Google’s Algorithm Is Lying to You About Onions and Blaming Me for It 

A little under five years ago, I got angry about a piece of fake information, and I decided to do something about it. I was reading a recipe in the New York Times, and the recipe told me, as many, many recipes had told me before, that it would take about 10 minutes of cooking to caramelise onions. Read More >>

Fostering Belief in Santa is Lying to Children and Bad, Say Psychologists

If you're in the habit of letting a fictional man take credit for all the stuff you paid for for your children each December, here's some great news -- encouraging children to believe in Father Christmas might be the wrong thing to do, as you're teaching them that telling lies, even nice ones about presents, is acceptable behaviour. Read More >>

Don’t Trust the ‘Live’ Space Videos You See on Facebook

The Earth isn’t flat. The moon landing wasn’t bogus. And that “live” video of the International Space Station you might have seen floating around this morning on Facebook certainly wasn’t real. Read More >>

The Size of Countries in Real Life Versus the Size of Countries on a Map

Maps lie. We all learned this at some point in school, when we realised Greenland wasn’t quite the hulking beast of land mass we thought it was. I mean, Greenland isn’t even a third of the size of Australia. And the UK is teeny! Smaller than Japan, the Philippines, and Madagascar. Come to think of it, most of Europe is way smaller than what we imagine it to be on the map. Read More >>

Julian Assange Lied About a WikiLeaks Data Dump on Television

Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange blatantly lied about publishing only the “last four digits” of credit card numbers from democratic donors during an appearance on the HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday. Read More >>

That Spicy Green Paste Next to Your Sushi Is Probably Not Wasabi

I’ll take an unagi roll, some tuna nigiri, and a side of lies, please. Read More >>

People Lie Better When They Need a Wee

Researchers studying the lying abilities of humans have found, somehow, that the lies flow better when the person telling them really needs a wee -- so perhaps knock back a few pints before your next job interview. 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 >>

You’ve Been Lied to About Carrots Your Whole Life Because of Nazis

You've probably heard the myth that eating lots of carrots will make magically improve your vision. The bad news is that it's a total lie. The good news? It's one that helped the Allies defeat the Nazis. Read More >>

Oh Man, I Want These Budget iPhone Photos To Be Real

Rumour has it that Apple is set to release a new budget version of the iPhone next month. A blog and/or human person called Sonny Dickson has published a huge gallery of images which supposedly show the back housing of the "iPhone 5C." Is that what the cheap iPhone looks like, if it even exists? I sure hope so. Read More >>

Things You’ll Never, Ever Hear Gamers Say

OK, gamers can spout some seriously torrid bile sometimes -- anyone who's attempted to use voice chat online will know precisely what I mean -- but there are some things, so horrendous, that you'll never hear a gamer utter those words. Read More >>

Nokia Faked Its PureView Demo and Then Claimed It Never Said It Was Real

When we watched the latest ad from Nokia showing off its PureView technology in the Lumia and ridiculously fluid optical image stabilisation, we were stunned. Excited. Happy. If the camera on the Lumia was that good, we wanted it. Badly. Immediately. But sadly, it was faked. Nokia isn't showing off what the Lumia 920 can do — that video was shot with a big DSLR. Read More >>

Your iPhone Is Lying to You Every Time You Fire Up an App

Ever wondered why apps seem to load so damn quickly on the iPhone 4S? A quick tap and boom, the app flashes up onto the screen. The thing is, that's actually a lie, your app hasn't loaded yet. And your iPhone tells that porky each time you fire up an app. Read More >>

Why Mike Daisy Lied About Foxconn According to Mike Daisy

Mike Daisey lied his tits off in public radio program This American Life. He basically made up a lot of stuff about Foxconn. TAL had to retract the whole thing, but Mike says his lies were all for a good cause: Read More >>