Pulling out the rug from under the pull tabs

Have you ever noticed how rumors can become fact if they continue to be peddled as the truth? While there are numerous email and online scams that still permeate the Web, one of the greatest scams has been the aluminum can pull tabs one.

You might even be one of those people who are positive those pull tabs are redeemable for extra time for dialysis machines, or that they contain more aluminum than the rest of the can. Guess what: You're wrong!

Check out the Snopes page entitled "Keeping Tabs," which explains the entire myth. It appears that for 100 pull tabs, you can get a whopping three cents. If you're interested in making money out of the deal, just collect whole cans. Well, they should be empty if you're going to turn them in.