• Health
    Does Wearing Copper Provide Any Health Benefits?

    Some say wearing copper helps with pain, arthritis, or body odor. Today we look at the concept that wearing copper can provide certain health benefits.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Was this Man Hanged for Being Christian?

    A series of images depict a smiling man with a hangman’s noose around his neck. The caption states that he chose to die for being a Christian rather than becoming a Muslim against his will. Today we’ll look at the veracity of this story.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Miscaption: Photo of “Giant Antarctic Sea Spider”

    A series of images allegedly show a giant sea spider which was discovered in Antarctic waters. Are these photos real or fake?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    CNN Produced an “End of the World” Video in 1980

    A video produced by Ted Turner which had been the stuff of legend for decades finally emerged in January 2015. It was produced to be the final video to be broadcast by CNN in the event of the “end of the world.”

  • Scams & Deception
    Scam Alert: Car Wrap Sales Pitch

    If you receive an email offering to wrap your car in advertising in exchange for a weekly paycheck, be aware that this is likely a scam.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Urban Legend: Wizard of Oz Munchkin Suicide

    A look at the classic urban legend which holds that a “munchkin” actor from the Wizard of Oz committed suicide on the set, and the body can be seen in the film.

  • Odd News
    The World’s First Selfie Was Taken in 1839

    The world’s first “selfie” is attributed to a self portrait taken in 1839 by Robert Cornelius.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Miscaption: Cosmetic Cat Testing Photo

    An image allegedly shows cats being tested for cosmetic purposes. Is this real or fake?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Is This a Photo of the World’s Smallest Cat?

    A photo allegedly shows the world’s smallest cat. Today we’ll look at this image, the story circulating with it, and the actual world’s smallest cat.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Hoax: Giant Snake in the Red Sea

    A series of images showing a giant snake loaded onto a truck has circulated online for several years. An associated story tells of a massive snake which killed 320 tourists and 125 divers in Egypt. Are the images and the story real?

  • Odd News
    3 Controversial Letters to Parents that Went Viral

    Today we offer a collection of controversial letters which have gone viral in recent years. The letters were written to parents of obese children, “smelly” children, and a child with autism.

  • Odd News
    Waiting in Line is Big Businesses in China

    Waiting in line is a booming business in China, where people are paid an hourly wait to stand as professional queuers. This practice has also started to spread West.