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Who Invented The Camera? The Surprising History Of Photography's Early Pioneers

The first photograph was taken by the French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in the 1820s, but the story of who invented the camera and when involves centuries of innovation and experimentation.Wikimedia CommonsA daguerreotype camera, commonly used throughout the mid-19th...

Snopes Launches FactBot, an AI Service to Fact-Check Your Questions

After months of fine-tuning, Snopes has launched FactBot, its first-ever artificial intelligence (AI) tool to fact-check your burning questions about online rumors. Type a phrase such as "Is Bigfoot real?" or "Is the house in Home Alone a real house in...

16 Fascinating Facts About ‘Glee’

On May 19, 2009, a group of fictional high school misfits sang their way into the hearts of people around America. Co-created by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, and Brad Falchuk, Glee was an instant smash.After Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison)...

How Timothy McVeigh Went From Decorated U.S. Army Veteran To Domestic Terrorist

A decorated Army veteran, Timothy McVeigh carried out the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 — the deadliest act of domestic terrorism ever seen in the United States.Public Domain Timothy McVeigh said he was the sole architect behind the Oklahoma...

27M Black People Are Enslaved in Muslim Countries?

Claim: A meme circulating in 2024 accurately stated 27 million Black people are currently enslaved in Muslim countries. Rating: ContextThe meme, which misrepresents actual statistics, is based on a report published in 2011 that encompassed people of all races and religious backgrounds...

What You Need to Earn to Live Comfortably in Each State

As housing prices skyrocket around the country, more renters and first-time homebuyers are fleeing big cities for places that offer a lower cost of living. Interest rates, rent hikes, inflation, and lagging wages are pushing many Millennials and members...

'We Were Morons': The Tragic Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash And How It Could Have Been Avoided

The devastating Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi on October 20, 1977 claimed the lives of both pilots and about half of the band's members.Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock PhotoLynyrd Skynyrd lost half of its band members...

Teacher Who Shares Math Lessons on Pornhub Earns $250K Annually?

Claim: A Taiwan-based teacher who shares his math lessons on Pornhub earns over $250,000 annually. Rating: What's True Chang-Hsu (張旭) is an actual teacher who posts his math classes on Pornhub under the names @changhsumath666 and @changhsumath. What's FalseHowever, Chang told a journalist in...

What’s the Kennection? #121

Welcome to Kennections, a weekly quiz created by Jeopardy! host and champion Ken Jennings. Here’s how to play: All five answers to the questions below have something in common. Can you figure it out?<section data-block="TextEntry"><h3>1. The nation of Burkina Faso was formerly named...

The Rat Pack, Gambling, And Neon Lights: 66 Photos That Capture The Essence Of Old Las Vegas

Between the 1940s and 1970s, Las Vegas transformed from a dusty desert town into a glamorous destination complete with luxury resorts, celebrity appearances, and world-famous nightlife.ClassicStock / Alamy Stock PhotoThe Stardust Casino in Las Vegas in 1969. Today, Las Vegas...
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Many Democrats are sticking with Biden. This is why.

14 minutes agoBy Madeline Halpert & Brajesh Upadhyay, BBC News, New York & WashingtonGetty ImagesExperts say these politicians have a host...
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