Neatorama Posts Tagged "hoax"
The Tourist of Death...

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Weird, Weird World: EPIC.Here’s a recipe for an Internet phenomenon: Begin with a major disaster, create an improbable image that cuts to the core of the disas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/30/The-Tourist-of-Death/
Debunking the Myth of 19th-Century ‘Tear Catchers’...

Victorians were known for leaving behind some weird accessories, like mustache guards, lobster bustles, and tussie-mussies. And they were big on ritualized mourning. So when you see a bottle that purports to be a Victori...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/03/Debunking-the-Myth-of-19th-Century-Tear-Catchers/
How a News Story Becomes a Hoax

You may have seen viral "weird news" story over th...  ...g the way is even more interesting than the viral hoax . Gizmodo looks at how the story became something...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/06/How-a-News-Story-Becomes-a-Hoax/
The BBC Halloween Hoax That Traumatized Viewers

We’ve been exposed to the old bait-and-switch on TV a few times now, particularly in the genre of reality TV, so that many viewers don’t believe a thing they see. TV audiences as a whole were more trusting 24...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/08/The-BBC-Halloween-Hoax-That-Traumatized-Viewers/
The Killer Clowns Sweeping America...

From South Carolina to upstate New York, and as fa...  ...t the 21st century has something that the earlier hoaxes did not: millions of people with cameras ready to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/01/The-Killer-Clowns-Sweeping-America/
The Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum...

Do you recall the Staten Island Ferry Disaster of...  ...ago. It also didn’t happen. The story is a hoax by artist Joe Reginella, a Staten Island native w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/25/The-Staten-Island-Ferry-Disaster-Memorial-Museum/
The Tasaday People...

Over at the Presurfer, I found a link to a list at...  ...o a list at Business Insider called 10 scientific hoaxes that rocked the world. Interesting. The Cardiff G...  ...hile the entry acknowledges the questions about a hoax , the overall entry appears to accept them as a di...  ...e. But what about more recen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/14/The-Tasaday-People/
How King Arthur’s Grave Came to Be...

Glastonbury Abbey is the traditional burial site o...  ...unds of the Abbey's new church.As with many later hoaxes , the scheme worked for some time. The abbey was r...  ...avations give more insight into the abbey’s hoax

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/27/How-King-Arthurs-Grave-Came-to-Be/
Wikipedia’s Longest-running Hoax

According to his Wikipedia entry, Jack Robichaux w...  ...vered in 2015, making it the site’s longest hoax yet. The entry was an “orphan,” meani...  ...doubt after seeing "Jack Robichaux" that it was a hoax . On August 27, 2015, at 4:11 p.m. the user flagge...  ...p.m. the user flagged the post...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/02/05/Wikipedias-Longest-running-Hoax/
Gef, the Talking Mongoose...

A story about a talking animal from 80 years ago is still intriguing today. You may dismiss it as hokum or maybe even mental illness, but the way it played out leaves us with more questions than answers even today. A fam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/28/Gef-The-Talking-Mongoose-2/




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