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Old 02-24-2009, 09:59 AM
Joey Tightlips Joey Tightlips is offline
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Originally Posted by Malleus, Incus, Stapes! View Post
Snopes is generally reliable, but the whole "Lost Legends" part annoys me (mostly because I fell for several of them).
Wow, I had not seen the Lost Legends page until you mentioned it. Why on earth would Snopes, a site devoted to debunking myths, purposely put up a number of articles it knows to be fake??! And it's not like the stories are so over the top that no reasonable person could possibly believe them (except maybe the Mr Ed one- he was really a zebra but you couldn't see his stripes on B&W TV). Is the possibility that southern states told students to truncate Pi to "3" really more absurd then them trying to teach creationism?

Great, now I'm going to have to check Snopes stories via another website.