VERIFY Fact Check |

No, gum won’t take seven years to digest

Food

Yes, putting Mentos into any soda can make it explode

Science

No, Boston University didn’t create a COVID strain with a human mortality rate of 80%

Coronavirus

No, people don’t regularly swallow spiders while sleeping

Environment

Posts online claim the US is buying a radiation sickness drug. That’s true.

Health

No, NASA’s test that crashed satellite into an asteroid doesn’t put Earth at risk

Science

No, it doesn’t cost between $25-30K to replace most electric vehicle batteries

Electric Vehicles

Yes, water was ‘sucked out’ of Tampa Bay by Hurricane Ian in phenomenon called ‘reverse storm surge’

Extreme Weather

Yes, electric vehicles lose range in cold weather

Electric Vehicles

Yes, drought can make it harder for soil to absorb water

Weather

Yes, the Earth spun faster than usual on June 29, but scientists say it is not a cause for concern

Science

Viral video of volcanic eruption from space is manipulation of still photo

Social Media

No, there isn’t evidence monkeypox can spread through wastewater

Monkeypox

No, scientists did not say it’s ‘plausible’ the Loch Ness Monster is real after fossil discovery

Science

Children are not eligible for monkeypox vaccine unless they’ve been exposed to virus

Monkeypox

Viral tweet incorrectly identifies clearest lake in the world

Environment