"You have just been infected by HIV"- HOAX mail. FROM: Dr. Arvind Khamitkar , I.A.S, Director of Medical & Research Div, Chennai Message: Dear Friends, A few weeks ago, in a movie theater, a person felt something poking from her seat. When she got up to see what it was, she found a needle sticking out of the seat with a note attached saying "You have just been infected by HIV". The Center also reports that needles have been found in cash dispensers at public banking machines. All public chairs/seats should be inspected with vigilance and caution before use. A careful visual inspection should be enough..... In addition, they ask that each of you pass this message along to all members of your family and your friends of the potential danger. Recently, one doctor
Hoax: The rumor about this popular Indian snack was that that on burning Kurkure, one can see plastic melting. Internet was flooded with this message and image of a burning Kurkure. Reality: As per brand officials, Kurkure is made of edible ingredients such as cornmeal, spices and it melts on burning because of the carbohydrate content. The plastic-like substance is dried starch, which is not unhealthy at all.