All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Health
    Longstanding Myth: Sharks Don’t Get Cancer

    Today we take a look at the longstanding myth that sharks do not get cancer, a claim often touted by supplement vendors who sell shark cartilage. Scientists disagree.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    The Dark Side of the Rainbow: Syncing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz

    Does Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album sync up to The Wizard of Oz? Is this intentional? Here is our look at this urban legend.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Viral Video: Ball Girl Catch

    Today we look back at a video which went viral in 2008, featuring an amazing catch by a ball girl at a baseball game. In the video, a ball girl runs down a long fly ball down the line and climbs the wall to make a spectacular catch. But is it real?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    This isn’t a Photo of a Woman with 69 Children

    A photo circulating online allegedly depicts a woman from the 1700s with her 69 children. Is this real or fake?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Did Marilyn Monroe Wear a Size 16?

    Celebrities are often targets of gossip and rumors, and what may have been a slight exaggeration at first can become outrageously amplified or completely wrong over time. Marilyn Monroe has been the subject of multiple rumors since her screen reign of the 1950s, and some of these assertions are still debated today. One point of contention is...

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Urban Legend: The “Well to Hell”

    A graphic circulating on social media suggests that a “well to hell” has been found by geologists drilling in Siberia. Today we’ll examine this story.

  • History
    Apple Co-Founder Sold His 10% Stock in 1976 for $800, Worth $59 Billion Today.

    In 1976, Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne sold his shares of the company – equaling 10% of Apple – for $800. Those shares today are worth about $59 billion.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Viral Video: Bicycle Teleportation Rescue

    A classic viral video allegedly shot from closed circuit camera shows a cyclist being saved from certain death by a supernatural being which teleports the person to safety at the last moment. Is it real or fake?