Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Truth in Blogging

About a year ago, I posted something false on my blog. I just found out about it now, and have posted the correction as a comment. I found out by browsing through, which bills itself as the Urban Legend Reference Pages. Often when I get an email or hear a rumor, I'll look it up on Snopes to get the real deal. Here is what I have learned over the past few years:

Companies are not going to give you free things for forwarding emails.

The day after Thanksgiving is not the busiest shopping day of the year.

Ligers and Tigons really do exist. Also real are a wholphin (whale-dolphin), cama (camel-llama), and Dzo (cow-yak), as well as many zebra-donkey-horse combinations which include mule, hinny, zorse and zeedonk.

The racist remarks attributed to Elvis, Tommy Hilfiger and Lauryn Hill are all false.

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