Articles in the category Hoaxed

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 […]

Burglar Urinated on Couch and Left Racist Notes, Gets Caught from DNA on Beef Jerky

A man who broke into a shared student house and urinated on a woman’s couch has been identified from DNA found on a half-eaten piece of beef jerky. student attending Swansea University  awoke to find her house absolutely trashed by a burglar, who had urinated on her couch and stolen some of her clothes, along with leaving a […]

4000-Year-Old Mystery Skull Found; Proof of Alien Life? [Hoax]

A 4,000 year old skull has just been unearthed around Russia’s Stonehenge, and enthusiastic UFOlogists are quickly staking a claim on it as evidence of alien life on earth. Instead a rounded head commonly seen in regular human skulls, this one sported a conical ovoid shape. Could these be indeed the remains of aliens that […]

The 15 Most Ridiculous Hoaxes Spread Through Social Media

Social media sites make it easy to keep in touch with people across the globe, but they’ve become so much more than mere message boards. The ability to reach an audience of millions is now at the fingertips of anybody who logs in—including lots and lots of nefarious pranksters—perpetrators of the internet hoax, deliberately crafting false […]

“Queen Elizabeth Death” Spreads On Social Media [Hoaxed]

“Queen Elizabeth has died.” No, she hasn’t. This incorrect announcement was tweeted out by misinformed BBC reporter, Ahmen Khawaja. Despite being quickly deleted, the rumor began to spread like wildfire through social media. After deleting the tweet, Khawaja tweeted several more messages conveying that it was a silly prank and a huge mistake. Major media […]