NASA Releases Totally Real Definitely Not Faked High-Res Moon Landing Pics

Did the moon landings really happen? I have no clue, I’m not an astronaut, but NASA certainly wants you to think so—they’ve released 8,400 high-res moon landing pictures that they say are definitely real and not at all photoshopped, curiously timed with the release of The Martian, which I’m sure is just a coincidence,… »10/05/15 2:23pm10/05/15 2:23pm


Is Donald Trump Running a False Flag Campaign to Help Hillary Clinton?

Donald Trump, the 69-year-old New York real estate mogul and unrepentant bigot, continues to dominate the Republican presidential primary polls. Trump’s sudden ascendance, accelerated by his willingness to insult virtually any ostensible ally within the conservative movement, has left GOP leaders dumbfounded. How did… »8/13/15 2:42pm8/13/15 2:42pm

The Bizarre Anti-Vaxxer Holistic Doctor Murder Conspiracy, Explained

On June 19, a fisherman found the body of Dr. James Bradstreet—a forceful proponent of the bunk theory that vaccines are linked to autism—in a North Carolina river, with a gunshot wound through his chest. Three days later, chiropractors Bruce Hedendal and Baron Holt were separately found dead, and eight days after… »7/31/15 3:20pm7/31/15 3:20pm

Gawker Is Changing Its Name To The Ultimate Nice Website

As reported by multiple news outlets yesterday, Nick Denton and the rest of the executive board were considering a rebranding effort for Gawker Media, to distance ourselves from the old editorial mission, to our new one of being nicer to brands. Nick told us in a meeting on Thursday that the new site would be “20%… »7/25/15 11:25am7/25/15 11:25am

Was Osama a 9/11 Truther (and Also a GamePro Reader)?

This morning, the U.S. government released a list of PDF books and other media found inside Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Alongside an issue of al-Qaeda’s online magazine Inspire and U.S. articles about terrorism and foreign policy was a copy David Ray Griffin’s The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing… »5/20/15 11:13am5/20/15 11:13am

The Fabricated Four: Were The Beatles Real?

One of the more tantalizing and persistent myths in rock lore contends that “ Paul is dead”—that Paul McCartney died in a 1966 car accident and was secretly replaced with a lookalike. There are countless sites and rambling YouTube videos attempting to support this claim—based not just on the well-known middle-school… »4/20/15 1:45pm4/20/15 1:45pm

Is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Based on Mario Party 2?

In July of 2000, the world was at the height of Harry Potter mania. J.K. Rowling was about to release the fourth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It was to be the first Harry Potter book released at the same time in both the United States and the United Kingdom. J.K. Rowling herself called it… »4/16/15 11:55am4/16/15 11:55am

Is WiFi a Government-Controlled Weapon That's Slowly Giving Us Cancer? 

You are, in all likelihood, reading this post on a wireless internet-connected device—a computer, a phone, a tablet. Think about the last time you used (or wanted to use) a wired internet connection; now think about how long you've been slowly poisoning yourself with WiFi's ovary-killing, tumor-inducing radiation. »4/03/15 3:34pm4/03/15 3:34pm

Is Ancient History Completely Made Up By 'The Man'?

Assume a notable story on a notable day in history—the lunar landing, say—was fabricated. Now assume that 400,000 to 2 million such days were concocted. You begin to get a sense of the scope of New Chronology, the "empirico-statistical" theory that much of human history is a fiction assembled to serve the powerful. »4/01/15 10:17am4/01/15 10:17am

Katie Holmes Had a Secret Whole Foods Entrance: An Update

Last week, we investigated one of the stranger celebrity conspiracy theories: That Katie Holmes had used a secret entrance to the Whole Foods in Chelsea, Manhattan to evade paparazzi after filing for divorce against Tom Cruise. Over the weekend, we learned something that might unsettle some of our readers: The… »3/31/15 1:34pm3/31/15 1:34pm

Tupac Is Alive (and Probably Living in Cuba): A Conspiracy, Explained 

On Me Against the World, the 1995 album from Tupac Shakur, the prodigious rapper foretells his death. "I'm having visions of leaving here in a hearse/ God can ya feel me?/ Take me away from all the pressure/ and all the pain/ show me some happiness again," he raps on "So Many Tears." Eighteen months later, while… »3/31/15 11:10am3/31/15 11:10am

Did Katie Holmes Have a Secret Entrance to Whole Foods in Chelsea?

In the summer of 2012, shortly after she filed divorce papers to dissolve her marriage to Tom Cruise, the actress Katie Holmes moved into a Manhattan apartment complex called the Chelsea Mercantile. The prewar building has 354 units, a private garage, and, on the street level, a Whole Foods Market, where Holmes began… »3/27/15 10:43am3/27/15 10:43am

Is Madonna the Kabbalistic Queen of the New World Order?

The 2012 Super Bowl was one of the most watched television events in U.S. history, with an estimated viewership of 111.3 million people. Three million more watched the halftime show. Madonna, the iconic pop star and headliner, crafted a thirteen-minute-long medley of her songs, a lavish production costing millions.… »3/24/15 2:35pm3/24/15 2:35pm