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‘This Woman Thought it was a Normal Allergy Under Her Skin’ is Fake, Don’t Click

A viral Facebook post, which says “This Woman Thought it was a Normal Allergy Under Her Skin,” is fake.   (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
A viral Facebook post, which says “This Woman Thought it was a Normal Allergy Under Her Skin,” is fake. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

A viral Facebook post, which says “This Woman Thought it was a Normal Allergy Under Her Skin,” is fake. The bogus post includes an image...




  • In this Nov. 12, 2014, photo, students practice music in the hallway because of limited classrooms at the Baghdad School of Music and Ballet in Monsur district in Baghdad. The school was looted days after Saddam Hussein's ouster. Later it was partially burned during a rampage by disgruntled Saddam-era officers. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Music Cuts Across Cultures

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  • European map with locations of Twitter and Flickr users. (Eric Fischer)

    What You Tweet When You Go Party Can Be Useful for Improving Urban Planning

    Every day millions of citizens around the world generate massive amounts of geolocalized content using mobile applications and social networks. Especially on Twitter, which could... Read more

  • An article saying Dallas Cowboys-Detroit Lions referee Pete Morelli quit his job after “coming into $500,000” is fake.
Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (59) gets hit in the back by a pass intended for Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (87) during the fourth quarter of an NFL wildcard playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Richard W. Rodriguez)  MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT

    Cowboys-Detroit Referee Quits After $500,000 Rigged Hoax: Pete Morelli Didn’t Fix Game

    An article saying Dallas Cowboys-Detroit Lions referee Pete Morelli quit his job after “coming into $500,000″ is fake. It was posted on Nahadaily.com, a satirical... Read more

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) answers questions during his weekly press conference on December 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    John Boehner-Nancy Pelosi Kissing Photo Goes Viral

    A photo showing Republican House Speaker John Boehner kissing Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has gone viral. The photo was taken as Boehner retained his... Read more

  • An article saying Fox News used a Stephen A. Smith picture in a tribute for Stuart Scott, who died over the weekend, is fake. Stuart Scott, the ESPN anchor, died at age 49 of cancer, according to reports on Sunday.  In a Wednesday, July 16, 2008 file photo, Stuart Scott poses in the press room at the ESPYs Awards,in Los Angeles. Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 after a long fight with cancer. He was 49.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

    Stuart Scott-Stephen A. Smith Hoax: ‘Fox News Airs Stuart Scott R.I.P. Tribute with Picture’ is Fake

    An article saying Fox News used a Stephen A. Smith picture in a tribute for Stuart Scott, who died over the weekend, is fake. The... Read more

  • How to protect your employment prospects as robots take over more jobs. (Chris Isherwood/Flickr)

    Job Survival in the Age of Robots and Intelligent Machines

    It is a sobering thought that in ten years, around 65% of the jobs that people will be doing have not even been thought of... Read more

  • A viral Facebook post, which says “This Woman Thought it was a Normal Allergy Under Her Skin,” is fake.   (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

    Missouri Pig Brothel? Nope, ‘Dismantled During FBI Raid’ is Fake

    An article about a “Missouri pig brothel” being dismantled after an FBI raid is just a hoax. It was posted on World News Daily Report,... Read more

  • Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention

    Insane Clown Posse Hoax: iTunes, Spotify Won’t Remove All ICP Music From Library

    The Insane Clown Posse, or ICP, won’t be banned from iTunes and Spotify.  Fans of the group, or Juggalos, weren’t happy after fake news report... Read more

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, and it’s a federal holiday.

 (Robyn Bech/AFP/Getty Images; effects added by Epoch Times)

    Fake: ‘2-Year-Old Who Shot Mother In Walmart To Be Tried For Crime As An Adult’

    An article that says the 2-year-old boy who shot his mother at a Walmart in Idaho this week will be tried as an adult is... Read more

  • Fans of One Direction started a prank giving “congrats” to Niall Horan for having a baby, using the hashtag #congratsonthebabyniall on Twitter.  This Aug. 4, 2014 photo released by Columbia Records shows Niall Horan of the British band One Direction  performing at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Columbia Records , Calvin Aurand)

    Niall Horan Having a Baby? Nope, Prank Gives ‘Congrats’ Over Child

    Fans of One Direction started a prank giving “congrats” to Niall Horan for having a baby, using the hashtag #congratsonthebabyniall on Twitter. But it’s just... Read more

  • This Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 booking photo provided by the Ozaukee County Sheriff shows Dustin Diamond. Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," has been charged with stabbing a man at a Wisconsin bar. (AP Photo/Ozaukee County Sheriff)

    Dustin Diamond Murder Charges? Nope, Screech from ‘Saved by the Bell’ Not Charged in Stabbing Case; No Death Either

    Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech in Saved by the Bell, wasn’t charged with murder after the victim died. A bogus news piece on... Read more

  • A Rose Parade spectator takes pictures while waiting the start of the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Rose Parade Gets Off to Unusually Chilly Start

    PASADENA, Calif.—Fans who lined the Rose Parade route Thursday bundled in blankets, hats, gloves and sipped steaming cups of coffee and cocoa as the day... Read more

  • There’s a number of chain restaurants open on New Year’s Day. This undated product image provided by IHOP shows the restaurant chain's Pumpkin Cheesecake pancakes. IHOP is one of many businesses that roll out a number of limited-time flavors around the holidays. (AP Photo/IHOP)

    Restaurants Hours New Year’s Day: Applebee’s, Denny’s, IHOP, KFC, McDonald’s, TGI Fridays Open or Closed

    There’s a number of chain restaurants open on New Year’s Day. Unlike Christmas and Thanksgiving, most chains are open (except for Costco)–some with sales. Denny’s,... Read more

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, and it’s a federal holiday.

 (Robyn Bech/AFP/Getty Images; effects added by Epoch Times)

    Walmart, Target Hours: What’s Open-Closed New Year’s Day? Costco, Kmart, Publix, Best Buy, More Info

    Here’s some of the hours for Walmart and Target on New Year’s Day. Unlike Christmas and Thanksgiving, most chains are open (except for Costco)–some with sales... Read more

  • Alleged users on 4chan and 8chan--anonymous imageboards--are apparently targeting Tumblr users en masse as part of an attack. However, it’s unclear if 4chan or 8chan users are actually involved in the whole thing. (Screenshot 4chan's /b/ section)

    4chan Targeting Tumblr Fandoms With Suicide Prank for New Year’s Day–Apparently

    Alleged users on 4chan and 8chan–anonymous imageboards–are apparently issuing “targets” for Tumblr users en masse as part of a coordinated attack. However, it’s unclear if 4chan... Read more

  • The Sopranos won’t be coming back as a remake, but a viral story published on a satirical website is confusing many. This undated publicity image released by HBO shows, from left, Tony Sirico, Steven Van Zandt, James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli and Vicint Pastore,from the HBO drama series "The Sopranos."  HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Anthony Neste, file)

    Sopranos Remake Hoax: No, Val Kilmer; ‘Begins Production, Cast Revealed’ Article Fake

    The Sopranos won’t be coming back as a remake, but a viral story published on a satirical website is confusing many. The bogus article was... Read more


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