VERIFY Fact Check |

No, taking vitamin C at the first sign of illness won’t help fight a cold

Health

It’s a myth that we only use 10% of our brains

Science

Yes, your tongue can get stuck if you lick a frozen metal pole

Science

What is an atmospheric river? 5 Fast Facts about the weather system

Weather

No, mRNA doesn’t stay in a person’s body for an extended time after vaccination

Vaccines

It’s misleading to claim that polar bears are ‘thriving’ because of ‘increasing population’

Environment

No, the ‘zombie’ virus revived from Siberian permafrost can’t infect humans

Science

No, USA TODAY did not report Elon Musk’s Neuralink ‘killed nearly 3,000 monkeys’

Technology

No, gum won’t take seven years to digest

Food

Yes, putting Mentos into any soda can make it explode

Science

No, Boston University didn’t create a COVID strain with a human mortality rate of 80%

Coronavirus

No, people don’t regularly swallow spiders while sleeping

Environment

Posts online claim the US is buying a radiation sickness drug. That’s true.

Health

No, NASA’s test that crashed satellite into an asteroid doesn’t put Earth at risk

Science

No, it doesn’t cost between $25-30K to replace most electric vehicle batteries

Electric Vehicles

Yes, water was ‘sucked out’ of Tampa Bay by Hurricane Ian in phenomenon called ‘reverse storm surge’

Extreme Weather