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From The42 The Brazilian icon and the bizarre, long-running myth of his failed football career in Ireland Debunked

The Brazilian icon and the bizarre, long-running myth of his failed football career in Ireland

Socrates never did play for UCD or Shelbourne and he never tasted Sigerson Cup action either. So, where did the stories come from?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is the 'Martinelli' virus real and can it hack your phone through Whatsapp? Debunked

FactCheck: Is the 'Martinelli' virus real and can it hack your phone through Whatsapp?

Commonly shared around WhatsApp groups, it portends great doom coming to your phone.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is a jungle of information out there': Warning over online cancer myths Debunked

'There is a jungle of information out there': Warning over online cancer myths

The public has been urged not to trust the internet for medical advice.

8 commonly believed beauty myths that are mostly nonsense

Does toothpaste really get rid of pimples?

From TheJournal.ie No, Mary Lou did not avoid a Trinity Sinn Féin event because of a Maíria Cahill protest Explained

No, Mary Lou did not avoid a Trinity Sinn Féin event because of a Maíria Cahill protest

The party has dismissed reports McDonald cancelled her appearance at an event last night in the wake of a protest.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Is it better to keep bread in the fridge or a bread bin? True Or False

Debunked: Is it better to keep bread in the fridge or a bread bin?

Mould is likely to contaminate the bread at some point, but what is the best way of stopping this from happening?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does water drain in a different direction in each hemisphere? True Or False

Debunked: Does water drain in a different direction in each hemisphere?

You remember this from The Simpsons, don’t you?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Will a bee die if it stings you? True Or False

Debunked: Will a bee die if it stings you?

Will you be taking less pity on the next bee that stings you?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Is it possible to have a photographic memory? True Or False

Debunked: Is it possible to have a photographic memory?

It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. You’d never have to double-check to see if you locked the back door or not. Did you?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does pressing the pedestrian crossing button more than once make any difference? True Or False

Debunked: Does pressing the pedestrian crossing button more than once make any difference?

And why do we feel the need to press it over and over again?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does swallowed chewing gum stay in your stomach for seven years? True Or False

Debunked: Does swallowed chewing gum stay in your stomach for seven years?

Or longer? Is that piece that you swallowed when you were six still there?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does reading in low light or staring at a screen damage your eyesight? True Or False

Debunked: Does reading in low light or staring at a screen damage your eyesight?

“Turn off that feckin’ laptop and go to sleep, Séan, your eyes will fall out of your head by the time you’re thirty” can now be swiftly met with “Eh, Mam, about that…”.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does sugar make children hyperactive? True Or False

Debunked: Does sugar make children hyperactive?

Although we are quick to lay the blame on fizzy pop and chocolate, studies show that they might not have anything to do with hyperactivity.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Is a rat never more than a few metres away? True Or False

Debunked: Is a rat never more than a few metres away?

That would mean there could be one right at the foot of your bed, but is this actually the case?

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