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'22 Foot 2500 Pound' Crocodile Photo

Circulating photograph purportedly shows a 22 foot 2500 pound Crocodile killed near a village on Africa's Niger River.

Published: 23rd April 2012

Unsubstantiated Warning - Johannesburg Freeways 'Complete Shutdown 25th April'

Circulating message warns that major freeways around Johannesburg South Africa will be deliberately blocked by trucking and logistics companies on 25th April 2012 as a protest against the government's proposed implementation of a new toll system.

Published: 11th April 2012

Energy Saver Globe Warning Message - Mercury Exposure Foot Injury Images

Circulating messages that contain graphic images of a severe foot injury claim that the injury was caused by mercury exposure after the victim stepped on a broken energy saving globe (CFL).

Published: 20th October 2011

Shutdown Cell Phone Virtual Kidnapping Scam Warning

Circulated warning claims that people are receiving calls from criminals posing as phone service provider staff who ask them to shut down their cell phones because of an impending update. According to the message, while the victims are thus out of contact because their phones are shut down, the criminals launch a virtual kidnapping scam on their families.

Published: 11th July 2011

Exer-Hide Dog Chew Warning Message

Circulating message warns that a dog chew called Exer-Hide sold at Walmart and other outlets has caused seizures and deaths in dogs that have been given the product.

Published: 20th May 2011

Picture of Huge King Brown Snake in Branxton NSW

Message that contains an image showing a very large snake, claims that the snake is a King Brown found in Branxton, NSW, Australia.

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Internet Rumour: Ramsgate Abduction Attempts - Man With Grey Hair & Glasses Driving a Red Car

Message circulating via social media claims that a man with grey hair & glasses driving a red car has been attempting to abduct children near schools in the Ramsgate (UK) area.

Published: 24th March 2011

Does Rubbing Vicks VapourRub on Your Feet Relieve Coughing?

Widely circulated message claims that rubbing Vicks VapourRub on the soles of your feet can stop coughing 100% of the time.

Published: 10th February 2011

Unsubstantiated Rumours Claim Michelle Obama is Pregnant

Circulating rumours claim that US First Lady Michelle Obama is pregnant with the couple's third child.

Published: 9th February 2011

Death From Poisoned Rhino Horn Rumour

Message claims that a man in Thailand died after consuming powdered rhino horn that had been deliberately poisoned in a controversial attempt to curtail the poaching of rhinos.

Published: 31st August 2010

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