• Hoaxes & Rumors
    Huge Skeleton Under Boat: Real or Fake?

    A graphic has circulated online for several years which shows a huge skeleton underwater as a boat floats over it. Is this picture real or fake? Today we’ll take a look.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Urban Legend: The “Well to Hell”

    A graphic circulating on social media suggests that a “well to hell” has been found by geologists drilling in Siberia. Today we’ll examine this story.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Hoax: 9/11 Tourist Guy

    Today we look back on a classic hoax, the so-called 9/11 Tourist Guy, which is an altered photo of a man standing at the top of the twin towers as a hijacked plane approaches.

  • Odd News
    Classic Odd News: The Wow! Signal

    In 1977, a radio telescope in Ohio received a 72-second signal from space. Some believe the Wow! signal is evidence of alien life. In 2016 a scientist claims to have cracked the mystery.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Rumor: Paul is Dead

    Today we delve into a rumor that has circulated since the late 60s, that Paul McCartney of the Beatles secretly died and was replaced by a lookalike.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Cardiff Giant: Classic American Hoax

    The Cardiff Giant is considered to be one of the greatest American hoaxes. It was conceived by atheist George Hull after an argument at a Methodist revival.

  • History
    Three Modern Science Experiments on Humans That Were Outrageously Unethical

    Here are three science experiments on humans in the 20th century that are now infamous for being outrageously unethical: The Stanford Prison Study, the Milgram experiment, and the Tuskegee syphilis study. These cases are widely studied by students of psychology when considering the ethics of scientific experimentation.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Do Humans Only Use 10% of Their Brains?

    Is it true that we only use 10% of our brains? Today we’ll take a closer look at this pervasive urban myth.