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Top 10 Things You Should Not Share on Social Networks

If your Facebook status reads, "Leaving for France!" you're not just gloating. You're letting everyone know that your house will be empty. Bad idea.

10 Crazy Hoaxes That Duped the World

Hoaxes have been around for centuries, created by people as jokes, or for profit or attention. Crazy as these 10 seem in hindsight, why were people so willing to buy into them?

Why do people believe things that science has proved untrue?

The idea that dinosaurs roamed the Earth with man is one of many that persist despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Why does the human mind go to such great lengths to hold onto belief?

10 Completely Wrong Ways to Use a Condom

OK, so you've never pinned a rubber to a bulletin board. But what about the old inside-out error? Or not squeezing the air out of the tip? It's never too late to learn. We won't judge.

10 Completely False 'Facts' Everyone Knows

The blood in your veins is blue. Glass is a slow-moving liquid. If you touch a baby bird, its mother will abandon it. Not so fast –- if you learned any of those "facts" in school, you learned wrong.

How Sci-fi Doesn't Work

Although some fictional technology has come to pass, most onscreen science is still pure fiction. If you've ever been curious about laser beams or interstellar travel, read on.

10 Tips for Telling Fact From Fiction

You know you can't believe everything you see or hear. But between Internet misinformation and our natural tendency to believe what we're told, it can be hard to tell fact from fiction. Here are 10 ways to do it.

10 Myths About Christmas

Can't say "Xmas"? Sure, you can! Despite Christmas' popularity among Christians and non-Christians alike, little-known inaccuracies like this -- and even outright myths -- abound. Here are 10, exposed at last.

10 Surprisingly Believable Bits of Malarkey

Some malarkey is so believable that it's turned many of us into inadvertent purveyors of hogwash. What are 10 bits of malarkey that tend to slip through the "hey, wait a minute" filter?

The Most Embarrassing Moments in the History of Science

What? Scientists get things wrong? We know. It’s shocking to hear, but science isn’t always an exact science. Mistakes do happen -- and they often lead to great discoveries.

10 Complete Falsehoods About Food

Don't eat after 7 p.m. Drink eight glasses of water each day. Organic food is better for you. Watch as we explode these and other well-worn food myths.

Historical Holiday Fallacies: How much do you know (wrong)?

Think you know everything there is to know about jack-o’-lanterns, Santa Claus and St. Patrick? Test your smarts with some tricky questions and some real treats that might surprise you.

10 Workplace Myths

So you're about to start your new job. But the experience may be different from what you've been told when you were preparing to enter the real world. Is there truth to any of those stories?

10 of the Biggest Lies in History

You don't look fat in those pants. I didn't copy off his paper. She's a natural blonde. I am not a crook. Lots of us lie, but what are the biggest fibs ever told?

10 Historical Untruths About the First Thanksgiving

On the fourth Thursday in November, Americans will gather with their families to eat turkey and sweet potatoes, just like that first Thanksgiving.... Actually, not like that first dinner at all.

Internet Myth, Internet Truth

From Big Brother security myths to the fabrication of what the Internet actually is, cyberspace is full of fictions of its own. Can you call a myth's bluff? .

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