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Claim that hangovers get worse with age needs context

Health

No, not everyone celebrates the start of the new year on Jan. 1

Holiday

Yes, alcohol sales have increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

Food

The 5 most-read VERIFY stories in 2021

VERIFY

Yes, Kwanzaa originated in the United States

Holiday

No, Coca-Cola did not invent the modern image of Santa Claus

Holiday

Claim that Santa’s reindeer are all female needs context

Holiday

Yes, South Korea’s debt crisis as depicted in Squid Game is real and contributes to a high suicide rate

Pop Culture

Manipulated quote attributed to Alec Baldwin before fatal prop gun shooting is fake

Pop Culture

Fact-checking 5 claims about conservatorships

VERIFY

No, the number of conservatorships in the US is not tracked

National

No, pumpkin spice doesn't actually contain pumpkin

Food

Yes, CPR should be performed at the same tempo as the disco song ‘Stayin’ Alive’

Health

‘I Am Legend’ screenwriter addresses false claims that COVID-19 vaccine could turn people into zombies

Coronavirus

No, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to personal hygiene

Health

No, people cannot legally buy planets, despite celebrity’s claim

Money