Rice for Peace
At the time I posted the rice for peace story I checked the Snopes site on urban legends. At that time, Snopes had posted the information that the current rice for peace protest is real and stated that the Eisenhower story was still under investigation. Now Snopes says that the Eisenhower story is false, though so far as I can tell his evidence is only that the book that tells the story gives no source for it.
Ah well, there goes my credibility. I still think it is a wonderful protest and am glad I sent my bag of rice, even if the historical story behind it isn't true. And I would like to know more about the historical story.