Did a man in Japan really get crushed to death by his porn collection? No. But you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise, thanks to this dumb game of Telephone we call The Internet.
Rumors burn like wildfire, traversing the planet in seconds, often becoming facts in the process. Some people level the blame for this at technology, blogs and electronic-based media. In truth, mainstream outlets are just as guilty as the blogs, and sometimes more effective.
This woman claims to be magnetic. I mean, look at all those small, light, metal objects sticking to her! But you've gotta wonder if they're not just sticking to a thick layer of dried sweat.
Poor old Claire Rowlands felt "angry, disgusted and upset" after stumbling across a photo of her three-year-old kid Louis on Google's Street View tool—thanks to her child's bottom being served up to (possibly depraved) people on the internet.
The March 5, 1959 Daily Mail (Hagerstown, MD) ran an Associated Press piece titled, "Thomas Quotes Max Factor On The Woman Of The Future." Factor predicts, among other things, the extensive use of cosmetics by men of the future. The entire article appears below.