True or False Rumor Sleuth

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Can you name the stories accurately as true and false?

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Pop star Lady GaGa is a hermaphrodite.
In 2003, an insider trading defendant tried to argue in court that he was a time traveler who had come from the year 2256.
Thomas Edison promoted the electric chair in an effort to prove that alternating current is dangerous.
Outdoor temperature can be estimated based upon the chirping pattern of crickets.
On average, men think about sex every seven seconds.
Hershey invented Reese's Pieces expressly for the purpose of placement in the 1982 film 'E.T.'
Uncooked rice can expand and kill birds that consume it.
'Daddy longlegs' are the world's most venomous spider, but cannot bite humans.
Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are loosely correlated with the position of Jupiter relative to Earth.
Coca-Cola recalled a poster due to a risqué image discoverd hidden in the ice cubes.
Water boiled in a microwave oven can superheat and dangerously 'explode'.
A US House representative once complained that hurricane names are too Caucasian-sounding.
In 2005, a Wendy's restaurant patron discovered a severed human finger in a bowl of chili.
Consumption of poppy seeds can produce positive results on drug screening tests.
A doctoral student mistook two examples of unsolved statistics theorems for homework, and actually solved them and was published.
The red food and make-up dye carmine is made from ground-up insects.
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Two of Santa Claus' reindeer were originally named 'Dunder' and 'Blixem'.
Baseball's championship competition was originally named the 'World Series' after its sponsor the New York World newspaper.
A man stranded in legal limbo lived in Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport from 1988 to 2006.
Singer 'Mama' Cass Elliot died from choking on a ham sandwich.
The popular drink Fanta was invented by the Nazis.
Not all US interstate highways cross state lines.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about a possible link between hepatitis A and consumption of green onions.
The visual design of Tinker Bell in Disney's 1953 adaptation of 'Peter Pan' was modeled after Marilyn Monroe.
John F. Kennedy ended the men's top hat industry, as sales plummeted after he chose not to wear one for his inauguration.
Alka-Seltzer dramatically improved sales after they changed their recommended dose from one tablet to two tablets.
Humans use only 10 percent of their brains.
The antidepressant drug clomipramine is known to cause orgasms in yawning patients.
The photographic image of a topless woman can be seen in the background of the Disney animated film 'The Rescuers'.
Sucking on a penny can help someone who has been drinking defeat a breathalyzer test.
PepsiCo was forced to compensate a customer who claimed a Harrier jet that Pepsi advertised in a prize giveaway promotion.
Future Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was scouted in the 1940's by the Washington Senators baseball team.

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