Clothing, Apparel, Face
Was the Mid-Atlantic Accent Used Because of Early Microphone Quality? The acquired accent was a short-lived fixture of American society.
    Unproven
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Is ‘Little Suck-a-Thumb’ from a Real German Children’s Book? The purported German tale of a "great tall tailor" who cuts off children's thumbs was...
    True
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Poster, Advertisement, Text
Was Lamar Fudge a Black Food Writer Who Critiqued Former Whites-Only Eateries? A routine review of content labeled satire.
    Labeled Satire
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Person, Human, Military
Did Former NYPD Officer Say Police, FBI Conspired In Assassination of Malcolm X? For decades, activists have maintained prosecutors convicted the wrong men in the murder.
    Unproven
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On The Shore Of Weehawken
‘Sawing New York in Half’ Hoax If you can't move the people off the land, just move the land ...
    False
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Person, Human, Furniture
Did Mark Twain Say ‘I Have Read Some Obituaries With Great Pleasure’? Mark Twain has definitely written some witty lines.
    Misattributed
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Jam, Food, Plant
Did Bonne Maman Co. Shelter People During the Holocaust? The founders of the jam company can trace their business roots back to a small...
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Myths, Manatees, and Mermaids in the Age of Exploration Here's an example of how folklore, myth, and legend can sometimes slow scientific understanding.
    True
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Locket, Jewelry, Pendant
Are George Washington’s Hair and JFK’s Harvard Sweater Up for Auction? "The copious lock of George Washington's grayish tan hair is tied together with a fine...
    True
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Was Madam C.J. Walker the First Woman To Become a Millionaire? There's little doubt about C.J. Walker's accomplishments.
    Mostly True
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Warren G. Harding
Did President Harding Gamble Away the White House China? Fortunately, the nuclear football did not yet exist in the 1920s.
    Unproven
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gold tongue mummy
Were Gold-Tongued Mummies Discovered in Egypt? It is thought the adornment enabled individuals to speak in the afterlife.
    True
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