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- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Hoaxes

Slate.com: That meteor that flew past skydivers? It was an Earth rock. Read more

Hoax Central: Don't Pump Gas, Aircraft Carriers Swarming, Easter Myths

by Ken Newquist / April 2, 2013

Here's a look at recent hoaxes, scams and even (shock!) a real story circulating via email and Facebook. They include a golden oldie about not pumping gas on April 15, a rant about aircraft carriers gathering in Norfolk, Va., a run down of Easter's pagan traditions, and more.

snopes.com: The Lost Day

by Ken Newquist / June 5, 2010

The thing I love most about urban legends is how they mutate over time. Snopes.com has an excellent debunking of one such debunking: "The Lost Day." It recounts a tale in which NASA scientists doing orbital calculations are startled to discover a day of missing time ... which a Christian follower is able to quickly explain by recounting the day the sun stood still when Jesus was crucified.

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