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What types of myths does Snopes investigate?

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Snopes investigates the origin of urban legends, Internet and email rumors, and old wives' tales. Snopes covers legends and myths that are new as well as those that have existed for years.

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What types of myths does Snopes investigate?
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As of August 2015, some of the newer myths investigated by Snopes include the idea that laundry fragrance beads placed in a wax warmer can cause injury or death, as well as the myth that baby wipes contain small shards of glass. Older myths that Snopes has investigated include the claim that swallowed chewing gum takes years to digest, as well as the notion that swimming less than an hour after eating increases the chances of drowning.

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