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August 25, 2010

TRUE.

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1282780775 ) Play

Identify this husband-and-wife couple – who together run a famous website (that has stopped many an email forward in its tracks :p) :

A very roundabout clue below. Pseudobonus points for identifying how the clue links to the question :)

Cracked by Logik , Gurupad , shrik , Girish , krudebox , byslexia , SV , Rogi , dineshk , Raghuvansh , Manish Achuth , Ananth , v.chandrashekar , username , Vasanth Kamath , Smitha R Maiya , Rahulk , Qbrain , lanu , Shwetha Maiya , raklodramA , Thejas V R , Dibyo , Prateek Agarwal , udupendra , ht , joe , Atul Mathew , Sumanth Patlolla , Bharath , Rahul Rajeev , Bheema V and Vardhan Shenoy

Answer:

Barbara and David Mikkelson of Snopes.com.


33 Responses to “TRUE.”

  1. Logik
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    Barbara and David Mikkelson.
    Snopes.com / Urban Legends Reference Pages

    Sigh, if people actually referred to this properly before sending “FW:Fw:Fw:Fw: True story. read this.”

    But then, there’s also http://xkcd.com/250/ :)

    As the urban legend goes, David used the username snopes on the newsgroup alt.folklore.urban . snopes is a pesky family in william faulkner’s works.


  2. snopes.com, The Snopes trilogy written by William Faulkner


  3. shrik
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    David and Barbara Mikkelson started Snopes.com

    The Hamlet by William Faulkner is his first installment of the Snopes trilogy.


  4. Girish

    Barbara and david Mikkelson. Founder of Snopes.com.
    Cover is of The Hamlet whose main family’s surname is snopes.


  5. krudebox
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    Barbara and David Mikkelson manage the site Snopes.com which discusses email forwards, urban legends etc.
    William Faulkner wrote the Snopes trilogy.


  6. byslexia

    From Wikipedia:
    David Mikkelson used the username “snopes” (the name of a family of often unpleasant people in the works of William Faulkner) in the Usenet newsgroup alt.folklore.urban. Barbara Hamel was also a prolific poster. The Mikkelsons created the Snopes site in 1995.


  7. SV
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    Creators of snopes.com, the myth busting website
    William Faulkner wrote a series of novels named Snopes trilogy


  8. Rogi
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    Snopes.com.

    Snopes is run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, a California couple who met on the alt.folklore.urban newsgroup…
    …David Mikkelson used the username “snopes” (the name of a family of often unpleasant people in the works of William Faulkner) in the Usenet newsgroup alt.folklore.urban.
    Barbara (nee) Hamel was also a prolific poster. The Mikkelsons created the Snopes site in 1995, and later worked on the site full time.


  9. dineshk
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    Barbara and David Mikkelson, the people behind Snopes.com. The site is named for a recurring family name in the works of William Faulkner.


  10. Raghuvansh
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    Barbara & David Mikkelson of Snopes.com. The name was taken from the name of a family from Faulkner’s novels.


  11. Manish Achuth
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    snopes.com started by David and Barbara Mikkelson.
    William Faulkner -> snopes trilogy.


  12. Ananth
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    Snopes.com
    David and Barbara Mikkelson


  13. david & barbara mikkelson–snopes.com(snopes is the name of a family of often unpleasant people in the works of william faulkner)


  14. username
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snopes.com


  15. Vasanth Kamath

    David and Barbara Mikkelson, who run snopes.com

    William faulkner’s three novels, The Hamlet, The Town and The Mansion are known collectively as the Snopes Trilogy,


  16. Smitha R Maiya

    Myth debunkers David and Barbara Mikkelson. Snopes.com
    A famous website.

    2nd Image .
    The Hamlet, the first novel of Faulkner’s Snopes trilogy.It tells of the advent and the rise of the “Snopes” family in Frenchman’s Bend .

    Connect .
    The Mikkelsons may be Internet pioneers, but David and Barbara use plenty of old-fashioned tools in their work — like books. Lots of them. Books on word etymologies, history and urban legends, stacked two-deep in the couple’s library .


  17. Rahulk
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    Barbara and David Mikkelson of the snopes.com

    The roundabout clue is about William Faulkner’s The Snopes Trilogy …. the name of a family of nosy and often unpleasant people


  18. Qbrain
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    David and Barbara Mikkelson – the husband-and-wife duo behind the myth-busting Web site “Snopes.com”

    The clue : “Snopes” has been adapted from “the name of a family of often unpleasent people in the works of William faulkner”, esp. in the triology “The Hamlet” (pic1-coverpage), “The Town”, “The Mansion”.


  19. lanu
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    David and Barbara Mikkelson , creators of Snopes.com, which discusses urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of uncertain or questionable origin.
    Clue:- ‘snopes’ is inspired from the works of William Faulkner’s Snopes trilogy


  20. husband-and-wife myth debunkers David and Barbara Mikkelson of Snopes.com

    Clue : The Hamlet
    (The first book in the Snopes series)by William Faulkner


  21. David and Barbara Mikkelson of Snopes.com

    The Hamlet is a novel by the American author William Faulkner, published in 1940, about the fictional Snopes family of Mississippi.


  22. Barbara and David Mikkelson.
    They named snopes.com after William Faulkner’s Snopes family.


  23. Dibyo
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    David and Barbara Mikkelson of Snopes.com.

    Snopes is an unpleasant family in Faulkner’s book


  24. Prateek Agarwal

    The couple in the picture are Barbara and David P. Mikkelson, founders of Snopes.com
    Link- Snopes is the name of a family of unpleasant people in the works of William Faulkner.


  25. udupendra
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    Barbara and David Mikkelson of Snopes.com


  26. ht

    Barbara and David Mikkelson (snopes.com)

    The Snopes trilogy is a series of three novels written by William Faulkner regarding the Snopes family in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snopes_trilogy)


  27. joe

    Barbara and David Mikkelson


  28. Snopes.com

    David Mikkelson (the founder) used the username “snopes” (the name of a family of often unpleasant people in the works of William Faulkner)in the Usenet newsgroup alt.folklore.urban


  29. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Snopes.com,officially the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a web site discussing urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of uncertain or questionable originrun by Barbara and David Mikkelson,a California couple who met on the alt.folklore.urban newsgroup.

    The Hamlet is the first of the “Snopes” trilogy,by the American author William Faulkner.


  30. Bharath
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    David and Barbara Mikkelson are the husband-and-wife duo behind the myth-busting Web site Snopes.com


  31. Rahul Rajeev

    David and Barbara Mikkelson – creators of ‘snopes.com’

    The clue is the cover page of Willaim Faulkner’s Hamlet which is the first of the “Snopes” trilogy.It follows the exploits of the Snopes family and hence the connection :)


  32. Bheema V

    Barbara and David Mikkelson of snopes.com

    Faulkner book = The Hamlet, like a couple of others is about a family called Snopes


  33. Vardhan Shenoy

    David and Barbara Mikkelson. They run the myth-busting web site Snopes.com.


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