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Did the Moon Briefly ‘Disappear’ 1,000 Years Ago?
  • 5 January 2021
A famed medieval transcript described the Earth’s lunar companion as “wholly gone.”
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Did Bowie Ask MTV Why It Didn’t Play More Black Artists?
  • 4 January 2021
As Bowie’s death anniversary approached, a tense 1983 interview went viral online.
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Are ‘Rabid’ Squirrels Attacking People in Queens, New York?
  • 2 January 2021
The critters made one woman feel like she was the loser in a cage match.
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Is Times Square Closed to Crowds on New Year’s for First Time in History?
  • 31 December 2020
The ball drop on New Year's Eve is going to look a little different in...
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About That Khalilah Mitchell COVID-19 Vaccine Video
  • 30 December 2020
Several Tennessee health care workers shared positive testimonials about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, but one...
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Were Ashes of ‘Star Trek’ Star Smuggled onto Space Station?
  • 29 December 2020
The man who played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott on the hit sci-fi series may have made...
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Does Google Earth Reveal a Sunken Ship in a Japanese Port?
  • 28 December 2020
Contrary to TikTok shenanigans, the boat is neither the RMS Titanic nor the Ottoman frigate...
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No, mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not ‘Alter Your DNA’
  • 12 December 2020
A viral bit of copypasta falsely claiming to have been authored by Robert F. Kennedy...
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Did Eric Clapton Once Unleash a Racist Rant Onstage?
  • 4 December 2020
In late 2020, internet users highlighted a shocking episode from the legendary blues guitarist's past.
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Does AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Contain Aborted Fetal Cells?
  • 2 December 2020
A viral anti-vaccine video mangles the science behind the production of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
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Was Fucking (the Town in Austria, That Is) Renamed?
  • 7 December 2020
Rumor has it the infamously named town has officially been bowdlerized.
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‘Everything Was Forbidden’: Did Orwell’s ‘1984’ Predict COVID-19 Restrictions?
  • 2 December 2020
Amid COVID-19 lockdown rules in 2020, social media users appeared to "discover" a brand new...
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