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I love finding an interesting new web site, this month goes to Snopes.com

The Snopes.com web site was founded by David Mikkelson, a project begun in 1994 as an expression of his interest in researching urban legends that has since grown into the oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet, one widely regarded by journalists, folklorists, and laypersons alike as one of the world’s essential resources.

Snopes.com is routinely included in annual “Best of the Web” lists and has been the recipient of two Webby awards. Snopes.com personnel have made multiple appearances as guests on national news programs such as 20/20ABC World NewsCNN Sunday Morning, and NPR’s All Things Considered, and they and their work have been profiled in numerous major news publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and Reader’s Digest.

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It might not be the prettiest web site or most graphical but what it lacks in candy appeal is content.

I tried searching a couple of terms that I thought might be a challenge but each time Snopes.com delivered in spades.

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