Adding a headphone socket to your iPhone 7

A prank video shows a man drilling a 3.5mm hole into the bottom left edge of the iPhone 7 held in a vice. It points to the row of small holes on the left side that replaced the headphone socket present on the iPhone 6S and claims that drilling into the second hole on the left reveals a hidden socket.

HOAX – ‘Cool Drink Contaminated With Ebola Virus’

Outline: Circulating Facebook message warns users not to consume ‘Cool Drink’ because a company worker has added blood contaminated with Ebola virus to the product. Brief Analysis: The claims in the warning message are nonsense. There are no credible reports of such a contamination and Ebola is not spread by consuming commercial food or drink. The message is […]

Jack Black is NOT Dead

Outline: Circulating social media posts claim that American actor and musician Jack Black has died. Brief Analysis: The claims are untrue. Jack Black is alive and well. The rumours began circulating after a supposedly official death announcement was posted on the Twitter feed of Jack’s comedy band Tenacious D. However, Tenacious D’s Twitter account was hacked […]

Mangos and Coke Death Warning Hoax

Outline: Circulating message warns you not to consume aerated drinks such as Coca Cola after eating mangos because the two combined can form a potent poison that can cause instant death. The message relates the story of an Indian tourist who died after eating mangos and consuming Coke. Brief Analysis: The claims are utter nonsense. […]

NASA ‘1 Day of Total Darkness’ Hoax

Outline: Report circulating via social media claims that the Earth will experience one full day of darkness starting on June 2nd, 2016. The claims have supposedly been confirmed by NASA. Brief Analysis: The claims in the report are utter nonsense. There will be no ‘day of total darkness’ in June (unless you are in Antarctica) and […]

No, Consuming Pepsi and Mentos Does NOT Lead to Instant Death From Cyanide Poisoning

Outline: Circulating message warns that drinking Pepsi and eating Mentos together will lead to instant death because the mixture turns into cyanide poison. Brief Analysis: The claims in the message are untrue. Combining Pepsi (or Coke) and Mentos will create a rather spectacular chemical reaction and consuming the two together might cause a stomach upset.  However, there are […]