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^These comments, clearly folks high on peanut butter.
Posted by Trev on Nov 26, 2019 - 12:53 AM
From the entry: The Peanut Butter and Mayonnaise Panic of 1969

Although Porky had remembered to notify both the FAA and the Sitka Police (he was a member of the police commission), he somehow forgot to notify the Coast Guard. While Mt. Edgecumbe was busy spewing out its black smoke, the Coast Guard Commander called for a chopper to investigate and sent a whale boat over to check things out. The chopper pilot radioed back to the commander that all he saw was a bunch of smoldering tires and a big April Fool sign in the snow. This was after the commander had called the Admiral in Juneau about the apparent crisis.
Posted by Men on Oct 4, 2019 - 06:06 AM
From the entry: Remembering Porky Bickar

a new article !!!! WOW!!!
Posted by ALEXANDER FILYAEV on Sep 28, 2019 - 07:28 AM
From the entry: Remembering Porky Bickar

It's been years that you haven't posted hope we see more hoaxes especially the internet one's
Posted by Frederick zabala on Aug 13, 2019 - 09:21 AM
From the entry: Remembering Porky Bickar

I hope to see more from you soon, it's a great blog!
Posted by pumpkin sparshott on Aug 13, 2019 - 09:01 AM
From the entry: Remembering Porky Bickar

Wow, after this long a gap you post a new article and get instant transsexual porn spam.
Posted by Carl on Aug 12, 2019 - 05:55 PM
From the entry: Remembering Porky Bickar

I had been speaking with dead people on my phone for years until I started seeing a psychiatrist and prescribed meds. Therefore I no longer talk to dead people anymore.
Posted by Cowboy Wanker on Aug 6, 2018 - 09:57 PM
From the entry: New developments in afterlife communication

For more insights into this woman's mind and thoughts on her time in the asylum, see the playlist of poems on YouTube. Read word-for-word by a family member, along with photos.
Posted by Janelle, the great-granddaughter. on May 22, 2018 - 06:39 PM
From the entry: Martha Nasch -- the woman who didn't need to eat or drink

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Posted by Jamesvat on Jan 25, 2018 - 04:02 PM
From the entry: Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes

Yeah, angry is right. People don't like to be fooled. Yes, we do believe there are things past casual understanding, and that is what makes life intriguing. What about religion? Is that about rationality? No, it's about faith in something beyond the "reasonable." So, darn tootin, lots of folks get angry about hoaxers, because that creates the false leads that have to be weeded out to get to anything of real value that might be beyond the ordinary...........
Posted by Scott Davis on Nov 2, 2017 - 05:15 PM
From the entry: The Escherian Stairwell

Kyle...I think it is adorable that you think that as long as you don't have a mortgage, that you never have any expenses for your home.
Posted by lakawak on Sep 25, 2017 - 08:33 PM
From the entry: Man emerges from Y2K bunker after 15 years

Hey You Idiot If You Don't Have Any Proof Yo Prove It That it's Fake So So Why Are You Saying It Fake Go And Research About It You Idiots And Yeah Maybe There Is No Proof That There is No One Lived That Much Longer But That Doesn't Mean That It Can't Be Possible
Posted by Satya on Sep 23, 2017 - 09:57 AM
From the entry: Fake News: Indian Cobbler claims to be 179 years old

The picture isn't real and hasn't been presented as such. In a local museum it is clearly defined as a "collage", so created purely for illustration purposes. But this connotation might have been lost in multiple reposts.

The pilot career was ok. Initially the pilot was expelled from the communist party (which meant huge problems for his career) and expected military court, but suddenly no penalty followed. He was promoted to mayor and later to lieutenant colonel, and continued his service training new generation of pilots and probing new airplanes and weapons. He quit service at the age of 42 and continued working at the civil aviation as a flight control officer.

If you can read russian, here is a bit more:
Posted by Sergey on Aug 1, 2017 - 03:53 AM
From the entry: Soviet Pilot Flies Under Bridge, 1965

Woolly Aphids, they have white furry bodies & appear to float around like pieces of lint when flying. Some have longer bits of fluff like tails so in the evening Sun light can look like tiny fairies. They feed on trees, bushes & are not good really for your plants. Just been watching from backroom window & did a Google search & found out what they are
Posted by Tinkerbell on May 10, 2017 - 11:34 AM
From the entry: The Rossendale Fairies

I love this story, and would love it even more if it turned out to be true.

In order to write a credible denunciation of it I think more research is required than presented here.

For example, the statement that the oldest person on record lived to 122 is not accurate. It may be true, but the 'record ' in question should be stated. It actually comes from the Guinness book of records, which requires three independent written proofs of age. This requirement in itself restricts the maximum age that could be verified.

Very recently someone died who was widely accepted to be in their 140s. Only one birth certificate though. But credible enough to be reported by the bbc.
Posted by Peter on May 2, 2017 - 07:50 AM
From the entry: Fake News: Indian Cobbler claims to be 179 years old

I’m glad you recommended Judith Regan’s interview, it is not included above. Great point Savannah (Grace) about normality. Dana, I’m glad you found my post cotanssiopame. I was trying to be gentle and not come across as attacking Jameson.
Posted by Dalton on Apr 15, 2017 - 03:08 PM
From the entry: The Nigerian Message-In-A-Bottle Bank Scam

May be India is good for Nepal reaitlvely. Indians like us have mainly Hindu culture. Our festivals are similar. We like to visit Hindu shrines in India and many work there. Chinese have also captured Tibet which is 180 times bigger than Sikkim and treat Tibetan as 3rd class citizens. We may even become 4th class if they rule over us. We must accept a better position than the worst. Long live Nepal.
Posted by Nikki on Apr 15, 2017 - 11:18 AM
From the entry: Loch Ness Chip Monster

That sounds like a particularly interesting sort of himphamp tale to me!
Posted by Miss Bell on Apr 9, 2017 - 07:46 PM
From the entry: Stuck Together -- can it really happen?

When I first saw this picture, before I had read the "fairies" explanation, I thought it was a really pretty picture of an unpretty creature, to wit, mosquitoes. Now that I know the "fairies" theory.... yeah, they're still bugs.
Posted by AJ on Mar 9, 2017 - 08:35 AM
From the entry: The Rossendale Fairies

It looks fake to me. The angle of the plane exiting the bridge doesn't look natural.
Posted by nikko on Jan 10, 2017 - 10:31 PM
From the entry: Soviet Pilot Flies Under Bridge, 1965

A mess hall chef for the U.S. Army shared his recipe for scrambled eggs. It involved 600 pounds of powdered scrambled eggs, a quantity of water, and a dozen eggs, shells and all. Every so often, a soldier would bite down on an eggshell and think, "Wow! Real eggs!"
Posted by Lyle on Dec 7, 2016 - 03:04 PM
From the entry: Artificially Dirty Eggs

..... and therefore naturally also more importantly shows where life which cannot be proved also reaches its limits .

Or does somebody think that some people who cannot prove their age live longer ( decades longer by many foolish claims ) than the billions who have solid evidence for their age ?

This article is anyway fake and obviously fake anyway even if it was not stated as so !!! 179 is just stupid . If a person claims 120 for instance and cannot prove it - well it would be very unlikely to be true but it could be . Then the older they claim the more unlikely it becomes . So many far more reasonable age claims are proved to be false all the time . People take on the ID of a dead father or older sibling with the same name and first seem to be able to supply evidence which subsequently is shown to be fraudulent . If a child died young as many did in older times for example in some cultures it was common to call a younger offspring the same name . Even where evidence is given it is not always what it seems to be !!! We have to be very careful with false claims which give prominence to the wrong people while denying the rightful people of their record . What satisfaction can these people get from lying anyway in the end when they know it is not the truth ?

Posted by Russell on Nov 11, 2016 - 05:40 AM
From the entry: Fake News: Indian Cobbler claims to be 179 years old

Ain't it kinda funny all the claims of advanced age (far beyond age proven by sound documentation ) all come from people who cannot prove it and have now evidence to back up their claim ?

When people can actually prove their age beyond any doubt and from several different sources as accepted for instance by the Guinness Book of records - we find that out of billions of people who have ever lived and have the means to prove their age beyond question - nobody has lived to be 123 years old yet . One person has been 122 , nobody died at 121, nobody at 120 , 1 person at 119 , nobody at 118 and then 3 so far at 117 then there are more numbers but still only a handful at 116 115 etc out of millions and millions of people this clearly shows where life which can be proved runs out !!!!
Posted by Russell on Nov 11, 2016 - 05:24 AM
From the entry: Fake News: Indian Cobbler claims to be 179 years old

Muhammad Ali is master of his own p. r..

Posted by Stephen A. Fletcher on Oct 29, 2016 - 07:25 AM
From the entry: The Muhammad Ali Underwater Training Hoax

I was told it's a Japanese trailer for a movie or game.
Posted by Jason on Oct 13, 2016 - 10:29 PM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

you can't rule it a hoax unless you have some evidence to offer that it was... no one, at least no one level headed, is going to take your word for it just because.
Was it a hoax... don't know... but that is as much as you know. If you had evidence or something to offer, that would be different, but to come online and proclaim it is 'just 'cuz...' is well, what-the-fuck-ever; thanks for your opinion though.
Posted by Mike on Aug 21, 2016 - 09:51 PM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

I worked at a roadside egg stall on a family farm where the manager was dishonest and did this. The sign on the stall said the eggs were organic and free-range, and I believe they were, but when the daily egg supply got sold out early she would have us sell dirtied-up Walmart eggs to avoid disappointing customers. (This was in 2013)
Posted by Colette on Aug 20, 2016 - 07:08 AM
From the entry: Artificially Dirty Eggs

An interesting post. I did an article (Pass the liver salts) on the topic a couple of months ago, although characteristically I couldn't help but inject my perverse sense of humour. You can check it out here.
Posted by Flaxen Saxon on Aug 12, 2016 - 04:56 PM
From the entry: Does having a hairy chest prevent cirrhosis of the liver?

While I does not believe there is a direct relation between chest hairs and alcoholism...
There is a story that Europeans tends to have a higher tolerance to ethanol than other people. And that Europeans tends to be more hairy than other people. Therefore... I guess that being hairy and tolerant to alcohol tends to be found in the same populations. Genes proximity I guess.
Posted by Youpi on Jul 19, 2016 - 03:14 PM
From the entry: Does having a hairy chest prevent cirrhosis of the liver?

Obviously balls. How would a NDA cover anyone who WASN'T hired?
Posted by Tom Drake on Jul 14, 2016 - 07:46 AM
From the entry: Wanted: Imposter to study at Harvard

>clean the egg
>stick manure on it

sound perfectly logical to me
Posted by ht on Jul 7, 2016 - 12:52 PM
From the entry: Artificially Dirty Eggs

Dinosaur hunting is legal in many jurisdictions. Duck, pheasant, quail, and turkey are some commonly hunted dinosaurs.
Posted by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2016 - 06:47 PM
From the entry: Dinosaur Hunting License

But it does not say whether the sales of these "dirty" eggs was any higher than the "aseptic-looking" eggs.
Posted by Anna on Jun 30, 2016 - 12:19 PM
From the entry: Artificially Dirty Eggs

Hih - well, it is nice to know and in fact really meaningful article...i am a student of pharmacy and i am just learning about this stuff, liver etc. There are a lot of toxins that are way more dangerous than just alcohol; yes in a longer run it could be a problem for lonely individual and his liver.
But if you live normal life I believe it should not be the problem. Alcohol can destroy you for sure - but when your intake of alcohol is normal it should not be any problems.

Our professor said, that when you are young there is just enough to live a normal life and take care of yourself, don.t party to much and if you do, just detoxify your liver with Silybum marianum extract - picture from google: .

Well but i have to tell that a friend of mine that passed away - he was really heavy drinker and you know it is kind of true - alcohol can kill you in an instant (he was not hairy though). He went mountain hiking and he just collapsed, it was obviously too much for him.

Stay healthy and do not drink it too much


Posted by Tomy on Jun 16, 2016 - 02:18 PM
From the entry: Does having a hairy chest prevent cirrhosis of the liver?

The article explained that the story came from a source with a history of spoof articles and stories. Chad and Kyle need to understand that their questions and explanations are useless since the story is not real.
Posted by Dan Vike on Jun 11, 2016 - 02:28 PM
From the entry: Man emerges from Y2K bunker after 15 years

With regard to the New Delhi study: if you split a group of men into two, it's very unlikely that the two groups will have exactly the same number of cases; one subgroup will have more cases of cirrhosis than the other. And for the numbers cited here, "highly significant" will mean <5% which almost certainly means about two cases difference. If they did the same thing again they would be just as likely to get two cases the other way. This is a classic example of scientists making claims based on the sort of data that makes mathematicians laugh.
Posted by James Smith on Jun 8, 2016 - 09:10 PM
From the entry: Does having a hairy chest prevent cirrhosis of the liver?

Thank you for the clarification on Einstein's quote. I like the one from the Post even better than the possible original.
Posted by Ted on Jun 8, 2016 - 03:16 PM
From the entry: Fake Einstein Quotation Paperweight

Ross -- no one seems to know what this "foolish conduct" might refer to.

Mary Phillips, in her 1926 bio of Poe, has this brief discussion of it:

>>Poe's reference to "foolish conduct" seems to have been in some prior to West Point, misty, 1829 connection with Mr. Gwynn, obtained through Neilson Poe. Dates do not seem to affirm it was a possible print in Mr. Gwynn's paper — of Poe's April 1st flying hoax advent, from the old Shot Tower to the Lighthouse. This (hoax) notice may have been posted up in Mr. Gwynn's newspaper office. The crowds who went to see this daring feat after hours of waiting dispersed in no good humor with the hoax-maker.<<
Posted by The Curator on Jun 3, 2016 - 09:15 AM
From the entry: Edgar Allan Poe's Apocryphal April Fool Hoax

So if the shot tower hoax is a legend, does the reference to "foolish conduct upon a former occasion" suggest that there's some other unknown Poe hoax? Is there any indication of what "foolish conduct" he's talking about? Might make an interesting research project.
Posted by Ross on Jun 2, 2016 - 05:22 PM
From the entry: Edgar Allan Poe's Apocryphal April Fool Hoax


Some casual browsing found an interesting article which argued that alcoholics tend also be malnourished.

I also ran across this interesting paper:
Posted by Joe on Jun 2, 2016 - 01:05 PM
From the entry: Does having a hairy chest prevent cirrhosis of the liver?

Joe -- they do. That is, female alcoholics develop cirrhosis of the liver at higher rates than do male alcoholics.
Posted by The Curator on Jun 2, 2016 - 09:16 AM
From the entry: Does having a hairy chest prevent cirrhosis of the liver?

So women should have higher rates of cirrhosis of the liver.
Posted by Joe on May 30, 2016 - 05:27 PM
From the entry: Does having a hairy chest prevent cirrhosis of the liver?

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Posted by Security Services on May 30, 2016 - 06:10 AM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

"dairy by-products used to manufacture buttons and umbrella handles."

This sounds a lot like one of the milk-based plastics that was used in the early 20th century.
Posted by Daniel Myers on May 26, 2016 - 02:18 PM
From the entry: The Case of the Umbrella-Handle Parmesan Cheese

hahahahahaha nice one

you made my day
Posted by yousef on May 16, 2016 - 05:58 AM
From the entry: Giant Red Palm Weevil Larva

Great entertainment tho!
Posted by Steve on May 10, 2016 - 02:35 PM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

Well i say the same as my man already, why would you have a camera outside the room you just happen to have a paranormal situation happen. I so do believe in the afterlife and i know ghosts and such exists. Be careful out there guys n girls.
Posted by Steve on May 10, 2016 - 02:33 PM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

Get a grip PEOPLE!!!!! HOAX SITE! HOAX SITE!!! Please read and actually understand the article.

Posted by tired of STUPID people!!! on Mar 31, 2016 - 08:24 AM
From the entry: Fake News: Indian Cobbler claims to be 179 years old

Can I get database from Mahashta's living relatives who could have picked the story of his lifetime todate. Please notify me as soon as possible
Posted by Tumwine Richard on Mar 28, 2016 - 04:08 AM
From the entry: Fake News: Indian Cobbler claims to be 179 years old

All you dumb fools who think this is fake, are f'n idiots. I'm from and live in Canada, Niagara, Fort Erie Region. Let me tell you something. I was f'n pushed down, while walking along the north side of Niagara. Not to far from Stanley Rd. Late last summer night. I can't recall the exact time, but it was after dark. I was by myself, on my way home as usual after work and I worked late, and some energy literally pushed me towards the railing, as if it wanted me push me off. I was sober, and nor do I, or have I ever used narcotics. When it happened, I looked back thinking someone was being stupid and at the same time I said, "yo wtf" I absolutely seen No one. I instantly freaked out, and ran towards the other side of the street. As I was running, I looked back. It seemed like a blurry fuzzy image of some s#$% was pacing me, but like 50 feet away. I sped up, cutting across neighbors backyards, fearing whatever it is will follow me home. I pulled out my cell phone, f'n heart going like God knows how fast, told my mate what just happened. And guess what? I was informed by him I'm not the first person that has happened too. He didn't think anything of it to tell me. Weeks before, a women had the same incident happen to her, except her hand bag went flying over the rail. This is what he read in the Niagara daily news. I don't read or watch t.v. This woman contacted the authorities and explained the incident. Of course, who would believe it, because it wasn't them it happened too. I tried to find this woman for further questions with no avail. Up to now, I take the long way home. So before you anyone even tries to talk smack, think again. There are always idiots out there who don't believe, or try to money off real things calling it fake. In Africa, no one believe in Ebola. They thought it was a government conspiracy to make money. Now they believe it after how many deaths. I know it's completely different that what happened to me. But its the best example I can have, because what happened to me, never happened to you. And I hope it never will. I've been in fear ever since. F'n sleep with lights on, candles and crucifix. You think it's joke, think again.
Posted by Conspicuous consumption on Mar 15, 2016 - 02:14 AM
From the entry: The Screaming Ghost in Room 209

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