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Comment: How do I get to read
snopes in FRENCH? thank you

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Babel Fish: Copy, Paste.

Voila.

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Katesune: We still can't find the way to albuquerque, and glisp won't stop to ask for directions.
Glisp42: Of course not. I know where I'm going, I just don't know where I am right now

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quote:
Originally posted by LadyLockeout:
Babel Fish: Copy, Paste.

Voila.

Step 3: Try to make sense of the incoherent crap Babelfish outputs. [Wink]

Wait, that's not Babelfish's fault. I just copied an article that Barbara wrote on an "off" day. :x

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He asked how he could see it. He didn't specify anything else. [Razz]

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Katesune: We still can't find the way to albuquerque, and glisp won't stop to ask for directions.
Glisp42: Of course not. I know where I'm going, I just don't know where I am right now

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Comment: I have heard from sevral people, as they have claimed to have
seen on the discovery channel or some similar programming....that the
water pipes in New York city are so old and corroded that they only thing
holding them together is the water pressure itself and if the city had to
turn off the water everything would fall apart???

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Comment: I have heard from sevral people, as they have claimed to have
seen on the discovery channel or some similar programming....that the
water pipes in New York city are so old and corroded that they only thing
holding them together is the water pressure itself and if the city had to
turn off the water everything would fall apart???

Actually, I don't know about New York, but this is partly true in Toronto, Ontario. CBC radio had the public works manager for the City of Toronto on this week, talking about the endemic corrosion in the city's water system. Last week a water main burst in downtown TO, and flooded an underground hydro vault, and the power was cut off to the downtown core for hours, accounting ofr millions of dollars of lost business. The public works manager warned that events of this kind may become more common as the city's infrastructure ages, and less $$$$ is put into preventative maintenance.

The story is here:
http://toronto.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=to-blackout20050124

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I can understand pipes in NYC being corroded, but how can water pressure hold the pipes together? Wouldnt water pressure work towards pushing the pipes outwards

Unless the corroded pipes are inside waterm which is inside other pipes. Now that doesnt even make sense

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Comment: I tried sending an email to snopes@snopes.com
and a message came back that you do not accept emails from me because it
is not in the system. Can you add me. Over the last several years I have
sent you emails for things that were sent to me.

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Comment: How do I know if your site leans either to the left, or to the
right? In todays environment, it's hard to tell who is telling the truth.
Any information that you can give me would be appreciated.

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If you lean left, the site leans right.

If you lean right, the site leans left.

If you lean backwards, your chair will fall over.

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quote:
Originally posted by Four Kitties in the arborvitae:
If you lean left, the site leans right.

If you lean right, the site leans left.

If you lean backwards, your chair will fall over.

Dang you Four Kitties! I read this in active topics first and actually leaned in my chair and was *amazed* at how my computer screen moved opposite how I moved! I did this twice before I realized what I was doing! [lol]

Thank the gods I stopped before I leaned back! [lol]

vanilla(and my monitor would have floated...)pink

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[Big Grin]

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If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?

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Comment: I saw a came across a book today 'Why Paint Cats' by the same
folks who wrote/photographed 'Why Cats Paint'... It features alleged
images of cats whose fur has been dyed in patterns. The images are lovely,
and I want so much to believe that it is possible, but my hoax-o-meter is
registering pretty high here. Would you look into it please? My Siamese
will be quite relieved if it's all a Photoshop job.

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My Siamese will be quite relieved if it's all a Photoshop job.

[lol] [lol]

I have nothing further to comment...

[lol]

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Comment: Is Splenda made by washing sugar with bleach?
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Comment: Is Splenda made by washing sugar with bleach?
I'm no scientist, but wouldn't that make a bleachy/sweet liquid?

All I know is that Splenda is a portion of the sugar that is blended with *something* (I don't remember) which causes the sweetness to remain, but the molecules not to be digested (or something like that) :-D

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Comment: Did the early Marlboro man's horse die of lung cancer? I've
heard that both the man and the horse suffered the effects of smoking, but
can't find verification of it.

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Comment: Is Splenda made by washing sugar with bleach?

Not exactly. It uses a process that exchanges three hydrogen-oxygen (hydroxyl) groups in the sugar molecule with chlorine atoms. This is not to say they wash it with chlorine bleach however. It's a tad more complex of a process. How Splenda is made, direct from their own mouth.

Absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination of Sucralose, again, in their words.

However:
Both sucralose and 51Cr-EDTA underwent significant colonic absorption.

Following a single oral dose, a mean of approximately 7% of the dose was still being excreted during the 96-120-hr collection period.

Comparison with the intravenous dose indicated that 20-30% of the oral doses was absorbed.

Following a single oral dose of (14)C-sucralose (1mg/kg, 100 microCi) to eight male subjects, a mean of 14.5% (range 8.9 to 21.8%) of the radioactivity was excreted in urine and 78.3% (range 69.4 to 89.6%) in the faeces, within 5 days. (Yes, five days)

And on and on and on... for the most part, when it's excreted, it's unchanged (which is good), and very little is altered into metabolites (again, this is good). The research about how much is absorbed and how long it takes to excrete, however, varies from study to study.

Aparently, the makers of Splenda are under the gun for how they market the product, and being taken to court by consumer groups, the sugar industry, as well as [Big Grin] the makers of NutraSweet (go figure). The product is not in question, but the marketing is. Seems that the way Splenda advertises makes it sound like it's still natural and 'just like sugar' (only safe for diabetics and non-caloric). Which is not exactly true. Since it is altered, it isn't sugar (nor is it just like it, since it's about 600 times sweeter) or natural anymore.


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Comment: How do we ask about legends you don't talk about?
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You just did. Ya moron.

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Comment: I want to submit a story about Jane Fonda to see if it is true. How do I do that?
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Comment: would this be the entry point to find out about a rumor or a solicitation for money or?????
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Comment: would this be the entry point
Welcome to Disneyland. Please go home.

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to find out about a rumor
Find what out about a rumour? If it exists? Are you planning to start one?

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or a solicitation for money
No solicitors allowed. Beware of dog.

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or?????
Thank you, I've now had my question mark quotient for the day.
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Comment: Every so often I receive articles from friends I have known over
the years. I use your site to verify many of them before I forward them on
to others. HOW CAN I SEND ITEMS TO YOU FOR VERIFICATION?

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Easy: forward them to everyone you know. Sooner or later we'll get to it.

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Comment: I was told that somewhere in the internet world was a picture of
a extremely large serpent that was found and lives under the golden gate
bridge in San Francisco. Now growing up on California, I never heard
anything like it. Is it possible for you to find this picture and
determine whether it is true or not?

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Comment: How can I submit an email to see if it is a urban legend or not??
I searched your site and don't see this "tale"...

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Comment: Is it possible to forward you an email that I don't see referenced on your
website? I am interested in finding out whether or not it is true.

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Comment: I know this sounds strange, and I've tried to find the answer on
my own, but I can't find it anywhere. I have heard that when you send
suede to be dry cleaned, the cleaning solutions they use actually bleach
out all the color, and then they have to re-dye it before returning it.
This sounds strange, but not entirely implausible- I'm curious...

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quote:
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Comment: I was told that somewhere in the internet world was a picture of a extremely large serpent that was found and lives under the golden gate bridge in San Francisco. Now growing up on California, I never heard anything like it. Is it possible for you to find this picture and
determine whether it is true or not?

Don't worry, Snopes, I got your back:

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Comment: How do I forward an email to you?
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Comment: I'd like to send an email to you that I received for you to
investigate.

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Dear Snopes,
I would like to make a clever comment on your message board, but I don't know where to do it.


I'm also not very clever.

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Comment: A friend told me that Jennifer was really with child on the T.V.
show Friends,and it was Brad Pitts. If so how come even after they married
he kept saying he wanted to have a family,and no mention or pictures of a
child?

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Comment: Can I forward you an emial I just received?? I did nto see it on
your site. Thank you.

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