Post Busters
Are there truly just 116 "sand cats" left on earth?
Anonymous

Sadly, this is true.  Out of these 116, 36 are living in America.  However things are looking up for the sand cat, as we are now able to breed them in captivity, something that was very difficult at first.

Can you look into the iPhone thing where if you type "I could be the next Obama " with a space behind Obama the word Obama disappears when you send it.

Tested this one out myself, had a friend with an iPhone text my Android, and the word Obama was still there on both of our screens.

Can you check into the scantron and Chapstick cheating hack
Anonymous

It’s total BS.  What’s most likely to happen is the machine will read any correct answers as incorrect because of the extra substance on the paper, or will say “Error - Hand Grade” which will lead to someone manually grading your test, finding out you tried to cheat, and throwing out your score.

fandomdebunker:

This rumor is DEBUNKED. 
The photograph in question appears to originate from a fashion collection by Reporter for spring and summer 2009 (x).  A copy of the original can been seen in the photo gallery here: 

Much like the infamous butt image, this one is not a manipulation per se, but the image is often credited as Jensen Ackles and the Impala from Supernatural. We were unable to find the model in this picture’s name, but he appears to be the same man used throughout the entire set of images (x). Also, on close inspection, the car in the picture is not even an Impala—it’s “an early 1970s Oldsmobile Cutlass” (x). But if you, like us, aren’t really a car person, you might still notice that there are fuzzy dice hanging from the rear-view mirror and the interior is black instead of tan.
Since this image is discernibly not of Jensen Ackles and/or Dean Winchester (and his impala) we consider this rumor DEBUNKED. If we’ve missed anything, please drop us a line!
 
Notes:
We’re a little rusty on our Polish, so we may have misinterpreted some of the websites we visited. Please feel free to correct us! 
If this photograph truly depicted Jensen Ackles, more information would be available. Especially if it were Supernatural-related!
Sometimes this image is presented in the format seen here as well, with the shadow of what appears to be Castiel and his wings. This version is a manipulation of the above image. 
Updated 8/27/2013: Thank you to the anon who corrected our Polish translation, we had “late 2009” instead of spring and summer 2009. Also thank  you to annaheartsruby who pointed out that although the names of the models in this campaign aren’t given, the man in the picture appears to be the same model used throughout the entire collection of images; and is definitely not Jensen Ackles. (x)  Tumblr user thepartyponies also pointed out in a comment on the original post that the car is a 1970’s Oldsmobile, and we’ve updated the post with that info as well! 

fandomdebunker:

This rumor is DEBUNKED. 

The photograph in question appears to originate from a fashion collection by Reporter for spring and summer 2009 (x).  A copy of the original can been seen in the photo gallery here

image

Much like the infamous butt image, this one is not a manipulation per se, but the image is often credited as Jensen Ackles and the Impala from Supernatural. We were unable to find the model in this picture’s name, but he appears to be the same man used throughout the entire set of images (x). Also, on close inspection, the car in the picture is not even an Impala—it’s “an early 1970s Oldsmobile Cutlass” (x). But if you, like us, aren’t really a car person, you might still notice that there are fuzzy dice hanging from the rear-view mirror and the interior is black instead of tan.

Since this image is discernibly not of Jensen Ackles and/or Dean Winchester (and his impala) we consider this rumor DEBUNKED. If we’ve missed anything, please drop us a line!

 

Notes:

  • We’re a little rusty on our Polish, so we may have misinterpreted some of the websites we visited. Please feel free to correct us! 
  • If this photograph truly depicted Jensen Ackles, more information would be available. Especially if it were Supernatural-related!
  • Sometimes this image is presented in the format seen here as well, with the shadow of what appears to be Castiel and his wings. This version is a manipulation of the above image. 

Updated 8/27/2013: Thank you to the anon who corrected our Polish translation, we had “late 2009” instead of spring and summer 2009. Also thank  you to annaheartsruby who pointed out that although the names of the models in this campaign aren’t given, the man in the picture appears to be the same model used throughout the entire collection of images; and is definitely not Jensen Ackles. (x)  
Tumblr user thepartyponies also pointed out in a comment on the original post that the car is a 1970’s Oldsmobile, and we’ve updated the post with that info as well! 

Winnie the Pooh characters and their psychological disorders

 asked: Hey, i dont know if you’ve already busted it or not, but that downright ridiculous photo set of the winnie the poo characters. Each one has a mental illness? Like christopher robin has schizophrenia and tigger has adhd and i think rabbit has ocd and piglet has anxiety. Please tell me its fake, it sounds like the dumbest thing i have ever heard but i dont know anyone that is suspicious of it? (i could be wrong it could be real, but it seems more logical to be fan(?) made) THANK YOU love the blog

Submission from solus-esse-nolo:

The origin of the idea that each Winnie the Pooh character represents a different psychological disorder originates from an article by the Canadian Medical Association, wherein they examine the characters with a modern view on mental health. However, the article isn’t intended to be very serious.

They don’t suggest that A. A. Milne wrote them to have these disorders. In fact they say that perspectives on mental health have changed from when the stories were written in 1926; a lot of the diagnoses won’t have existed back then.

The characters are also based on his child’s stuffed toys, so it’s not likely that he wrote them to have mental problems, but they do have quite exaggerated personalities, so it’s possible that readers in the modern world could interpret them as having these disorders.

thedumbestnerd:

LOL. I searched for this and tried to figure out if this was really true and found out that it was photoshopped. Deym.

thedumbestnerd:

LOL. I searched for this and tried to figure out if this was really true and found out that it was photoshopped. Deym.

Is the stereotypical heart shape based off of two human hearts fused together?
Anonymous

The heart shape was around long before it was associated with the “heart”.  It was present in works of art dating back to the 13th century, and was typically depicted as a fig leaf (or another kind of leaf, like ivy or water lily) The modern heart has been used on playing cards since the 15th century.

There’s been a lot of speculation about what inspired the heart’s shape, but it all started around the 1960s and so will have to remain speculation.  One of the most common theories is that it represents part of the female anatomy, either the buttocks as viewed when bending over, the breasts, the pubic mound, or the spread vulva (with the point lining up with the clitoris).  It is also suggested that it was based on testicles, two swans kissing, or the head on Cupid’s arrow.

However, since the heart has been around and been used for so long with its intended meaning, I think it’s safe to say that it isn’t based off of two human hearts fused together since we didn’t know what a human heart looked like until Leonardo Da Vinci drew the first accurate model following the death of his mentor in 1511 and this information wasn’t published until after his death in 1519.  It also wasn’t exactly spread around and shared with the public as most of the people at the time thought what Da Vinci was doing went against God’s teachings. (This was probably not helped by the fact that his drawing of the heart came from examining a fetus)

capn-canuck:

bronzebasilisk:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.
Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.
Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and surfer. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.
A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

THANK YOU

This. Also if you’re anti-vaccine you are absolute fucking garbage shit trash and a walking public health threat especially to immunocomprimised individuals and children. This shit will probably kill them.
Oh and the dildo who made up and perpetuated the “vaccines cause autism” thing was a fraud who had his medical license revoked for his dangerous claim which lead to a measles outbreak
Have a nice day and seriously please fucking unfollow me right now if you’re anti-vaccine

capn-canuck:

bronzebasilisk:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.

Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.

Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and surfer. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.

As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.

A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.

TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

THANK YOU

This. Also if you’re anti-vaccine you are absolute fucking garbage shit trash and a walking public health threat especially to immunocomprimised individuals and children. This shit will probably kill them.

Oh and the dildo who made up and perpetuated the “vaccines cause autism” thing was a fraud who had his medical license revoked for his dangerous claim which lead to a measles outbreak

Have a nice day and seriously please fucking unfollow me right now if you’re anti-vaccine

Have you seen the post about African American doctors saving the life of a KKK member? Some people are saying it is false
Anonymous

It is false.

However, as much as I may disagree with everything the KKK does, in this situation, it would be breaking the Hippocratic Oath they took as doctors if they allowed the man to die.

PostBusters is looking for help!

postbusters:

postbusters:

Due to my busy schedule, I’m having trouble keeping up with PostBusters.  So, if you are interested in helping out, send me a message (off anon, anon messages will not be considered.)  

Say why you want to help on PostBusters and why you think you’re right for the job.  

After that I guess I’ll send you a post to bust and since I’m a little paranoid that’ll probably be it for a while. You will be credited but I’m not sure I’m ready to give someone access to posting freely just yet.

Let me know if you’re interested!

Also, if you want to help out anonymously, that’s totally fine.  Just send me a message saying so (off of anon) and anything you submit I will post myself so that your name/blog isn’t associated with the post.