True or False Rumor Sleuth

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

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