Saturn Close to Earth on June 1st? No, It’s a Hoax

Outline: Circulating report claims that, come June 1st, Saturn will be closer to Earth than it has been in over 10,000 years and its appearance in the sky will be ‘unlike any other astronomical sight people have seen’.  The report, which claims that the information was confirmed by NASA, features an image that depicts Saturn filling […]

Killer ‘Crunches’ Biscuits Warning is a Hoax

Outline: Circulating social media message warns you not to buy or eat any biscuits called ‘crunches’ because they contain a poisonous chemical that has already killed 45 people in South Africa. Brief Analysis: The claims in the warning are utter nonsense and sharing the post will help nobody. There are no credible reports about such poisoned biscuits […]

Photos taken from the GOL B 737 aircraft accident in Brazil

These photos are said to be taken by a passenger in a B737, right after a mid air collision with a Embraer Legacy while cruising at 35,000 feet over South America. Moments later the B737 crashed, killing everyone on board. In the first photo there is a gaping hole in the fuselage. In the second photo one of the passengers is being sucked out of the gaping hole.