All posts tagged "Helpful Hints"

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Do Colors of Bread Twist Ties Determine Freshness?

    A post which has circulated online for years claims you can determine which bread on the shelf is freshest simply by looking at the color of the twist tie on the packaging.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Not True: Reversing PIN at an ATM to Call the Police

    A popular and long-running rumor states that if you enter your PIN at an ATM in reverse, it will serve as a panic code to summon the police.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Can You Melt Sidewalk Ice With Dawn Dish Soap?

    A popular internet hint claims that a homemade deicer can be created using a mixture of Dawn dish soap, rubbing alcohol, and hot water. We put this hint to the test.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Can Coughing During A Heart Attack Save Your Life?

    Can coughing during the onset of heart attack symptoms while alone save your life, as a common internet helpful hint suggests?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Is Vinegar a Safe Solution to Windshield Frost?

    A “helpful hint” which has circulated online for years states that applying vinegar to your windshield is an effective way to remove ice quickly, or as a way to prevent ice from forming when left overnight. Is this suggestion a feasible alternative to more expensive de-icing solutions?

  • Health
    Can A Home Pregnancy Test Detect Testicular Cancer?

    For several years, internet gossip has circulated regarding the ability of pregnancy tests to detect testicular cancer. Today we’ll look at the accumulated facts regarding the claim that a home pregnancy test can detect testicular cancer.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Are Cell Phone Numbers Going Public?

    A rumor claims that cell phones are soon “going public” and will lead to a flood of calls by telemarketers. Today we’ll take a closer look at this rumor.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Hoax: Meaning of Squares on Tubes

    A graphic which has circulated online for years attempts to explain the colored squares which appear on tubes of various products. It is claimed that different colored squares on tube packaging indicates the chemical content of the product. Today we’ll take a look at this claim.