We all know people who like to whip out the latest and most shocking stories they just heard on the news to make a point, usually certified with some statement of "I just read an article about ..." or "No way, bro, this is totally true."

But all bullshit is uncovered with time (or sometimes, just Google). Our readers have debunked some high-profile media panics with cold, hard facts and we gave $200 to the winner ...

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CRACKEDCON In 1996, TIME reported that a study of 917,410 pictures available online found 83.5% to be pornographic in nature. So much porn! CYBERPORN

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WEST NILE VIRUS ALERT Every year, major media outlets announce that de ath and disease aRE waiting around every corner. They use words like outbreak

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In the early 1990's there was of a deluge news reports from people who claimed to find syringes in Pepsi cans, with each news report eliciting more d

Entry by ZacDilone

In 1938 Orson Welles caused GRAGKEDOON a nationwide panic with his But actually most of America War of the Worlds, right? was listening to this: ESE

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