Last year we debunked dozens of fake photos on the internet. So you might be wondering how 2016 might stack up in terms of volume. Well, it’s only January and this enormous fake-photo Xerox machine we like to call “the internet” shows no signs of depleting its pixelated toner anytime soon.
There’s a lottery meme on Facebook claiming that if we just divided the current Powerball jackpot evenly, every American would get $4.3 million. But that’s not right at all. Why? Simple math:
There were no big winners at last night’s Powerball last night, and the jackpot has grown to an astonishing $1.3 billion dollars.
Watch one of the two winners of the $588 million Powerball jackpot last Wednesday. He looks at the numbers and goes "YES!", then he shows it to the store clerks, as if he couldn't believe his luck.
Are you going to win the $550 million pot? Statistics aside, you feel almost 100% certain that you will. Now is the time to start wrapping your brain around just how much cash that is.