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Antioxidants Will Not Stop You From Dying

When you hear something is chock-full of antioxidants, the mental conclusion is often: That’s it—that’s the elixir of life, I have to eat a lot of that. But why do we all assume that loading up on anti-oxidants will somehow be the key to infinite youth?

No, the Famous Windows XP Hill Is Not on Fire [Updated] No, the Famous Windows XP Hill Is Not on Fire [Updated]

As you may have heard, California is recovering after a rash of deadly wildfires that forced a state of emergency in Los Angeles County last month and killed dozens up north. But with tragedy comes hoaxes. And though a jaw-dropping image of men golfing near an inferno in Washington last month was real, claims that the…

Bulletproof Coffee Announces Bottled Bullshit Launch at Whole Foods Bulletproof Coffee Announces Bottled Bullshit Launch at Whole Foods

If you agitate cream enough, you will make whipped cream. Continue agitating it and skim off the liquid, and you will make butter. Put that in your coffee, and you have now wasted a lot of energy to put cream into your coffee.

You Need Food and Water in Order to Live You Need Food and Water in Order to Live

A bunch of news outlets reported that a “breatharian” couple survives on air alone.

That 'New Black Panther Movie Costume' You've Been Seeing Everywhere Is Actually Just an Action Figure That 'New Black Panther Movie Costume' You've Been Seeing Everywhere Is Actually Just an Action Figure

You might have seen claims around the internet today that Chadwick Boseman would be getting a slightly updated new costume in the Black Panther solo film. However, the images floating around are not from a Marvel Movie—they’re the subtle, but fun, work of a toy customizer.

You Really Don’t Need to Watch the Black Moon Tonight You Really Don’t Need to Watch the Black Moon Tonight

Have you heard? The Black Moon rises tonight! But if you’re worried about catching this “rare” phenomenon don’t be—it’s actually not that special.

No, NASA Did Not Just Change Your Zodiac Sign No, NASA Did Not Just Change Your Zodiac Sign

NASA did not just rewrite the zodiac chart. But here’s why so many people are convinced that the agency did—and the real story behind the rumor.

That Star Wars Episode VIII Title Floating Around Probably Isn't Real That Star Wars Episode VIII Title Floating Around Probably Isn't Real

With Episode VIII a year and a half away, leaks and spoilers are all we’re going to hear about for awhile. Naturally, that leads to a lot of fake nonsense floating around the internet in an attempt to capture the avid attention of Star Wars fans jonesing for an info fix. Case in point: the supposed subtitle of the…

The Truth About That 'Classified Alien Music' Everybody's Freaking Out About The Truth About That 'Classified Alien Music' Everybody's Freaking Out About

The internet was all abuzz today over newly-declassified tape of Apollo 10 astronauts catching a broadcast of alien music on the Moon. Except the tape was not classified, not alien, and not music. Settle in and take a listen for yourself.

The Internet Thinks You Can Unspoil Wine With a Penny. Here’s the Truth. The Internet Thinks You Can Unspoil Wine With a Penny. Here’s the Truth.

Hey, did you know that you can revive a spoiled wine by just dropping a penny into your glass? Well, at least according to the internet. The truth, though, is much more complicated.

Do the Herbs in Natural Erection Supplements Really Make You Harder?  Do the Herbs in Natural Erection Supplements Really Make You Harder? 

The companies that market so-called “natural” sexual health supplements make a lot of promises, especially when they’re pitching more frequent and harder erections. But do the herbs they put in those pills actually, y’know... work?

November's "Astronomical Blackout" is Unmitigated Bullshit November's "Astronomical Blackout" is Unmitigated Bullshit

For fifteen days in November, the Earth will be blanketed in darkness during an astronomical blackout like nothing you’ve seen before! Except it won’t, because what the fuck is an “astronomical blackout”? Isn’t the universe cool enough without making shit up?

Some "Ghosts" May Be Sound Waves Just Below Human Hearing Some "Ghosts" May Be Sound Waves Just Below Human Hearing

There are many possible explanations for hauntings, not least that humans are highly suggestible creatures, especially when we want to believe. But some ghost sightings might actually be the result of sounds — sound waves that vibrate just below our range of hearing, dubbed the “fear frequency.”

About That “Orgasmic” Mushroom: It Probably Doesn’t Exist  About That “Orgasmic” Mushroom: It Probably Doesn’t Exist 

There’s a rumor flying around the internet about a Hawaiian mushroom whose scent gives women orgasms. I’m sorry to disappoint, but there’s absolutely no credible evidence to support that claim.

BBC Fakes Volcano Footage by Blending Multiple Eruptions into One Gorgeous Shot BBC Fakes Volcano Footage by Blending Multiple Eruptions into One Gorgeous Shot

Et tu, BBC? That absolutely gorgeous footage of the eruption in the BBC documentary Patagonia: Earth’s Secret Paradise isn’t real: it’s a composite blending eruptions from two nearby volcanoes filmed four years apart. I don’t know if I’ll ever trust again.

9 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Fake 9 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Fake

Sometimes it feels like half of the internet is just fake photos. Whether it’s Elvis cutting Johnny Cash’s hair (FAKE), Hillary Clinton posing next to someone in an ‘I’m With Stupid’ t-shirt (FAKE) or John Lennon on a skateboard (FAKE FAKE FAKE), we’re breaking down the latest fakes swirling around the internet.

EMDrive Still Doesn't Work Because Science has no Patience for Nonsense EMDrive Still Doesn't Work Because Science has no Patience for Nonsense

More experiments on the much-overhyped EMDrive continue to prove absolutely nothing except that it’s easy to create ambiguous results if you’re sufficiently sloppy with your experimental design.

How Many Different Smells Can The Human Nose Actually Detect? How Many Different Smells Can The Human Nose Actually Detect?

Last year, a paper published in Science made waves with the stunning claim that the human nose can detect a whopping one trillion different odors. But if you feel like your nose can’t detect a trillion smells, you may be on to something. It’s possible that none of us can.

No, William Shakespeare Did Not Really Invent 1,700 English Words No, William Shakespeare Did Not Really Invent 1,700 English Words

One of the many pieces of popular lore attributed to Shakespeare (and there are a lot) is that he invented up to 1,700 of the words we use today. But can he really claim all of those words, or is something else going on here?

No, Fish Won't Swim Up Your Hoohah If You Pee In the Amazon River No, Fish Won't Swim Up Your Hoohah If You Pee In the Amazon River

The candiru became the most famous catfish in the world in 1997, when an icthyologist read a medical report about a man who had to have this toothpick-shaped fish removed from his urethra. The truth of the claim has always been in dispute, but people have feared peeing in the Amazon river ever since.

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