Nine true facts that sound made up but are actually completely true

Sometimes things sound real but are completely fake. Those fake facts are just so convenient sounding and come perfectly wrapped in a bow tie that they spread like a disease. And then there are other facts that sound like complete made up bullshit but are actually real. Those are the scary ones. The shared souls over… » 2/05/14 11:34pm 2/05/14 11:34pm

Verizon Unlimited Data Not Quite Dead, But There's No Point In Keeping…

Verizon dropped the bad, bullshit news yesterday: It's killing all grandfathered unlimited data plans next year. Thanks to a statement from Verizon to the NY Times, we know exactly how it plans to do so. The answer? You can keep the plans, but it makes absolutely no financial sense to do so. » 5/17/12 5:48pm 5/17/12 5:48pm

Scientists Race to Develop Political Bullshit Detector, All Dials…

New Scientist today is summarzing » 9/18/08 10:30am 9/18/08 10:30am the world of political spin detection software-behavioral scientist Paul Ekman claims he can analyze a speech's text for words that indicate untruths and deception. Others look to analyze the tenor of the voice, and facial recognition to spot lies is becoming more of a reality. But…

Dreamliner's Carbon Composite Body Unsafe? Wired Science Calls Bullshit

We told you the other day about Dan Rather's TV blather about how the Boeing 787 Dreamliner "could be unsafe" because of its carbon composite airframe, but now there are lots of experts disagreeing with that report. Aaron Rowe at Wired Science calls it "a cheap shot at Boeing," and chides the mainstream news media for… » 9/21/07 9:42am 9/21/07 9:42am

Cow Pie Clock is What All Gadgets Would Be if the Midwest Ran the World

I'm not even sure what to say about this one. The Cow Pie Clock is a clock and, well, it's made out of real cow shit. Yes, a pure, 100% authentic pile of Utah cow droppings with a clock mounted on it. If you're disgusting and/or insane, you can buy one online for $40-$50. Just look how happy this lady is with hers! You … » 7/16/07 4:15pm 7/16/07 4:15pm

Another Flying Car Tries to Get Your Hopes Up


From the wishful thinking department comes this video that claims that the X-Hawk flying car will be ready to take off by 2010. OK. Are you sure that's based on actual fact and not because you taught yourself how to make mediocre 3D videos on your home computer? Perhaps the X-Hawk can also help if a UFO attacks your … » 2/01/07 9:00pm 2/01/07 9:00pm

Expertise 3P Screen Mist Chases Away Those Killer Electro-Waves

You never know when your brain might be fried by those harmful electromagnetic waves, swirling around us and ruining our lives, electron by electron. That's why you need this extra special Expertise 3P Screen Mist from Clarins. It'll protect you from all those electronic creepy crawlies, and the stuff makes you look… » 1/18/07 12:10pm 1/18/07 12:10pm

Latest Mac Vs. PC Propaganda Buries the Hatchet, But Not Really


Never content until we've covered Apple's every move and shown all of their television commercials here, now we're showing you the latest one that hides its subtle brainwashing under the guise of the "happy holidays" mind virus. And what holidays are those? I think the Santa hats give it away. Enough already of this… » 12/20/06 12:19pm 12/20/06 12:19pm

Enviga Fat Burning Tea: Snake Oil Scam, Just as You Predicted

Hopefully you didn't get too excited about our recent post about Enviga, the Coca-Cola Company green tea that apparently claims to burn more calories than it contains. Our Consumerist pals are the ones with the whole truth, and they found that the research behind this claim is bogus. Studying the fine print, they… » 10/18/06 2:01pm 10/18/06 2:01pm

Popular Antivirus Apps Don't Work 80% of the Time

Feeling all smug, snug and secure because you have antivirus software running on that PC of yours? Think again. Graham Ingram, the general manager of Australia's Computer Emergency Response Team says the most popular antivirus applications are about as impregnable as a screen door in a submarine, letting 80% of the… » 8/03/06 10:36am 8/03/06 10:36am