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Any other websites like snopes?

  • Joined 10/18/01
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I'm looking for other websites that debunk urban legends. I think I've seen others, but snopes.com is the only one I can come up with at the moment. Do you all know of any other sites out there?

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  • Joined 5/12/00
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  • Post #1
  • Originally posted Thursday, June 10, 2004 (Over 10 years ago)

http://www.scambusters.org/legends.html

http://urbanlegends.miningco.com/

  • Joined 10/18/01
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  • Post #2
  • Originally posted Thursday, June 10, 2004 (Over 10 years ago)

Thanks for the quick response. That's all I needed. I found what I was looking for. (Just trying to prove an alarmist co-worker wrong.)

  • Joined 4/14/01
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  • Post #3
  • Originally posted Thursday, June 10, 2004 (Over 10 years ago)

What was the topic? The toxicity of Swiffer?

  • Joined 4/12/04
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  • Post #4
  • Originally posted Thursday, June 10, 2004 (Over 10 years ago)

I've found snopes to be one of the better ones, esp with the "what's new" and "most popular searches" links at the top. The other one I like is:

http://urbanlegends.about.com

the links on the left include "Current Net Hoaxes" and "Top 25 Urban Legends" .

  • Joined 10/18/01
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  • Post #5
  • Originally posted Thursday, June 10, 2004 (Over 10 years ago)

I like snopes a lot, but they didn't have what I was looking for.

The email I was looking to debunk was about a terror threat in NYC (particularly in the subway system) this Friday and it's not listed on snopes yet. It apparently just started circulating on Wednesday, and was covered on urbanlegends.com.

  • Joined 1/15/01
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  • Post #6
  • Originally posted Thursday, June 10, 2004 (Over 10 years ago)

It's on Snopes now:

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/june11.asp

  • Joined 4/19/02
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  • Post #7
  • Originally posted Tuesday, August 30, 2005 (8 years ago)

Speaking of Snopes...

I just had my aunt forward everyone in the family a warning about:

DO NOT DRINK ANY MORE DIET SODA! IT WILL GIVE YOU MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS!!!

:roll: I turned to Snopes to squelch her fears. Normally, I wouldn't make a fuss, but I get sick of stuff like this getting forwarded willy-nilly with that stupid "just in case it's true" disclaimer. The most frustrating part is that my aunt is a nurse. She should know better than that.

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

  • Joined 2/25/00
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  • Post #8
  • Originally posted Tuesday, August 30, 2005 (8 years ago)

Another good resource is Cecil Adams's column, The Straight Dope

We are the keepers of Funny, the Judges, the Whisperers. We are Superior Naysayers And Rebukers of Knavery. We are SNARK. - Boosh!

  • Joined 12/23/02
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  • Post #9
  • Originally posted Tuesday, August 30, 2005 (8 years ago)

I can't wait for some hacker(s) to break into these websites and put up a well-contructed, but totally fictitious debunking of an email that actually happens to be true... Or to confirm an entirely fictitious email. I think it'd be hilarious, given that I and lots of other people use these sites to figure out if some article is true or not.

Another of these sites is http://www.truthorfiction.com

It's apparently run by an ordained minister, for those who care about potential biases.

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