Did you know that Baltimore has a Rumor Control Center?


A little-known department in the city of Baltimore is the Rumor Control Center, whose purpose is to squash rumors before they get out of hand.

Scott Simon talked with supervisor Tom Saunders on cash rewards for blue-eyed cicadas and other rumors he's had to handle in the past.

Comments (11)
  1. matthew says:

    you are three minutes late today. What happened?

  2. Raymond Chen says:

    Couldn’t find my tinfoil hat.

  3. Mike Dunn says:

    Or maybe he’s getting prepared for the change to standard time, by setting his clock back a little bit every week. ;)

  4. I heard a rumor that Raymond use to hack on the linux kernel…

  5. MilesArcher says:

    And this is a bad thing?

  6. sd says:

    MilesArcher: Who said it was a bad thing?

  7. Scott says:

    The real impressive thing is that someone found the linux posts among the 1900 other ones.

  8. Nekto says:

    I have heard a rumor, that OS installed with main modules for 486 processor instiad of native – Pentiums runs faster then with native :)

  9. Pat Long says:

    I have heard continuing rumors that the mayor’s wife has left him, and that the mayor has had twins by TV personality Sade Bed—wah. I don’t know how to spell it. Has the mayor separated from his wife?

Comments are closed.