Twitter's #FakeEclipseFacts will lead you astray

What does the total solar eclipse have to do with gum, horror movies, haircuts and Earth, Wind & Fire? Let Twitter tell you with #FakeEclipseFacts.

Amanda Kooser
Amanda Kooser
Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET. When not wallowing in weird gear and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

You've already been inundated with the science and the reality of the total solar eclipse happening today

Now it's time to investigate the lighter side of the historic celestial event with a romp through Twitter's utterly misleading #FakeEclipseFacts meme. These tweets are full of bad advice, made-up science and lots of snark.

Solar eclipses aren't the only eclipses we should be concerned with. Chew on this one:

NASA is a reliable source for information on the total solar eclipse. Twitter's #FakeEclipseFacts is not:

Some Twitter users are using this as an excuse to get snarky about musical matters:

And, yes, the eclipse is a great time to watch a horror movie:

And now here's NASA's response to #FakeEclipseFacts:

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