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The Pokémon Superstition That Will Not Die

Some people think that walking under a ladder is bad luck. Others knock on wood so they don’t tempt fate. And we can’t forget about the people avoid the number 13. Some people even press “down B” after they throw a Pokeball in Pokémon games, because they think it will help them capture whatever monster they’ve set… »4/06/15 2:02pm4/06/15 2:02pm

Adam Savage's Replica Hedge Maze From The Shining Is Scarily Accurate

When Mythbusters' Adam Savage isn't, uh, busting myths, he spends his time crafting amazing replicas of movie props, among other hobbies. This time around it's the hedge maze from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, prompted by Savage's disappointment in what should have been the "official" version. »2/28/15 4:09pm2/28/15 4:09pm

8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments

We need science more than ever, yet many people find it hard to get accurate information about the scientific method and its achievements. Making things more difficult, their misconceptions about science are often driven by logical fallacies, or errors in deductive reasoning. Here are eight of the most common… »1/14/15 1:59pm1/14/15 1:59pm

14 Terrifying Japanese Monsters, Myths and Spirits

The Japanese are very much into their spirits. There are hundreds of them, many harmless, many tragic, and more than a few just mischievous. There actually aren't too many evil spirits wandering the country… but there are a few, and you don't want to mess with any of them. Here are 14 reasons to avoid Japanese… »1/10/14 2:00pm1/10/14 2:00pm

Nintendo Told Us All Along That Blowing On The Cartridge Wouldn't Work

The popular myth has been debunked: you can't blow on cartridges to make them work. Actually, blowing on the cartridge might damage it. Sorry, folks. It's true. »12/07/12 5:00pm12/07/12 5:00pm

First they cautioned us against using anything other than a cleaning kit. But like... who actually used a cleaning kit for their cartridges, really? That…