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  • Victoria's Victories story a  KFC Hoax?
    KFC hoax: Victoria's Victories story investigated as fundraising hoax
    Reports of a 3-year-old with facial scars getting kicked out of a KFC restaurant in Mississippi may not be true. The Laurel Leader-Call reports that the whole story is a fundraising hoax, one that brought inmore than $135,000 in donations, offers...
  • Facebook hoax
    Police try to calm public fears after Facebook hoax
    Wisconsin police agencies report that a community alert, which went viral via social media, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, was not issued by any bonafide police department. Fraudulent, printed posters were distributed to various schools and...
  • Rude rumors return: Facebook is not closing for maintenance in February
    Rude rumors return: Facebook is not closing for maintenance in February
    Facebook has not scheduled off-line repairs at the end of February, despite the perennial waves of rumors that sweep all over the site.For at least the third year in a row, Facebook users are passing around a rude rumor, which reads something like...
  • “Golden eagle snatches kid” video
    Design college admits ‘Golden eagle snatches kid’ viral video a hoax
    “Golden eagle snatches kid,” a video that went viral in less than 24 hours after being posted on YouTube on Dec. 18, is just so strange that it has to be true. Unless, as a design college in Montreal admitted on Wednesday, the video is...
  • Fake photos of Hurricane Sandy and the aftermath of the storm abound.  Some are comical, others appear to be deadly serious.
    Fake Hurricane Sandy photos fool social media users
    A poignant image of soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns in the face of Hurricane Sandy and an ominous image of the approaching storm over the Statue of Liberty were two of the top photos shared on social media sites yesterday and today. As...
  •  Temple of Kukulkan
    CCSU archeologist: Mayans never said world would end in 2012
    Worried about the Mayan prediction that the end of the world will happen around Christmas this year?Dr. Ken Feder, professor of archeology at Central Connecticut State University, offers this advice: “Eat, drink and be merry on the twenty...
  • Ghostly Dissolove
    'Mad Men's' Ghostly dissolves talk of the web
    "Trippy", that's how one poster on AMC's 'Mad Men' blog puts it. Another compares it to staring at clouds. What ever your take, there's no denying the pictures are flat out spooky.The images appear to take place in a...
  • Supermoon pictures
    The 'Supermoon' in photos
    In the past few weeks, the term 'supermoon' has been a hot topic on the Internet, no doubt thanks to the vast amount of misinformation about what would be in store for Earth on May 5th, which was the date the supermoon was to occur. Well,...
  • Supermoon pictures
    Photos: yesterday's 'Supermoon'
    In the past few weeks, the term 'supermoon' has been a hot topic on the Internet, no doubt thanks to the vast amount of misinformation about what would be in store for Earth on May 5th, which was the date the supermoon was to occur. Well,...
  • Supermoon tonight
    'Supermoon' coming tonight, will it destroy all life on Earth?
    Tonight, there is going to be a 'supermoon.' What is a supermoon, you ask? Well, contrary to common ignorance, it will not be the bringer of Earthly disasters disasters. Instead, the supermoon is just a Full Moon at/near its closest point...
  • Supermoon tonight end of the world
    'Supermoon' coming tonight, will not bring the end of life on Earth
    Tonight, there is going to be a 'supermoon.' What is a supermoon, you ask? Well, contrary to common ignorance, it will not be the bringer of Earthly disasters disasters. Instead, the supermoon is just a Full Moon at/near its closest point...
  • Supermoon
    'Supermoon' coming this week, time to worry?
    This week, there is going to be a 'supermoon.' What is a supermoon, you ask? Well, contrary to common ignorance, it will not be the bringer of Earthly disasters disasters. Instead, the supermoon is just a Full Moon at/near its closest...
  • Supermoon this week full moon
    'Supermoon' coming this week, is there reason to worry?
    This week, there is going to be a 'supermoon.' What is a supermoon, you ask? Well, contrary to common ignorance, it will not be the bringer of Earthly disasters disasters. Instead, the supermoon is just a Full Moon at/near its closest...
  • "The Procession of the Trojan Horse in Troy" by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
    History's greatest pranks
    April Fools Day is not the only time that pranks have been played. Throughout history, people have been fooling others for many different reasons. Some do it for money or for fame, others simply because they are bored. Whatever the reason,...
  • It's International Skeptics Day – Believe it or not!
    It's International Skeptics Day – Believe it or not!
    Non-believers, conspiracy theorists and Doubting Thomases will get a kick out of today’s holiday. Then again, maybe they won’t. But believe it or not, October 13is International Skeptics Day. Or is it? While there is not enough...