Once and awhile, we discuss the latest email or other rumors in this forum. Well, the news people have reminded us that many of these rumors are hoaxes or urban legends, with little or no grounding in fact. I found it useful to be reminded to check sources before panic sets in or I spread one of these rumors. I especially liked being reminded of websites that address these rumors.
So, you too can check out this article:
Cleveland Plain Dealer article on hoaxes