Thomas DeMichele

"All I know is that I don't know nothing", said Plato's Socrates. Actually that is the lyrics of an Operation Ivy song, but it's close. When you peel back the onion you find that you know even less than you thought you did. I am full of not knowing, i'm full of questions, and I can write faster than Plato because I have a computer.

I am not one to shy away from an onion over the fear of a few tears. I apologize in advance if I mucked up an issue. Keep in mind this site is a collective search for truth, not gospel.

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Thomas DeMichele is the head author and content strategist for websites like FactMyth.com, CryptoCurrencyFacts.com, and ObamaCareFacts.com. He also does consulting and is the CEO of Dog Media Solutions; among other things.


Turkeys Can’t Fly Myth

The idea that Turkeys can’t fly is a myth. Wild turkeys can fly in short bursts and actually will roost in trees at night. That said, while domestic turkeys can fly in theory, they are typically too heavy to fly in practice.

There are Elections Each Year in the United States Fact

Most people know to vote for President every four years in the US. However, there is a lot more to vote on than that each year. In every state there are federal elections every two years. In some states there are also local off-year elections. Plus there are primaries before the actual elections that decide who gets on the ballot. Plus there are special elections sometimes when there are vacant seats!

98.6°F (37°C) is the Normal Body Temperature Myth

98.6°F (37°C) is generally accepted as the normal body temperature of humans, but this commonly thought of average isn’t normal for everyone.  Studies have shown normal ranges from from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C) according to Mediineplus.gov.

Democrats are Responsible for Trump’s Immigration Policy Myth

President Trump has claimed that Democrats are responsible for his administration’s policy of separating migrant families apprehended at the border. However, this is mostly false, as existing laws were passed by both parties, weren’t commonly enforced to their full extent in the past, and don’t actually require families to be separated. In short, there is no law that requires families to be separated, and it was Trump’s administration who enacted the current “zero tolerance” policy.