Nope, and neither are some FB users.
This one was lovingly sent in from the pages of Kerry.
We’ve had empty baby seats left in the road, eggs and rocks thrown at car windscreens and now crying little boys with nothing other than an address on a bit of paper.
Talk about far fetched! This warning doesn’t contain enough detail to be legit. It doesn’t even say what country these supposed “attacks” took place in, there are no details to speak of at all in fact. Combined with a dubious use of English; this one is a straightforward BA BOW!
Please apply some common sense before blindly re-posting these ridiculous warnings.
I almost hate debunking this one because everything it says is true.
Unfortunately, it was not Mr. Gates that made this inspiring speech, in fact it was not even a speech.
It was written as an opinion piece in a newspaper in the USA in 1996 by Charles Sykes.
I’m sure Bill wont mind the attribution he probably wishes he was this inspiring!
We reckon this should continue to tour the internet telling “the youff” how it really is. Just without the incorrect attribution to His Royal Microsoft-ness!
I had to hold onto my chair to stop myself falling out of it when I received this one.
How we laughed three years ago when it was first doing the rounds and Gizmodo got duped.
We thought this was long dead but, apparently it’s still doing the rounds.
Woman gets pregnant after watching 3D porno. You just know something’s amiss here, right! Most people read the story and figured it was just a wife trying to fool a gullible husband, but no.
This was written as a joke in 2010 by Brazilian satirical news site Sensacionalista (imagine The Onion or Daily Mash but in Portuguese!) and the photo of the woman and baby was plucked randomly from the internet.
“The article was fake and we used a photo that we found on the internet. Unfortunately, the article spread around the world because some sites thought it was real. This was not our intention. Sensacionalista is a small site from Brazil. We never thought this could happen. “ Sensacionalista May 2010.
This one is so old not only have we debunked it, we’ve (hopefully) put the final nail in it and boarded it up. It’s time to let it go folks!
This has been posted as fact on many pages and forums, some of which should really do their homework better (“Melbourne Baby Show” 1st March 2013).
The story (one such that we found pictured below) goes that a baby died from SIDS and the coroner blamed an amber teething necklace. Where to begin?
The U.S National Library of Medicine describes SIDS as, “Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexpected, sudden death of a child under age 1 in which an autopsy does not show an explainable cause of death.” So the fact that a “coroner” has found the cause to be the bracelet starts the alarm bells.
Further research offers no credible evidence to support the claim. However, in 2011 the Australian Government did issue a warning about the safety of certain amber bracelets and necklaces after the ACCC found that they “could break into small parts and present a choking hazard.”