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10 Most Deceptive PR Campaigns

Some public relations campaigns will do whatever it takes to persuade the public. For these cunning PR stunts, that meant spreading lies and misinformation.

    • 10 Weird Creatures From the Mariana Trench
      animals 10 Weird Creatures From the Mariana Trench

      The Mariana Trench is the deepest place on Earth, and we're still in the dark about much of the life that calls it home. Here are just a few of the trench's eye-popping residents.

    • 10 Scientific Words You're Probably Using Wrong
      science 10 Scientific Words You're Probably Using Wrong

      If you have a theory that potato chips are making you fat (with the proof being your expanding waistline), you've just used two scientific terms in a very unscientific way.

    • How Dogs Work
      animals How Dogs Work

      The relationship between people and dogs goes back at least 15,000 years. Have you ever wondered exactly how dogs evolved and why they come in such a wide variety of shapes and sizes? Find out about our canine companions.

    • How do space telescopes die?
      science How do space telescopes die?

      Even NASA's best-designed space telescopes can break, become obsolete or simply complete their missions. But what happens then? Are they shipped off to some great cosmic graveyard, or are they given a renewed lease on life and scientific glory?

    • Will pulling out a gray hair cause 10 more to grow in its place?
      people Will pulling out a gray hair cause 10 more to grow in its place?

      You might be tempted to pluck your gray hairs, but you shouldn't -- and not for the reason that you might think.

    • Is it possible to be allergic to water?
      health Is it possible to be allergic to water?

      The human body requires water to thrive, so how could one possibly be allergic to H2O? Consider the strange case of one teen who broke out in hives after swimming.

    • 10 Things You Should Never Buy Online
      money 10 Things You Should Never Buy Online

      Online shopping offers plenty of amazing-looking deals. But you know how it goes: If something seems too good to be true ...

    • Why is a buckeye seed in your pocket good luck?
      people Why is a buckeye seed in your pocket good luck?

      Most Americans probably couldn't name their state tree off the top of their heads. But if you're from Ohio, we bet you could. Why is it considered good luck to have a buckeye nut in your pocket?

    • Where did the legend of Bloody Mary come from?
      people Where did the legend of Bloody Mary come from?

      The "Bloody Mary" ritual, long popular on the sleepover circuit, supposedly causes a ghastly apparition to materialize in a darkened room. Where did this legend come from? Was there a real Bloody Mary?

    • 10 Superstitions About Death
      health 10 Superstitions About Death

      Death is a fact of life. Since the beginning of time humanity has come up with numerous superstitions to come to terms with the dearly departed.

    • Can ghost peppers kill you?
      health Can ghost peppers kill you?

      The world's hottest pepper was once used to make grenades. Is something like that even safe to eat?

    • Will sleeping with a fan on kill you?
      people Will sleeping with a fan on kill you?

      Every culture has its own unique superstitions, most of which probably seem a little odd to outsiders. In Korea, for example, there’s the fear of death by fan.

    • 10 Worst Ways to Die
      health 10 Worst Ways to Die

      C'mon. You know you've thought about this. We have, too. Want to see how your list compares with ours?

    • 10 Things You Should Never Do to Your Lawn
      home 10 Things You Should Never Do to Your Lawn

      We still have a month of summer left. Before you rev up your mower for the last cuts of the season, redeem yourself by learning (or relearning) what not to do to your lawn. You'll thank us later.

    • How rare are double rainbows?
      science How rare are double rainbows?

      A double rainbow, man! Just the sight of one can send us babbling into happiness. And why not? Rainbows are beautiful. And two rainbows at the same time? Even better. But just how rare are these colorful arcs?

    • Can electric eels kill you?
      animals Can electric eels kill you?

      Electric eels actually aren't eels at all, but they certainly are electric. Their shock can kill animals in surrounding waters, but could it take down a human?

    • Is it rude to screen your calls?
      people Is it rude to screen your calls?

      Your phone is ringing, but you just don't want to talk to the caller. So you let the call go to voicemail and now you feel guilty. Is it ever OK to screen your calls?

    • Stuff Mom Never Told You: Girlfriend Material
      shows Stuff Mom Never Told You: Girlfriend Material

      Can't get a guy to commit? It's not you. It's your Girlfriend Material.

    • Why do we vomit when we see something gross?
      health Why do we vomit when we see something gross?

      Have you ever seen something so gross it made you want to puke? Or actually puke? Your caveman brain might be trying to protect you. Find out why nasty things make our stomachs churn.

    • 10 Fascinating Facts About Flatus
      health 10 Fascinating Facts About Flatus

      Flatulence is funny, but there's actually some pretty interesting stuff going on in your body to cause it. After reading these 10 facts, you may never look at airplane travel the same way.

    • Can optimism make you healthier?
      health Can optimism make you healthier?

      "Look on the bright side!" It's advice people have been doling out for ages, but could a positive outlook actually benefit your physical well-being?

    • Why is 'Macbeth' believed to be cursed?
      people Why is 'Macbeth' believed to be cursed?

      In the play "Macbeth," almost everyone dies. It's not exactly a comedy. But the curse hovering over The Bard's work isn't about the plot — although murder does play a part.

    • 10 Recent Breakthroughs in Marine Biology
      animals 10 Recent Breakthroughs in Marine Biology

      Marine biologists have discovered a lot about the ocean's residents while you were busy dozing on the beach. We've dug up 10 of their coolest discoveries.

    • Is gasoline more dense in the morning?
      auto Is gasoline more dense in the morning?

      Everybody says it so it must be true, right? "Buy your gas in the morning when it's cooler, and it will last longer." Well, the science behind this theory is sound, but in reality, it won't save you much.

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