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Vintage Ad Promising A Free U2 Tape With Every Walkman Is Fake

Apple recently gave iTunes users something they didn’t want for free: a new U2 album. Reactions have ranged from “who the hell is U2?” to “who the hell is U2 and why is this on my phone?” The move has also spawned countless jokes, including the Photoshopped image above. Yes, despite looking plausible enough, it’s yet another fake.


7 Famous Quotes About The Future That Are Actually Fake

We love failed predictions. It’s kind of our bread and butter. But shockingly, some of the failed predictions being passed around on the internet are often misleading, frequently taken out of context, or sometimes completely fabricated.


That Time A Lying Factbot Accidentally Told The Truth

The internet loves fun facts. But those images and facts we see floating around are often more fun than fact. Sometimes, these incorrect facts are distributed by people who simply haven’t done their homework. Other times, they’re the product of people who just want to throw a spanner in the machinery of social media.


UberFacts Is Still UberWrong

A few months ago we did a little fact-checking and found out that UberFacts is full of shit. So we wanted to give it another shot. The results? UberFacts is still spreading way too much misinformation.


Computex: Amazing Knock-Off Gadgets Inspired By Samsung, Apple And Others

From the labyrinth of technology at Computex Taipei, here are 15 gadgets so fantastically fake that you almost can’t help but be impressed. Blatant knock-off or design by inspiration? You be the judge…


China Shuts Down Museum Showing Thousands Of Fake Artefacts

China is currently undergoing a huge boom in museums — 299 new ones have opened in the last year alone. And just like the 20th century museum boom in the United States, which inspired cascades of forgeries, China’s is bringing out the fakes: The government has shuttered one museum where a third of the 8000 artefacts were fake.


Inside The Colour Factory: My Chat With A Photo Colouriser

Dana Keller is a colouriser. He takes old black-and-white photos and applies his digital paintbrush, transforming them into a new work of art. Colourisation of old photos isn’t new, but it’s becoming increasingly popular on forums like Reddit’s r/ColorizedHistory, where people share their colourised creations. But how do these new works affect our understanding of the past? And what happens when the colourised photos become more popular than the originals?


11 More Fake Viral Images

Another day, another fake image getting passed around as real. Today we have everything from posing puppies to sketchy satellites to underwater trains that are just too good to be true. Always remember the first rule of viral image safety: be aware before you share.


How Humans Are Basically Bad Copies Of Amoebas

Video: Vsauce, the master answerer of life’s toughest questions and professional blower of minds, tackles something so philosophical in his latest video that you’ll start to wonder what in the hell our purpose is on this Earth. And if it’s any different than a purpose of a rock. It starts with the discussion of art and then fakes and forgeries of art and what forgeries really mean and what it means to be original and eventually leads into a discussion on how we’re pretty much all just forgeries too. What is real! Who is real! Nothing is. Damn. Sauce.


No, That's Not The Oldest Message In A Bottle. This Is.

Recently a 101-year-old message in a bottle was found off the coast of Germany. The bottle was tossed into the Baltic Sea back in 1913 and was discovered this year by fishermen who then donated it to a local museum. Just about every news outlet is saying that it’s the oldest message in a bottle ever found. Except that it’s probably not.


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