Neatorama Posts Tagged "hoax"
Ferry McFerryface was a Hoax

First, there was the story of the internet poll that named a research ship Boaty McBoatface. The name was ultimately rejected by the powers-that-be. Then naming polls across the globe followed suit, which gave us Trainy...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/31/Ferry-McFerryface-was-a-Hoax/
These Are 50 Of The Biggest Fake News Hits On Facebook In 2017...

Fake news on Facebook drew the attention of the wo...  ...eck project in 2017. While it identified a lot of hoax stories, the debunking of such stories didn't get...  ...ash; just .5% of the engagements generated by the hoaxes .That's akin to newspapers, in that an erroneous f...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/01/These-Are-50-Of-The-Biggest-Fake-News-Hits-On-Facebook-In-2017/
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...

https://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...

https://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...

https://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...

https://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...

https://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...

https://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...

https://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

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/27/How-King-Arthurs-Grave-Came-to-Be/




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