Articles in the category Hoaxed

Check Out Snopes’ List of the Most Popular Urban Legends of 2015

What would we do without Snopes? Founders Barbara and David Mikkelson are so thorough and unbiased in their fact-checking that folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand, considered by many to be one of the top experts in his field, once told National Review he wouldn’t start his own fact-checking website because “they have it all there,” he added: “I will just […]

Grandma Gets Locked in Public Restroom, Spends 4 Days Knitting [HOAXED]

You may have seen this news story circulating around Facebook. A British grandmother gets locked in a public bathroom and spends four days knitting a scarf and eating candy. The story is certainly hilarious and even a bit heartwarming, but alas—it’s just another example of blogs picking up a “news” story from a satirical website. […]

Rumblr, a Tinder-Inspired App for Street Fighters, Launches Today

UPDATE: 11/10/15 — The team behind Rumble has announced the project was an elaborate hoax, intended to market a creative consulting agency. We can’t say we aren’t relieved.   The digital marketplace is one of infinite possibility. The phrase “there’s an app for that” might be a dreadful cliche, but it’s also the truth. Anything and […]

Did Claude Monet’s Ghost Just Visit His Own Exhibit?

We’re halfway through October, and we’re pretty sure some of you aren’t just excited about Halloween because of the costumes, but also for all things spooky and creepy. so we’ve got a story for you that’s one part spooky, one part nostalgic, and all-over Whaddaya Think? The Cleveland Museum of Art was proud to hold […]

Facebook Hoax Is Making the Rounds — Again

No. Please. Stop. Just. Don’t. If we ever did need that controversial Dislike button for something, it would be this one, more than anything. If you’ve been scrolling through your Facebook dash, there’s some chance (and we do hope that it’s actually a really small one) that you’ve seen this text post doing the rounds: […]

Can You Make Moonshine From Vegemite? [Hoax]

Vegemite, Australia’s favorite breakfast spread, may see a sudden drop in its sales if Australian government officials have their final say. Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion expressed concern over news that indigenous communities were brewing homemade alcohol using Vegemite, and has since been considering to ban the popular spread from ever gracing store shelves and […]