Sex, lies and murder. Americans seem to love conspiracy theories and too-good-to-be-true rumors -- type "George W. Bush IQ" into Google and watch what you get -- especially when it comes to politics.
Did you know that George Washington wasn't the nation's first president? The Mob killed JFK. And, oh yeah, President Obama wasn't born in Hawaii.
All fun to talk about. And all wrong or at least without proof.
CNN takes a look at 11 political conspiracies, myths and urban legends and helps you tell fact from fiction.
1) The myth: George Washington wasn't the first U.S. president.
The facts: Theorists say it was actually John Hanson, the president of the Continental Congress, who served as the nation's first president, not George Washington.
That claim is simply false.
The office of "President of the United States" was created under the Constitution in 1787, long after Hanson died.
2) The rumor: George W. Bush has the lowest IQ of all the presidents.