VERIFY Fact Check |

No, it’s not dangerous to swim within 30 minutes of eating

Food

Verifying 5 common food claims

Food

No, putting raw onions in your room or on your feet won’t cure your cold

Food

Refrigerated Thanksgiving leftovers are safe to eat for 4 days

Holiday

No, carrots will not improve your vision — but they are good for eye health

Food

No, the nutrients in potatoes and apples aren’t all in the skin

Food

No, gum won’t take seven years to digest

Food

Yes, putting Mentos into any soda can make it explode

Science

Verifying which Thanksgiving foods are safe for pets

Holiday

No, eating turkey does not make you sleepy

Holiday

No, hot food doesn’t need to cool down before going in the fridge

Food

Turkey prices were up 17% in October, but Thanksgiving shoppers will likely see discounts

Money

It’s not safe for babies to drink water before they’re 6 months old

Health

It’s illegal for businesses to offer freebies to people for voting in federal elections

Elections

Spike in ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria cases after Hurricane Ian not related to eating raw seafood

Weather

No, legitimate reports of contaminated Halloween candy are not common

Holiday