Rumor Flies

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Rumor Flies comically addresses the origins, evolution, and veracity of your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions. Tune in for more research, stories, and unsolicited commentary! Participation encouraged.

707 - Movies: Cursed Productions

706 - Misquotes: Choo Choo Twain

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Winston Churchill
https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/quotes/quotes-falsely-attributed/
http://yquotes.com/winston-churchill/29903/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/my-dear-you-are-ugly-but-tomorrow-i-shall-be-sober-and-you-will-still-be-ugly-winston-churchill-tops-8878622.html

Mark Twain
https://quoteinvestigator.com/category/mark-twain/page/10/
http://www.twainquotes.com/WaterWhiskey.html
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/06/03/whiskey-water/
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2018/02/03/start/

Marilyn Monroe
https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a15424/marilyn-monroe-misquotations/
https://people.com/celebrity/marilyn-monroe-popularly-attributed-misquotes/
https://thoughtcatalog.com/christopher-hudspeth/2014/09/7-popular-marilyn-monroe-misquotes-and-who-actually-said-them/
https://www.heart.co.uk/showbiz/celebrities/marilyn-monroe-fake-quotes-style-icon-classic/
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/11/03/well-behaved-women/

Albert Einstein
https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/02/08/what-was-einsteins-contribution-to-the-manhattan-project/#2b1aefeb763d
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/05/16/everything-energy/
https://interestingengineering.com/13-inspiring-einstein-quotes-never-actually-said-by-einstein
https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/9-albert-einstein-quotes-that-are-totally-fake-1543806477

Ben Franklin
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/1776_(film)
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Otto_von_Bismarck
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin#Misattributed
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/03/23/same/
https://web.archive.org/web/20121202030403/http://www.amonymifoundation.org/uploads/NA_Approval_Form_Scan.pdf
https://books.google.com/books?id=UpUBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA248&dq=%22die+Politik+ist+die+Lehre+vom+Möglichen%22&hl=en#v=onepage&q=%22die%20Politik%20ist%20die%20Lehre%20vom%20Möglichen%22&f=false

Marie Antoniette
https://www.history.com/news/did-marie-antoinette-really-say-let-them-eat-cake

Neil Armstrong
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8081817.stm

705 - Animals: Insect-anity

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Are insects animals?
http://teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/units/1995/5/95.05.08.x.html
https://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/ythfacts/4h/unit1/intro.htm

Bees die after stinging/venom can keep injecting after stinger separates
https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2015/11/16/how-and-why-honey-bees-make-the-ultimate-sacrifice-when-they-sting-you/#710ab64a6346
https://www.terminix.com/blog/science-nature/do-bees-die-after-stinging/
http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/webprojects2001/loveridge/index-page8.html

Ultrasonic Devices and Insects
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_pest_control
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2001/05/ftc-warns-manufacturers-and-retailers-ultrasonic-pest-control

Mosquitos and HIV Transmission
https://www.nature.com/scitable/blog/viruses101/why_cant_mosquitos_transmit_hiv
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/whatishiv.html
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/outdoor/mosquito-borne/default.html
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/if-a-used-needle-can-tran/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10554479
http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~insects/aids.htm

Black Widows
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latrodectus
https://www.pri.org/stories/2013-05-06/size-matters-black-widow-spider-sexual-cannibalism
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/animals-spiders-black-widows-cannibals/

Grasshoppers turn into Locusts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locust
https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/a-brain-chemical-changes-locusts-from-harmless-grasshoppers-to-swarming-pests
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-grasshoppers-go-bibl/

704 - Space: Black Holes Singin'

703 - Snapple Fact Check 3: The Checkening

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1263: The only thing that can scratch a diamond is a diamond
https://www.scienceabc.com/pure-sciences/graphite-soft-diamond-structure-properties-hard-carbon-allotrope-tetrahedral-layers.html
https://interestingengineering.com/two-layered-graphene-becomes-harder-than-diamond-upon-impact

1375: There have been three Olympic games held in countries that no longer exist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Olympic_Games#List_of_Summer_Olympic_Games
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Olympic_Games#List_of_Winter_Olympic_Game

270: Colors like red, yellow and orange make you hungry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1muwy1vQ5Q
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_psychology
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666311006957
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4383146/

677: a full grown tree produces enough oxygen to support a family of 4
https://www.thoughtco.com/how-much-oxygen-does-one-tree-produce-606785
https://www.sciencefocus.com/planet-earth/how-many-trees-does-it-take-to-produce-oxygen-for-one-person/

679: A tiger’s night vision is six times better than a human’s
https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/animals/tiger-facts.aspx
https://futurism.com/uk-woman-extra-cone-cell-her-eyes-can-see-more-colors

744: Polar bears can smell a seal from 20 miles away
http://zooologist.com/how-far-can-a-polar-bear-smell-polar-bear-smell/
https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/polar-bear

819: Children grow faster in Springtime
https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/childs-growth.html

993: powerful earthquakes can make the earth spin faster
https://www.space.com/11115-japan-earthquake-shortened-earth-days.html
http://mpe.dimacs.rutgers.edu/2013/05/04/why-do-earthquakes-change-the-speed-of-rotation-of-the-earth/
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110316-japan-earthquake-shortened-days-earth-axis-spin-nasa-science/

701 - Multi Level Marketing Survey

702 - Food: Honey, I Micro-dosed the Kids

610 - Holidays: Soccer at Verdun

609 - Disney: Ashes Suck

608 - Food: Deadly Delicatessen

607 - History: I am a Generous Oscar

606 - Body: Concussed

605 - Death: Half Ham Sandwich

604 - Weather: NOAA's Ark

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"Lightning never strikes twice"
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/empire-state-building-lightning_us_5796c452e4b02d5d5ed2ab59
https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/faq/
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2003/0107lightning.html
https://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/storms/does-lightning-never-strike-same-spot-twice.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_strike

"No two snowflakes are alike"
https://sciencenotes.org/no-two-snowflakes-alike/
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/23/science/who-ever-said-no-two-snowflakes-were-alike.html
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/no-two-snowflakes-alike/
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/no-two-snowflakes-alike-video_n_4569491.html
https://prezi.com/krnmfvyxdx1i/snowflake-project/

Heat lightning is a phenomenon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_lightning
https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/lightning/faq/

“Swamp gas” existence
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2005/08/swamp-gas-mystery-solved
http://www.actforlibraries.org/how-and-why-swamp-gas-is-formed/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkEV1i_stD4
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsh_gas

Opening your windows during a tornado/green clouds mean a tornado incoming
https://www.wunderground.com/resources/severe/tornado_myths.asp
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/top-five-tornado-myths-debunke/61918
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/weather/resources/askjack/watorsaf.htm 
https://news.wisc.edu/curiosities-why-does-the-sky-turn-green-before-a-tornado-2/

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603 - Sports: The Five Guys Conspiracy

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Bobby Riggs threw “The Battle of the Sexes”  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Sexes_(tennis)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYB4jsbgDVI
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Marcello

2002 WCF
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-nbas-greatest-ugliest-series
http://www.espn.com/nba/news/story?id=3436401
https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/SAC/2002.html
https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/LAL/2002.html
http://www.realclearsports.com/articles/2014/04/28/did_nba_really_fix_its_playoff_games_97937-2.html

Michael Jordan gambling/Flu Game
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_NBA_Finals#Game_5:_The_Flu_Game
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jordan
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1516339-jalen-rose-claims-that-michael-jordans-flu-game-was-actually-a-hangover-game
http://ballislife.com/michael-jordans-the-flu-game-aka-the-hangover-game-aka-the-poisoned-by-pizza-game/
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1608036-michael-jordans-trainer-says-mjs-famous-flu-game-was-result-of-poisoning
https://www.bardown.com/flu-hangover-food-poising-the-real-story-behind-the-jordan-flu-game-1.780692

Cal Ripken Jr streak
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal_Ripken_Jr.
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ripkeca01.shtml
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-costner-of-love/

E-Sports Deaths
https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/05/12-bizarre-deaths-that-video-games-caused/
http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/cvg/death.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_addiction#Deaths
https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/05/12-bizarre-deaths-that-video-games-caused/berzerk

Starcraft is the official sport of South Korea
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/939643-starcraft-ii-wings-of-liberty/56438533
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-35047733/video-gaming-south-korea-s-new-national-sport

602 - Survival: Nuclear Myths

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Air and water polluted/toxic
http://www.atomicarchive.com/Effects/effects14.shtml
http://www.oism.org/nwss/s73p912.htm
https://www.atomicheritage.org/history/science-behind-atom-bomb
https://www.mirion.com/introduction-to-radiation-safety/types-of-ionizing-radiation/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nuclear-bombs-made-it-possible-to-carbon-date-human-tissue-20074710/

Nuclear Winter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_winter
https://science.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-winter2.htm

Alcohol protects from radiation poisoning
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691512007508
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0027510705002848
http://www.ntanet.net/myth-or-fact-will-alcohol-help-protect-against-radiation

Twinkies never spoil
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/forever-twinkies/
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/07/09/200465360/the-science-of-twinkies-how-do-they-last-so-long

Cockroaches & Cher
http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/cockroaches-survive-nuclear-explosion/
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49752/could-cockroaches-really-survive-nuclear-war

Mutated animals
https://chernobylguide.com/chernobyl_mutations/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INAlUGn0RYg

Ted Taylor lit a cigarette with a nuclear explosion
http://awesci.com/nuclear-bomb-cigarette-lighter/
https://books.google.com/books?id=xitabHpRPQEC&pg=PA114&lpg=PA114&dq=ted+taylor+lit+cigarette+atomic+bomb&source=bl&ots=p0LU5_SGWD&sig=yKeUsAudRl_7vWN89N0cRSBhQZk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiu2pjp4MLbAhUGHqwKHXzuAU4Q6AEIZDAM#v=onepage&q=ted%20taylor%20lit%20cigarette%20atomic%20bomb&f=false
https://books.google.com/books?id=-1KEClJx4EsC&pg=PA141&lpg=PA141&dq=ted+taylor+lit+cigarette+atomic+bomb&source=bl&ots=7gjHKUNZDK&sig=Ti84Qj9o16DwfR5WXOn1_VDl1Ss&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiu2pjp4MLbAhUGHqwKHXzuAU4Q6AEIZzAN#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/05/us/theodore-taylor-a-designer-of-abombs-who-turned-against-them-dies-at-79.html

601 - Facebook Roundup!

510 - Remedies: The Old Fashioned Way

509 - Survival:

508 - Animals: Bad to the Bone