It’s the darndest thing.
Ever have someone tell you something to the effect of:
- President Obama’s November 2010 trip to India is going to cost the U.S. $200 million per day?
- Restaurant chains are really offering free meals to U.S. veterans in conjunction with Veteran’s Day?
- Comedian Robin Williams’ has a great new plan for how the U.S. should handle foreign affairs?
- That provision of Obama’s health care legislation that imposes a 3.8% sales tax on all real estate transactions?
- The ‘Cap and Trade energy bill’ requires that all real estate must meet new energy standards before it can be sold?
Chances are, your conversation partner “heard about this” through a viral email, and the one, the only, the most reliable judge of whether these claims are true or false is:
We once told a home seller about the dangers of using Swiffer; because we had seen that propylene glycol was one of the ingredients in both Swiffer and anti-freeze, well, we scolded, and she checked it out on:
Check it out, especially before you start passing on “things you hear” as truth.
Answers: No, False, True, didn’t happen, false, false. And, Swiffer doesn’t poison pets, at least not the way anti-freeze can.