and the lost legends

When I encounter a story on the net that just seems too outlandish to be true, the first thing I do is turn to Nine times out of ten, I’ll find the questionable story on Snopes, with some background on the origins of the story and a big green or red graphic that says true or false.

Snopes is a great resource. But the site is seeded with a few stories that are just not true. Follow the link above to read the background. Or follow this link for the Snopes lost legends page.

  • A few years ago, my sister gave a lecture to her son’s Boy Scout troop about the California Pear flag. I told her that sounded too weird to be true and she steered me to the Snopes article which was her sole source of information. I pointed out the “More information about this page” link at the bottom. I thought the whole thing was hilarious but she didn’t see the humor.