Can Preshoolers Get Drunk on Hand Sanitizer?

Can a prescooler get drunk and even die from drinking hand sanitizer? The short answer is … yes, they can. The following e-mail describes swallowing a squirt of hand sanitizer was enough to make a four-year-old loopy and while it gets some of the specifics wrong — namely that the child couldn’t have had an … Read more

Morphed “A Card for You” Hoax Pulls Virtual Bait and Switch

An old virus hoax stumbles back to virtual life with a debunking bait-and-switch that points to a real threat, then repeats the same tired warning. Date Captured: 8/6/07 Subject: Serious Virus Threat per CNN Report Be cautious of this. Here is a link to the snopes page: PLEASE  SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR … Read more

Snopes: Is Bill Clinton a Draft-Dodging Pardoned Felon?

Ah, Bill Clinton. I’d almost forgotten about all the great hoaxes, urban legends and miscellaneous crap that was circulating the Internet back in the heady days of the Dot Boom. Now that his wife is looking to make a presidential run, it’s all floating back to the surface, as is illustrated by the email alleging … Read more

The Case of Neil Armstrong’s Missing “A”

Neil Armstrong long maintained that when he uttered his famous phrase “One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind”, there was an ‘a’ in there between ‘for’ and ‘Man’. Austrialian programmer Peter Shann Ford analyzed NASA’s recording of the phrase, and says Armstrong was right. It’d be nice to if other researchers confirmed the existance of the missing “a”, which has dogged Armstrong for years (as this account on shows).

In related Neil Armstrong news, despite myriad rumors to the contrary, he has not converted to Islam. And no, Mr. Gorsky didn’t get lucky when Armstrong touched down at Tranquility Base.

“Invitation” Virus Hoax Says Olympic Torch Will Burn Hard Drives

The “Virtual Card for You” e-mail hoax has mutated yet again, promising hard drive devastation in a slightly different form: that of an Olypmic torch that “burns” your hard drive. While it earns bonus points for imagry, “Invitation” remains just as false as its predecessors. Here’s the text of the email: Date Captured: 8/17/2006 Be … Read more