Tag Archive for Hoax

2.5 million views of two minutes and eighteen seconds of stupid

What? More conspiracy nonsense making the rounds? I’m shocked! No I’m not. I’m tired of this s**t and that’s exactly what it is. It’s making people paranoid and STUPID. Conspiracy videos of 9/11 on Facebook: People should be responsible for what they share on social media. It’s 2:18 long, and it makes basically one claim:…

Making a miracle angel into a UFO doesn’t help with an explanation!

More baseless speculation of explaining an unknown with another unknown with this new idea about the most famous war-time vision in the sky story ever told. “Angel” which saved British troops in WW1 “may have been UFO” – Yahoo News UK. An ‘Angel’ which many British soldiers credited with saving their lives in one of…

Will 16yr old be charged for abduction hoax?

Kids don’t lie, do they? Yes. ALL. THE. TIME. Colonel: Girl in abduction hoax should be charged | News – Home. The 16-year-old girl who told her parents she was pulled into a truck by two men Tuesday night has admitted she made up the story to try to get sympathy from her ex-boyfriend, Clay…

Instructions for making your own merbeing

Friend of the site Paolo Viscardi is featured in this piece that investigates a “merman” at his museum. This is SO COOL! Mysterious mermaid stripped naked Paolo Viscardi reveals what it takes to make a convincing, fake mermaid Called the “Japanese Monkey-fish”, it turns out it is not monkey at all: “Is it real?” is…

Though everyone else yelled “FAKE”, scholar says ‘Jesus’ wife’ evidence is genuine

Another update to the back and forth about the piece of papyrus that suggests Jesus had a wife. Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say – NYTimes.com. A faded fragment of papyrus known as the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” which caused an uproar when unveiled by a Harvard Divinity…

Un-stylish haircut hoax

North Korea propaganda is always good for a joke. Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie? North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s distinctive hairstyle is the ‘do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz…

Stop the noise of unborn chicken voices in my head

This is ALL over the news. It’s not a chicken embryo. Oh, hell, I can yell it 20 times and it won’t matter. People WANT to be disgusted and think something extreme – that it’s a chicken embryo. Mystery object found floating in bowl of Campbell’s soup ID’d; lab says it’s not a chicken embryo…

The mystery of the tye-dyed pigeons

A few peculiar-looking pigeons were spotted by a photographer. Speculation was that they may be a cross with parrot. But the explanation is likely more human-related. Experts Agree: Parrot-Pigeon “Hybrids” Probably Just Dyed Pigeons: Gothamist. Last weekend some mysterious pigeon-parrot hybrids were spotted in Queens, but experts now tell us these are just your garden…

120 papers in scientese, I mean gibberish

More gibberish than usual? I’m joking… Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers : Nature News & Comment. The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the works were computer-generated nonsense. Over the past two years, computer scientist Cyril Labbé of Joseph…

Smoking gun shark photo that was doctored by Discovery

There were plenty of allegations about what was faked in the fake documentary by Animal Planet about Megalodon. Here is a piece of clear evidence. Did Discovery Channel fake the image in its giant shark documentary? | George Monbiot | Environment | theguardian.com. The suspicion that the Discovery Channel had abandoned its professed editorial standards…

Yet another insight into the Voynich manuscript

More on the Voynich! Everyone has their own ideas about it. 600 year old mystery manuscript decoded by University of Bedfordshire professor – beds.ac.uk. AN award-winning professor from the University has followed in the footsteps of Indiana Jones by cracking the code of a 600 year old manuscript, deemed as ‘the most mysterious’ document in…

Cryptozoology News — It’s fake

Attention everyone (I’m going to brandish my clue stick and hit you with it today). Cryptozoology has a terrible reputation for hoaxing, exaggeration and rampant speculation. There are also many fictional news outlets that mimic real sites. The site “Cryptozoology News” is at least in most instances, a “poe” site. Cryptozoologic stories about monsters, etc are…

Dyer’s tour of the Bigfoot body a bust?

Dyer having a hard time with his Bigfoot body tour: Is Bigfoot dead? As I noted to this reporter from Albuquerque where Dyer had trouble finding a venue and gave up, why should anyone wish to be associated with a guy who has “fraud” so predominantly associated with his name? […] we have the promise of…