These days it can be hard to distinguish what is true and what isn’t. These are the 25 biggest lies told on the internet.
We're being sprayed with chemicals
The little boy's bike
Supposedly left by a boy who went to war in 1914 and never returned, the tree grew around the bike. While it’s true that it was left by a boy, he didn’t go to war. Don Puz received the bike as a present after his family suffered a house fire and left it in a Washinton State forest for this tree to grow around it.
The reverse PIN
The spaceman in the cathedral
Sudden strike of conscience
A really big tumor
This is supposedly a picture taken in 1809 of Jane Todd Crawford who rode 60 miles on horseback to have Dr. Ephraim McDowell remove a 7 pound ovarian tumor successfully. While the story is actually true, the picture is not. While there is some dispute, photography did not exist in 1809.
It has been circulated that Anna Mae Dickinson was touched personally by nearly every tragedy of the last 100 years from the Titanic to 9/11. Unfortunately, the newspaper alleged to have published the story (New York Intelligencer) doesn’t exist and neither does the woman. The picture is real though. It’s American folk artist Grandma Moses.