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Hoax Forum 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Copyright (c) 2015 ExpressionEngine tag:hoaxes.org,2015:09:29 Unknown poet submits under famous name tag:hoaxes.org,2015:forums/viewthread/.15701 2015-09-29T12:41:52Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z simus Gets accepted by a major journal


How not to hoax a starry sky photo…. tag:hoaxes.org,2015:forums/viewthread/.15696 2015-07-02T01:37:17Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z LaMa Dutch photographer Poppe published a nightscape showing the milky-way over the lighthouse of Ouddorp, a small village on one of the Dutch islands. He claimed to have actually shot the image at that location, combining a dusk image with an image taken later in the night “with exceptionally clear sky”. His blog post (in Dutch) is here.

The image went viral and was featured on many Dutch news sites and twitter feeds.

One problem: the part of the Milky Way visible on the image….cannot be seen from the Netherlands, but only from the southern hemisphere, as was quickly pointed out by several amateur astronomers. Oopsy…

The image shows amongst others the dark ‘coalsack’, the Southern Cross constellation, and the eta Carina nebula, all of which are only visible from the southern hemisphere and equatorial regions, and never come above the horizon at 51 N, the latitude where the image was purportedly taken.

The irony? His blog post featuring the image says (in Dutch) he “doesn’t like photoshopping”.

Violin teacher, Suzuki fraud tag:hoaxes.org,2014:forums/viewthread/.15682 2014-10-27T12:00:12Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Peter Story here. I wonder how many people will still wind up supporting the Suzuki Method for teaching the violin.

Japanese violin teacher whose method has been used by millions LIED about his training, LIED about learning with Einstein and is the ‘biggest fraud in musical history’, say experts

-Millions have been taught to play the violin using the Suzuki method
-Shinichi Suzuki claimed spent studied under legendary German violinist
-The Japanese musician also claimed he was a friend of Einstein
-Records show that Suzuki failed his audition to the German music school
-Blog claims Suzuki ‘had no violin training from any serious violin teacher’

I’m calling hoax. Woman gets third boob tag:hoaxes.org,2014:forums/viewthread/.15677 2014-09-23T00:54:03Z 2014-09-24T00:58:33Z Peter Story here.

Jasmine Tridevil Gets Third Boob ‘Because I Don’t Want To Date Anymore’

A Florida woman spent $20,000 to get a third boob surgically implanted on her chest in a twisted attempt to look less attractive to men.

“I don’t want to date anymore,” Jasmine Tridevil, 21, said in a recent radio broadcast when asked why she added the extra mammary complete with an artificial nipple and tattoo to resemble an areola.

But she’s still proud of the triple nipple.

On her Facebook page, she thanks followers for sharing YouTube videos featuring her swiveling her hips in a tri-cup bikini. She also hired a camera crew to follow her around so she can pitch a reality show to MTV.

http://stopmasturbationnow.org/ tag:hoaxes.org,2014:forums/viewthread/.15670 2014-08-05T06:27:05Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Peter I think this is pretty obviously a hoax web site:


HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — Actor John Candy has been tapped to portray Pastor Lonnie Childs in an upcoming biopic about the prolific anti-masturbation advocate, according to inside sources in Hollywood, California. The long-awaited motion picture, tentatively titled The Passion of the Childs, is expected to be a first for the faith-based film industry.

Never mind John Candy died last century.

Baby with electric hair tag:hoaxes.org,2014:forums/viewthread/.15666 2014-07-14T10:22:12Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Peter I’m thinking this is a hoax. Story here.

Baby Kimberly Gordon’s hair stands on end a year after being struck by lightning in the womb

A BABY girl who survived a lightning strike while still in the womb has become a medical curiosity with her growing hair standing on end as if permanently charged by static electricity.

Kimberly Gordon was delivered by emergency C-section after her parents were struck by lightning as they tried to take cover under a tree during a violent storm in Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 4 last year.

Chinese Miner Found Alive After 17 Years Underground tag:hoaxes.org,2014:forums/viewthread/.15659 2014-05-21T13:21:53Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Peter Story about this at the Hoax-Slayer web site here.

From the Hoax-Slayer website:

Circulating story claims that a man has been found alive after being trapped underground in a Chinese mine for seventeen years.

Brief Analysis
The story is fiction. No such incident occurred. The false story comes courtesy of the fake news website World News Daily Report. The site churns out a continual stream of fanciful nonsense, all tricked up to resemble news. Nothing published on the site is true.


Chili’s Narrowly Avoids Funding Anti-Vaxxers tag:hoaxes.org,2014:forums/viewthread/.15654 2014-04-08T08:46:07Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Robin Bobcat Well, a little late for this, but still, one round for common sense and the greater good:

Chili’s restaurants were slated to be donating 10% of their proceeds on Monday to the National Autism Association. This is good, right? Helping kids with autism! A fine goal, worthy of praise and such!

Except that the NAA actualy doesn’t help kids with autism. Nope! They’re an Anti-Vaxxer group. From their website:

“Vaccinations can trigger or exacerbate autism in some, if not many, children.”

“While mainstream science discounts vaccinations as a cause, members of the National Autism Association feel vaccinations have triggered autism in a subset of children.”

Gotta love the ‘mainstream science’ bit, there… Just screams typical anti-vaxxer conspiracy nutterism.

Chili’s got slammed hard once word got out, and cancelled the event. From their website:

“Chili’s is committed to giving back to the communities in which our guests live and work through local and national Give Back Events.

While we remain committed to supporting the children and families affected by autism, based on the feedback we heard from our guests, we are canceling Monday’s Give Back Event.

We believe autism awareness continues to be an important cause to our guests and team members, and we will find another way to support this worthy effort in the future with again our sole intention being to help families affected by autism.

At Chili’s, we want to make every guest feel special and we thank all of our loyal guests for their thoughtful questions and comments.”

Japanese stem cell breakthrough exposed as a fabrication tag:hoaxes.org,2014:forums/viewthread/.15652 2014-04-02T12:27:02Z 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z Peter Story here.

Japanese stem cell breakthrough exposed as a fabrication

A JAPANESE research institute will punish a young female scientist after a probe found a groundbreaking study on the production of stem cells was fabricated.

Riken institute head, Ryoji Noyori, who jointly won the Nobel prize for chemistry in 2001, said in a statement he will “rigorously punish relevant people after procedures in a disciplinary committee.”

The punishment is expected to be meted out to lead researcher Haruko Obokata and her more experienced colleagues.

The move is a huge blow to what was touted as a game-changing discovery, published by 30-year-old Obokata along with other Japanese researchers and a US-based scientist in the January edition of British journal Nature.

Cloned dinosaurs? tag:hoaxes.org,2014:forums/viewthread/.15650 2014-04-01T01:06:01Z 2014-04-01T01:05:48Z gray The original article has some British scientists claiming to have cloned a dinosaur ala Jurassic park.  The second link is to an article about the hoax.  The veracity of the original site is probably subject to debate though.

Scientists at Liverpool’s John Moore University have successfully cloned a dinosaur, a spokesman from the university said yesterday. The dinosaur, a baby Apatosaurus nicknamed “Spot,” is currently being incubated at the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The scientists extracted DNA from preserved Apatosaurus fossils, which were on display at the university’s museum of natural science. Once the DNA was harvested, scientists injected it into a fertile ostrich womb. “Ostriches share a lot of genetic traits with dinosaurs,” said Dr. Gerrard Jones, a biology professor at LJMU and the project’s leading scientist. “Their eggshell microstructures are almost identical to those of the Apatosaurus. That’s why the cloning worked so perfectly.” Those in the scientific community say the dinosaur cloning – the first ever of its kind – is a milestone for genetic engineering.

Link to original article here
Link to second article