Remember the tale of the jilted Polish dentist who pulled all the pearly whites from the mouth of her ex-boyfriend?
Turns out the story has no teeth.
The report that dentist Anna Mackowiak removed all her ex-boyfriend's teeth after he came into her dental office complaining of a toothache turned out to be false.
The popular story, which included quotes from both parties and ended with statements that Mackowiak was being investigated and that the man had already lost his new girlfriend because of his toothless look, was picked up by Yahoo! News, MSNBC and dozens of other major U.S. media outlets.
Kudos to MSNBC contributor Erin Tennant for chipping away at the story and getting to the truth of the matter.
Here's what Tennant learned:
It looks like, in this case, the only thing pulled was our leg.