1. Christmas Cards for Nathan Elfrink : snopes.com ••••
Christmas cards are requested for Nathan Elfrink, a 7-year-old boy with terminal cancer?
  ...Christmas cards are requested for Nathan Elfrink, a 7-year-old boy with terminal cancer? David Mikkelson From the archive Share -...
  ...Claim: Christmas cards are requested for Nathan Elfrink, a 7-year-old boy with terminal cancer. Examples: [Collected via e-mail, December 2009]...
  ...his battle with brain cancer. This will likely be Nathan's last Christmas and he has one wish — to collect one million Christmas cards. Let see how many...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:21:53 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/elfrink.asp

2. Christmas Card Appeal: Nathan Norman : snopes.com •••
Christmas cards are requested for Nathan Norman, a 5-year-old Virginia boy with cancer.
  ...Christmas cards are requested for Nathan Norman, a 5-year-old Virginia boy with cancer. David Mikkelson From the archive Share -...
  ...Claim: Christmas cards are requested for Nathan Norman, a 5-year-old Virginia boy with cancer. Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2012]...
  ...Special Request for Christmas Cards A friend of mine that is a life-saving crew member in Bedford County emailed me a request and asked for our help...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:39:16 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/norman.asp

3. The Marlboro Man Died of Lung Cancer? : snopes.com •••
Rumor: The actor who portrayed the 'Marlboro Man' died of lung cancer.
  ...Rumor: The actor who portrayed the 'Marlboro Man' died of lung cancer. David Mikkelson From the archive Share - -...
  ...of lung cancer. Examples: [Collected via e-mail, 1999] I heard that the actor who was the Marlboro Man in TV commercials died of lung cancer...
  ...McLaren's image had been used in a retail display for Marlboro Texan Poker Cards. (The woman McLaren lived with for the last eight years of his life also...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:19:46 GMT http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/marlboro.asp

4. Does Drinking Cold Water After Meals Cause Cancer? : snopes.com •••
Rumor: Drinking cold water after meals leads to cancer.
  ...to cancer. David Mikkelson From the archive Share - - Claim: Drinking cold water after meals will lead to cancer....
  ...Drinking Cold water after meal = Cancer! For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold...
  ...A compendium of playing card superstitions. FACT CHECK Michael Savage for NIH Director? Donald Trump paid lip service to Michael Savage's suggestion...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:42:38 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/coldwater.asp

5. Free Starbucks Gift Card Scam : snopes.com •••
Free Starbucks $50 or $100 gift cards?
  ...Check out this article Free Starbucks Gift Card Scam. http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/starbucks2.asp Sent via snopes.com Send What's New...
  ...Free Starbucks Gift Card Scam Free Starbucks Gift Card Scam Free Starbucks $50 or $100 gift cards? David Mikkelson From the archive Share -...
  ...Is a 7-year-old girl named Amy Bruce dying of lung cancer and ... FACT CHECK Fetal Footprint Does a photograph show the imprint of a fetal footprint...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:16:59 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/starbucks2.asp

6. Justin Bieber Has Cancer : snopes.com •••
Justin Bieber has cancer, and fans are shaving their heads in support of him?
  ...Justin Bieber has cancer, and fans are shaving their heads in support of him? David Mikkelson From the archive Share - -...
  ...Claim: Justin Bieber has cancer, and fans are shaving their heads in support of him. Example: [Collected via e-mail, October 2012] There's a...
  ...Kohl's Gift Card Scam Is Kohl's giving out free $100 gift cards to Facebook users? Copy the article link Send us your feedback Thank you for...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:59:36 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/biebercancer.asp

7. Hello Kitty : snopes.com •••
Rumor: A pact with the Devil to save a cancer-stricken child resulted in the creation of the Hello Kitty brand.
  ...Rumor: A pact with the Devil to save a cancer-stricken child resulted in the creation of the Hello Kitty brand. David Mikkelson From the archive...
  ...Claim: A pact with the Devil to save a cancer-stricken child resulted in the creation of the Hello Kitty brand. Examples: [Collected via...
  ...Diaz, Britney Spears and Sarah Jessica Parker. A line of MasterCard debit cards features a Hello Kitty design, and in November 2009 recording artist Lady...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:34:40 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/alliance/hellokitty.asp

8. Cody Green: Honorary Marine : snopes.com •••
Cody Green, a 12-year-old boy with leukemia, was made an honorary member of the U.S. Marines?
  ...as he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his immune system and...
  ...Photograph shows a Christmas card featuring a family photo ... Copy the article link Send us your feedback Thank you for writing to us!...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:28:51 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/codygreen.asp

9. Milk-Bone Facebook Warning : snopes.com •••
A viral video made unsubstantiated claims that Milk-Bone could cause cancer in dogs due to the presence of BHA.
  ...cancer in dogs due to the presence of BHA. Kim LaCapria Mar 25, 2016 Share - - Claim: Milk-Bone dog treats cause...
  ...cancer in 1 out of 2 dogs???? ____________________________________________________________________________________ Are milk bone dog biscuits causing...
  ...Macy's Gift Card Scam Is Macy's giving out free $200 gift cards to Facebook users? Copy the article link Send us your feedback Thank you for...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:37:15 GMT http://www.snopes.com/milk-bone-facebook-warning/

10. Medical Appeals : snopes.com •••
Chain e-mails seeking medical help for stricken adults and children.
  ...American Cancer Society Hoax: For every forwarded copy of an e-mail received, the American Cancer Society will donate three cents to cancer research....
  ...of lung cancer and a brain tumor. Arlington, Rachel: AOL and ZDNet are donating 32˘ to the care of Rachel Arlington, a child with brain cancer in need...
  ...A boy named Christopher Bedgood, who is suffering from cancer, wants to receive Christmas cards. Beerman, Jermaine: A billionaire has promised 5˘ per...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:44:07 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/medical.asp

11. René Angelil Dies at 73 : snopes.com •••
René Angelil, husband of Celine Dion, has died of cancer at the age of 73.
  ...of cancer. Kim LaCapria Jan 14, 2016 Share - - René Angelil, the husband of singer Celine Dion, has died of cancer at...
  ...morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer. The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment;...
  ...A request for Christmas cards for Safyre Terry is not a scam. Copy the article link Send us your feedback Thank you for writing to us!...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:21:09 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2016/01/14/rene-angelil-dies-73/

12. Missing & Sick Children : snopes.com •••
Pleas about missing and sick children that circulate via the Internet.
  ...32˘ per e-mail forward to help Rachel Arlington, a child with brain cancer who is in need of an operation her parents can't afford.* Beerman, Jermaine:...
  ...The "Lung and Cancer Association" will donate 3˘ to cancer research for every copy of the David Bucklew e-mail message forwarded to them.* Bundy,...
  ...Faith Hoenstine, a multiple-amputee girl dying of cancer, wants you to send her get well cards.* Hornbeck, Shawn: An 11-year-old boy named Shawn...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:44:09 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/children/children.asp

13. Charity : snopes.com •••
Charitable appeals that circulate via the Internet.
  ...Breast Cancer: The CIGNA Foundation is donating money to breast cancer research for every visitor to its site. The proceeds from certain a special USPS...
  ...USPS postage stamp support breast cancer research. The Avon cosmetics company is donating 10˘ to breast cancer research every time you send an "e-bear"...
  ...Phone cards are good gifts for U.S. soldiers. Susan G. Komen Foundation: Cellular providers will donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation every time...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:44:03 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/charity/charity.asp

14. Phishing : snopes.com •••
How to recognize and avoid phishing scams.
  ...credit card numbers, PINs, etc. A typical "phish" e-mail will appear to come from a financial institution (such as a bank or credit card company),...
  ...E-mail claims your Citibank ATM/Debit card PIN must be updated due to "a large number of identity theft attempts." Crosby & Higgin Copyright...
  ...into giving up their credit card info. NICE Notifications from NICE about blood test results possibly indicative of cancer. Jordan Embry's Like...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:23:39 GMT http://www.snopes.com/fraud/phishing/phishing.asp

15. Disease : snopes.com •••
Urban legends about diseases.
  ...The CA-125 blood test is a reliable method of detecting ovarian cancer in its early stages. Someone is sending sponges carrying a deadly "Klingerman...
  ...is a real (but uncommon) form of breast cancer. E-mail warns about a disease known as Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Your purse may be carrying disease...
  ...Nordstrom Gift Card Survey Scam A slicker-than-average Facebook coupon scam is circulating, ... FACT CHECK Close Call Does a photograph show two...
Mon, 30 May 2016 12:02:33 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/disease.asp

16. Bruce Vincent : snopes.com •••
E-mail describes Bruce Vincent's encounter with President Bush in the White House
  ...From the top drawer of his desk he retrieved a pen and a note card with his seal on it and asked, "How do you spell her name?" He then jotted a note to...
  ...handed me the card, he asked about the surgery and the prognosis. I told him we were hoping that it is not a recurrence of an earlier cancer and that if...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:45:34 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/vincent.asp

17. Cameron D'Ambrosio : snopes.com •••
An 18-year-old student named Cameron D'Ambrosio was arrested on terrorism charges over material he posted on Facebook?
  ...cancer from carrying a cell ... FACT CHECK Born American Mailbag: Why you shouldn't sleep through those civics lessons ... FACT CHECK Costco Gift...
  ...Is Costco giving out free $200 gift cards to Facebook users? NEWS Pumpkin Spice Latte M Exist Pumpkin Spice Latte M are really, really real. FACT...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:46:37 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/dambrosio.asp

18. Coke and Pepsi Are Used as Pesticides in India? : snopes.com •••
Rumor: Coke and Pepsi are used as pesticides by farmers in India.
  ...Macy's Gift Card Scam Is Macy's giving out free $200 gift cards to Facebook users? FACT CHECK VIN Car Thieves Have thieves stolen cars by using...
  ...Janet Jackson Denies Cancer Rumors Jackson said that she cancelled shows for surgery that was not ... FACT CHECK UnPINned Text message to 'hubby'...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:55:29 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/pesticide.asp

19. 420 : snopes.com •••
How '420' entered drug parlance as a term signifying the time to light up a joint.
  ...Card Would four of Donald Trump's five children have been subject ... FACT CHECK Dead Like Me Did the author of 'Black Like Me' die from skin...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:54:47 GMT http://www.snopes.com/language/stories/420.asp

20. Hillary Clinton Kissed by Former Klan Member : snopes.com •••
A photograph of Hillary Clinton being kissed by former Senator Robert Byrd has been widely circulated as a political statement.
  ...civil rights agenda, doing well on the NAACP Annual Civil Rights Report Card. He stood with us on many issues of crucial importance to our members from...
  ...FALSE: Pediatricians' Association Admits HPV Vaccine-Cancer Link A misleading article claimed that pediatricians had "admitted" ... FACT CHECK Free...
  ...Kohl's Gift Card Scam Is Kohl's giving out free $100 gift cards to Facebook users? Copy the article link Send us your feedback Thank you for...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:22:34 GMT http://www.snopes.com/clinton-byrd-photo-klan/

21. Business : snopes.com •••
A collection of political pieces about businesses.
  ...E-mail urges consumers to redeem gift cards issued by companies that have recently filed for bankruptcy. Best Buy charges a 15% restock fee on returns...
  ...Beginning on 27 January 2013 credit card users will be assessed an additional 4% fee on their purchases. Account describes women manipulating the short...
  ...The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization only gives 20% of their donations to cancer research and pays their CEO $684,000 per year. Cape Coral...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:21:13 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/business.asp

22. Cell Phone Security : snopes.com •••
Will pressing a sequences of keys on your cell phone produce a serial number?
  ...then be able to block your handset, so even if the thief changes the sim card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone...
  ...currency — he may also make off with credit cards he can use to purchase other expensive goodies, an ATM card he can use to drain money from bank...
  ...Cancer in a Can Do Pringles brand potato chips contain a chemical that is ... FACT CHECK Jersey Pity Did the mainstream media ignore an incident in...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:36:38 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/prevent/celltheft.asp

23. Taxes : snopes.com •••
Political items about taxes.
  ...The Obama administration is proposing a 1% tax on debit card usage and/or banking transactions. The U.S. government has imposed a 15˘ per tree fee on...
  ...a customer purchasing a single grape to obtain cash back from an EBT card. Item provides a list of "Paul Ryan's proposed budget cuts." Account...
  ...Breast Cancer Awareness Does CIGNA's web site donate money for breast cancer research? FACT CHECK Golf Carte Did an open microphone catch President...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:21:22 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/taxes.asp

24. SCAM: Kroger 40% Off Coupon : snopes.com •••
Kroger warned customers that a 40% coupon circulating on Facebook wasn't legitimate or trustworthy.
  ...Legitimate businesses do not ask for credit card numbers or banking information on customer surveys. If they do ask for personal information, like an...
  ...a drawing to win a gift card or receive a small discount off your next purchase. Few businesses can afford to give away $50 gift cards for completing a...
  ...Are soy food products linked to thyroid cancer? FACT CHECK RapeX About an anti-rape device known as RapeX, a female condom with ... NEWS Nancy...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:27:18 GMT http://www.snopes.com/kroger-40-off-coupon-scam/

25. Getting the Strap : snopes.com •••
Women beheaded by purse snatchers?
  ...Credit cards and checks should be carried instead of cash. Maintain a record of the account numbers at home. Practice carrying only those credit cards...
  ...after an attack. If your purse or wallet is stolen, notify banks and credit card companies immediately. DON'TS: Don't let your purse hang loosely...
  ...Have rainbow loom bands been recalled over cancer fears? FACT CHECK Niagara Falls Frozen Rumor: Photographs show Niagara Falls frozen in 1911 and...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:58:42 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/robbery/purse.asp

26. Fraud & Scams : snopes.com •••
Explanations of various frauds and scams and how to avoid them.
  ...Scamming ATM cards, PINs, and bank accounts. Tax Fraud Scammers pretend to be the IRS to defraud taxpayers. Identity Theft Nefarious schemes to...
  ...Cancer Update Did Johns Hopkins issue a 'cancer update' about the spread and ... FACT CHECK First Grade Primer Has President Obama required that...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:38:40 GMT http://www.snopes.com/fraud/fraud.asp

27. Alan Rickman Dies at 69 : snopes.com •••
Actor Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69, his family confirmed.
  ...Actor Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69 due to cancer, his family confirmed in a statement. Some social media users were initially confused by hoax...
  ...he died “surrounded by family and friends”. Rickman had been suffering from cancer. The paper noted that in addition to a lengthy and well-regarded...
  ...remained politically active throughout his life: he was born, he said, “a card-carrying member of the Labour party”, and was highly involved with...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:43:25 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2016/01/14/alan-rickman-dies-at-69/

28. NASCAR Peanuts Superstition : snopes.com •••
Are peanuts in the shell unlucky at auto racing events?
  ...at Pennsylvania's Langhorne Speedway during the feature race on that day's card. In an attempt to take over second place during the 50-mile race, Frank...
  ...Cancer Update Did Johns Hopkins issue a 'cancer update' about the spread and ... FACT CHECK FALSE: Chipotle Exposed for Using Dog and Cat Meat in...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:57:40 GMT http://www.snopes.com/autos/cursed/peanuts.asp

29. FALSE: Metallica Singer 'Going Country' : snopes.com •••
A satirical news article claimed that Metallica singer James Hetfield had left the band to pursue a career in country music.
  ...Rumor: Asparagus has miraculous cancer-fighting properties? FACT CHECK Bible Thumper Rumor: Video shows a pastor describing punching a child for ......
  ...shows a Christmas card featuring a family photo ... FACT CHECK Dead Reckoning Rumor: A bank attempted to collect credit card service charges ......
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:09:04 GMT http://www.snopes.com/metallica-james-hatfield-country/

30. Cyclopes : snopes.com •••
Photograph shows Cyclopes, a kitten born with a single cyclopic eye.
  ...cat was not a hoax. Stathis had Allen ship him the memory card that was in her camera. On the card were a number of pictures — including holiday...
  ...Janet Jackson Denies Cancer Rumors Jackson said that she cancelled shows for surgery that was not ... FACT CHECK Eskimo Diss Did Sarah Palin tell...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:29:16 GMT http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/cyclopes.asp

31. News : snopes.com •••
News stories from around the world.
  ...Game maker Cards Against Humanity sold 30,000 units of cow feces during a Black Friday sale. 18 December 2014 A Candy Cane Cautionary Tale A...
  ...Maynard, 29, plans to die on 1 November after a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer. 8 October 2014 Not in Kansas City Anymore Rumor spreads...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:05:16 GMT http://www.snopes.com/info/news/news.asp

32. Abercrombie & Fitch N****** Brown Pants : snopes.com •••
Is Abercrombie & Fitch is offering 'nigger brown' pants for sale?
  ...websites with your email address, personal information and credit card details. A similar (and real) brouhaha occurred in 2007, when a Canadian retailer...
  ...Stamping Out Breast Cancer Do the proceeds from a certain U.S. postal stamp help fund ... Copy the article link Send us your feedback Thank...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:09:16 GMT http://www.snopes.com/racial/business/abercrombie.asp

33. Facebook Car Giveaway : snopes.com •••
Scam: Facebook users can win a free car by liking and sharing a post.
  ...were similar to recent scams involving Costco, Kroger and Amazon gift cards, but the six-figure price tag attached to some of the vehicles involved in...
  ...Rumor: Automobile components emit cancer-causing benzene fumes. FACT CHECK A Presidential Landfill Did North Dakota name a landfill after President...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:16:42 GMT http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/cargiveaway.asp

34. Snopes' Field Guide to Fake News Sites and Hoax Purveyors : snopes.com •••
Snopes.com's updated list of fake news sites and hoax purveyors for 2016.
  ...started a rumor that the state of Delaware was introducing a "child support card" that limited what mothers can and cannot buy with their stipends....
  ...off several muggers, that Jimmy Carter said medical marijuana cured his cancer, that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined Bill Maher for...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:18:41 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2016/01/14/fake-news-sites/

35. 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.
  ...to show the home folks, and I looked on the wall where we kept the lineup card, and my name wasn't on it. But the coup de grace, the anecdote that...
  ...Rumor: Drinking cold water after meals leads to cancer. FACT CHECK Duggar Hole Rumor: CPS launched an investigation into the Duggar family ... FACT...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:19:52 GMT http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/abrams.asp

36. Say Goodbye to the Statue of Liberty : snopes.com •••
Is the U.S. returning the Statue of Liberty to France?
  ...Game maker Cards Against Humanity sold 30,000 boxes of bull ... FACT CHECK Alien Mummy Found, Scientists Baffled A mysterious alien mummy hasn't...
  ...Is a 7-year-old girl named Amy Bruce dying of lung cancer and ... FACT CHECK Publix Relations A 2010 calendar distributed by Publix supermarkets...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:36:20 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/statue.asp

37. Panty Raider : snopes.com •••
Does a new video game involving stealing underwear from models has folks up in arms?
  ...induce the undressing: "Lures - Items such as tiny mints (lunch!) and credit cards. No self-respecting supermodel can resist these items." From...
  ...those girls and women who do survive. It's no more suited for joking than cancer. And then there is the stereotype that the ideal girls are obsessed with...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:42:52 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/panty.asp

38. Cheating at the Gas Pump : snopes.com •••
Rumor: Account reports an instance of a customer being cheated by a malfunctioning gas pump.
  ...industry is dealing with issues such as preventing identity theft when swipe cards are used, static electricity discharges and the 5 percent of retailers...
  ...Have rainbow loom bands been recalled over cancer fears? FACT CHECK Hands Free New cell phone conforming to federal regulations requiring ... FACT...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:43:27 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/cheating.asp

39. Santa Hung on a Cross in Japan? : snopes.com •••
Did a Japanese department store once display Santa Claus nailed to a cross?
  ...nuns singing advertising jingles to the tune of Christmas carols, Christmas cards featuring a ghoulish Santa in a graveyard accompanied by the Virgin...
  ...Is a 7-year-old girl named Amy Bruce dying of lung cancer and ... FACT CHECK Eagle vs. Fox Photograph shows an eagle taking a fox. FACT CHECK...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:52:11 GMT http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santacross.asp

40. Grateful Millionaire : snopes.com •••
Updated 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.
  ...After getting the arrangement in the door, both read the attached card. The card reads: "Thank you very much for the help. We have paid off your...
  ...guy, handing Trump a card with his wife's name and their address. Two weeks later a gargantuan bouquet of orchids arrives with a card reading, "We paid...
  ...it's a lovely story, it too didn't happen. Nat King Cole died of lung cancer at dawn on 15 February 1965 in Santa Monica, California. He was hospitalized...
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:25:34 GMT http://www.snopes.com/luck/trump.asp



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