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Hoaxes, mischief, and misinformation throughout history
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 Comments (9)

It's time for the Annual Bigfoot conference.
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 Comments (0)

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 Comments (0)

Strange crop circle mystery in London's Kew Gardens. A flower-shaped crop circle appeared in a field of wheat that had been specially grown there as part of an exhibit.
Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2002 Comments (0)


A high school sociology assignment goes a little too far when students stage a fake abduction.
Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2002 Comments (0)

The forger John Myatt has now become respectable and is showing and selling his art in galleries. The works are still forgeries, but now they're openly acknowledged as such, and they're flying off the shelves.
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2002 Comments (0)

A glitch in Wesleyan's email system sparked an e-mail riot when students realized that they were all plugged into a network that gave them access to the e-mail of every other student at the college.
Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2002 Comments (0)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist muses on when pranks and hoaxes can get out of hand... as in the case of terrorist hoaxes
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2002 Comments (0)


For the past six months thousands of people have been flocking to see a small fibreglass statue of the Virgin Mary in a church in Perth, Australia that is supposedly weeping rose-scented tears. But many scientists, including Doug Clarke of Murdoch University, dismiss the statue as a hoax: Mr Clarke believes that when the statue was made, a cavity was built into the head of the statue and for some reason he believes it has been filled with an oil similar to soya-bean oil.
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2002 Comments (0)

The hot new thing in extreme adventure: Fake Abductions. People are actually paying for the excitement of being abducted. Bizarre.
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2002 Comments (0)


From The Guardian, Prague police have declared war on cheating taxi-cab drivers by unleashing an army of fake tourists to flush out the cheats.
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2002 Comments (1)

Simon Jeffery of The Guardian offers a comprehensive guide to the phenomenon of crop circles.
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2002 Comments (0)

From today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A woman invents an elaborate story about being kidnapped by three abductors, prompting police to send in a SWAT team to rescue her. They find her sitting alone in her car. The abductors were all a figment of her imagination.
Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2002 Comments (0)

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