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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

‘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…

‘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, ”…

“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…

“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…

Facebook Shutting Down Hoax Resurfaces, Inexplicably

Hey guys – read this and let me know what you think: Dear Facebook members, Facebook is supposed to be closing down March 15th because it is becoming very overpopulated. There have been many members complaining that Facebook is becoming…

Tip Receipt Hoax: Family Denies Leaving a Nasty Comment in the Tip Box for Gay Server

Remember the waitress in New Jersey that claimed she wasn’t given a tip because she is gay? It turns out that is a hoax. A couple that wishes to remain anonymous contacted NBC 4 New York and said the whole…

Andy Kaufman’s Brother Claims to be Victim of Hoax

After iconic entertainer Andy Kaufman died of a rare form of lung cancer in 1984, there have been numerous conspiracy theories and rumors that the comedian faked his own death since, with the latest emerging during this week’s annual Andy…

Half-Life 3 Trademark News Turns Out To Be A Hoax

Maybe one day, we can look back on these developments and laugh as we start our umpteenth playthrough of Half-Life 3. Until that time, the safest approach is to take every piece of news concerning Valve’s seminal game with the…

Chris Birdman Andersen Cleared in Investigation

The Miami Heat’s Chris “Birdman” Andersen’s name has been cleared in an investigation after a woman posed as Andersen to talk to underage girls online. Andersen’s Denver home was raided in May 2012 as part of the investigation by the…

Tawana Brawley Begins Making Defamation Payments

Tawana Brawley has begun making defamation payments to one of the men that she falsely accused of rape in 1987. At the age of 15, Brawley, who was living in Wappingers Falls, claimed that she had been sexually assaulted by…

Chili-Finger Lady: Wendy’s Scammer Is Going Back to Jail

An infamous fraudster is going back to jail for once again attempting to deceive law enforcement. Anna Ayala, better known as the “chili-finger lady,” is about to spend another two years in prison after lying to police to protect her…

No, Your Facebook Like Won’t Pay for ‘Mermaid Girl’ Surgery

A new hoax making the rounds on Facebook claims that users must like, comment, and share in order to fund surgery for a little girl born with mermaid syndrome. Although this one is different from many we’ve seen recently because…

No, Instagram Isn’t Deleting Accounts. It Was Just a Technical Issue

No, Instagram isn’t going to delete your account. Keep filtering and carry on. Thursday night, Instagram has some technical issues that caused some people to be locked out of their accounts. Rumors swirled that Instagram was deleting accounts – possibly…

Tiny ‘Alien’ Skeleton Debunked by DNA Evidence

A tiny humanoid skeleton found in Chile’s Atacama Desert has been hailed by UFO conspiracists for years as proof of extraterrestrial life. Now, actual science has proven that the skeleton, as with all currently known life, originated on Earth. According…

Joel Osteen: Hoax Hasn’t Upset Him, “Nothing Has Changed”

Earlier this week, a late April Fool’s hoax made its debut, alleging that popular U.S. pastor Joel Osteen had renounced Christianity. Osteen is the pastor of a mega-church in Houston, Texas, and has a worldwide broadcast ministry that has made…