So. Many. Questions.
So. Many. Questions.
Ghosts are real. Real photogenic.
Well done, BBC.
Welcome to the internet, I’ll be your guide. This post will be updated throughout the day. Stay strong.
Plus 22 totally unethical (but effective!) lifehacks, 49 hoaxes people actually believed, and a pretty terrifying life-size Marge Simpson.
Everybody loves mind-blowing images on Twitter — but not many people check if they’re real. Meet the Twitter account that’s taking on that task.
The photo is actually part of an ongoing art project.
If you haven’t heard yet, a bikini bridge is when a woman is so skinny her hip bones lift the front of her bikini up when she lies down.
It’s well edited, but definitely fake.
After her fake story went viral on Facebook, she admitted she was lying.
If you see #CureForMiley online today, it’s fake.
In shock news, not everything on the internet is real.
In memory of Roger Bucklesby, who hated this park and everyone in it. Please, somebody make some funny signs that are real. Updated: we found it!
An old PBS screenshot turns into a Twitter hoax within minutes.
Apparently, the company behind the controversial contest made it all up.
After the LAPD reported Dorner’s death, the internet did what it’s best at: Immediately think it was a giant conspiracy.
Rayfish Footwear company offered a personalized sneaker crafted from genetically modified stingray leather that trolled everyone in a huge way.
Nine-year-old Falcon Heene, famous from the Balloon Boy hoax from 2009, is now in a political metal band with other middle schoolers.
As much as we resist, you know there’s eventually going to be a ‘Balloon Boy’ made-for-TV movie. And as much as you resist, you’re going to watch it. Popeater weighs in on their picks for actors to play the family, friends and yes, even the infamous balloon. View Image ›
Reports came in from several bloggers covering E3 ( here, here, and here) about group of “Demonstrators” protesting the upcoming release of EA’s new game Dante’s Inferno. Now GamePro is reporting that the whole thing is probably a hoax . What i enjoy most about the the whole thing is the “protesters’” website. The way it hearkens back to 1999 and Geo-Cities makes lends it both the charm of nostalgia and amateurish authenticity. View List ›
Meet the new flavor of the moment from Britain’s Got Talent! His name is Eugene the Librarian, and he will win you over with his dorky, offbeat charm. Just like they all do. Maybe they should just rename the show Britain’s Got Losers and it would all make a lot more sense. Watch Video ›
I really hope this is an elaborate joke. The trailer for the straight-to-DVD/might-be-a-fake film, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, not only stars Debbie Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas, but looks like it was made by an 8-year old using Microsoft Paint. Watch Video ›
The disgraced Illinois ex-governor has been offered a contract by minor league baseball team the Joliet JackHammers. And, reportedly, he’s interested (surprised?). Publicity stunt or not, we’d love to see whether or not Blago would be willing to slip a baseball hat onto that glimmering pompadour.
Defamer said it first, and now Entertainment Weekly’s getting in on the action, speculating that Joaquin Phoenix’s “retirement” from acting and new rap career are an “elaborate Andy Kaufman-style hoax.” Casey Affleck is supposedly documenting the transition in a new film, but the guy is Phoenix’s friend and brother-in-law and could just be doing him a solid.
Some troublemakers on the Internet took advantage of Wired’s vulnerable image viewer software to post some misinformation about Apple’s CEO. Brief panic ensues. View Image ›
Commenters on 4Chan, eBaum’s world and other sites rile up the internet by getting a crude visual reminder of 9/11 to the top of the Google Trends page. So okay, this only affects the infinitesimally small number of people that know/care what Google Trends is — but you may be one of them! But you probably also won’t be offended. Read More ›
The man who claimed to be behind the “Sarah Palin doesn’t know Africa is a continent” news item doesn’t actually exist. Updated: MSNBC wrongly traced the story back to Eisenstadt, supposedly a a McCain policy adviser. But he’s a made-up character working for a made-up institute. Read More ›
When this report was broadcast on the BBC in 1957, hundreds of people phoned in asking how they could grow their own spaghetti trees. I have so many fond memories of spaghetti-harvesting time on my Grandpa’s farm…except for that one terrible year when the spaghetti weevil wiped out the whole crop. Watch Video ›
CBS News: Police sources are saying that “a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter ‘B’ in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.” The story broke in the press two days ago and was all over the news, but police said there were inconsistencies with her story. She has since confessed that it was a total lie, and is facing charges.