• Hoaxes & Rumors
    Photo of Giant Sea Turtle: Real or Hoax?

    An image circulating online shows a giant sea turtle with two people kneeling behind it. Is this photo real or fake?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Time Magazine Covers: For And Against Summer Vacation?

    A 2015 TIME magazine cover asking what happened to summer vacation has been compared against a 2010 cover making a case against summer vacation.

  • 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 Myth: Bulls Hate Red

    A longstanding misconception holds that bulls are angered by the color red, which is why matadors use capes of this color in bullfights.

  • Odd News
    Pineberries: Real or Hoax?

    An internet graphic shows white-colored strawberries, claiming this “pineberry” is a cross between a strawberry and a pineapple. Is this true or false?

  • Odd News
    Ft. Lauderdale’s Disastrous Underwater Tire Reef

    An artificial reef made of discarded tires was created off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in the 1970s. It proved to be a monumental mistake, destroying natural coral in the area. Cleanup efforts continue to this day, and have barely made a dent in the massive number of tires on the...

  • Celebrity News
    George Martin Dead. Ringo Tweets Memorial

    Ringo Starr used Twitter to announce the death of George Martin at the age of 90.

  • History
    Should the U.S. Penny be Eliminated?

    In late 2011, a video trended on YouTube which re-addressed the question of whether or not the U.S. penny should be discontinued. While it wasn’t the first or the last time the topic has been addressed, it was an early viral social media video on a subject that seems to come up every year. Although...

  • Odd News
    Is White Chocolate Really Chocolate?

    The question as to whether white chocolate is really chocolate is not as cut and dry as one may expect. Today we’ll take a look at both sides of the great white chocolate debate.

  • 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
    Urban Legend: Daddy Long Legs Spiders Are Poisonous

    A longstanding urban legend holds that daddy long legs spiders are poisonous, but they are not dangerous to humans because their fangs are too short to penetrate human skin.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Viral Image: Did This Snake Eat a Human?

    Does this photo show a python which consumed a drunk, passed-out man in India – or possibly a woman in South Africa?