Quite simply put, a hoax is a deliberate deception. There are a million different reasons why one person would want to deliberately deceive another. Usually it involves profit of some sort. Its impossible to say when the first hoax was perpetrated, but hoaxing, trickery, and lying have been part of humanity since time immemoriam. This site aims to expose the hoaxes, and to keep you better informed as to the common methods used by hoaxers, tricksters, con-men, and thieves, so you can avoid being duped yourself.Watch these videos and find out about some of the biggest and most popular urban legends, conspiracy theories, myths and hoaxes of all time. Know of any good videos that we're not showing? Let us know.
According to Carl Hudson, Myths About Changing College Application Trends Require Further Examination
NEW YORK, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Carl Hudson, who has spent many years in the education industry, has issued comment on a new story detailing changing trends in higher education. Many parents now believe that their children will not get into selective colleges due to increasing competition.
Teething Truths and Myths
Got a fussy baby on your hands? Can't sleep, doesn't want to eat, is running a low-grade fever -- must be teething, right? Maybe not. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry spokesperson Michael J. Hanna, D.M.D., says that several of the symptoms associated with teething simply aren't caused by cutting a tooth. Truth or Myth?: Teething causes...
Common Cat Health Myths -- Debunked!
Lots of fibs have been told about felines through the ages. For example, consider the popular notion that it's supposedly healthy for cats to drink cow's milk. The truth is that most cats are lactose intolerant and can't break down the sugars in milk, says Joseph Wakshlag, DMV, an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Jail time for balloon hoax
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The parents who pulled the balloon boy hoax in hopes of landing a reality TV show were sentenced to jail Wednesday - 90 days for him, 20 days for her - and barred from profiting from their newfound celebrity status for the next four years.
New Study Debunks Wastage Myths of Prescriptions Filled in Medicare Part D
Only 1% Wastage, For Reasons Unrelated to Drugstore or Mail-Service Pharmacy Dispensing WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Medicare Part D, only 1% of dispensed medication is not taken by patients, mainly due to changes in therapy and other issues unrelated to whether a drugstore or a mail-service pharmacy dispensed the medication, according to a new study from Visante released by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). In fact, the vast majority of wastage cases involve fills from drugstores, not mail-service pharmacies. "From day one, the 'wastage' issue has been a red-herring pushed by the drugstore lobby to undermine mail-service pharmacy in public and private programs," said PCMA Presiden ...
Editorial: Pros and cons to ditching stimulus road signs
According to an Augusta Chronicle story published late last week, the Georgia Department of Transportation no longer is requiring contractors to erect signs noting that a given road project is funded with federal stimulus dollars. The new directive reverses the DOT's earlier requirement that contractors place two signs at every stimulus-funded project.
Arthritis Foundation Launches Public Awareness Campaign To Dispel Myths About Arthritis
LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Only old people get arthritis." "Arthritis is just aches and pains. You just have to learn to live with it." These are just two of the common misperceptions about arthritis. The reality is that two-thirds of the 50 million adults with arthritis are younger than 65 years old. More than 300,000 children are affected by various forms of juvenile arthritis which can rob them of the joys of childhood.
St. John's Military School Harmed By Former Student's Hoax
SALINA, Kan., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- St. John's Military School is seeking partial summary judgment involving a lawsuit brought on behalf of Michael Kelly in U.S. District Court for Kansas, following the former cadet's admission that his earlier egregious claim of being taped, bound and gagged against his will was clearly untrue.
Kevin Williams Hosts NewLifestyles Webinar to Explore Senior Living Marketing Metrics, Myths and ROI
BALTIMORE, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketing is a critical element in the overall success and wellbeing of any senior living community. However, managers of these communities are often not up to speed with the latest marketing strategies, especially in the context of technology.