Now that nearly everyone has an email account, most of us get bombarded with warnings about our health, safety or money making scams to name a few. There is a website that researches the truth, or not, of these ‘urban legends’ to let you know whether they are fact or fiction.
Find out about these, and more at snopes.com.
- Did you ever wonder if microwaving food in plastic containers will cause cancer?
- Did you ever hear that the Marlboro Man died of lung cancer and wonder if it was true?
- Did you hear the one about the parking lot carjackers placing flyers on the rear windshields of cars, then taking the cars when drivers step out of their vehicles to remove the flyers?
So next time you get an email warning you about something, or an email chain letter you can check out www.snopes.com and see if they’ve written anything about it and make more of an informed decision before you pass the email onto all of your contacts.