I bumped into an implausible-sounding story from a reputable news source (the BBC, in this case), but for which I can find no supporting evidence (e.g., a Wikipedia article). Would it be on-topic to ask if this phenomenon has been confirmed to really happen or has been debunked?
The FAQ mentions the New York Times as an example of a claim being notable. If this is an appropriate topic, should we have a "tabloid" tag for this kind of "is this real phenomenon?" question?