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#debunked

# debunked - Thursday 21 June, 2018

The Brazilian icon and the bizarre, long-running myth of his failed football career in Ireland

Socrates never did play for UCD or Shelbourne and he never tasted Sigerson Cup action either. So, where did the stories come from?

# debunked - Sunday 22 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is the 'Martinelli' virus real and can it hack your phone through Whatsapp? Debunked

FactCheck: Is the 'Martinelli' virus real and can it hack your phone through Whatsapp?

Commonly shared around WhatsApp groups, it portends great doom coming to your phone.

# debunked - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'There is a jungle of information out there': Warning over online cancer myths Debunked

'There is a jungle of information out there': Warning over online cancer myths

The public has been urged not to trust the internet for medical advice.

# debunked - Sunday 2 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge This Coke infographic has gone massively viral, but here's why it might not be entirely accurate Debunked

# debunked - Sunday 26 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 8 commonly believed beauty myths that are mostly nonsense Debunked

8 commonly believed beauty myths that are mostly nonsense

Does toothpaste really get rid of pimples?

# debunked - Monday 15 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge This video showing an elephant throwing rubbish into bin is going viral - but is it real? Eco Friendly Elephant

# debunked - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie No, Mary Lou did not avoid a Trinity Sinn Féin event because of a Maíria Cahill protest Explained

No, Mary Lou did not avoid a Trinity Sinn Féin event because of a Maíria Cahill protest

The party has dismissed reports McDonald cancelled her appearance at an event last night in the wake of a protest.

# debunked - Monday 2 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Is it better to keep bread in the fridge or a bread bin? True Or False

Debunked: Is it better to keep bread in the fridge or a bread bin?

Mould is likely to contaminate the bread at some point, but what is the best way of stopping this from happening?

# debunked - Sunday 24 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does water drain in a different direction in each hemisphere? True Or False

Debunked: Does water drain in a different direction in each hemisphere?

You remember this from The Simpsons, don’t you?

# debunked - Sunday 10 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Will a bee die if it stings you? True Or False

Debunked: Will a bee die if it stings you?

Will you be taking less pity on the next bee that stings you?

# debunked - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Is it possible to have a photographic memory? True Or False

Debunked: Is it possible to have a photographic memory?

It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. You’d never have to double-check to see if you locked the back door or not. Did you?

# debunked - Sunday 29 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does pressing the pedestrian crossing button more than once make any difference? True Or False

Debunked: Does pressing the pedestrian crossing button more than once make any difference?

And why do we feel the need to press it over and over again?

# debunked - Sunday 22 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does swallowed chewing gum stay in your stomach for seven years? True Or False

Debunked: Does swallowed chewing gum stay in your stomach for seven years?

Or longer? Is that piece that you swallowed when you were six still there?

# debunked - Sunday 1 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does reading in low light or staring at a screen damage your eyesight? True Or False

Debunked: Does reading in low light or staring at a screen damage your eyesight?

“Turn off that feckin’ laptop and go to sleep, Séan, your eyes will fall out of your head by the time you’re thirty” can now be swiftly met with “Eh, Mam, about that…”.

# debunked - Sunday 25 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does sugar make children hyperactive? True Or False

Debunked: Does sugar make children hyperactive?

Although we are quick to lay the blame on fizzy pop and chocolate, studies show that they might not have anything to do with hyperactivity.

# debunked - Sunday 18 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Is a rat never more than a few metres away? True Or False

Debunked: Is a rat never more than a few metres away?

That would mean there could be one right at the foot of your bed, but is this actually the case?