All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hoax’

‘Facebook Drug Task Force’ Hoax Shows Desperate Need for More Satire Tags

Last week, Facebook began reminding idiots that The Onion, as well as articles from other “satirical” sources, were in fact satire. And like a beaming white patronus in the forest of idiocy, thousands of clueless souls stepped up to provide an immediate example of why Facebook is doing this. Despite what your stoner nephew may have posted this week, Facebook …

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Orange Is The New Black Wasn’t Canceled, It’s Just a Dumb Hoax

Despite what you might have read over the weekend, the ladies of Litchfield will be back for a third season. Self-proclaimed “satirical and entertainment website” Empire News published an article on Friday with the clickbaity headline “Netflix Pulls Plug On Orange Is The New Black; The Reason Why May Shock You”. In it, we learned that Orange Is The New …

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KFC Scarred Little Girl Was A Hoax

The story of a badly disfigured little girl, who was asked to leave a Mississippi KFC restaurant, may have been a complete hoax. According to the Laurel Leader-Call, the allegations that three-year-old Victoria Wilcher and her grandmother were asked to leave the Jackson restaurant because she was scaring the other customers are false. “They just told us, they said, ‘We …

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Ryan Gosling Hoax Fools Millions Of Facebook Users

Nearly one million Facebook users were duped over the weekend when a fake post allegedly from Ryan Gosling started circulating on the Internet. The post came from a page deliberately making people think it was from Gosling. The post was accompanied by a picture of Ryan holding a baby boy. The hoax revealed that Gosling had adopted the young boy …

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Kevin Edson Charged For Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax

Kevin Edson was arrested on Tuesday after Boston police spotted him walking barefoot in the rain and carrying a backpack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Edson was taken into custody shortly after admitting to police that his bag contained a rice cooker. Two pressurized cookers were used in the original Boston Marathon Bombings. A witness said that …

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Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax: Artist To Blame?

Tragic events should inspire people to show empathy for the affected victims with words of support and acts of kindness. Unfortunately, some would prefer to use these horrible incidents to draw all the wrong kinds of attention to themselves. Case in point is the man that Boston police arrested on Tuesday evening. The suspect had been seen walking barefoot in …

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Cloned Dinosaur Story is a Complete Hoax

Last week a story appearing on the website Newshound.biz reported that British scientists had successfully cloned a dinosaur. Citing scientists and spokespersons from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), the story stated that a baby Apatasaurus named “spot” had been born from DNA taken from Apatasaurus fossils. The story, as suspected by many, has now been confirmed as a complete fabrication. …

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Wayne Knight Hoax: Newman is Alive, No Joke

For some reason, the Internets like to make up stories of celebrities dying. The result is a bunch of confusion and possibly unnecessary tumultuous feelings–all for the sake of some website traffic. This wasn’t a plot planned by his nemesis, Jerry, at all– it was merely an inconsiderate act by a website to be remained nameless. At a time when …

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‘Pawn Stars’ Star Chumlee Refutes Death Hoax via Twitter

Pawn Stars star Chumlee is not dead. As a matter of fact, he’s very much alive and well. According to UPI, Chumlee, whose real name is Austin Russell, became the topic of a viral hoax that began circulating around the Internet earlier this week. The publication reports that several claims suggested that the reality TV star had died of a heart …

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‘Pawn Stars’ Chumlee Not Dead, Despite Rumors

In further proof that internet websites will do absolutely anything to increase page-views, the recently spread rumor that Pawn Stars character “Chumlee” is dead has been proven to be a hoax. Yesterday, the site eBuzzd ran an article entitled, ” ‘Pawn Stars’ Funnyman Chumlee Dies of Apparent Heart Attack,” in which the site stated that sources revealed Chumlee, real name …

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“Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes” A Hoax

The internet was set ablaze over the past few days following a report by Abril Uno that Phillip Morris, the largest producer of cigarettes in the world, would be dabbling marijuana. The company would supposedly be releasing marijuana cigarettes, aptly titled Marlboro M. They would be made available for legal purchase through licensed outlets in the state of Colorado, where …

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“Bikini Bridge” Hoax And What We Can Learn From It

By now you may have heard about the newest thinspo craze known as the “Bikini Bridge”. Now we’re learning that it’s really a hoax. …Or is it? It’s been pointed out that the photos featured online and in the media were very real. If you think about it, those type of poses are very familiar as ads are always featuring …

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