The video, purporting to show a young boy saving a girl amid a hail of gunfire, went viral. The director told BuzzFeed News he wanted to bring attention to the plight of children during wartime. WARNING: contains graphic (faked) footage. h/t BBC
Jeffrey Meldrum is a respected anthropologist risking his reputation to prove Sasquatch is real; Rick Dyer is a self-described “entertainer” unapologetically capitalizing off it. Their rivalry represents two sides of the fractious but booming subculture.
The embarrassingly bad hoax attempt originated from 4chan, of course.
Viral hoaxer Daniel Cook tells me how (and why) he pulled off a UFO stunt that made international news.
How a joke tweet as part of a bet for more followers went viral. “Well I mean you say free money in America and everyone starts jumping for it,” a friend said.
Police say the 15-year-old California student, who reported being sexually assaulted by three male students, confessed to making up his story.
Testifying against a bill in Maryland to legalize marijuana, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop cited a hoax story that claimed 37 people died the first day marijuana was legalized in Colorado.
There is indeed crippling gridlock, hundreds of accident reports, and abandoned cars littering the Georgia roadways this week, but this is not that.
The “Hoax Economy” gives way to a new breed of fact checking.
A stunning photo of a Lake Michigan lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan getting passed around the internet today was taken a year ago.
If 1991 was the year punk broke, 2013 was the year it was completely demolished.
There were a record amount of phony baloneys this year. And we fell for them all.
Let’s debunk the story that’s using a widely circulated old photo.
Dislike this if you’re a real ’90s kid.
Rent-free spinning cube in the middle of NYC’s Astor Square? Sign. Me. Up. UPDATE: Yeah, it’s definitely a stunt by lululemon founder Chip Wilson.
“Rape is kryptonite to sexual pleasure. The two cannot co-exist.”
The press release claiming DeQuincy, La., banned twerking is fake.
Plus Nick Offerman’s new cartoon, a subway sax battle for the ages, and little kids trying to tell jokes.
The interview may have been totally weird, but at least it inspired some strong work on Twitter.
After This American Life’s creepy revelation that pig butthole may be masquerading as calamari, who KNOWS what else we could be eating unawares?
Going back through Te’o’s timeline is quite the experience.
Rayfish Footwear company offered a personalized sneaker crafted from genetically modified stingray leather that trolled everyone in a huge way.
Or are they just large rocks? Scientists from Russia’s Chechen State University claim to have unearthed at least 40 of the world’s largest “dinosaur eggs,” measuring up to 3 feet in diameter and dating back roughly 60 million years.
Wait for it….
What were they thinking?
Arghhh, potential matey! SeaCaptainDate is either an awesome fully functional dating website geared towards sea lovers and captains alike, or the product of a master troll. They have coined themselves “the destination for romance on the seven seas” and according to Jezebel, has both a spokesperson and real-life users.
In fact, as this sign indicates, he fancies his vim and vigor are at peak levels. Ask your doctor if you’re healthy enough to take Bon Jovi.
Sorry, New York Radiohead fans…first you weren’t able to get tickets to their Roseland shows, now you’ve been pantsed by easily duped protest organizers. The band has officially denied they even considered playing at #OccupyWallStreet and the “organizers” of the sit in have admitted they were hoaxed.
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So don’t click on this if you see it on Facebook. Amy Winehouse and Osama bin Laden, aside from their lovely singing voices, now have a fake death video in common.
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These disturbing images, obtained by Reuters, show the corpses of three unidentified men who were shot by U.S. Navy SEALs in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. They were taken by a Pakistani security official inside the compound shortly after the raid. None of them appear to be bin Laden himself. Again, these are very graphic. Not for the faint of heart.
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Our level of gullibility (or perhaps sheer stupidity) has reached the point where NASA has to tell us not to believe Roland Emmerich films are real life.