Moans : snopes.com •••
Readers were fooled by a satirical article reporting that Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh had been released into the wild by his owner.
  ...Legend: Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Cal Abrams was ordered to ... Fact Check Water Works Rumor: The average person needs to drink eight glasses of...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:18:57 GMT http://www.snopes.com/media-fake-news-american-pharaoh/

21. Larry Doby : snopes.com •••
Did Joe Gordon deliberately strike out to prevent rookie teammate Larry Doby from looking bad?
  ...major league baseball by starting the season with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League. Although Robinson's earlier entrée into the major leagues...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:19:43 GMT http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/doby.asp

22. The Fence - Herman Rosenblat : snopes.com •••
Concentration camp survivor is coincidentally reunited years later with a girl who secretly helped feed him.
  ...shot by a burglar at the shop were he worked as a television repairman in Brooklyn. While in the hospital, Herman's mother, who died in the Holocaust,...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:20:02 GMT http://www.snopes.com/glurge/thefence.asp

23. Documents : snopes.com •••
Urban legends about historical documents.
  ...Did Chipotle workers in Brooklyn refuse service to eight ... News Lucifer Is a Good Guy? Thousands Sign Petition Against New FOX TV Series Is the FOX...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:20:56 GMT http://www.snopes.com/history/document/document.asp

24. McDonnell-Douglas Questionnaire : snopes.com •••
Humorous questionnaire posted on the McDonnell-Douglas web site?
  ...Legend: Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Cal Abrams was ordered to ... Fact Check They Call the Wind M'Ry-ah Did a Congresswoman call for hurricanes to be...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:22:02 GMT http://www.snopes.com/humor/letters/douglas.asp

25. Brandenn Bremmer Suicide : snopes.com •••
A viral image about late prodigy Brandenn Bremmer gets some facts right but also includes mere speculation.
  ..."It kind of runs in my family: my grandfather was a kabbalist rabbi in Brooklyn, and my father used to heal sick babies with kosher salt," Hilton said....
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:27:10 GMT http://www.snopes.com/brandenn-bremmer/

26. Baseball Archives | Snopes.com •••
Archive of posts by category: Baseball
  ...Legend: Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Cal Abrams was ordered to publicly berate the Cincinnati Reds' manager, then was traded to that team a few days...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:28:42 GMT http://www.snopes.com/category/facts/fact-sports/fact-...

27. Brad Pitt Death Hoax : snopes.com •••
Actor Brad Pitt, whose split from wife Angelina Jolie was announced in September 2016, did not die in a shooting range suicide.
  ...Did Chipotle workers in Brooklyn refuse service to eight ... Copy the article link Send us your feedback Thank you for writing to us! Although...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:30:13 GMT http://www.snopes.com/brad-pitt-death-hoax/

28. Accessories Brand Claims They Sent Ivanka Trump a Rude 'Thank You' Note : snopes.com •••
Accessories brand Lady Grey leveraged the power of election news to publicize a critical thank you note they claim they sent to Ivanka Trump.
  ...included in her package and shipped last week directly from our studio in Brooklyn," Martinelli told the Cut in an e-mail. "While we were flattered to...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:31:08 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2016/08/18/lady-grey-ivanka-trump/

29. TRUE: Trump's Family Surname Was Once 'Drumpf' : snopes.com •••
Donald Trump's ancestors did change their surname from "Drumpf" to "Trump," but the exact timing of that change wasn't clear.
  ...apartments in the 1950s and 60s for the working-class residents of Brooklyn and Queens. He was known for sober management, thriftiness and humble...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:34:03 GMT http://www.snopes.com/donald-drumpf/

30. Bizarre Mirage of a Floating City in China? : snopes.com •••
A viral story about a floating city in China suspiciously lacked more than one grainy video or photo.
  ...Did Chipotle workers in Brooklyn refuse service to eight ... News Number of Americans Who Say They Use Pot Doubled in Three Years According to a...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:34:11 GMT http://www.snopes.com/floating-city-china/

31. Starbucks in Israel : snopes.com •••
Rumor: Starbucks donates money to the Israeli army but closed all their outlets in Israel because the company supports Arab countries.
  ...CEO Howard Schultz, Israel has always been a fraught topic. Raised in a Brooklyn Jewish family, he’s been accused of supporting Israel and also of not...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:35:43 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/israel/starbucks.asp

32. The Fix Is In: Sanders Supporters in New York See Votes Switched to Hillary : snopes.com •••
A Huffington Post clone falsely reported that New York primary voters witnessed their votes changing from Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton.
  ...Bergin, Brigid. "De Blasio Demands Explanation, As Decline in Registered Brooklyn Democrats Doubles." WNYC. 19 April 2016. Tags: hillary clinton...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:40:36 GMT http://www.snopes.com/votes-switched-sanders-clinton/

33. Bill Cosby on Blaming White People : snopes.com •••
Did comedian Bill Cosby's remarks form the basis of a 'We Can't Blame White People' essay?
  ...In December 2004, he addressed a panel at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, telling them: "Stop waiting for a leader. Get Up! Tell your friends. And if...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:43:05 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/cosby.asp

34. Juval Aviv Terrorist Predictions : snopes.com •••
Did Juval Aviv correctly predict upcoming terrorist attacks against the U.K. and the U.S.?
  ...outlets that had run Aviv's allegations squirmed under the scrutiny. A Brooklyn federal magistrate later found Aviv's report to be utterly without merit....
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:44:04 GMT http://www.snopes.com/rumors/soapbox/juvalaviv.asp

35. Las Palmas Restaurant Accused of Spitting in Officers' Drinks : snopes.com •••
Just prior to an outbreak of violence against police in Baton Rouge, a Facebook page claimed employees at that city's Las Palmas restaurant spit in...
  ...in late 2014 after the purported shunning of a group of NYPD officers at a Brooklyn Chipotle. An internal investigation by the chain proved that the...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:45:05 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2016/07/18/las-palmas-baton-rouge/

36. Origin of Fortune Cookies : snopes.com •••
Did fortune cookies originate in China?
  ...advertising them as "Genuine American Fortune Cookies." In 1992 Brooklyn-based Wonton Food expanded its existing fortune cookie business into China,...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:45:50 GMT http://www.snopes.com/food/origins/fortune.asp

37. Rental Scam : snopes.com •••
Con artist rents out a property he has no authorization to lease.
  ...artist absurdly dupes a naive rube into "buying" something — such as the Brooklyn Bridge — that the scammer clearly (in the eyes of any reasonable...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:47:09 GMT http://www.snopes.com/fraud/sales/rental.asp

38. Voter Suppression in New York? : snopes.com •••
New York voters with pins or clothing endorsing candidates won't be turned away, and polling hours have not been cut in any region.
  ...City Councilman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn) agreed, but added that in his experience the law “isn’t as strictly enforced as it should be.” Palyn Hung,...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:47:56 GMT http://www.snopes.com/sanders-voter-suppression-ny/

39. Were Two Men Arrested for Manspreading in New York? : snopes.com •••
Multiple outlets reported that two men have been arrested for manspreading, but the claim was suspiciously vague.
  ...On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyn’s criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:48:08 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2015/06/02/manspreading-arrest/

40. FALSE: Scientists Create Kale and Cannabis Hybrid : snopes.com •••
An April Fool's Day joke claimed that scientists had crossbred kale with marijuana.
  ...A Brooklyn-based lab has successfully bred the world’s first Kale x Cannabis hybrid. The company, Williamsburg Wonders, announced today that the new...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:49:36 GMT http://www.snopes.com/scientists-kale-marijuana-hybrid/

41. Etymology of Mad As a Hatter : snopes.com •••
Does the phrase 'mad as a hatter' refer to hat-makers poisoned by mercury fumes?
  ...Natter. As does this 1895 entry from Beckwith's Almanac, which cites the Brooklyn Eagle as its source: The phrase "mad as a hatter" has no reference to...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:53:17 GMT http://www.snopes.com/language/phrases/hatter.asp

42. Not Necessarily the News : snopes.com •••
News stories that aren't really news.
  ...Jay-Z bought the Dodgers and is moving the team back to Brooklyn. FALSE The United States Postal Service is selling Queen Michelle Obama stamps....
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:54:26 GMT http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/notnews.asp

43. Bernie Sanders Marched with MLK at Selma? : snopes.com •••
A photograph doesn't show Bernie Sanders marching from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 with Martin Luther King, Jr.
  ...of CORE [Congress of Racial Equality] shortly after transferring from Brooklyn College in 1961. During Sanders' first year in Chicago, a group of...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:56:51 GMT http://www.snopes.com/sanders-mlk-selma-march/

44. FALSE: Internet Celebrity Daniel Lara Was Mugged for His Shoes : snopes.com •••
A fake news article claimed Lara, who goes by "Damn Daniel" on Vine, had been robbed for his signature Vans.
  ...Legend: Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Cal Abrams was ordered to ... Fact Check Ebola School Did a group of third graders in Kansas catch Ebola from...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:59:44 GMT http://www.snopes.com/daniel-lara-mugged-vans/

45. Sports Archives | Snopes.com •••
Archive of posts by category: Sports
  ...Legend: Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Cal Abrams was ordered to publicly berate the Cincinnati Reds' manager, then was traded to that team a few days...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:59:58 GMT http://www.snopes.com/category/facts/fact-sports/?page=2

46. Steve Buscemi: 9/11 Hero : snopes.com •••
Actor Steve Buscemi was once a firefighter and assisted the FDNY after the 9/11 attacks.
  ...the Brotherhood of Fire Facebook page in September 2013, Steve Buscemi (a Brooklyn native) began his working life as 22-year-old New York City...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:01:30 GMT http://www.snopes.com/rumors/buscemi.asp

47. Black Officer Jay Stalien Shares Views on Race and Policing : snopes.com •••
A black police officer by the name of Jay Stalien published a viral Facebook post after the Dallas police shootings in July 2016.
  ...inside growing up. Here I am, a young African-American born and raised in Brooklyn, NY wanting to be a cop. I watched and lived through the crime that...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:02:43 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2016/07/11/black-officer-jay-...

48. John Fawcett Predator Warning : snopes.com •••
Rumor: John Fawcett, a suspect in a number of sex crimes against a child victim, remains at large.
  ...Did Chipotle workers in Brooklyn refuse service to eight ... Fact Check Instagram Cancellation Hoax Is Instagram overloaded and about to cancel the...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:07:41 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/fawcett.asp



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