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.
2013 Report on the US Online Video Subscription Services Market: Myths and Realities
DUBLIN, Ireland, February 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets () has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the US Online Video Subscription Services Market: Myths and Realities" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Since 2007, not only has the threat of OTT not materialized, but the way in which we view online video services has changed dramatically.
Shattering the Myths: An Interactive Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Rally
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mentor Foundation USA, in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and other key partners (as listed below), is hosting a Youth Drug Facts Rally at the House of Sweden on Thursday, January 30th, from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Don't Let Flu Myths Keep You From Staying Healthy as Flu Season Ramps Up
Northwestern Medicine dispels common flu myths that prevent some from staying healthy CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to the flu and flu shot, there are myths and misunderstandings that can prevent people from staying healthy.
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.
Work at Home, Email Scams, Online Surveys & MLM
We have all been bombarded with Email, mostly Spam, Get rich quick schemes, MLM ads (Multi Level Marketing) Government Grants. I have already posted about the HSBC Phishing scam. I have had enough! Today I thought we could look at a different angle of Internet Safety and ways to protect against not only online scams, but so called “Legitimate” opportunities of hitting it big. Changing your life, buying expensive cars, going on great vacations. Are there good opportunities out there? Yep there are. Will you make it “big”? Maybe, it is possible. Let’s take a look one by one and do some analysis.
View from a Hoax: New Book is Next Chapter in Oprah Holocaust Love Story Hoax
"The Apple" by Penelope Holt (York House Press) looks at the story behind the Holocaust "hoax", dubbed an Oprah Top 10 Mistake, which erupted as 2008's publishing scandal. The book examines the story behind the story of Herman Rosenblat, and the reasons why the Holocaust survivor embellished his heart-rending account of survival with a heart-warming tale of love that set off a firestorm of criticism from the Holocaust community and led Berkley Books to cancel Mr. Rosenblat's 2009 memoir, "Angel at the Fence."
What You Think You Know About Cars
If you listen long enough, you'll hear a lot of things about how you should drive and take care of your car. But if you stop and think about it for a second, do you really trust the people who are giving you this automotive advice? Are they the same folks who told you to buy Enron stock? Or who told you that Iraq is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday?
Dr. David Brothers Explores 3 Myths About Breast Implants, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding
ATLANTA, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When considering breast augmentation, one of the common concerns that young women have is what effect pregnancy may have on the results of the procedure or on their ability to breastfeed after the surgery.