All posts tagged "Warnings"

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Is Showering During a Thunderstorm Dangerous?

    Should you avoid taking a shower or bath during a thunderstorm? Today we’ll see what the experts say and take a closer look at the possible dangers.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Old Rumor: Killer Rat Urine on Soda Cans

    A popular rumor which circulated online for years states that a woman died due to Leptospirosis, which was contracted from drinking out of a soda can covered in rat urine.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Debunked: HIV Oranges and Bananas

    A photo circulating online allegedly shows oranges from Libya which were said to be injected with HIV-positive blood. Another image set shows bananas which supposedly shows “blood spots” in them.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Are Baby Carrots Dangerous to Eat?

    An online graphic and associated narrative promotes the dangers of eating baby carrots. Is this true or fake? Today we take a closer look at this rumor.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Is it Dangerous to Use a Cell Phone While Charging?

    An online warning states that using a cell phone while charging is dangerous due to increased radiation and potential for explosion or electrocution. Is this true or false?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    False Warning: Coin Door Handle Robbery

    A warning circulating on social media suggests that a new technique by car thieves involves placing a penny or nickel in the passenger door handle to prevent the vehicle from being locked.

  • Odd News
    Viral Photo: Beetles in Dog’s Mouth

    A photo heavily circulating online shows beetles attached to the roof of a dog’s mouth. A warning is included to check your dog’s mouth for similar infestation.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Fake Alert: UPS Uniforms Stolen by Terrorists

    A long-running urban legend holds that terrorists have acquired a large number of UPS uniforms to be used in attacks against citizens.