Rumor Flies

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

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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!