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9 Viral Images That Are Totally Fake

Some days it feels like everything on the internet is fake. And I’m here to tell you to trust that instinct.

The Pope's Tablecloth Trick Was A Miracle! (Of Modern Computer Graphics)

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the fantastic feats of Chill Pope! Today, he’s showing off a classic: The old ‘yank a tablecloth, leaving everything else on the table undisturbed’ trick. It’s a miracle! Except that it’s totally fake.

Your Confessions Are Completely Safe With This Plush Pope

In September the Pope will be visiting Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families Congress and to mark the occasion the US will be doing what it does best: churn out heaps of merchandise, including an adorable plush version of Pope Francis himself.


What do you give the guy who has everything, from an entire religion to a Mercedes with a bulletproof glass room on top? You give him a drone. And that’s exactly what some grade school kids from Rome did on Thursday.

Follow The Pope On Twitter For Less Time In Purgatory

Things you can do to get time off Purgatory: help the poor, volunteer and now… follow the pope on Twitter.

How A Pope's Chalice Is Made

I don’t know why I find something so mundane so fascinating but I can’t get enough of watching Argentinian silversmith Juan Carlos Pallarols create a chalice for Pope Francis. It’s incredible just to see his hands and tools shape what will be the cup for the holiest man in the world.

What's Inside The Vatican's Black And White Smoke Signal

The Vatican needs to find a new Pope. To notify the world of when a new Pope is chosen, the papal conclave will communicate through smoke signal. Black smoke means they haven’t found a Pope, white smoke (or “fumata bianca”) would mean that there is a new Pope. So what’s inside the smoke?

Inside The Sistine Chapel's Security Tech For The Papal Election

Tomorrow, the Sistine Chapel will fill with cardinals who will spend hours — or days — deciding who should be elected as the next Pope. While they do so, the Sistine chapel will be filled with electronic jammers and swept for bugs to ensure no information is leaked.

The Pope Deserved A Better Parting Gift Than This Comic Sans Photo Album

Officials at The Vatican were faced with a tough question when the Pope announced his retirement: what do you get “God’s Rottweiler” as a leaving present?

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