Shared Story, Fact or Fiction, Dig a Little Deeper
By Morley Hunt
October 1, 2016 6:07am CST
How many times do I read fascinating bits of history on Facebook? Almost daily, a friend or family member shares a nugget, or a quote attributed to or about some famous person. I rarely share them because I'm not gullible enough to believe everything I read. Yesterday a family member shared a story about a young nobleman, rescued by a Scottish farmer. In the story the noble and father rewards the farmer by educating his son....the son in turn becomes a doctor and in the course of time develops a medicine that eventually saves the life of the nobleman's son for a second time. The story sounds plausible, the names are shared at the end of the story. It was so tempting to share this incredible story with all of my friends. It was such a feel good story. Google can be so helpful. I entered in the two names and had an answer almost instantly. Fiction. It was disappointing. I had so hoped it was a true story I could share. Do you check the facts before you pass the story on?
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