Debunked Rumor: Caitlyn Jenner will not be on the new $10 bill. We do expect a woman’s likeness to replace Alexander Hamilton’s at some point in the near future. However, at this moment the Treasury Department has not officially settled on which woman will appear on the bill.
We hate to type this, but apparently some people feel that there is resemblance between Caitlyn Jenner and US Treasury Secretary Rosa “Rosie” Rios. Rios’ image is often seen in association with the story, causing confusion among some.
US Treasury Secretary Rosa “Rosie” Rios. Do you see a resemblance?
The idea to place a woman on the currency is so popular, there is also brewing momentum for a change to other money as well. Still, you can feel confident that the new person on the bill will be deceased, and Jenner is currently alive. Maybe some day.
Debunked Rumor: According to NASA, the world is not ending in September 2015. According to the sometimes-reliable Internet, there was supposed to be a huge unnamed asteroid on a collision course with the Gulf of Mexico, set to hit in September 2015.
Evidently this is purely a hoax with no scientific basis. Of course the world could end for some different reason at any moment so it’s always a good idea to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you.
Had the fictional asteroid been real, its impact might have caused huge tidal waves that would have flooded and destroyed all of the US, Mexico and South America, leaving Canada fairly damp.
Confirmed Rumor: Detroit has only offered the key to the city to five people:
– Jerome Bettis, a Detroit native and NFL superstar
– Mike Ilitch, a Detroit native, founder of Little Caesar’s, and owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings
– Ben Carson, a Detroit native, neurosurgeon, and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
– James Earl Jones, U of Michigan alum, actor and voice of Darth Vader
Now can you guess the fifth? Another Detroit native? An accomplished philanthropist or national hero?
How about Saddam Hussein? It’s true and confirmed.
We’re not going to type the whole story.
We’re sure you’ve all heard the expression “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid” or some other expression about drinking the Kool-Aid as in mindlessly accepting some ideas.
It stems from a cult that allegedly drank poisoned Kool-Aid to kill themselves.
The actual group followed a preacher named Jim Jones to a place in Guyana. Their new homeland was named “Jonestown”
Eventually, in 1978 Senator Leo Ryan led a delegation to inspect Jonestown. Ryan was contacted by concerned relatives of some members, and intended to help some members repatriate if they so wished.
Instead Ryan was murdered – becoming the first US Senator to be assassinated in office.
The cult members proceeded to kill themselves by drinking poison. Many were injected by needle. Jones had become a licensed jeweler so he could legal obtain mass quantities of poisons like cyanide.
But the poison was not mixed in Kool-Aid – it was in Flavor-Aid.
They say there is no such thing as bad publicity, so some people think Kool-Aid has been benefitting from free publicity from this catastrophe all these years.
So there’s another debunked rumor. Not a fun one but we’re glad we can help.