The Number of Stars on the EU Flag Means Absolutely Nothing

The European Union referendum vote is just days away. Now, if the UK does leave the EU, what happens to the stars on the EU flag? Is one taken away? Nope, because the number of stars means nothing really at all. Read More >>

Google Researchers are Ranking Web Pages by Facts Not Links

Internet searches may be based on algorithmic rigour but that doesn't necessarily guarantee the quality of a suggested page. Now, a team of Google researchers has developed a method that sorts results by factual content rather than how well linked a page is. Read More >>

Coffee Doesn’t Dehydrate, Goldfish Don’t Have Three-Second Memories, and 50 Other Falsehoods Debunked

Napoleon, short? Nah, he was 5.7, an average height for his era. Also, bulls are actuallycolourblind and couldn't give a crap about that red cloak you're waving in front of them, and the Great Wall of China? Good luck seeing it from space. Read More >>

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The Dramatic Evolution and Other Obscure Facts About The Simpsons

The Simpsons is the longest running sitcom in TV history. Their design, personalities and even their voices have changed dramatically through 25 years on the air. We just didn't notice day after day, just like we forgot about many obscure and interesting factoids. So obscure that, unless you're a truly obsessive Simpsons fan, you won't know them. Read More >>

Social Media “Lie Detector” Will Know if Celebrity X Really is Dead or Under Arrest for 1970s Sex Crimes

Did a funny thing really happen on the train today? Did your precocious child really make that amusing observation about Star Wars? Was actor and comedian Gary Wilmot really found dead in a hotel wardrobe with his shoelaces around his neck and a slice of orange in his mouth last night? An internet lie detector may soon be able to provide reassurances either way. Read More >>

Nine Facts That Sound Ridiculous but are Actually Completely True

Sometimes facts sound true but are completely fabricated. Then there are other facts that sound like complete made up bullshit but are actually real. Those are the scary ones. The shared souls over at Reddit gathered up some of the most ridiculous truthful facts together and they're amazing. Read More >>

It’s Surprisingly Useful to Get a 12-Fact Recap About Amazon

Last Sunday Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon was doing early R&D on delivery drones. And whether it was a legitimate revelation or more of a marketing ploy, the idea of Amazon drones burrowed quickly and deeply into the cultural consciousness. Read More >>

13 Facts You Won’t Believe Are True

Here's a short video that'll wrinkle your brain a bit. Like debunking 50 common misconceptions, this video shows 13 facts you might not know are true. Like how Neil Armstrong had to clear customs after going to the Moon. Or that Russia is bigger than Pluto. Learning is fun. Read More >>

24 Facts You Didn’t Know About Beer

If you have the fun kind of drinking problem where the world spins happy songs when you're buzzing, enjoy this 24-pack of beer facts. Did you know that you probably suffer from cenosillicaphobia? Or that the need for beer brought in awesome inventions? Or that drinking beer is like vitamins? These are all facts you can use on your friends when you find yourself tipsier than typical on a random Tuesday. Like today. Read More >>

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Debunking 50 Common Misconceptions

All the things that you thought you knew? Like that Vikings wore helmets with horns. Or that rice causes birds to explode. Or that Marie Antoinette said 'Let them eat cake'. Yeah, never happened. John Green of Mental Floss created this video that debunked 50 common misconceptions. Your brain might explode after watching it all. But at least you get to explode other people's brain after with your sheer weight of knowledge. [Mental Floss] Read More >>