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snopes.com

May 17, 2007|By [ALLIE SEMENZA]

What's the point? -- Ever had someone forward you an e-mail with a story that sounds too amazing to be true? Chances are that it is. Instead of clogging your friends' mailboxes by forwarding it on, you can check it out on snopes.com and find out whether it's true. The search will result in a list of the different variations the rumor has gone through and a definitive bright red "true," "false" or "undetermined" based on the research snopes.com has done.

What to look for --In addition to e-mail rumors, snopes.com also features categories of urban legends with background research and information on the validity of the claim. Topics range from risque scenes in Disney movies to legends about Coca-Cola.

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