Urban Legends


Valentine’s day urban legends

OK, it’s V day, so I’m taking a break from my usual scribblings to indulge in something a bit different. Here are a couple of classic Valentine’s day urban legends for you to enjoy. Legend 1 – Robin Hood This story dates to the first release of the  movie “Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves” […]


Is the attack on fact checking site Snopes valid? 24

The UK’s Daily Mail has published a story regarding the founders of the fact-checking site snopes.com. This merits a closer look and so we shall take a peek to see what is happening here. Generally seeing the words, “Daily Mail” is a bit of a red flag. They are not the […]


Failed Claims: “The fix is in: Newsweek Hillary issue in print before election happened”

For what are rather obvious reasons this claim is dead in the water, however just prior to the election is was thriving. It is inevitable that a Hillary would have given it a huge boost and that it would then continue to have circulated for quite some time. OK, so what […]


Weird claims: “Obama Is a Muslim”

We do all know that it is perhaps part of the human condition for many wacky ideas to float about, but sometimes even that knowledge does not insulate you from being surprised when something truly bizarre pops it. Perhaps the degree of surprise is in some respects source driven. Conservapedia is a well-known […]


Shock announcement from credible source – NASA has discovered alien DNA

While surfing Facebook the other day, a posting that caught my eye was entitled … Marijuana Contains “Alien DNA” From Outside Of Our Solar System, NASA Confirms My immediate thought was “That’s Bullshit”. If it had been via DavidIcke.com or some other similar dubious source then I would have simply rolled my eyes and moved […]


Myth or Fact? – Christians being tossed to the Lions

So the following popped up in my Facebook feed this morning, and it surprised me. OK, so let’s dig into this and see if we can work out what is really true. The Colosseum If you narrow the claim down to just the Colosseum, which is also referred to as the Flavian […]