low stakes internet mysteries

Dr. Phil’s ‘Big Knife’ And ‘Small Wife’ Are Both False

Dr. Phil’s ‘Big Knife’ And ‘Small Wife’ Are Both False

Maybe I’m alone here, but almost two months later, I’m still thinking about a truly haunting tweet from America’s favourite unlicensed counselor, Dr. Phil McGraw. If you’ve forgotten it—as I have tried to, repeatedly, with no success—the tweet simply stated, “BIG KNIFE! SMALL WIFE!”

Why Are People Suddenly Getting Mysterious Text Messages?

Why Are People Suddenly Getting Mysterious Text Messages?

Early Thursday morning, people all over the U.S. and Canada began receiving strange text messages that didn’t make a whole lot of sense. The texts were from people they knew but they lacked context and appeared to have been sent months ago. And it really freaked some folks out! Mercifully,…

What Is This Snail Doing? A Gizmodo Investigation

What Is This Snail Doing? A Gizmodo Investigation

On Thursday, I clicked on a link that promised to show me a snail “playing” with a baby carrot. The video was nice, but I wanted to know more. After speaking with multiple snail specialists, I have inched toward the truth about “Snails Can’t Get Enough of Baby Carrot,” dear…