All posts tagged "Featured"

  • 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.

  • 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
    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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Fake This Week: Atheist Trump, Rob Zombie at Oscars

    A running recap of some of the more popular fake stories floating around the internet this week.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Updated: About that “Mean Moms” Movie Poster

    A graphic for a movie entitled Mean Moms has been circulating online since early 2015 which features Jennifer Anison, Sandra Bullock, and Cameron Diaz as the stars. Is this real or fake?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Fake: Buckley Family Photo

    A vintage photo appears to show two children with their beheaded their mother. The photo, however, is not real.