Forced perspective: 10 examples of why you shouldn’t believe everything you see on the Internet

Forced perspective, also known as the “trick angle” is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger, or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking, and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them …

Did NASA spend millions of dollars to develop a space pen, while the Soviet cosmonauts using pencils?

Here’s the story: during the 1960s as NASA was sending the first astronauts to space, they realized that pens don’t work in zero gravity (or actually microgravity), so they spent years and many millions of taxpayer dollars to develop a “space pen”, which means a pen that can write in the microgravity. Meanwhile, the Soviet …

Man Who Befriended a Great White Shark – Not a True Story

In the last few years, a series of photos circulating over the Internet via email and online, usually with the title of “Man Who Befriended a Great White Shark”, showing close encounters between a man and a great white shark. The websites that publish these photos (and sometimes PowerPoint presentations) claim that an Australian fisherman …

No! The Earth Would NOT Look Like This Without Water

No, no no, and again: no! The Earth would NOT look like this without water. Please stop sharing this nonsense. Here some numbers: the Earth has a diameter of about 12,735 kilometers (on average). The highest point on Earth is the top of Mount Everest, at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet). The deepest point on Earth …