NASA Lithium Chemtrails Conspiracy

(link to post) Claim: NASA admitted to dosing Americans with airborne lithium. False Example: [Collected via e-mail and Twitter, April 2016] Not sure this went thru-circulating on Facebook this week, “NASA admits to dosing Americans with airborne lithium & other chemicals for bipolar…..” Can’t remember the last few words. NASA Confesses to Thoughts on this?…

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Forget the presidential — top-spending House races stir (and revive) rivalries

(link to post) Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.), leading his team as quarterback, practices for the Congressional Football Game last fall. Dold and his rival, former Rep. Brad Schneider (D), will face off for the third time in as many election cycles for the Illinois 10th District seat — and their race is already one of…

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Orchestra Music Brings Whales to the Surface

(link to post) Claim: A video shows a group of whales coming to the surface after hearing an orchestra playing music. FALSE Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2016] Video found on facebook of an Orchestra on a floating platform in the middle of the ocean playing “whale songs” which in turn attracts whales to breach…

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Pop Superstar Prince Dead at 57

(link to post) Longtime music star Prince, whose music and life have made him a household name, was found dead in his Minnesota recording studio on 21 April 2016.  He was 57 years old. Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, had cancelled some recent shows because of health issues, but representatives told media…

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Earth Day Shocker! Capitalism Saves the Planet! (Part I)

(link to post)This Earth Day is different. Something BIG is changing fast… and not just the climate. To everyone’s surprise, the war on climate change just morphed into what looks like an accidental free market triumph. Clean tech wind and solar energy entrepreneurs are kicking ass way beyond anyone’s wildest expectations, even in unsubsidized markets.…

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Professional Wrestling Star ‘Chyna’ Dies at 46

(link to post) Joanie Marie Laurer, better known to wrestling fans by her stage name, “Chyna,” has died. Laurer was found in her home in Redondo Beach, California, on Wednesday. While not many details were available, the story was confirmed on her official Facebook page: We also received the following statement from the Redondo Beach Police…

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The Great Toilet Paper Orientation Debate

(link to post) In March 2015, The Next Web contributor Owen Williams stated on Twitter that he had discovered the definitive answer to an age-old debate over the proper orientation for hanging toilet paper on dispensers. The controversy (which boasts its own entry on Wikipedia) has long been weighted towards the “over” (rather than the “under”) side of the debate,…

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Donald Trump’s 7-11

(link to post) Claim: Donald Trump mentioned “seven eleven” rather than “nine eleven” when referring to the September 11 terrorist attacks. true Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2016] Is this video edited? Or did Donald Trump really say 7/11? [embedded content] Origin:On 18 April 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at a campaign rally in…

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Donald Trump 7-11 Flub

(link to post) Claim: Donald Trump mistakenly referred to the September 11 terrorist attacks as “seven eleven” instead of “nine eleven.” TRUE Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2016] Is this video edited? Or did Donald Trump really say 7/11? [embedded content] Origin:On 18 April 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at a campaign rally in…

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A Preacher Turned Lawmaker and His New Campaign to Win the Old War on Poverty

(link to post)Greensboro, N.C.—Mark Walker spent his childhood in and out of prison. He wasn’t an inmate, but the chaplain’s son at one of Alabama’s minimum-security state prisons, Berrydale Forestry Camp. And starting in elementary school, he followed his father while he made the rounds offering a message of salvation to inmates.  “I remember the…

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