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Why Is This Science?

Dear MSNBC,

Why are claims of a bigfoot sightings in your science section? Upon cursory review (and I mean all of 10 seconds) a 5th grade science student can determine that this is nothing but a hoax – and a really lame one to boot. Blurry video at 15 feet? The cheapest cameras auto-focus in a [...]

The Girl Who Cried Baboon

Perry DeAngelis would have loved this story.

Many people are familiar with the famous fable by Aesop, The Boy Who Cried Wolf.  The protagonist of the fable is a bored shepherd boy who entertained himself by tricking nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock of sheep. When they came to his rescue, [...]

Just Sharing Some Moon Hoax Lunacy

The SGU received an email yesterday. To its author, who will remain anonymous, I would like to thank them for putting together this “one-stop-shop” of a handy reference for me. The next time we need to address the Moon-Hoax segment of society on the podcast, I will be sure to include one or more of [...]

Cancerous Spam

I thought I’d share an email I received today. It was forwarded to me by a co-worker, who received it from a friend, and so on  – a typical chain email, or viral email. It finally made it to me after 31 forwards (and maybe more) and, apparently, about two and a half years of having been started [...]