Here’s a very recent (and great) example of when you should use Snopes.com:
Here’s the story that accompanied this picture:
Hercules was recently awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest Dog by Guinness World Records. Hercules is an English Mastiff and has a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds.
With “paws the size of softballs” (reports the Boston Herald), the three-year-old monster is far larger and heavier than his breed’s standard 200lb. limit. Hercules owner Mr. Flynn says that Hercules weight is natural and not induced by a bizarre diet:
“I fed him normal food and he just grew”…. and grew. ….and grew. ….and grew.
But alas… it was too good to be true
…Here’s another good example: