Readers! Have your say for BEST DOUBTFUL NEWS STORY OF 2013

Here we are, heading in the last month of the year. If you follow the Gregorian calendar, that is.

In January, we posted our personal favorite news stories from 2012 that we covered. We decided to keep up that tradition but this year we also want to hear what YOUR favorite “doubtful news” stories of 2013 were. So we’re having a poll! You can choose up to 3 stories you felt were the best stories in the spirit of Doubtful News for this past year. If you feel there’s a story we’ve missed, you can simply vote for “other” and use the comment section below to write in your answer. Please include ONLY those stories we have covered on this site, so a link is appreciated when adding an “other”.

Which topics made you cheer, jeer, cry or sigh…?
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Voting ends at midnight December 31 2013. We will announce the results along with the editors favorite stories in early January.

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  11 comments for “Readers! Have your say for BEST DOUBTFUL NEWS STORY OF 2013

  1. Chris Howard
    December 1, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Vote early. Vote often. ;-)

    All the stories make me laugh, and cry. Not, necessarily, in that order.

  2. Peter Robinson
    December 1, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    See bigfootery taking early lead. Urge people to think whether that most important story of year. Surely those where greater harm/damage has been minimised or reduced are most important

  3. Suzanne de Nimes
    December 2, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    I don’t see a “Vote” button anywhere – how do you get votes to register?

    My “other” suggestion is about a “Bigfoot” investigation that produced some real scientific discoveries:

    Not Yeti, says Sykes. Bear with us. (UPDATE)
    http://doubtfulnews.com/2013/10/not-yeti-says-sykes-bear-with-us/

    • Suzanne de Nimes
      December 2, 2013 at 8:56 AM

      Huh, the “Vote” button suddenly showed itself only after I submitted the above comment.

  4. Lowell
    December 2, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    It has to be Dr. Bryan Sykes’ Bigfoot DNA study. You know, that definitive, landmark study that was going to have all of us Skeptards eating crow.

  5. Mr. B
    December 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    I am with the Sykes bigfoot DNA crowd. Everything about that story was ridiculous.

  6. gewisn
    December 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    http://doubtfulnews.com/2013/05/revelation-that-the-6-inch-alien-is-human-sirusly/

    I know that the Atacama alien body was not the hottest story of the year, but I was thrilled that a couple of actual, respectable university scientists took the time (and the heat) to show that science can and should be applied to supposed “mysteries.” They revealed some fascinating answers, and as usual with science, even more questions.

  7. ShazInNV
    December 21, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Bigfoot’s been fun, especially when you add in Joel McHale’s comments on The Soup; but the hope that Burzynski may be shut down is tremendous.

  8. December 29, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Not sure about “best” in the spirit of Doubtful News, but by far MY FAVORITE is from November 13, and is titled:

    “Jury took only 45 minutes to find Trudeau guilty”

    YAAAAYYY! [insert Dancing Snoopy icon here]

    Oh, and may there be a similar story about Burzynski that becomes the Doubtful News favorite for 2014!

  9. Graham
    December 31, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    Would love to vote,but there is no button to do so.

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