• Hoaxes & Rumors
    That’s Not an Ancient Cell Phone

    The photo of a gloved hand holding what appears to be an ancient (or alien) cell phone has been heavy shared on social media since late 2015. It’s also not real.

  • Odd News
    12 Strange Hashtags That Went Viral

    Today we celebrate 12 strange hashtags which trended on social media over the past several years. While some viral stories were deliberately planned by media companies, some were the work of organized pranksters such as 4chan. In other cases, strange things seemed to go viral for no apparent reason at all. This list is by no...

  • Odd News
    Classic Odd News: Glow-in-the-Dark and Whiskey-Flavored Pigs

    Scientists have created glow-in-the-dark pigs, not once, but twice – in Taiwan back in 2005, and again in China in 2013. In 2014, whiskey-flavored pigs were also developed. Today we take a look back at these unusual stories.

  • Scams & Deception
    Don’t Share the Fake Little Caesars Free Pizza Coupon

    A fake coupon for 4 free pizzas from Little Caesars has been seen circulating on social media.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Miscaption: Dog Bloodied For Chewing Slippers

    A photo of a bloody dog has been circulating on Facebook with a caption that the animal was beaten with a hammer after chewing “mommy’s slippers.”

  • Reviews
    Copper Chef Square Pan: Does it Really Work?

    The Copper Chef square pan is advertised as a nonstick pan which can replace a number of kitchen cookware due to its size and special coating.

  • Odd News
    Viral Video: Selfie at 1260 Feet

    A group of YouTubers scaled a 1,260 foot skyscraper in Shenzhen, China to film a nail-biting selfie.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Fake This Week: 1970 iPhone Prank, Scalia Quote, HIV Bananas

    A roundup of the most popular fake stories online this week. And hopefully you are able to read this from an iPhone that wasn’t set to 1970.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Debunked: HIV Oranges and Bananas

    A photo circulating online allegedly shows oranges from Libya which were said to be injected with HIV-positive blood. Another image set shows bananas which supposedly shows “blood spots” in them.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Don’t Set Your iPhone to 1970

    A meme suggests that you can get a special theme on your iPhone by setting the date to 1970. It’s a trick that could ruin your device.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Rare Insect” The “Tree Lobster”

    Today we look at claims that the “Tree Lobster” is one of the rarest insects in the world, believed to be extinct since 1930 until its recent rediscovery.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Are Baby Carrots Dangerous to Eat?

    An online graphic and associated narrative promotes the dangers of eating baby carrots. Is this true or fake? Today we take a closer look at this rumor.