From Wikipedia: “Snopes.com /ˈsnoʊps/, also known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a websitecovering urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of unknown or questionable origin. It is a well-known resource for validating and debunking such stories in American popular culture, receiving 300,000 visits a day.“
I used to pass on all this stuff automatically because they usually involve somebody’s safety, but then I found out about Snopes. Now I check out stuff before I post it or forward it.
Out of the last nine warnings I checked only one happened to be true. The rest were hoaxes, some going back for a decade or more!
Perhaps if we catch this stuff and don’t pass it on some of the nuts who send out these hoaxes will stop.
Here is the link to Snopes.com