18 Terrifying News Stories You Didn't Know Were Media Panics


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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Entry by mkad

In the decade after WWil, paranoid reports of a living Adolf Hitler came in from around the world, from news sources both legitimate and not, with ton

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