Monday, May 11, 2015

Are You Sure?

Do you notice how lots of people believe the dumbest shit, but when they read the truth they don't believe it?

I know too many of these people.

From what I understand, this has been around for awhile.
It is just making it's rounds around social media.
Again.





Why is this believable? If you have a question about the validity, do a search for tick eggs.

This is what you are gonna find:
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These are tick eggs.
You are not going to find a picture of something strongly resembling squished blackberries or dewberries.

Yes, this annoys me. People don't check. They just believe it and pass it on and it goes round and round.

I could put out so many examples.
The Jackie Kennedy curtain that somehow became a Muslim curtain, Pepsi taking Under God out of the Pledge of Allegiance on a soda pop can, and the list goes on.

And telling these people does nothing to stop them from sharing the next thing they see.

12 comments:

  1. That is so true! People pass on info without veriflying if it is correct or not. That's why we shouldn't be sucked into it without double checking it ourselves.

    betty

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    1. Betty, one would like to think that people would check. But, if everyone did, it would ruin all the fun of the person that came up with it to begin with.

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  2. This is one of the things that drives me crazy about facebook. And of course I have to call them out and post links showing how whatever it is is false or misleading. And most of the time they play it off like they knew and were just joking around. Yeah, of course. *sigh*

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    1. Madilyn, it is either that or "Well, just in case. It's better to be safe then sorry."

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  3. Yep, all it takes is one idiot to make a town of idiots

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    1. Pat, This is what happens when they make things idiot proof.

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  4. Yes, you are correct. One little post on Facebook and everyone believes it.

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    1. Jeff, I guess that one perk of facebook.. People used to send that stuff in emails. That's less crap in my inbox.

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  5. You're funny, and I love your rants. You tell it like it is. Thank goodness too, because for a moment I thought I ate a bundle of tick eggs.

    People are stupid.

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    1. Robyn, I was so close to taking a picture of my grocery ad (blackberries on sale) and captioning it "OMG, tick eggs are on sale at Hy-Vee." My husband told me I shouldn't. People wouldn't get it. Fun killer.

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  6. I scroll right by those things, don’t even bother to give them a glance.

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    1. lyndagrace, That. is good that you do. I have so many people on there that will be sharing it that it is hard to completely miss it

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