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Why do we see ghosts?
Current science can’t prove their existence, but these seven mental and environmental factors might.
Bill Nye talks killer clowns, mermaids, pigeon poo, and deadly bicycles
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Homeopathic and natural remedies aren’t the same thing—and only one of them is total nonsense
Therapies from nature sometimes work, but diluted dog rabies does not.
Researchers Pin Down Old Fossil Hoax To One Suspect
“Piltdown Man” bones created by amateur archeologist
Is China Spying On Russia Via Bugged Clothing Irons?
A report from Russian state media says clothing irons imported from China are spreading computer viruses. Hm.
Nonsense Paper That Cites Michael Jackson And Ron Jeremy Actually Gets Published
Apparently no one at the Romanian journal that ran it was a Thriller fan. Or realized Bernoulli hasn't published a paper since his death in 1782.
FYI: Why Would Someone Create A Fake Internet Girlfriend?
Put some people in front of a screen, and they won't always reveal the most truthful information.
Genetically Engineered Stingray-Skin Sneakers Are A Hoax
Back in June, news sites began picking up the story of Rayfish Footwear, which claimed it could genetically engineer stingrays...
Revisiting Britain’s Biggest Hoax: Who Faked The Bones Of The Piltdown Man?
One hundred years ago today, scientists hailed the discovery of our earliest ancestor. The bones turned out to be a fraud. But who planted them, and why?
Iran Announces Launch Of Its Unmanned Flying Saucer
This photo accompanies an actual news release from an actual Iranian news service, which claims the Islamic Republic has built...