In this exhibit visitors can listen to various rumours and find out if they are true or not.
Rumours are unconfirmed stories that are usually spread by word of mouth. They may or may not be true, and they may change as they are transmitted. What makes us spread rumours is our need to communicate and make sense of what is around us. We are more likely to spread negative rumours for evolutionary reasons: if someone tells us there is a lion loose in the city, our instinct is to alert others or run. Rumours can have an impact in fields like politics, marketing, financial markets and public health.