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.

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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