Today my Twitter feed (h/t @Scicurious) brought me a nice piece in Slate about Natural News, the source of about 100,000 "Shares" each day on Facebook. The site shares such scintillating stories as "eating whole lemons prevents cancer" and "Himalayan bath salts rid the body of toxins." The Slate piece by Brian Palmer does a nice job showing why some of these claims are complete bunk. Read the article; it is good.
However, I had to stifle a giggle and catch this screen shot:
Yes, right there beside this well-written, magic-medicine-debunking-post came an add for "the unique 'Body Acidity Test'" that will help you conquer your belly fat.
Perhaps this ad will provide fodder for another story in Slate.