The tale of a cook who attempted to poison George Washington by feeding him tomatoes comes from a mystery magazine, not history.
An address President Trump gave in Florida caused widespread confusion with his reference to an unspecified incident in Sweden.
Kentucky Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, who is also a registered nurse, joked that she introduced the tongue-in-cheek 2016 legislation 'to protect these men from themselves.'
Heard the news about Zealandia, the lost continent? Then you probably heard it wrong. It’s not new, we’ve had the bathymetric data for a while. The submerged landmass was known as a microcontinent that included the surrounding land masses. The name “Zealandia” was first proposed in 1995 but it was also called “Tasmantis” (the “Tasmantis complex”…
We cannot tell a lie: George Washington's false teeth weren't made out of wood, though the materials actually used weren't all that appealing, either.
Prove the scientific consensus and win a prize: A time-dishonored PR ploy used by cranks, quacks, and pseudoscientists (Robert F. Kennedy Jr. edition)
Last week, antivaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. teamed up with Robert De Niro to issued a challenge to provide one scientific study that proves thimerosal in vaccines is safe, with a cash prize of $100,000. They thus joined a long line of antivaxers, creationists, and climate science denialists offering money to "prove" the scientific consensus. Science doesn't work that way.
An image purportedly showing a 'Violin Island' off Costa Rica is actually a digitally created optical illusion.
Dr. Ben Carson wrote in a 2014 article that anyone caught voting illegally should be stripped of their citizenship and deported.
A photograph showing a star-studded group arriving at the NBA playoffs is a composite of several photographs.
An image shows a kind letter supposedly sent to the Smothers Brothers by LBJ about their repeated mocking of him.
An image showing a President Trump welcome mat on the floor of a Starbucks was doctored.
Russian pranksters claimed they pulled phone pranks on Senator John McCain and Congresswoman Maxine Waters by impersonating the Ukrainian prime minister.
A woman named Acesha Bright was arrested for murder in February 2017, but a video purportedly showing someone by that name killing her boyfriend was staged.
What are we celebrating on the holiday known as 'Presidents Day'? Is it really a holiday at all?
H.J. Res. 69 nullifies federal protections for hibernating bears, denning wolves, and other predators on national preserves in Alaska.
Facebook is not making all your posts public or claiming copyright to them, so posting an ineffective legal notice on your Facebook page is pointless.
More poorly done acupuncture studies. Burzynski eats just desserts. Italians like homeopathy. New Jersey is going after Oregon. And more
Reports that Coca-Cola is recalling Dasani water products after a "clear parasite" was found in bottles in the United States are fake news.
A legendary but false story about a man killed by an elephant he mistook for one he had aided years earlier.
Immigration officials argued that Daniel Ramirez Medina should be deported because of alleged gang ties.