6 Fake Ebola Cures Being Peddled Online

Throughout history, hucksters have emerged to sell bullshit "cures" for diseases to fearful people. Today these frauds make their home on the internet. And they're selling bullshit cures for Ebola. There is no known cure— or vaccine— for Ebola, but that's not stopping shameless profiteers from exploiting the panic… » 10/17/14 12:22pm Friday 12:22pm

10 movie myths that can never actually happen in real life

We see some things happen so often in movies that they start to seep into our reality. We totally think they're real. Like thinking the asteroid belt is some dangerous road or that firing a gun to break a lock works or that silencers truly silence a weapon. But nope! Those are all myths that can't ever happen in real… » 9/12/14 9:42pm 9/12/14 9:42pm

No, the first baby born under anaesthesia wasn't named Anaesthesia

According to a recent post that's gone viral among science and history nerds, the first baby born to a mother under anaesthesia named her baby Anaesthesia. It's an amusing fun fact. But unfortunately, it's too good to be true. Anaesthesia was reportedly a nickname sometimes used by the doctor who delivered the baby… » 8/21/14 5:30pm 8/21/14 5:30pm

Inside the Color Factory: My Chat With a Photo Colorizer

Dana Keller is a colorizer. He takes old black-and-white photos and applies his digital paintbrush, transforming them into a new work of art. Colorization of old photos isn't new, but it's becoming increasingly popular on forums like Reddit's r/ColorizedHistory, where people share their colorized creations. But how do… » 5/22/14 1:00pm 5/22/14 1:00pm

Awesomely fake trick shot video shows you can’t trust anything anymore

The bros at Rocket Jump already impressed us once with their incredibly impressive and almost believable knife-throwing video and now they've done it again with this clip of nine trick shots in a row. They're also filmed in one continuous take. It would be really impressive—if it were real. » 3/19/14 10:36pm 3/19/14 10:36pm

Here are the hilarious differences between movies and real life

Are movies set in reality? Of course not! Because if they were, everything would be so much harder to do. Killing zombies with head shots? No chance. Having a villain wait to kill you? Never. Easily order a drink at the bar? Come on. Watch Suricate hilariously illustrate the difference between movies and real life in… » 2/12/14 12:59am 2/12/14 12:59am

Nothing is real in movies but who cares when it looks this cool

It's been like this for some time now but nothing is ever real in movies anymore, it's just all special effects. Even that wall of that building that's out of focus in the background and completely forgettable was generated with a computer. That's why it's almost way more interesting to see the behind the scenes… » 12/18/13 8:29pm 12/18/13 8:29pm

This Hashtag Limiting Instagram Update Should Totally Be Real

Is Instagram over yet? Or our distant relatives just finding out about filters? Wherever the picture sharing app currently stands on the sliding scale of not owning a TV to being an Oprah audience member, it's obvious to anyone who has used Instagram that people like hashtags, people like food pictures (and sunset… » 8/21/13 9:08pm 8/21/13 9:08pm