Of the two Simmons dwelling in the land of popular culture, Richard was by far the most entertaining—until he retreated from the public eye around 2014. Now preferring to live privately, the tabloid mill has openly speculated on where our favorite super-effeminate fitness guru has gone. One of the more outlandish theories had Simmons taken…Continue Reading ›
The Donald Trump Twitter presence is increasing with the new hashtag dedicated to the comb-over king.
Several posts which appear to show anti-Donald Trump signage on Mexican restaurants have begun circulating on Facebook. One of the signs, posted on a Taco Cabana in San Antonio, Texas, says the taco chain will no longer be serving “people who display support for the views of the presidential candidate Donald Trump.” It also says…Continue Reading ›
We all have those Facebook friends that fall for every hoax story that they find on their feed. And of course each week, tons of new hoaxes appear to fuel the naive flames. This week cat lovers got their panties in a bundle over a warning that a popular cat treat could possible kill your…Continue Reading ›
The internet rumor mill never ceases churning. Over the last few hours, rumors of a possible Kayne West tribute album to David Bowie began circulating, eventually finding their way into reports from otherwise reputable news organizations.
What would we do without Snopes? Founders Barbara and David Mikkelson are so thorough and unbiased in their fact-checking that folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand, considered by many to be one of the top experts in his field, once told National Review he wouldn’t start his own fact-checking website because “they have it all there,” he added: “I will just…Continue Reading ›
Does someone out there wants Willie Nelson dead? No. So they want people to THINK he’s dead? No—they want people to think other people thought he was dead.
You may have seen this news story circulating around Facebook. A British grandmother gets locked in a public bathroom and spends four days knitting a scarf and eating candy. The story is certainly hilarious and even a bit heartwarming, but alas—it’s just another example of blogs picking up a “news” story from a satirical website.…Continue Reading ›
UPDATE: 11/10/15 — The team behind Rumble has announced the project was an elaborate hoax, intended to market a creative consulting agency. We can’t say we aren’t relieved. The digital marketplace is one of infinite possibility. The phrase “there’s an app for that” might be a dreadful cliche, but it’s also the truth. Anything and…Continue Reading ›
We’re halfway through October, and we’re pretty sure some of you aren’t just excited about Halloween because of the costumes, but also for all things spooky and creepy. so we’ve got a story for you that’s one part spooky, one part nostalgic, and all-over Whaddaya Think? The Cleveland Museum of Art was proud to hold…Continue Reading ›