Thought news about President Obama's birth certificate was put to bed? Think again. Though he once resisted making his birth certificate public, the president is printing T-shirts with a picture of the certificate on the back. Anyone who donates $25 or more to Obama's 2012 re-election campaign will get the T-shirt, which also has the president's picture on the front with a caption that says, "made in the USA." For $15, doners get a mug with the same images. Obama's Web-savvy campaign explained the shirts in a mass e-mail. They aim to combat a book by conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi. The book, "Where's the Birth Certificate?," questions the president's country of origin. Tweeters are chiming in. Some say the T-shirts are "a bit much" and think the president's campaign has "thin skin" about Corsi's book, while others tweet that the T-shirt is "priceless" and say they want to order two.
Judgment Day may be upon us. Believers say Saturday, May 21, is the end of the world and are spreading the word through street demonstrations. Meanwhile, nonbelievers are party-planning in social media. On Facebook, a post rapture party group has more than 250,000 members. There's a huge appetite for judgment day information. Yahoo! searches are spiking for "bible rapture, "May 21st," and "signs of the rapture." One of the most impressive jumps is the 14,000% increase in searches for "cats blasphemers rapture," a service provided by non-Christians to take care of pets after their owners ascend to heaven on Saturday (for a one-time fee of $10).
Former "Growing Pains" child star Kirk Cameron is taking on physicist Stephen Hawking. Searches for Hawking spiked by 2,000% earlier this week when he said heaven was a "fairy tale." Cameron countered by asking, "Why should anyone believe Mr. Hawking's writing if he cannot provide evidence for his unscientific beliefs?" After his comment, searches for Cameron increased 300%.