Chinese Monster Hoax Wasn't Really Gollum, But a Video Game Ad

Earlier this week, a Chinese man was camping with friends in the Huairou region when he seems to have spotted a monster-like creature that somewhat resembled Gollum from Lord of the Rings. The man said he was "terrified." He snapped photos and uploaded them online. They spread like wildfire. »6/27/14 12:31pm6/27/14 12:31pm

The man who created internet memes — before the internet

This video, known only as "The Reagans Speak Out on Drugs," was released on VHS in 1988. It's an almost seamless re-edit of the the famous "Just Say No" speech given by the Reagans in September of 1986 — except in this version, the President and the First Lady are doing their best to get us all hooked on drugs. The… »3/04/13 11:13pm3/04/13 11:13pm

Thousands of Australian students are taught that robots led the Russian Revolution

When Australian students took their year 12 history exams this week, they discovered that the Russian Revolution included giant robots. The VCE exam, taken by nearly 6,000 students, had a section devoted to a famous painting by Nikolai Kochergin of the storming of the Winter Palace by revolutionaries in 1917.… »11/14/12 11:28am11/14/12 11:28am