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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403 - Snapple Fact Check!

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Fact #14: "Camel’s milk does not curdle"
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/exploring-the-dromedairy-camels-and-their-milk/
http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/t0755e/t0755e00.htm#TopOfPage

Fact #27: "A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber"
https://sciencenotes.org/why-a-glass-ball-bounces-higher-than-a-rubber-ball/

Fact #46: "Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump"
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/sifter/elephants-can-t-jump-and-here-s-why
https://www.livescience.com/54606-why-elephants-cannot-jump.html

Fact #57: "You blink over 10 million times in a year"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/30/why-do-we-blink-so-much-mental-rest_n_2377720.html

Fact #77: "No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times"

Fact #86: "Until the 19th century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia"
http://www.charm.ru/coins/misc/teamoney.shtml
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_brick#Use_as_currency

Fact #98: "When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh less"
https://www.quora.com/Why-do-we-weigh-less-when-the-moon-is-directly-overhead

Fact #237: "The number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, plus 37, will give you the current air temperature"
https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/cricket.html
http://www.snopes.com/science/cricket.asp

Fact #123: "Beavers were once the size of bears"

Fact #250: Mongolians invented Lemonade around 1299 A.D. 
http://www.cliffordawright.com/caw/food/entries/display.php/id/95/
Pink lemonade: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/unusual-origins-pink-lemonade-180960145/

Fact #270: "Colors like red, yellow, and orange make you hungry"
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666311006957
http://www.businessinsider.com/why-are-fast-food-signs-red-2015-9

List of Snapple facts: https://www.snapple.com/real-facts