Crime / Police
Crime / Police
Save the Endangered Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus From Extinction-Fiction!
Sep 22, 2017
There's no such thing as the Pacific Northwest tree octopus, but it has become a helpful tool to gauge students' internet literacy over the years.
Giant Florida Cane Spider Attacks House in Photo-Fiction!
Jul 11, 2017
A doctored photo of a wolf spider has been misidentified as a Florida cane spider, a Hawaiian cane spider in 2015, and as a Angolan witch spider in 2013.
Canada Legalizes Sex With Animals, Most Beastiality is Legal-Truth! & Misleading!
Jun 26, 2017
The Supreme Court of Canada overturned an animal sex conviction because a poorly-written law; claims the country legalized animal sex are misleading.
Charles Manson Granted Parole, Will Be Released from Prison-Fiction!
Jun 13, 2017
An old false report about Charles Manson's parole resurfaced in 2017, but the convicted murderer isn't due for another parole hearing until 2027.
Warnings About Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus-Truth!
Jun 1, 2017
Warnings About Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Warnings about Powassan Virus, a virus transmitted by ticks that can be deadly or cause permanent neurological symptoms,...
Man Catches 13 Pound Bullfrog in Texas-Truth! & Misleading!
Jun 1, 2017
Photos of a monster frog that supposedly weighed 13 pounds are real — but the frog's official weight is unconfirmed.
Dog Owners Warned About Explosive Tennis Balls Lying in Grass-Truth!
May 19, 2017
Warnings about exploding tennis balls are real, but they didn't appear to be tied to a specific threat or trend when they resurfaced in May 2017.
Pastor Eaten By Crocodile While Walking on Water Like Jesus-Fiction!
May 15, 2017
Satirical reports that an African pastor was eaten by a crocodile while trying to walk on water like Jesus have been mistaken for factual news.
Jimmy Johns Owner Jimmy John Liautaud Hunts African Wildlife on Safari-Unproven!
Apr 27, 2017
Photos appear to show Jimmy John Liautuad, owner of Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches, posing next to hunted elephants and a leopard, but the photos have never been verified.
Woman Trains Squirrels to Attack Ex-Boyfriend-Fiction!
Apr 5, 2017
A satirical article about a woman being arrested for training squirrels to attacking her ex-boyfriend has been mistaken for a factual report.
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