Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday...

Oh- the Urban Legends that circulate in emails. Have you seen this photo?




What about this one?



Or maybe you received a helpful email warning you about the latest computer virus that would send out all of your personal information, corrupt your files, freeze your hard drive, blow up your monitor, date your teenage daughter, and drink the last of the milk in the fridge without telling anyone? Oh- how you need www.snopes.com. Whenever I get a "helpful" email that sounds suspiciously urban legendesque, I take a second to check it on snopes. Not forwarding on false alarms? Works for me. To see what works for other folks, head over to Rocks in My Dryer. Oh? You want to know about the pictures? Here's the link for the shark and scuba divers. Here's the link for the bunny. Have a great week!

6 comments:

speedymac77 said...

If it wasn't for snopes.com I'd believe it all! I'd believe Mt. Lions will circle my front door looking to eat my son, there are sharks in every scuba photo and giant bunnies are raised by old men.

Photo-chopping at it's best!!

Gettysburg Mom said...

Perhaps I didn't make it clear... sorry. The bunny is real, people. The bunny is real.

Mamabug said...

I actually just saw a giant rabbit like that in a Nat'l Geographic Kids magazine. They are supposedly the friendliest.

ttelroc said...

Snopes is a really good site for deciphering fact from fiction. Thanks for the reminder. ...and I assumed that bunny was a fake, so thanks for the link! How fun that the bunnies are indeed that big.

Have a great day!
Kristin

Julie Stiles Mills said...

I LOVE snopes!

I can't tell you how many times I've "replied to all" on some huge mailing list that I was a part of when some well meaning friend sent me an urgent warning. My email reply always includes the link to the snopes post which dispels the rumor.

jen said...

I wish everyone knew about snopes! It would definitely cut down on all the crazy urban legends circulating out there!

It's also pretty entertaining to read all the urban legends they have cataloged up there!