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Recent articles by David:

'Mandatory Penis Inspection' Prank Keeps on Giving

Suspicions were aroused when it was claimed that said inspections would be conducted by one "Richard Dong." → Read More

Is This Video of a 'Praying Hands' Cloud Formation Real?

Photoshop works in mysterious ways. → Read More

Did Mark Twain Say, 'In the Beginning of a Change, the Patriot Is a Scarce Man'?

We're happy to report that not all of the quotes attributed to Mark Twain on the internet are bogus. → Read More

Were Lobotomies Performed with Ice Picks in the 1950s?

No matter how you slice it, this obsolete form of "psychiatric treatment" was a horror. → Read More

Did Biden Say 'We Choose Truth Over Facts'?

U.S. President Joe Biden once called himself a "gaffe machine," and the description is accurate. → Read More

Did London Times Editorialize Against Being 'Bullied into Health' in 1800s?

"We prefer to take our chance with cholera and the rest than be bullied into health," a mid-19th-century London Times editorial read. → Read More

Did Scientists Find Tomb of Egyptian God Osiris in 2022?

In ancient Egyptian mythology, Osiris was the god of the dead and ruler of the underworld. → Read More

Did Einstein Say 'The Only Thing More Dangerous than Ignorance Is Arrogance'?

One can't help but wonder what the Nobel Prize-winning physicist, who died in 1955, would say about the many fake quotes attributed to him online. → Read More

Did Greta Thunberg Mock a Twitter Troll with 'Small Dick Energy' Joke?

Formerly banned Twitter influencer Andrew Tate tagged Thunberg in a tweet in which he bragged of owning 30 cars with "enormous emissions." → Read More

Did Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tweet About 'Putting Migrants on a Bus' on Christmas Eve?

Twitter users shared a fake tweet about celebrating Christmas Eve by "putting migrants on a bus and kicking them out into the freezing cold." → Read More

Did Ben Franklin Say 'A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned'?

Versions of what is probably Benjamin Franklin's most famous saying were in print years before he was even born. → Read More

Is This a Real Pic of Zelenskyy in LGBTQ Pride Parade?

A digitally edited photo purports to show Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sporting short shorts and an Afro hairdo at an LGBTQ Pride event. → Read More

Dick Van Dyke Is Not Dead, Despite 'Extremely Sad News' Death Hoax

Another in a seemingly endless series of Facebook hoaxes falsely claims a celebrity has died. → Read More

No, Musk Didn't Tweet That Banning Reporters Is 'Pretty Innocuous'

A fake tweet compared "banning reporters I don't like" to journalists being murdered in other countries. → Read More

Yes, LA County Granted a Young Girl's Request for a Unicorn License

"Dear LA County," the request began. "I would like your approval if I can have a unicorn in my backyard if I can find one." → Read More

No, Internet, This Is Not a 'Human Skin Jacket' from Balenciaga

It only takes a few seconds to overlay somebody's logo on an existing image and create a completely deceptive "advertisement." → Read More

Did Ice-T Tweet This About Comparing Trump to Satan?

A quip attributed to rapper Ice-T in which he compares Trump to Satan has been circulating since 2020. → Read More

'OMG, We Cooked a Pregnant Turkey!'

Don't be fooled by pranksters this holiday season. → Read More

Is This Popcorn Turkey Stuffing Recipe Real?

We've seen bad Thanksgiving turkey recipes in our time, but this one really, really blows. → Read More

Is This 'Beat Your Wife Tonight' Ad from the '70s Real?

There are so many "politically incorrect" vintage ads out there that it can be hard to tell the real from the fake. → Read More