I've recently come across two cases in which the press warned the public about "epidemics of baldness," only to have those epidemics turn out to be much less than was initially reported.
While cleaning up after the 1959 Tulare County Art League exhibit in Visalia, California, a group of janitors and maintenance men remarked to each that they could make "modern art" that was just as good.
Ancient legend tells of Cleopatra's extravagantly expensive beverage. But modern scholars disagree about whether she ever really drank such a concoction.
The Manchester City Art Gallery received over 1000 entries for its 1993 Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition.
Recently a photo circulated on social media showing Cheeseburger Oreos. No, there is no such flavor. The photo originates from the Wreckless Eating YouTube channel, which features a pair of guys who eat weird combinations of food.
An ancient legend described the role of chance in art — a sponge flung in anger at a canvas accidentally produced the exact effect a painter had been striving for.
Was a male model's genitalia really visible in the 1975 Sears Fall/Winter catalog? We add some new evidence to this old debate.
The image shows a crowd sitting in bleachers calmly watching a football game, apparently unconcerned as a building burns to the ground behind them.
Jia Weinuan, a 74-year-old man who lives in China, claims that his cat has given birth to a Chihuahua.
I have a new book to add to my reading list of hoaxes. It's Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News, by A.
Wisconsin-resident George Weber says he was fishing in the Menomonee River when he caught this unusual fish.
The 5 April 1931 issue of the Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung contained this spectacular photo: A caption offered this explanation (translated from German): An exciting incident in fleet maneuvers off the California coast: The airship "Los Angeles," blown by a gust of wind, lifts the mothership, to whose mast it is anchored, into the air.
A viral image claims to show a 140-year-old tortoise wearing her 5-day-old son as a hat. Is this true or false?
Earlier this month (May 2015) a news story went viral claiming that a scientific study had found some beards contain "more poo than a toilet" (as the Mirror phrased it).
Since 2013, an image has circulated online which shows a group of women dressed in old-fashioned men's clothing.
Did a San Francisco company boost morale by having its employees all work in their birthday suits for a month?
Following the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, numerous pictures of the aftermath of the tragedy were shared on social media.
Do Mr. Burger and Mr. Fries really have tombstones next to each other? I recently saw this image posted on reddit, where it was met with some skepticism.
This image has circulated online since at least 2013, and recently it's been doing the rounds again. Often it's given the caption, "Best Manhole Cover.
On March 27, 1940, the front page of The Daily Princetonian carried a photo that it described as the "Composite Princetonian." It explained that the photo had been created by a campus literary society, the In & Out Club, whose members had spent four months analyzing the photos of 2,100 Princeton undergrads, and had then selected 12 who best exemplified the varieties of types on campus.