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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706: "Misquotes!" - Michael Scott

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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