A long time ago, I set up an email alert for every time an urban legend is significantly edited (or something, like I said, it was a long time ago) Snopes, the venerable site beloved by debunkers and unknown to nearly everyone you’re friends with on Facebook. Over the weekend, I got this notification: “Accounts warn of death and disease caused by rat urine on soda cans: MIXTURE OF TRUE AND FALSE INFORMATION.”
This is NOT how I like my Snopes, confirming scary shit! So I clicked through, and learned more about rat poop and pee (“there is nothing inherently toxic about urine or feces from a healthy rat” OH GOOD) and the soda bottling process than I ever did before. Join me!