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Hoax Forum http://hoaxes.org/forums/ Hoax Forum en Copyright 2015 2015-07-20T21:40:03+00:00 Randi’s “An Honest Liar” http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15699/ http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15699/ <p><a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DKYaddaNQH5s">Trailer</a></p> <p><a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fanhonestliar.com%2Fwp%2F">Official website</a></p> <p>Have not watched this myself.&nbsp; Came across it in one of the many other blogs I follow.&nbsp; Apparently it sounds like a wonderfully interesting autobiography of James Randi’s life.</p> 2015-07-20T21:40:03+00:00 SkyChildren http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15643/ http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15643/ <p>I know there hasn’t been a LOT of activity here, but maybe a few of you will see this and do me the kind favor to read it:&nbsp; <a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FSkyChildren-Rebecca-Hulit-ebook%2Fdp%2FB00J1MWMVS%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1395073993%26sr%3D8-1%26keywords%3DSkyChildren">http://www.amazon.com/SkyChildren-Rebecca-Hulit-ebook/dp/B00J1MWMVS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1395073993&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=SkyChildren</a></p> <p>This is just a novelette, a long, short story and I’ve also done both the writing and the illustrations.&nbsp; I love it if some might actually read it.&nbsp; I have also, for the flavor of adjectives suitable to the ‘world’, invented a few!&nbsp; If you have Amazon Prime you should be able to download for free.&nbsp; You can read, I believe it’s the first 2 or 3 chapters before downloading as well for a preview (the preview is also illustrated).</p> 2014-03-17T16:41:05+00:00 Bruno Gröning Documentary Film http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15636/ http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15636/ <p>I’ve seen these posters for showings of the “Bruno Gröning Documentary Film”</p> <p>How did he do his faith healing?</p> <p>Why is the url <a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bruno-groening-film.org%2F">http://www.bruno-groening-film.org/</a> and not <a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bruno-gr%C3%B6ning-film.org%2F">http://www.bruno-gröning-film.org/</a> ?</p> <p>Do all faith healers need a chin and a long face?</p> <p>Where did he get his hair stylist?</p> <p>Were his ears an inspiration for Mr Spock?</p> <p>Was he a homosexual?</p> 2014-02-16T05:10:52+00:00 An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15575/ http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15575/ <p>I’ve often pointed out just what logical fallacies certain arguments online are, but this book does a great job of illustrating them in a clear, effective manner:</p> <p><a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=https%3A%2F%2Fbookofbadarguments.com%2F%3Fview%3Dallpages">https://bookofbadarguments.com/?view=allpages</a></p> 2013-09-09T10:01:14+00:00 No difference between Charles Dickens and the world’s worst writer http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15551/ http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15551/ <blockquote><p>One is feted the world over as a titan of English literature; the other is ridiculed as a byword for clunky, artless fiction.</p> <p>But can anyone tell the difference?</p> <p>A new study has found that people really are none the wiser about whether they’re reading a Charles Dickens masterpiece or one of the works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, billed as ‘the worst writer in history’.</p> <p>In a university experiment, more than 9,000 people worldwide were presented with a dozen passages from the novels of the two Victorian authors.</p> <p>Then they were asked to identify which was the soaring prose of Dickens and which were penned by his unfortunate contemporary.</p> <p>Startlingly, the average score was a meagre 5.78, meaning that only 48 per cent of answers were correct and respondents would have done better by simply tossing a coin.</p> <p>To eliminate any suggestion of snobbishness, the researchers also isolated the responses of those at prestigious universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale.</p> <p>However, even among the educational elite, the success rate rose only to 50 per cent.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymail.co.uk%2Fnews%2Farticle-2297869%2FCharles-Dickens-worlds-worst-writer-Blind-reading-test-48-tell-difference-literature-great-ridiculed-novelist.html">http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2297869/Charles-Dickens-worlds-worst-writer-Blind-reading-test-48-tell-difference-literature-great-ridiculed-novelist.html</a></p> 2013-06-29T05:02:50+00:00 Wow! http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15531/ http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15531/ <p><a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flixxy.com%2Fthe-incredible-power-of-concentration-miyoko-shida.htm%23.UYxSrMrXeP8">http://www.flixxy.com/the-incredible-power-of-concentration-miyoko-shida.htm#.UYxSrMrXeP8</a></p> 2013-05-10T07:23:14+00:00 Lady Light http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15528/ http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15528/ <p><a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FLady-Light-ebook%2Fdp%2FB00CMUSIIM%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fs%3Dbooks%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1367837706%26sr%3D1-1%26keywords%3DLady%2BLight%2BJohn%2BHines">Lady Light by John Hines II</a></p> <p>Fast-paced and tight story with very contrasting minds from the very disciplined ‘military-protect’ to the ego-broken mind of a psychopath mixed with ordinary characters with lovable principles. It’s easy to see this is an ongoing series saga! Well written! Am waiting for the next installment! VERY fast read!&nbsp; It’s designed for the Kindle but I could easily see this as an adult graphic novel.</p> 2013-05-06T10:58:12+00:00 World’s Smallest Movie http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15522/ http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15522/ <p>Scientists have unveiled what they believe is the world’s smallest movie - made by the manipulation of atoms.</p> <p>View the movie here: <a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FoSCX78-8-q0">http://youtu.be/oSCX78-8-q0</a></p> <p>News article about the making of the movie <a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abc.net.au%2Fnews%2F2013-05-01%2Fscientists-reveal-world27s-smallest-movie%2F4662972">here</a></p> <blockquote><p>Set to a playful musical track, the movie represents a unique way to convey science outside the research community.</p> <p>“Moving atoms is one thing; you can do that with the wave of your hand,” said Andreas Heinrich, principal investigator from IBM Research.</p> <p>“Capturing, positioning and shaping atoms to create an original motion picture on the atomic level is a precise science and entirely novel.”</p> <p>In order to make the movie, the atoms were moved with a scanning tunnelling microscope.</p> </blockquote> 2013-05-01T11:33:09+00:00 Aliens? http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15483/ http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15483/ <p>So, we should keep an eye out for a “documentary” call <i>Sirius</i>, due to be released on 22 April…</p> <blockquote><p>A tiny ‘alien’ was found in Chile’s Atacama Desert, a soon-to-be released documentary claims.</p> <p>The being, as described in the film Sirius, is just 15cm from head-to-toe, according to the Huffington Post, which previews the film</p> <p>Sirius is the work of Steven Greer, a former emergency medical physician, who has tried to get the US Government to reveal information about alien reality. This is his latest attempt to show supposed cover-ups about alien visitors.</p> <p>The film includes ‘graphic footage’ of the supposedly humanoid entity of ‘unknown classification’ by DNA sequencing.</p> <p>The film will have its Hollywood premiere on April 22.</p> <p>“Whether or not the little humanoid turns out to be from another planet or is a previously undiscovered species from good old Earth or is simply a hoax has yet to be determined,” the Huffington Post says.</p> </blockquote> <p>Pictures of the “alien” at the <a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fau.news.yahoo.com%2Fthewest%2Fa%2F-%2Foffbeat%2F16659352%2Ffilmmaker-gets-serious-about-aliens%2F">link.</a></p> 2013-04-10T11:50:45+00:00 New Book http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15398/ http://hoaxes.org/forums/viewthread/15398/ <p>Part one of my new fantasy trilogy os now available for download on Kindle. <img src="http://hoaxes.org/images/smileys/smile.gif" width="19" height="19" alt="smile" style="border:0;" /></p> <p><a href="http://hoaxes.org/?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FThe-Dukes-Wings-Floroth-ebook%2Fdp%2FB00BBFQ2MI%2Fref%3Dsr_1_fkmr1_1%3Fs%3Dbooks%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1360184238%26sr%3D1-1-fkmr1%26keywords%3Dfantasy%2Bbooks%2C%2BB00BBFQ2MI">http://www.amazon.com/The-Dukes-Wings-Floroth-ebook/dp/B00BBFQ2MI/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1360184238&amp;sr=1-1-fkmr1&amp;keywords=fantasy+books,+B00BBFQ2MI</a></p> 2013-02-06T22:48:23+00:00