Either People are Getting Dumber or Snopes Is Getting Dumber

snopesSnopes has been around forever, letting us know what's an urban legend and what's fact. I subscribe to the RSS feed for new Snopes items, and that's where I found this item this morning.

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That claim, in case you're one of my many visually challenged readers, is "viewing a 3D porn film made a woman pregnant". That begs the question, are people getting dumber or is Snopes getting dumber?

I mean, really. Is there an adult alive who thought it might be possible to be impregnated by a movie?


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Roshan

Is that the one where a white woman had a coloured baby and she claimed that a 3D porn film made her pregnant?

November 3, 2011 @ 11:21 AM


Mississauga Phil

I knew a girl in university who tried to convince everyone that she was a virgin and had gotten pregnant by perfoming oral sex on a guy....

November 3, 2011 @ 11:36 AM

Sammi

Sadly, Mike...people are getting dumber and dumber.

November 3, 2011 @ 12:11 PM

Steve

Of the 2 options, I'm going with A. Snopes doesn't make it up, they just report it.

November 3, 2011 @ 12:24 PM

Ryan G

Didn't know Toronto Mike had readers hailing from the Deep South.

November 3, 2011 @ 12:57 PM

Devo

Ha! What kind of baby did the white woman have again?

November 3, 2011 @ 1:39 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Here's the story:

While three-dimensional films have been part of moviegoers' experience since the 1950s, only in recent years has the technology advanced to the point of providing a truly "real" feel to their audiences. However, that the technology has improved doesn't mean these cinematic offerings can as yet do real things. Common sense should tell folks one cannot become pregnant from viewing a pornographic film.

The purported news story about a woman who claimed she'd gotten in the family way from watching a risqué movie spread via e-mail and on social networking sites such as Facebook. According to its lights, the wife of a GI serving in Iraq presented her husband with a black baby upon his return, claiming the child was fathered by the 3D film she'd viewed with friends in New York.

While many who read it were quick to conclude the wife had fabricated what she believed was a likely cover story to help.

November 3, 2011 @ 1:42 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Roshan

I know you're in India... is "coloured" still an appropriate way to describe black folks over there?

I'm just curious...

November 3, 2011 @ 1:48 PM

Ryan G

It's funny how those old stereotypical things can still linger.

I'm of Irish descent and last St.Patrick's Day a guy at work said "so... i guess you're gonna go get hammered tonight huh?"

I resented that. He assumed I would engage in stereotypical Irish behaviour, so I became instantly enraged and beat the shit out of him.

November 3, 2011 @ 2:02 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Ryan G

From one mick to another, I'll drink to that!

November 3, 2011 @ 2:18 PM

Jeff

As one of your blind visitors...I appreciate your description today...Keep it up! :)

November 3, 2011 @ 3:11 PM

Cheryl

Well, the description may be good, but this is just plain old dumb. Oh well, go Habs.

November 3, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

Gump

"Coloured"?

What am I, at my parent's supper table????

Sadly, this doesn't surprise me. With a large percentage of US citizens believing that Osama is a Muslim and/or not born in the US and in this country, Rob "F*** off b**ch!" Ford being elected, I wonder how many more generations we have on this earth...

November 3, 2011 @ 9:33 PM

Gump

By the way, do you think the Stanley Cup route will go by my house at Yonge + Lawrence?

November 3, 2011 @ 9:34 PM


Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Gump

I'm sitting on the overall standings at nhl.com and pressing F5 over and over again. At this moment, we're #1 overall!

November 3, 2011 @ 9:40 PM

joe jackson

Have you heard the one about this broad named Mary who claimed to be impregnated by a holy ghost? Holy Shit!!!! (Sorry Joseph, you poor S.O.B.)

November 3, 2011 @ 9:42 PM

Gump

Mike...

but will Ron Wilson stop being a jerk to the media/fans/universe?

November 3, 2011 @ 9:50 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Gump

If the Leafs keep winning, Ron Wilson can be a jerk to my mom and I won't give a shit.

November 3, 2011 @ 9:51 PM

Gump

Well as long as your mom doesn't give Ron a jerk ;)

November 3, 2011 @ 10:22 PM

Mississauga Phil

@ Joe - Maybe you shouldn't call one of the Key figures in the biggest religion in the world "some broad"

November 4, 2011 @ 8:19 AM

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