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Bogus Baldness Epidemics

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.

Peterfid Tomcat

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.

Did Cleopatra Drink a Pearl Dissolved in Vinegar?

Ancient legend tells of Cleopatra's extravagantly expensive beverage. But modern scholars disagree about whether she ever really drank such a concoction.

The Rhythm of the Trees

The Manchester City Art Gallery received over 1000 entries for its 1993 Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition.

Cheeseburger Oreos

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.

Sponge-Throwing Painters of the Ancient World

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.

The Man on Page 602

Was a male model's genitalia really visible in the 1975 Sears Fall/Winter catalog? We add some new evidence to this old debate.

Playing football as fire rages

The image shows a crowd sitting in bleachers calmly watching a football game, apparently unconcerned as a building burns to the ground behind them.

Cat Gives Birth to a Chihuahua

Jia Weinuan, a 74-year-old man who lives in China, claims that his cat has given birth to a Chihuahua.

The Art of Fake News

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.

Man Catches Fur-Bearing Trout

Wisconsin-resident George Weber says he was fishing in the Menomonee River when he caught this unusual fish.

USS Los Angeles lifts navy ship into the air

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.

140-year-old Tortoise Wears Son As Hat

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?

‘Poo in Beards’ Goes Viral

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).

The All-Female Clockwork Oranges Gang

Since 2013, an image has circulated online which shows a group of women dressed in old-fashioned men's clothing.

The Naked Office

Did a San Francisco company boost morale by having its employees all work in their birthday suits for a month?

Nepal Quake Victims Photo

Following the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, numerous pictures of the aftermath of the tragedy were shared on social media.

Burger With a Side of Fries

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.

Manhole Cover on Stairs

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.

The Composite Princetonian

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.