Neatorama Posts Tagged "hoax"
The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872

The following is an article from Uncle John's Curi...  ...t. There was no question about it: the find was a hoax . Arnold and Slack had planted the gems. As soon a...  ...though the cause of death remains a mystery. THE HOAX EXPOSEDThe Great Diamond Hoax of 1872, as it came to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/20/The-Great-Diamond-Hoax-of-1872/
5 Conspiracy Theories That Are So Dumb They're Brilliant...

Image Credit: GaritzkoConspiracy theories can be very strange rabbit holes to wander down. While some theories may have some elements of truth to them, most of them are just that: theories. Ideas by single minds that som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/15/5-Conspiracy-Theories-That-Are-So-Dumb-Theyre-Brilliant/
Cooking Up Meteors...

[http://youtu.be/ICQ-v18pdVM] (YouTube link)Aaron Paul (formerly of Breaking Bad) tells the story about that time he pranked his roommate Dave into thinking there was a meteor shower in the backyard. Just when you start...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Cooking-Up-Meteors/
9 Adventure Travel Hoaxes

It's much easier to tell a story about a trip or a...  ...trip. But the tallest tales are figured out to be hoaxes eventually. For example:Frederick Cook almost cer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/17/9-Adventure-Travel-Hoaxes/
The Real Story Behind the Hershberger Award...

In 1973, 15 college basketball players were honore...  ...1974, or any other year, because the award was a hoax , cooked up by four students at College of William...  ...won those awards only recently found out it was a hoax . Forty years on, most think it was a pretty good...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/05/The-Real-Story-Behind-the-Hershberger-Award/
10 of the Most Famous Photo Hoaxes Through History

Photographic evidence has been an act of faith sin...  ...an act of faith since the 1830s! The first photo hoax was perpetrated by a competitor of Louis Daguerre...  ...and's ghostly arms around her. See ten such photo hoaxes at Flavorwire. Link

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/30/10-of-the-Most-Famous-Photo-Hoaxes-Through-History/
Taco Bell Opening Hoax Devastated Alaskan Town

No chalupa for you, Bethel, Alas...  ...co Bell opening was just a cruel, cruel hoax : It was some unique form of tund...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/15/taco-bell-opening-hoax-devastated-alaskan-town/
Lessons from America's Greatest Prankster...

Hoax master Alan Abel has been fooling reporters and h...  ...nder of Omar's School for Beggars, a long-running hoax that brough attention to unemployment and homeles...  ...ut of his prank's budgets. You might say he lives hoax to hoax ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/08/lessons-from-americas-greatest-prankster/
How the Professor Who Fooled Wikipedia Got Caught by Reddit...

You can't fool all the people all of the time. But...  ...oday's pop culture blog. When Kelly announced the hoax at the end of the semester, some were amused, app...  ...w, larger class was likely to create two separate hoaxes . He told members of the public to "consider yours...  ...tch together these truthful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/16/how-the-professor-who-fooled-wikipedia-got-caught-by-reddit/
A World-Class Joke...

You may have read the story about the Chinese re-release of the movie Titanic. The nude scene was cut from the 3D version because of fears that Chinese men would reach out and try to grab Kate Winslet's, um, assets. Jame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/22/a-world-class-joke/




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