Sunday, May 30, 2010

Check It Out

I have received lots of emails with stories about how someone was tricked and robbed, or how a certain kind of food is a cure-all for most ailments, or warnings about a new kind of computer virus that would cause irreversible damage to our computer if we click on a certain link, etc, etc.

Sometimes after reading the email I would wonder if a certain story was true or not. There is a website called which has a large collection of urban legends and other stories of questionable origin, which makes it a rather useful resource for checking to see if what we read is true or not (wikipedia).

For example, the email supposedly from Facebook which requests that the Facebook user click on an attachment....REAL VIRUS, do not click on the attachment!

Another example: Fruit must be eaten on an empty stomach in order for the body to absorb it properly....FALSE! Fruits combined with other food in our stomach does not putrefy - food does NOT rot in our stomach!

Check it out...don't believe everything you read.

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