There’s No Evidence Fireworks Kill Baby Animals
Every Fourth of July, an internet rumor claims that panicked animal parents abandon their young after fireworks displays. There’s no evidence to back this up.
How Colonialism Fueled Deadly Anti-Vampire Hysteria in Malawi
It's not the first time lingering skepticism of foreigners and local beliefs have produced panic over allegedly bloodsucking predators in the African country.
Freaking Out Is Fun, But Let's All Stop Hoarding Bread and Milk
The chances of you dying of starvation during a winter storm are pretty slim, so stop buying way more bread than you can possibly eat and just chill out with a hot toddy.
Box of Cookies Causes Total Panic by Having Arabic Writing on Label
A Pennsylvania gas station was temporarily closed, a nearby daycare was evacuated, and a bomb squad was called in from 50 miles away, all because of a box of 12 maamoul.