A couple days ago, someone posted the results of a behavioral study into the effects of smartphone usage on restaurant service. The study was published in a very well-respected scientific journal, The Rants & Raves Section Of Craigslist. [Archive viewable here]
While the typical "rant" on CL usually concerns the proliferation of lizard people in senior executive positions at the World Bank, this post claimed to have solved a "Major Mystery" of the modern dining scene, concluding that our phones are ruining everything.
It's nothing but lies but all your friends are sharing it anyway.
Like any major study, it first sets forth the background of the control group and researchers as well as the methodology, then it presents its findings, which are riddled with enough grammatical and spelling errors that the whole thing could be mistaken for a phishing email from a Nigerian prince.