• Hoaxes & Rumors
    Heart Surgery Boy on Facebook: Happy Ending

    A heavily shared photo on Facebook in recent years is that of a child in a hospital bed, drowning in a sea of bandages and tubes, and apparently suffering from a heart condition. The photo has been shared in hopes of raising money for the child. Is this photo real or fake?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Coyotes and Wolves Hanging on a Fence. Butchery or Tradition?

    The disturbing photo of three animals – sometimes described as wolves, other times described as coyotes – killed and hanging from a fence. An angry caption reads: Spanish B*****ds – call themselves civilised? Chuck ’em out the EU. Share this as much as possible – shame them into finding those who murdered...

  • Current Events
    Who is the Smartest Republican Candidate?

    Everyone has their own litmus test in making a decision in Presidential politics. It’s can sometimes be difficult to decipher what some of these slick politicians are trying to say. So I came up with my own litmus test, an intelligence test from which they cannot hide.

  • Who Called Me?
    5034571002 Phone Number Bothering You?

    Are you being bothered by the phone number 503-457-1002 and now you want to know who the are? Luckily for you, this is NOT an important call. Read below to see more.

  • Consumers
    Seeing Unwanted Text Enhance Ads?

    The problem: Seeing certain words on web pages – maybe even on your own site – with unwanted green, double-underlined contextual ads. These links point to (or are at least powered by) such sites as text-enhance.com. The problem is you don’t want these text ads, nor did you give permission for them...

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Investigating the Hanging Puppy Photo

    It’s a disturbing sight, regardless of its origin: two men holding a wire, wrapped around a puppy’s neck, while laughing and flipping us the bird. The photo has seen a resurgence on the internet recently, especially on Facebook. The captions vary, but they usually encourage people to share the photo in hopes...

  • Who Called Me?
    9898542368 Phone Number Bothering You?

    Is the phone number 989-854-2368 bothering you and now you want to know who it is? Rest assured this is NOT legitimate business call and they’re just trying to sell you something. See below to see who it is:

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Michael Jackson Death Photo Debunked

    After the Michael Jackson gurney picture was displayed at the Conrad Murray trial, I was reminded of the Michael Jackson death photo that surfaced a couple years ago. Actually it didn’t remind me of it – which is the point of this article. There is no doubt that the gurney photo is of Michael...

  • Entertainment
    Michael Jackson Dead Body Gurney Photo

    The ubiquitous “gurney” photo of Michael Jackson released during the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray this week is indeed disturbing. What I have yet to hear is who took this photo and why. It’s not standard protocol for doctors or staff to take photos of recently the deceased, even if they are...

  • Who Called Me?
    9177935694 Phone Number Calling You?

    Did the number 917-793-5694  call you? Do they keep calling you? These guys are known telemarketers and we have some additional info for you.

  • How To...
    Meth Use Symptoms: Avoiding Your Own Addiction

    I wrote an article a few years ago about spotting signs of meth use. The response to that article, even three years later, has been overwhelming. It’s gratifying to get the emails that I do, but also disheartening to see that so many people are still living with users of this horrible...

  • Social Media
    Facebook Public-Private Privacy Settings Post Debunked

    I’ve seen a pretty common Facebook status being re-posted over and over again the past week, ever since the newest Facebook features were rolled out. The status reads: Please be aware that the new Facebook is sharing way more than you might imagine via those stupid feeds. Please do me a favor...