Neatorama Posts Tagged "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/
The Raccoon and the Breathalyzer...

This report from last Saturday has people laughing out loud across the country. You have to ask why the raccoon didn’t tear the guy up when he first caught him. Well, he probably did, but the guy was drunk, so that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/01/The-Raccoon-and-the-Breathalyzer/
10 Offbeat Travel Destinations that Feature Brilliant & Bizarre Hoaxes

You read about Major William Martin, the soldier w...  ...rdiff Giant.It’s called one of the greatest hoaxes in American history, and you can still see the Ca...  ...as he attempted to dig a well.If you love a good hoax , you can even plan a road trip around visiting th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/16/10-Offbeat-Travel-Destinations-that-Feature-Brilliant-Bizarre-Hoaxes/
A Tale of Bagging a Mammoth in Alaska...

In 1899, a story appeared in McClure's magazine by Henry Tukeman. It told of the time he tracked and killed a mammoth in the Alaskan wilderness, and sold the hide, tusks, and bones to a man who donated them to the Smiths...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/19/A-Tale-of-Bagging-a-Mammoth-in-Alaska/




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