David Emery is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on urban legends for 19 years. He has more than two decades of experience as an internet folklore expert and debunker of urban legends, hoaxes, and popular misconceptions.
David is currently a senior writer at Snopes.com, a popular online fact-checking website. He first won recognition in the online universe as a commentator on the outer limits of internet culture after creating Iron Skillet Magazine in 1997. The website, which he ran for one year, curated and annotated the "Wild Weird Web." David has also been lauded by Brandon Toropov in "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Legends" and Jan Harold Brunvand in "Encyclopedia of Urban Legends."
David holds a B.A. in philosophy from Portland State University.
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