You were wrong, though. It's cyclic and recurs every 6, 5, 6, and 11 years alternately. In July 2005 there were five Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
A history teacher told us that the word "picnic" came from "pick a nigger". Apparently this etymology is thrown around on the internet. I thought it sounded fishy (I was pretty sure it came from a French word) but didn't say anything at the time because I wasn't sure. That night I went home and looked it up in a dictionary then online in a few places until I was basically positive.
The next day I raised my hand and said that I had looked it up and explained why I was pretty sure it was wrong. The teacher did not argue with me and basically responded she was sorry she gave us incorrect information, it just goes to show you you can't trust everything you hear, even if it is from an authority figure. I thought that was an excellent way to handle that, even if she was credulous enough to believe it in the first place.
This does look suspicious... but this is also specifically a list of people in the Gulf with BP connections who have died in the past several months. What we haven't seen is the total amount of people in the Gulf who have vocally criticized BP in the past several months. I'm guessing the figure is enormous, given the scale of the environmental catastrophe and ensuing outcry. This reminds me of the Clinton Death List, which looks extremely suspicious at first glance (OMG, 100% of the people who died have died!), but upon further examination (Snopes), is simply an average death rate when you take into account the sheer number of people who were tangentially involved with the Clintons.
Until anything definitive can be shown outside of a list of names, color me skeptical.
According to snopes it was a humour peice written by a columnist and was never written by a 98 year old woman, nor was it sent to a bank.
Also, TIL that you cant copy/paste from snopes.com (easily anyway).
No it's not. It's a computer generated pic called "Hideaway," by Inga Nielsen. it's even in snopes FFS
Def needs Re. Re. Re. Re. Re. Re. Re. Re. Re. Re. Re.
I'm sad Snopes wasn't immediately findable in this thread ...
... so here's the relevant page for anyone else looking.
TL;DR: The entire thing is true, except for the last paragraph and picture. The Marines were very helpful in stopping the man but they didn't actually beat the shit out of him.
Personally - I have more respect for a bunch of Marines that stopped a shoplifter, one got stabbed as a result, and they didn't resort to beating the shit out of the shoplifter (at 4-to-1 odds). Acting like a responsible adult > jock justice.
The picture is of the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel - NOT the Øresund bridge at all.
The Øresund Bridge IS a lovely fucker though.
The joke usually ends with "the student finally says, 'Fine, if you're unimaginative, you can measure the pressure at the top and bottom of the building, compute the difference in air pressure, and figure out the height.' That student was Niels Bohr and went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics."
For those who are curious, here are the links in my dad's reply email:
I much prefer Snopes's view on this issue:
>This is one of those items that — although wrong in many of its details — isn't exactly false in an overall sense and is perhaps more fairly labeled as "True, but for trivial and unremarkable reasons." Marveling that the width of modern roadways is similar to the width of ancient roadways is sort of like getting excited over a notion such as "modern clothes sizes are based upon standards developed by medieval tailors." Well, duh. Despite obvious differences in style, clothing in the Middle Ages served the same purpose as clothing today (i.e., to cover, protect, and ornament the human body), and modern human beings are very close in size to medieval human beings (we are, on average, a little bit taller and heavier than we were several centuries ago, but not much), so we naturally expect ancient and modern clothing to be similar in
It should be noted that the photographer who took the "looting" photo saw the black man wade into the grocery store and wade out with the merchandise, while the photographer who took the "finding" photo saw the white couple pick up the food while it was floating out of the store.
The Coinage Act of 1965 specified that all U.S. coins are legal tender in any amount. However, even in cases where legal tender has been agreed to as a form of payment, private businesses are still free to specify which forms of legal tender they will accept. If a restaurant doesn't want to take any currency larger than $20 bills, or they don't want to take pennies at all, or they want to be paid in nothing but dimes, they're entitled to do so (but, they should specify their payment policies before entering into transactions with buyers). Businesses are free to accept or reject pennies as they see fit; no law specifies that pennies cease to be considered legal tender when proffered in quantities over a particular amount.
Source - [link]
No, that was not an actual question:
> The original was written by Paul Darwin Foote, a scientist noted for his pioneering work in the field of high temperature measurement, and dates to about 1920, when it appeared in the house organ of the Taylor Instrument Company.
After a classmate got caught with gum and swallowed it, my 4th grade teacher told an elaborate story about a former student of her's that went to the doctor with stomach pains and an X-Ray revealed a giant ball of gum in his stomach. She told us that gum took 7 years to digest. Turns out she was just a lying whore.
More on this, over at Snopes..
He wrote it on his own bat, to distinguish it from others. Also it seems like he was not aware that he was posing for a card at the time.
This is a common urban myth. So common indeed that I won't even Snopes it for you. The original version has them paying more attention when the professor is close to a trash can and then eventually turning it over and he stands on top of it.
EDIT: You know what? Fuck it, here you go. Next time Google stuff before you repeat it verbatim: [link]
This is a slightly reworded version of the Rejection Letter urban legend, hosted by a shady site and posted by a blogspam shill account.
Snopes: "However, it was not intended to be taken literally, as its author, Connie Meskimen, is a Little Rock lawyer known for penning sarcastic letters with tongue planted firmly in cheek...")
Nothing to get too excited about. The connection between chariots/wagons and railroad gauge is a really, really loose one. In fact, there are many different railroad gauges used around the world.
Here's what Snopes has to say about this notion.
Edit: Also, I noticed that Aldrin said that two horses needed to pull a vehicle side-by-side. Standard gauge is 4' 8.5". Try fitting two horses, side-by-side, in that space!
A few years back CNN's obituaries-in-waiting were prematurely leaked e.g. Dick Cheney. Source
There's also the "wooden bomb" story, where the British bombed a wooden decoy airfield with a wooden bomb. Although it may not be true it's so typically British.
Sorry nobody explained it. It's a common misconception. Sagging pants started in prison and most people thought it had some homosexual connotation to it, but it was just a lot of times they didn't have the right size prison garb. Here's the Snopes.
How many times must this be debunked? [link]
tldr: Two different photographers working for 2 different news agencies took pictures and captioned them appropriately. The black kid went inside a store and took stuff from the shelves, the white couple picked up the food that was floating down the street.
Snopes.com article debunking why gas protests don't matter.
Before you post it to Facebook, SNOPES IT!
Before you send that forward, SNOPES IT!
If it sounds too good to be true, DON'T BELIEVE IT!
A healthy dose of skepticism isn't a bad thing people.
Thank you! "Drive-by gang initiations" are more or less an urban legend. I'm not saying nothing like that has ever happened, but the vast majority of these types of stories are fake. [link] , for example.
I live in New Orleans, on-again-off-again murder capitol of America, and bike through the hood on my way to work pretty frequently. The truth is, 99% of murder in the city is either related to drug-crime or part of a robbery that's gone bad. No one is going to randomly shoot you for being white in the wrong area.
FYI, I've been told many many times by medical professionals that if you're having a heart attack, CALL 911, DO NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL. There are always delays at the hospital, and EMTs or firemen can at least begin treating you right away.
This is common. Semi-source
But... there are misconceptions on there!
>When Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, it is a popular misconception that he said "One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind." He actually said "One small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind." The "A" was lost in the transmission back to earth.
Turns out the "lost in transmission" excuse was really just an excuse. He really did mess up the line.
Can you find me a single, defendable, example in which an online petition has successfully created any real change outside of internet communities themselves?
And which chain mail did you read this from? Did your grandmother send you this?
First off, it sold very well in Latin America. Second off, Saying that "nova"->"no va" is like saying that "notable" -> "no table" in english.
They are actors in a manufactured scene for this photograph. This is a repost of a repost, and it is confirmed not to be a "real" photo.
correction: I was thinking of this series of photographs: [link]
Nice rebuttal, very well put. Another thing to bring up about this is that a simple snopes lookup would have showed she was wrong about everything else too.
Except that what he said is true and well documented.
Here is Snopes on the subject
And here is an academic survey article about it
Another one, more recent
More information from snopes: [link]
Specifically: "Although McDonald's Chicken McNuggets are typically offered as an example of a popular [mechanically separated poultry]-based food, since 2003 that product has been made with all white meat rather than MSP."
I live in Ohio, funny part is I have a whole bunch of friends that work for unions in various trades. This is the first year in the last 3 years all of them were back to work. Before the last 2 elections i asked them about voting. the one pulls out the pic of barack obama not with his hand over his heart and said "there are somethings you need to stand for"
seriously???? i do not think he even bothered to google it.
I asked him why he would vote for someone that is against his interests a couple days ago, this is his quote. "Good the unions sucks anyway. Would be a blessing if i was forced to get a new career. And just think like me didn't vote for him you would have nothing to bitch about."
This is coming from someone who is 32, living with his parents and lives on unemployment every winter since he has started working 12 years ago. He also talks about how he can never meet us out for drinks and dinner because he has no money.
Also my wife is a teacher that never voted and neither do her teacher friends...their answer "My vote does not count". I try to tell them to find out the issues that effect them and vote for their best interests.
I like to think the older i get the less i want to cast aspersions on some people but isn't this the ultimate in hypocrisy and ignorance?
The great problem with that photo is that it's not even real. While the Obama photo was obviously used to set him in the worst possible light, it is an actual photo of him. I'm not a Palin supporter by any means, but she gets smeared for things she didn't even say and pictures that she's not even in.
Seriously guys, she does enough to make herself look like a jackass, there's no need to help her out.
I'm kind of getting tired of hearing this. There's absolutely no proof that Hemingway wrote "Baby Shoes." Ok, ok, so he could have, but "and is said to have called it his best work?" BS.
Giving you an upvote for spreading the know.
Doesn't make them look any less freaky, though. Just like the Jerusalem Cricket, which give me the heebie-jeebies.
That reminds me of the (apocryphal?) story of Mr. Rogers' stolen car. When the thieves found out whose car it was, they returned it. The thieves probably won't return your device, but a pawnshop owner or other recipient might.
Apparently this fetish is so prevalent that Japan actually has a law preventing the sale of used panties from vending machines. I died a little when I first read that.
I might be profoundly creeped out, but thanks for the courage to do an AMA about something so socially unacceptable.
>who predominantly names their kids shit like Ledasha
In all likelihood, nobody.
"As to whether there is such a child, we've yet to find documentation of anyone's bearing the name "Le-a" that is pronounced "Ledasha" (or any other way)."
I'm sorry, but Joaquin Phoenix is a pale shadow in the light of Andy Kaufmann. The man actually managed to have one of his characters barred from the set of Taxi, while still being allowed to appear as any of a couple of other completely different characters.
He went entirely beyond any level of "commitment" that Del Close (RIP a dozen years ago this month) might have taught. Far enough that personal friends, who were actors, were often concerned for his (mental and physical) health and safety.
It's a testament to his craft that there are still people who believe that he's not actually dead, but waiting for the right moment to drop out of his most demanding character role ever.
Know of any brands that still use borosilicate glass?
This site claims that the switch was made over 60 years ago.
As does this site [link]
> While it is literally true that the material used in manufacturing Pyrex brand glass bakeware has changed from borosilicate glass to soda lime glass, the brand's current owner, World Kitchen, claims that changeover began back in the 1940s and long antedates Corning's 1998 sale of the brand
Edit 2: Even more information at stats.org which says the change was required by environmental law (or the outfitting of multimillion dollar filter systems) and that the switch is a net safety gain, not loss.
I immediately need a weaner piglet dressed as a tiger for a pet... take my money.
Edit: But sadly that isn't the true story, snopes strikes again.
You'll like this list of common misconceptions from wikipedia.
If you're not familiar with Snopes it's a great example of what you're talking about.
Its not an unknown issue. Snopes has an article about the same thing happening with a sofa
Its basically the fault of an automatic translator program messing up the conversion from Chinese to English.
Thanks - my own feeling is that e-petitions do nothing.
Calling, writing letters, and raising hell in person do accomplish something. Imagine if Egyptians had stayed home and 'signed' epetitions... I know, I know... but you get my drift.
The name change story is actually very interesting:
> it was about money - money that Kentucky Fried Chicken would have had to pay to continue using their original name. In 1990, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, mired in debt, took the unusual step of trademarking their name. Henceforth, anyone using the word "Kentucky" for business reasons inside or outside of the state would have to obtain permission and pay licensing fees to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was an unusual and brilliant scheme to alleviate government debt, but it was also one that alienated one of the most famous companies ever associated with Kentucky. The venerable Kentucky Fried Chicken chain, a mainstay of American culture since its first franchise opened in Salt Lake City in 1952, refused as a matter of principle to pay royalties on a name they had been using for four decades. After a year of fruitless negotiations with the Kentucky state government, Kentucky Fried Chicken unwilling to submit to "such a terrible injustice" threw in the towel and changed their name instead, timing the announcement to coincide with the introduction of new packaging and products to obscure the real reasons behind the altering of their corporate name.
Broken lead is actually very dangerous in a 0 g environment. It can be a floating hazard, and as a conductor can pose a short circuit hazard. The Russian have used the same pen in their manned flights.
The story about the space pen is usually filled with a lot of misinformation.
It's not CGI.
"The tires are weighted. That's how they can roll uphill.
It was shot in two takes, because they ran out of room.
It took them 605 tries to get it right.
This is not computer generated, real people took real time to make this.
They used parts from 2 cars."
According to snopes, when Honda execs first saw it they said they were amazed at how far CGI had come along.... then they were told that it was completely 100% real and they were blown away.
$6M and 3 months of shooting.
The Mythbusters had an episode about this but they used bug bombs. They had to use a lot, if I remember correctly.
But, it happens enough for snopes to easily debug it.
Fortune cookies were invented in San Francisco (little known fact), see [link]
California rolls were invented in LA.
Both became popular elsewhere, of course.
To ship...hmm....I've seen Fisherman's Wharf canned crab meat.
And there are zillions of California wines, such as the whimsically named but excellent (last time I checked) Frog's Leap, or Fallen Leaf.
I've shipped the yummy Sonoma Jack cheese successfully, but of course YMMV depending.
><strong>Claim:</strong> Signing and circulating online petitions is an effective way of remedying important issues.
"NASA never asked Paul C. Fisher to produce a pen. When the astronauts began to fly, like the Russians, they used pencils, but the leads sometimes broke and became a hazard by floating in the [capsule's] atmosphere where there was no gravity. They could float into an eye or nose or cause a short in an electrical device. In addition, both the lead and the wood of the pencil could burn rapidly in the pure oxygen atmosphere. Paul Fisher realized the astronauts needed a safer and more dependable writing instrument, so in July 1965 he developed the pressurized ball pen, with its ink enclosed in a sealed, pressurized ink cartridge. "
That one person, who did so upon his own initiative, did put 1 million dollars into research.
Russians and Americans both used the pens during space missions.
O puleeez. Don't they have Google where come from?
He did. The fucking morons refuse to believe it because that would undermine their racist conspiracy fantasies.
Some cyclists are idiots, but most follow the rules of the road...it's the same thing as people in cars...
Also, that picture..? That's a drunk guy plowing through a regulated and policed race. He killed one person and injured 10 others.
>it's just ignorant partisanship and has nothing to do with exploring the facts or trying to find the truth.
Here are the facts:
Snopes: Birth certificate is authentic
FactCheck: Birth certificate is authentic
PolitiFact: No evidence birth certificate is fraudulent
Snopes says the "while film" has nothing to do with the chlorine and that is it "dehydration of the cut surface" and that a non-treated garden carrot would do the same thing.
You both just blew my mind. As a lifeguard, I assumed this was just a way to keep kids from peeing in our small pool, but that larger facilities actually had the equipment. Turns out it's a complete fabrication [Snopes].
Snopes on fiberglass in cigarettes.
"Menthols are rumored to contain fiberglass. According to this canard, the evil cigarette companies secrete the substance in the product in an effort to better transmit that menthol sensation and nicotine kick by way of causing tiny cuts in the smoker's throat and mouth. This same rumor also attaches to smokeless (chewing) tobacco, especially to the Kodiak brand.
There's no fiberglass in cigarettes. Granted, RJR did try using a fiberglass shell on its flopped smokeless cigarettes in 1994, but that part of the contraption wasn't ingested by the smoker; it was more of a housing, if you will. Other than that, no fiberglass."
guess they couldn't be bothered with checking snopes.com or Google and read it was cobbled (poorly) together from a couple different sources and was concerned more with how banks in the US used to issue their own money instead of just currency issued by the government.
>One of the "Rules of Misquotation" outlined by Richard Keyes in his 1992 book on the subject is that axiom "Famous dead people make excellent commentators on current events."
Most of them are not whistleblowers, most of them are connected to BP in only the most tenuous ways. They could charitably be described as 'critics' of BP.
But if you look at the entire population of critics of BP, it probably numbers in the tens of thousands. It's not a surprise that you can dig up a dozen people that died that year.
And even more importantly, the most high profile critics are still alive and publishing and researching and criticizing BP.
Edit: For example, take a look at the Snopes entry for the Clinton Body Count list.
Total layman here, indulging in reasoned speculation.
1) Bears are big. They can get to be over half a ton, and that's bone and muscle, not fat and flab.
2) They have thick coats of fur. I'm betting it takes a while for a honeybee to get deep enough through that fur coat to actually get to it's hide.
3) They have thick hides. It's possible that a significant number of stings do not get to the dermis, and thus do not actually deliver their payload of venom.
4) Bears seem to have monstrously high pain thresholds. This is far from rare in the animal kingdom. Even in domesticated species.
5) Eyes and nose: The blink reflex probably protects the eyes. As for the nose, see 4) above.
Regarding the pictures of the protesters, I think you underestimate how many Muslims at least passively support such demonstrations if not outright support them. Not that it's a majority, far from it, but the numbers are definitely there.
It was a protest over the Danish cartoon showing Muhammad. Yep, all that over a cartoon.
Just sayin'. I still agree with everything in your response :)
Snopes has this to say about the IQ chart (Which apparently first surfaced in 2002):
"Some pranks are so good they keep working over and over again."
State IQ Voting Patterns, Snopes
Snopes is alright, but try voicing a dissenting opinion on their forums and see how quickly you get banned. Read up on the Eight Spiders mystery if you want an example of something fishy going on (making up sources that don't exist).
Reply to all using every email in the chain with "Anyone that just believes emails and forwards them without verifying the information is an idiot" and include the snopes link. It's how I stopped receiving forwarded spam >:)
>Indonesia allows only their own citizens to attend public schools, and does not allow dual citizenship.
>he MUST have renounced US citizenship as a child
Would that even count? A six year old renouncing his citizenship?
There are a lot of problems with this post. The first is your claim about Indonesia.
edit: Boom, that was easy. [link]
So no, even if he gained citizenship in another country, it wouldn't affect his US citizenship.
So all the points you bring up in your post have been previously debunked, and here they are debunked again. How about you promise us you'll never bring them up again?
Go read this snopes article posted by Profoak here.
Not to rain on your parade, but certain types of henna can cause scarring:
It would be bad enough to have a scar of a nice tattoo- but I suspect you'd feel pretty bad if you ended up leaving your sister with a penis scar on her back.
> Why shouldn't Coke release that formula?
Even if the secret Coke recipe weren't just a marketing gimmick there's a clear difference here. If Disney wants to keep their specs for drawing Mickey a secret, that's fine. But other people can figure out how to imitate the flavor of Coke, just as other people can make a copy of Steamboat Willie. Disney doesn't have to cooperate with this process, but they shouldn't have any legal grounds to stop it from happening, either.
"...You know frankly, going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion. You just leave a lot of noisy useless baggage behind."
*I know the French aren't as horrible in the art of war as we make them out to be, but the quote is hilarious. Also, it is frequently miss-attributed to various military leaders so I wanted to post with the correct speaker.
You know that story about a teacher trying to prove to his class that a god doesn't exist, but then a young student completely demolishes his arguments, then grows up to become Albert Einstein? You are the atheist version of that story, except your story is real, instead of being a made up bullshit lie.
Well, do a "reply all" with the link you posted, and maybe to the Snopes debunking of it as well.
After I embarrassed my father a few times by doing "reply all" with Snopes links, he finally learned to check things out himself before forwarding those emails. And now he sends Snopes links back to other people. I'm so proud of him.
DO NOT add anything to your food that will cause your roommate to get sick (Visine, laxatives, etc). This is called POISONING and is punishable by law if your roommate should choose to take it to court.
I like the ink idea. Another idea is to apply invisible UV-reactive anti-theft powder to the items and then surprise-inspect their hands and clothing with a blacklight. There's a number of other similar products. Seems cheaper than buying your own mini-fridge or lockbox.
>It was Bush that kinda crippled green energy (he's an oil man from an oil family, go figure)
Which is interesting, considering his very green house.
It's also hitler's birthday. And 420 was never the california police code, and it also had nothing to do with deadheads.
here's the snopes article
That being said, I'm gonna go get high.
pfff, this isnt about being useful and informative. This is about bashing on friends on my facebook wall!!
edit: but if you'd like even more info, snopes breaks down that facebook quote a bit more: [link]
I also heard it as a "true story that happened in a place in America and a friend of a friend saw it." In the story I heard, the driver was on the way to a costume party dressed as Jesus, and he crashed his truck, so the dolls all escaped out the back. A passing couple saw Jesus leaping and shouting at all these people floating up to heaven, assumed Rapture, leaped out of moving vehicle to join them...
Anyway, Snopes says no. [link]
Nope. That's an urban myth - California Penal Code section 420 deals with obstructing entry on public land.
The whole 4:20 thing started at a California high school with a group of stoners meeting at that time every day to smoke up. Here's the link to the Snopes page that explains the real story and explodes the other 420 myths ...
Dude, this shit is typical of people who strongly identify with something. They're always looking for ways in which they're being persecuted. Many years ago, I received an email from a relative which claimed that the Coca Cola logo backwards meant "No Muslims No Mecca" or some such shit. The victim complex some people have is unbelievable.
According to snopes the video is [[link] in the sense that the elephants did paint the picture. But they have been trained to do this by humans. It's not as if they understand the symbolism.
The Becks are a dangerous bunch to be sure. They are highly opinionated, ignorant, and well armed. My girlfriend used to work with one of these idiots. Everyday Shelby would come into work with the latest Obama conspiracy. One I recall having to personally listen to was Obama's airplane and her outrage about it. It took about 10 seconds on google to form my own opinion.
Snopes says you're full of it. It even states that being strapped in increases your chances of escaping from a burning or submerged vehicle, due to not being injured from the initial collision.
I don't know what's harder to believe, that Dr. Ruth was a nymphomaniac or that Dr. Ruth was a Jewish ultra-nationalist sniper. On one hand, someone out there would have to have had sex with Dr. Ruth. On the other, she's shorter than most sniper rifles.
I think OP was probably a sucker for this hoax. I swear by it for high temps, as it's fairly tasteless and can deal with high temperatures.
Also, I suggest against grape seed oil vs. canola for frying because grape seed is dominantly polyunsaturated fats vs. canola which is dominantly monounsaturated fat.
I despise it for this reason: it is an ignorant (meaning doing something and not knowing the origin of the practice or why it is being done) homage to prison inmates. Prisoners don't get belts, or many choices in clothing sizes, so their pants sag. It isn't fashion behind bars, it is just another example of dehumanizing and apathetic treatment of prisoners (ill fitting clothes).
So, to have it replicated without this understanding on the street is particularly annoying. It is horrific that 1/3 of US black males have gone to jail during their lifetime, and it is now fashionable to emulate their sub-human conditions as part of youth culture.
This practice is not limited to the black community, but it should be understood by everyone.
TL;DR People who sag are modeling after prisoners and should know WHY they are dressing this way.
I think you mean 8 cups?
And there have actually been numerous studies done where they found that 1) you don't need to drink 8 cups of water because you get hydration from food and other beverages as well and 2) it's not true that non-water drinks don't hydrate you. No, you shouldn't think that gives you leave to drink a bunch of coffee and alcohol only, because those are diuretics and do indeed dehydrate you, not to mention make you piss like a racehorse. But it's perfectly absurd to say that anything that isn't water doesn't hydrate you.
Here's a snopes article: [link]
Here's another article:
> A 2004 paper from the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences, recommended that women average 91 ounces of fluid a day, and that men get about 125 ounces. At first glance, that sounds like 11 to 16 glasses — but Volpe [a nutritionist], who was on the panel that came up with the numbers, says you get more than what you need from water, coffee, soda and soup. And she reminds people that 20 percent of their daily water is from solid food, much of which contains water.
edit: Who the fuck is downvoting? If you've got contrary evidence, man up and reply. I provided legit articles. What the fuck else do you want?
Nice one, jerky. Course, he never actually said that he invented the internet.
But you have shown exactly how juvenile climate denier arguments can be.
Besides, Al Gore isn't a climate scientist he's an activist. I don't think any reasonable person would claim he has any kind of authority and I don't think I've ever seen Al Gore cited anywhere in scientist's research on global warming.
I agree with you, but I believe this has already came up in other states, and it violates 4th amendment rights, unreasonable search and seizure.
A redditor for a couple years and I hadn't seen this before. This biography made me cry the variety of tears I'd only associated with Kurt Vonnegut's Man Without a Country. If anyone hasn't seen Fred Rogers advocating public broadcasting in front of Congress in 1969, it's well worth the minutes and just might break your heart.
There's a story that asserts that Mr. Rogers' car was once stolen. Upon discovering the identity of the car's owner, the thieves returned the car with an apology. This story is of undetermined accuracy as per snopes.com.
The image you've linked has been proven to be a hoax. It's being spread around twitter and tumblr (and from there, the rest of the internet) in order to cause fear.
Snopes has proven it's false.
I am bothered by the number of upvotes you've received.
First of all, you do not need a hazmat team to clean up a broken CFL
Secondly, CFLs reduce the mercury we put in the environment by 7% before factoring in recycling. Source
Green potatos will make you sick to your stomach if you eat them. The green is actually chlorophyll which indicates the presence of a higher level of toxins. Here's a good link which explains it better than I can: [link]
The thought is that you can peel away the green and then be OK. That would not be my choice, especially if you're serving them to infants or to frail adults.
I'm not sure about adding more dirt - it's worth a try....
Um. This article is full of misinformation. It's a myth that you have to drink 8 8oz glasses of water a day, as well as caffeine being dehydrating in normal amounts. I can't actually find any reputable sources that link water weight with water. Yes, it can help fill you up if you're feeling hungry, and you should drink plenty of water and stay hydrated, but yeah.
The main issue with these lists regarding large events or well-known individuals is that, because of the grand-scale, it's very easy to construct a list of those who died since the incident or investigations occurred. With the number of people involved, there's actually a fair probability at least a dozen or so will die in the coming years.
For an example, take a look at the Clinton body count on Snopes.
EDIT: Perhaps I should clarify. There's actually a fair probability at least a dozen or so will die by unrelated events.
isn't that sort of like being "inspired" by a fake email forward? my mom LOVES those, but they are mostly always bullshit and it drives me crazy. here is an example:
I told her it was bullshit and she said, "well it's still a nice, inspiring story". No, it's a fucking lie.
I finally decided to google the number of muscles used in a smile. Here's a few links on the subject:
Snopes.com addressed this.
Short version: There is no 5-sec rule, if there is something there is attaches immediately, if there is nothing there, it can sit for a long time.
New York Times
I'm waiting for either that evidence or an apology.
I may have said something like this (I've said it before):
>Hitler did make some civil achievements (like the autobahn) but that in no way makes up for the indescribably horrific treatment he dealt to the Jews.
Saying that is not sympathizing with Hitler. It's recognizing that even the most horrific of imaginable monsters can bribe you into putting up with them if they offer some benefit. To sharpen that point, I'll remind you that Hitler was elected to office by (albeit very probably corrupt) popular vote.
for instance, there's the saying about Mussolini
>Italian dictator Benito Mussolini made the trains run on time.