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Urban Legends Above: Photo of Bill Gates holding a sign reading, "As some of you may know, I'm Bill Gates. If you click that share link, I will give you $5,000. I always deliver, I mean, I brought you Windows XP, right?" Urban Legends
Urban legend An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend, is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories that may or may not have been believed by their tellers to be true.[1] As with all folklore and mythology, the designation suggests nothing about the story's veracity, but merely that it is in circulation, exhibits variation over time, and carries some significance that motivates the community in preserving and propagating it. Despite its name, an urban legend does not necessarily originate in an urban area. Rather, the term is used to differentiate modern legend from traditional folklore in pre-industrial times. For this reason, sociologists and folklorists prefer the term contemporary legend. Urban legend
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Urban Legends Reference Pages Welcome to snopes.com, the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. Use the search box above to locate your item of interest, or click one of the icons below to browse the site by category. Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2014 by snopes.com. Urban Legends Reference Pages
Dalai Lama Instructions for Life Dalai Lama Instructions for Life Claim: An "Instructions for Life" chain mail mantra was written by the Dalai Lama. Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2000] Origins: Much as we can't help but grin at the thought of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, pecking away at a computer keyboard as he sends a chain glurge advising people to "approach love and cooking with reckless abandon" winging its way around the Internet, we have to admit that this list has nothing to do with the Dalai Lama.
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Bienvenue sur le site des "Debunkers des rumeurs/hoax d'extrême droite". Comment soutenir, participer, et pourquoi faire un don Nous recherchons et démontons la propagande d'extrême droite dans les médias et particulièrement sur l'internet. Nous sommes une communauté de simples citoyens sans affiliation avec aucun parti. Debunkers, démolisseurs, des rumeurs/hoax d’extrême droite Debunkers, démolisseurs, des rumeurs/hoax d’extrême droite
Un jour de la fin des années 1990, Guillaume Brossard en a eu assez que ses collègues de bureau croient ce qu'ils lisaient et pas ce qu'il leur disait. Dans leurs boîtes e-mails, alors le grand outil d'échange de cette lointaine époque d'avant les réseaux sociaux, venait d'arriver le énième canular laissant croire que Microsoft allait sauver un petit enfant malade si tout le monde voulait bien faire suivre ce message. « Je n'arrêtais pas de leur répéter : “Arrêtez de transférer n'importe quoi”, se souvient-il. Sans effet. Je me suis dit que s'ils ne croyaient pas les démentis à l'oral, à la machine à café, peut-être croiraient-ils les écrits, dans leur boîte e-mail. » A l'époque, un terme vient d'apparaître pour désigner ces intox en ligne, qui ont commencé par des alertes au faux virus informatique : hoax (« canular »). Avec deux copains de lycée de Poitiers, Guillaume Brossard décide de marier le nouveau terme avec un vieux souvenir de film commercial. Qui est Hoaxbuster, le site qui démonte les rumeurs ? Qui est Hoaxbuster, le site qui démonte les rumeurs ?
List of common misconceptions List of common misconceptions This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated. History
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Category:Hoaxes To forestall disputes among editors, religions and religious figures are excluded from inclusion in this category, although this may be disputed by some editors. Hoaxes are attempts to make people believe unlikely things. Unlike confidence tricks, money is not usually involved, but the trickster may try to play practical jokes, expose gullible people or annoy political or artistic rivals. This category includes notable proven hoaxes and incidents determined to be hoaxes by reliable sources. An article's inclusion on this list is not intended to disparage the authenticity of the report, but to denote that it is in general considered, or evidenced, as having being created as a hoax, or was known to be false (or a joke) as created. Category:Hoaxes
Hoax Hoax Brass Plaque on door at Tremedda farm, Zennor, Cornwall, England. It reads: TAKE NOTICE THAT AS FROM TODAYS DATE POACHERS SHALL BE SHOT ON FIRST SIGHT AND IF PRACTICABLE QUESTIONED AFTERWARDS. BY ORDER J.R. BRAMBLE HEAD GAMEKEEPER TO HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF GUMBY 1ST NOVEMBER 1868.
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Liste de légendes contemporaines Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Les légendes contemporaines, appelées également légendes urbaines, sont bien définies par les folkloristes et les anthropologues de la communication. Les œuvres de Jan H.
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Museum of Hoaxes The Hoax Museum Blog Hoaxes, mischief, and misinformation throughout history Scare stories about how governments are going to force us all to be "microchipped like dogs" have been circulating for well over a decade. Mixed in with these stories have been Christian fundamentalist claims that implanted microchips are the "Mark of the Beast". The latest scare story to surface is an article (written in broken English) recently posted on topinfopost.com, claiming that "On May 2014, through Europe newborn children will be compelled to take in a subcutaneous RFID chip."
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