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Can you name the following as facts or fibs based on the findings of the Snopes website?

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Tapping the side of a soda can will keep its contents from foaming over when opened.
The number of people alive today is greater than all of the people who have died.
The Great Wall of China is the only man-made object visible from the moon.
We use only 10 percent of our brains.
On average, a person swallows eight spiders a year.
On average, a woman swallows six pounds of lipstick in a lifetime.
Lightning has injured people taking baths during a thunderstorm.
Outdoor temperature can be determined by counting the chirps of crickets.
An egg can be cooked by placing it between two active cell phones.
The rubber of tires protect people in cars during lightning strikes.
A lightbulb turned on in 1901 still burns bright today.
The emoticon ('smiley') was invented in 1982 by a Carnegie-Mellon professor.
Is This True?Type Fact or Fib
Porcupines can throw their quills from a distance.
Jell-O brand gelatin is made from bones and hides.
Food colorants cochineal and carmine are made from ground bugs.
Eating celery results in negative calories.
Mountain Dew shrinks testicles and lowers sperm count.
Graham Crackers were named after a man who believed poor diets led to sexual excess.
The son of childcare expert Dr. Spock killed himself.
Sexpert Dr. Ruth Westheimer served as a sniper in Israel.
Eating the poppy seeds on bagels can cause a positive drug test.
The face of the CPR mannequin is modeled after the inventor's deceased daughter.
Some Chinese-made hairbands contain recycled condoms.
The youngest person to give birth was a 5-year-old Peruvian girl.

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