We debunked dozens of fake photos this year, covering everything from Charles Manson’s baby photos to John Lennon’s skateboarding skills, and everything in between. It was another busy year for anyone spreading fake images on the internet.
Some days it feels like everything on the internet is fake. And I’m here to tell you to trust that instinct.
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.
The so-called “cool” pope has done an extremely uncool thing this week and timed his first-ever visit to New York with the launch of Apple’s newest phone, which is now delayed.
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.
Things you can do to get time off of Purgatory: help the poor, volunteer, and now... follow the pope on Twitter.
It can get lonely in the Vatican: with a population of just over 800, sometimes it's inevitable that nobody will want to hang out with you. Which might explain this list, which details the porn that's been downloaded in the Vatican recently.
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.
The Vatican needs to find a new Pope. And 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?
Tomorrow, the Sistine Chapel will fill with cardinals who will spend hours—or days—deciding who should be elected as the next Pope. But while they do, the Sistine chapel will be filled with electronic jammers and swept for bugs to ensure no information is leaked.
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?
When the Pope tweets, people listen. And watch, apparently. And... applaud? Sure, why not! Here's Benedict XVI, in all his divine glory, sending out his first 140-character missive to the massive.
The pope has been on Twitter for some time, but he's only now posted his first tweet. Check it out for yourself:
Pope Benedict XVI has just published a new book, the third volume of his Jesus of Nazareth trilogy, talking about the childhood of Jesus. Like Dan Brown's bestsellers, Herr Ratzinger promises to reveal lots of mysteries for just $13. Or you can save your money and read the juiciest bits here, starting with the reality…
The Pope, divine mouthpiece of God himself and owner of vast riches and influence, has taken to Twitter. Half holy, half Kardashian, Hitler Youth graduate Benedict XVI is now social mediafied. So why is his Twitter handle so unbelievably weird?
Earlier this month it was the Internet making people into Satanists. This week it's technology in general that's the problem. We're becoming too god-like, see, and the Pope has predicted eternal damnation for the lot of us if we continue.
At a congress of Catholic media last week, Pope Benedict XVI warned that new technologies could cause people to confuse virtual worlds with our real one. Unfortunately, it looks like there's no salvation for avatars.
Writing from the future, Pope Benedict XVI is urging his followers, including priests, to "be present in the world of digital communications," using "images, videos, animated features, blogs and websites," all with the aim of converting people to the church.
His Holiness is either trying to "get down with the bambini" or he really does enjoy listening to 2PAC's 'Changes' and Muse's 'Uprising.' Presumably he can relate to the lyrics "I'm tired of being poor and even worse I'm black."