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Why Has the FAA and FCC Been Lying to Us About Cell Phones on Planes?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

For more than 22 years the FAA and the FCC have essentially feeding us an urban myth that cell phone use would crash planes. Who could question passenger safety?

Is it Probable that People Anywhere in the World are Kidnapped Solely for the Purpose of Involuntary Organ Donation?

Quora | Posted 06.27.2012 | Weird News
Quora

Kidney theft is a venerable urban legend. The origins of urban legends are notoriously difficult to identify but in the case of kidney (or other organ) theft, the rumors seem to have preceded the real-life cases by some years.

Fact-checking Waiting for 'Superman': Documentary or Urban Myth?

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

In the movie Waiting for "Superman", nominated for an Oscar as the best Documentary of 2010, the following statement is made: " ...in Illinois, 1 i...

Halloween? Bah, Humbug!

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy festive holidays as much as the next person, but we eco-freaks can't help ourselves from sucking the fun out of things, particularly when it comes to harming children.