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Past articles by David:

The Blair Witch Project

Is the film 'The Blair Witch Project' really a film shot by students who mysteriously disappeared? → Read More

Did 69 People Die After Drinking Crocodile-Bile Poison Beer?

Rumor: More than 60 people died in Mozambique because they consumed beer that was poisoned with crocodile bile. → Read More

Does Photo Show Garlic-Flavored Coca-Cola?

Rumors claimed that the product was being test-marketed in Romania. → Read More

Did Kevin Bacon Change His Last Name to Appease Muslims?

A multitude of stories exist that claim action was taken on something in order to appease a religious group. → Read More

Did John Denver Serve As U.S. Army Sniper in Vietnam?

Did John Denver serve as a U.S. Army sniper in Vietnam? → Read More

Does Adding Acetone to Gasoline Improve Gas Mileage?

Is adding acetone to gasoline in an effort to improve gas mileage a good idea? → Read More

Is This a Real 'Dr. Phil Personality Test'?

And how is it working out for you? → Read More

The Louisiana Land Title Legend: Here's What We Know

Rumor: Lawyer provides a caustic response when asked to demonstrate that the title to a Louisiana property was held before 1803. → Read More

Is Beatles' Song 'Because' Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' Played Backwards?

Is the Beatles' song 'Because' Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' played backwards? → Read More

Can a 'Record-Reading' Man Identify Music by Examining Record Grooves?

Can a 'record-reading' man correctly identify classical music pieces by examining record grooves? → Read More

Do You Need Eight Glasses of Water Per Day?

Rumor: The average person needs to drink eight glasses of water per day to avoid being 'chronically dehydrated.' → Read More

Are These Accurate Claims About Untapped Oil Reserves in the Bakken Formation?

Article provides facts about untapped oil reserves in the Bakken Formation? → Read More

Does Chocolate Milk Contain Cow's Blood?

Chocolate milk is not made from "regular" milk that was rejected for containing too much cow's blood. → Read More

Can Cellular Calls Cause Brain Hemorrhages?

Can cell phone calls from particular phone numbers cause brain hemorrhage and death? → Read More

Did Son of Iwo Jima Soldier Tell Story to WI Schoolchildren at Memorial?

Article describes talk given to a group of Wisconsin schoochildren at the Iwo Jima memorial. → Read More

Carnation Slogan Contest

Woman wins $1,000 in a Carnation slogan contest by submitting a bawdy bit of verse? → Read More

Did Native Americans Give NASA a Message to Take to the Moon?

The story of how a joke becomes a legend. → Read More

FACT CHECK: Holiday for Atheists

A judge supposedly told a non-religious, holiday-seeking plaintiff that atheists already have their own holiday: April 1. → Read More

Is 'Puff the Magic Dragon' About Marijuana?

Is 'Puff, the Magic Dragon' a song about marijuana? → Read More

Are Carjackers Leaving Flyers and $100 Bills on Car Windows?

Warning claims parking lot carjackers are placing flyers or $100 bills on the windows of cars, then taking the cars when drivers step out of their vehicles to remove them. → Read More