Surely no sinister conspiracy could ever be attached to Wingdings -- that goofy dingbat font with the little pictorial characters. Right? Sigh.
In 1992, a story started making the rounds that if you enter the character sequence "NYC" ("New York City") into Wingdings, the sequence of images generated is a skull, a Star of David, and a thumbs-up illustration. This was seen by some as a deliberate, encoded anti-Semitic message.
After the 9/11 attacks, a similar story went around claiming coded Wingding messages if you enter the address of the World Trade Center or the flight number of the first plane to hit the Twin Towers. These reports were quickly dismissed as hoaxes, but it raises the intriguing question: Who has the time to mess around with Wingdings and think up these theories?