Don't you wonder about all those emails that get forwarded about "Video captures home Christmas light display synchronized to musical score", or "Bill Gates, Microsoft and AOL are giving away cash and merchandise to those who forward an e-mail message", or virus alerts? Before you compound the problem of forwarding email rumors that may be untrue, check them out at the Urban Legends Reference Pages, AKA Snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com/snopes.asp). Since I've started checking rumors, I've found that at least 3/4 of the ones I get are false. And you find out some pretty interesting stuff at Snopes.com, like an investigation of the old poodle in the microwave story.
Tina Lau, North County Librarian
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