insects

Camel Spiders in the Gulf-Truth! But It's a Close-up! Summary of eRumor: Photo of a gigantic spider allegedly caught by military members serving in Iraq. The Truth: We...

The Pictures of the Man-Eating Snake-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: This eRumor comes in several versions.  All of them include pictures of a large snake that has...

Don't Eat Sweets At Bedtime Because...

There are two major versions of this circulating. Both quote an alleged article from the Journal of the United Medical Association about people mysteriously dying then investigators finding deadly spiders from foreign lands living under toilet seats. One version says the spider is from South American and was found to be hiding under toilet seats in a restaurant at Chicago's Blare airport. Another version says the spiders are appearing in North Florida, traced to a restaurant, and have come aboard airplanes from India.

Cockroach Eggs...

This one is accompanied by both a photograph and a video of what is said to be parasites infesting a woman's breast and creating a grotesque site. The story warns that women should be sure and wash a new bra to make sure any parasites have been eliminated. It also recommends ironing underwear for the same reason. It tells the story of an anthropologist named Susan McKinley who returned from a trip to South America with a rash that evolved into a worm-infested breast.

The Boy Who Was Saved From an Alligator-Because His Mom Would Not Let Go-Unproven! ...

Warning About Formosan Termites in Mulch From Chipped Trees in New Orleans-Fiction! ...

A video shows a giant spider scurrying in a toilet and seemingly attacking someone's foot.