1. Trade Bait : snopes.com •••
Legend: Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Cal Abrams was ordered to publicly berate the Cincinnati Reds' manager, then was traded to that team a few days later.
  ...Legend: Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Cal Abrams was ordered to publicly berate the Cincinnati Reds' manager, then was traded to that team a few days...
  ...Claim: Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Cal Abrams was publicly ordered to berate the Cincinnati Reds' manager, then was traded to that team a few days later....
  ...Abrams, a major league outfielder in the 1950s who started out with the Brooklyn Dodgers, travelled the same career arc as many an unfortunate baseball...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:33:31 GMT http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/abrams.asp

2. 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. Snopes Delivered to Your Inbox: Sign Up...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:22:47 GMT http://www.snopes.com/glurge/chush.asp

3. Tropical Fantasy Renders Blacks Sterile : snopes.com •••
Does Tropical Fantasy contain a secret ingredient that will render blacks sterile?
  ...Origins: Tropical Fantasy was brought onto the market in September 1990 by Brooklyn Bottling, a small family-owned soft drink manufacturer established in...
  ...Brooklyn Bottling's early attempts to fight the rumor were unsuccessful. Consumers were not swayed by the information that the same ridiculous slander...
  ...also submitted to the FDA for testing, and the results were made public. Brooklyn Bottling employees were sent into affected areas to distribute ''truth...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:31:37 GMT http://www.snopes.com/racial/business/tropical.asp

4. Cheating Husband Billboard : snopes.com •••
Rumor: Woman takes revenge on her cheating husband by advertising his infidelities on a billboard.
  ...Your [soon-to-be-ex] Wife, Emily.") popped up not only in New York, but in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Chicago as well. Some sharp-eyed readers noticed...
  ...thanks to camera phone pictures: the billboard was identical to others in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Chicago. Someone else discovered that Emily was...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:09:53 GMT http://www.snopes.com/love/revenge/emily.asp

5. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:01 GMT http://www.snopes.com/glurge/tablecloth.asp

6. That Girl Emily : snopes.com •••
Woman takes revenge on her cheating husband by advertising his infidelities on a billboard.
  ...[soon-to-be-ex] Wife, Emily.'') popped up not only in New York, but in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Chicago as well. Some sharp-eyed readers noticed that...
  ...thanks to camera phone pictures: the billboard was identical to others in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Chicago. Someone else discovered that Emily was...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:28:17 GMT http://www.snopes.com/love/betrayal/emily.asp

7. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:09:41 GMT http://www.snopes.com/language/offense/jimmies.asp

8. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:10:45 GMT http://www.snopes.com/jackie-robinson-anthem/

9. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:11:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/rumors/buscemi.asp

10. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:11:25 GMT http://www.snopes.com/category/fact-sports/?page=2

11. Friends Forever Tampons Hoax : snopes.com •••
Friends Forever Tampons don't seem to be the first conjoined feminine hygiene product.
  ...about mysterious "cat hair pills" purportedly turning up for sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan: How I got #CatHairPills from a New York City frozen yogurt...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:11:59 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2015/08/21/forever-friends-tampons/

12. $2 Million Sapphire Purchased for $10 : snopes.com •••
Rock purchased for $10 proves to be a valuable star sapphire.
  ...that The Times call appraiser Elly Rosen, an independent appraiser from Brooklyn who has been a gem consultant for the Internal Revenue Service. Rosen...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:12:31 GMT http://www.snopes.com/luck/discoveries/sapphire.asp

13. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:12:35 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2016/07/11/black-officer-jay-...

14. Phony Carpark Attendant Collects Parking Fees : snopes.com •••
Urban legend claims a phony carpark attendant collected parking fees outside the Bristol Zoo for over twenty years.
  ..."for 25 years" as the e-mailed tale would have it. In December 2009, a Brooklyn man broke into a closed city-owned garage, opened it, and began charging...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:12:55 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/carpark.asp

15. World Series Origins : snopes.com •••
Was baseball's annual championship contest, the World Series, named for the New York World newspaper?
  ...Save for a brief series between the National League's pennant-winning Brooklyn Superbas and the runner-up Pittsburgh Pirates after the 1900 season (the...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:15:00 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/names/worldseries.asp

16. Disneyland Deaths : snopes.com •••
Nine guests have lost their lives on Disneyland attractions.
  ...June 1973: Bogden Delaurot, an 18-year-old Brooklyn resident, drowned trying to swim across the Rivers of America. Delaurot and his 10-year-old brother...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:19:18 GMT http://www.snopes.com/disney/parks/deaths.asp

17. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:20:02 GMT http://www.snopes.com/bernie-sanders-flies-coach/

18. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:03 GMT http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/doby.asp

19. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:25 GMT http://www.snopes.com/glurge/thefence.asp

20. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:25:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/brandenn-bremmer/

21. Wedding Dress Guy : snopes.com •••
Did a man lists his ex-wife's wedding dress on eBay with a hilarious offer of sale?
  ...The tale of marital woe posted by this Brooklyn native both contained invented details and omitted key bits of information. Though he has a sister, she...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:27:59 GMT http://www.snopes.com/love/revenge/weddress.asp

22. FALSE: Donald Trump Leaves $10,000 Tip : snopes.com •••
Rumor: Donald Trump left a Buffalo Club waiter a $10,000 tip.
  ...Sarno, David. "News Flash: Donald Trump Sells Brooklyn Bridge." Los Angeles Times. 10 December 2007. Snopes Delivered to Your Inbox: Sign Up...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:28:29 GMT http://www.snopes.com/luck/trumptip.asp

23. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:28:49 GMT http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/wallypipp.asp

24. Baseball Archives | Snopes.com •••
Archive of posts by tag: 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:31:09 GMT http://www.snopes.com/tag/baseball/

25. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:33:16 GMT http://www.snopes.com/food/origins/fortune.asp

26. Dock Ellis Pitched a No-Hitter on LSD? : snopes.com •••
Rumor: Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis hurled a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD.
  ...hurler Bill Bevens came within one out of throwing a no-hitter against Brooklyn in the fourth game of the 1947 World Series despite issuing the Dodgers...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:33:28 GMT http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/ellis.asp

27. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:33:29 GMT http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/baseball.asp

28. Swing Blow : snopes.com •••
A circulating photo set warns about the dangers of extreme tire swing use.
  ...followed the decommissioning of a merry-go-round for safety reasons in Brooklyn in December 2014). As to whether such an injury (if unlikely) can...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:35:03 GMT http://www.snopes.com/swing-warning/

29. New York Police Take Rutgers Professor for Psychological Evaluation Over Political Tweet? : snopes.com •••
Kevin Allred, who teaches women's and gender studies at Rutgers, said his First Amendment rights were violated when police detained him for a rhetorical...
  ...Women's and Gender Studies department, was taken from his home in Brooklyn by police officers for an evaluation at Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric ward....
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:35:09 GMT http://www.snopes.com/new-york-police-takes-rutgers-...

30. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:37:05 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2016/07/18/las-palmas-baton-rouge/

31. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:38:49 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2016/08/18/lady-grey-ivanka-trump/

32. Nike Doesn't Make Elephant Skin Shoes : snopes.com •••
An unsourced meme on Facebook accused Nike of making their sneakers with elephant skins.
  ...retrofitted with several different animal skins. The shoes, dubbed the "Brooklyn Zoos," feature elephant, stingray, lizard, crocodile, ostrich hides, and...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:39:32 GMT http://www.snopes.com/nike-elephant-shoes-rumor/

33. Hillary Delays Thanksgiving For Troops : snopes.com •••
Hillary Clinton forced U.S. troops in Afghanistan to wait for their Thanksgiving dinner?
  ...Twenty officers and soldiers from Queens, Ithaca, Geneva, Brooklyn, Homer, New Rochelle and other places across New York dined with the senators....
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:43:56 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/chowdown.asp

34. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:44:11 GMT http://www.snopes.com/scientists-kale-marijuana-hybrid/

35. Will Smith Died in an Accident? : snopes.com •••
Has Will Smith been killed in an accident?
  ...Did Chipotle workers in Brooklyn refuse service to eight ... Fact Check Sand Blast from the Past Does the NAACP really advocate sandblasting an...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:46:39 GMT http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/willsmithdead.asp

36. Alligators in New York Sewers : snopes.com •••
Does a colony of alligators make its home in the New York City sewer system?
  ..."Passengers waiting on the eastbound platform of the Brooklyn Museum station of the I.R.T. subway just before midnight were startled by the sudden...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:49:19 GMT http://www.snopes.com/critters/lurkers/gator.asp

37. Snapple Rumors : snopes.com •••
Is Snapple owned by the KKK?
  ...Greenberg, were interviewed on MTV. "How could three Jewish boys from Brooklyn support the Ku Klux Klan?" they said. As for the right-to-life rumor, they...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:50:24 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/alliance/snapple.asp

38. Swearing Child : snopes.com •••
Child earns present from radio's Uncle Don by giving up swearing?
  ...Uncle Don announce something like: "Little Johnny Smith on 56th Street in Brooklyn, your mother tells me you've cleaned your dinner plate every day for a...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:51:49 GMT http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/radio/gift.asp

39. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:54:38 GMT http://www.snopes.com/kale-not-safe/

40. 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, 20 Jan 2017 12:54:50 GMT http://www.snopes.com/fraud/sales/rental.asp

41. Police Officers Say They Were Denied Service at Taco Bell : snopes.com •••
Louisville policemen said they left a local Taco Bell after employees refused to serve them and joked about contaminating their food.
  ...in late 2014 after several NYPD officers were purportedly ejected from a Brooklyn Chipotle; an internal investigation by the chain proved that the...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:59:54 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2016/08/27/police-officers-taco-bell/

42. Emory Students Traumatized by Trump Graffiti? : snopes.com •••
A controversy at Emory University over graffiti promoting Donald Trump led to some predictably inaccurate media reports.
  ...Facebook post claimed Captain America was deemed offensive and banned; a Brooklyn principal was falsely accused of banning the Pledge of Allegiance,...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:00:25 GMT http://www.snopes.com/emory-students-trump-graffiti/

43. 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, 20 Jan 2017 13:02:21 GMT http://www.snopes.com/language/phrases/hatter.asp

44. Warsaw Ghetto Uprising : snopes.com •••
Image shows front-page 'New York Times' articles from 10 May 1943 about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
  ...Legend: Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Cal Abrams was ordered to ... Fact Check Planters' Nuts Schoolkids accidentally produce risqué results by growing...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:03:10 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/israel/warsaw.asp

45. 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, 20 Jan 2017 13:04:22 GMT http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/notnews.asp

46. Pushed Car : snopes.com •••
'Ghostly' experience in a pushed car.
  ...Legend: Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Cal Abrams was ordered to ... Fact Check Planted Evidence A letter from a clever jailed man results in his...
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:06:33 GMT http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/pushcar.asp



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