This hoax drew a heavily armed response. Continue reading “Do not do this if you owe someone money”
Patients with factitious disorders, formerly known as those with Munchausen syndrome, act as if they are ill but are not actually ill. Continue reading “When Someone is Not Sick, But Sick…”
We only have a 4% advantage
over chance at detecting liars. Continue reading “Why we can’t tell if someone is lying”
You can buy them custom made. Continue reading “Put someone you don’t love on a urinal cake”
"Hey mom, look what I got at school!"
Continue reading “It’s all fun and games until someone gets a pencil impaled in their buttocks”
"Uh, sorry, dude."
The guys in the front seats of the car may have lost the friendship of the guy in the back seat. Continue reading “It’s all funny until someone falls off a bridge”
Someone was harassing Alexandra Pennell, a 19-year-old openly lesbian student at Central Connecticut State University. Continue reading “How a trick caught someone leaving anti-gay slurs”
Jack Nicholson Loughner
In medicine, it’s called "malingering" if a patient is trying to deceive someone by faking, feigning or exaggerating symptoms. Continue reading “How can you tell if someone is faking schizophrenia?”
"A bet disconcerts him."
"The usual touchstone of whether what someone asserts is mere persuasion or at least a subjective conviction, i.e., firm belief, is betting. Continue reading “Do you want to know if someone is very sure about what they’re saying? Suggest a bet”
Let’s play "Find my daddy!"
Police were watching a home in Athens Georgia to arrest a man when they saw him talking to his wife in the kitchen. Continue reading “At least someone in this family tells the truth”