Friday August 31, 2012
Here's the scoop on tonight's blue moon a relatively common event and why we equate blue moons with rarity.
Thursday August 30, 2012
As seen on Facebook: This is going around via social media today. According to the caption, the photo was taken in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana during flooding caused by Hurricane ... Read More
Wednesday August 29, 2012
Circulating via Facebook and Twitter as of Tuesday evening: Status: Real photo, false caption. It isn't Hurricane Isaac, it wasn't taken on Tuesday, and it wasn't taken off the ... Read More
Monday August 27, 2012
As posted on Facebook: The above image keeps popping up on Facebook, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter, etc. with the claim that it's a pic of Tropical Storm Isaac approaching the ... Read More
Sunday August 26, 2012
Introducing Diet Coke with Bacon, the perfect accompaniment to a lettuce and tomato sandwich.
Tuesday August 21, 2012
According to a bogus news story making the rounds, Mitt Romney responded to a reporter's question about his lack of military service during the Vietnam War by saying, "I ... Read More
Monday August 20, 2012
Credulous folks are passing around this quote on Facebook, attributed to the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney: "Why should women be paid equal to men? Men have been ... Read More
Friday August 17, 2012
In some alternate universe, perhaps. Read more...
Monday August 13, 2012
The closing ceremonies were barely underway when Facebookers began sharing a list of on-air bloopers purportedly made by NBC sports commentators over the course of the London Olympic Games. "He dribbles ... Read More
Thursday August 9, 2012
Attributed to Caroline Kennedy: "I can't stand to hear his [Obama's] voice any more. He's a liar, and worse." Find out where it came from.
Wednesday August 8, 2012
Direct from Facebook, our history lesson for today focuses on the name of the 50-gun warship sent to Boston Harbor in 1768 to enforce Britain's unfair tax policies on the ... Read More
Monday August 6, 2012
Facebook postings declare the upcoming full moon on Aug. 31 a "blue moon" an occasion to revisit the history and meaning of this familiar phrase and the phenomena ... Read More
Sunday August 5, 2012
"The very word 'dragon' is related to other ancient words having to do with vision," writes our maestro of mythology Peter Kohler, "such as the Sanskrit darc, to see, the ... Read More