Snopes.com wanted to emphasize the problem that many people believe almost everything they read on the Internet. To do so, they made up a few urban legends which they then stated on their website were true.
A TLC urban legends show made a big mistake believing them. In one episode of Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed aired in 2003 they asked if the rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence” was actually used as recruiting code for pirates. According to the show, the answer was “TRUE”, because the famous pirate Blackbeard used it.
Upon hearing of the fiasco, Snopes found it quite hilarious and decided to create a page on their website about it. Of course, this situation led to a more significant question, that of whether the TLC show was stealing data from Snopes.
After reading about this case, will you still believe everything you read on the Internet?