Cracked’s Top 10 Greatest Hoaxes

Cracked recently ran a list of the Top 10 Greatest Hoaxes. And for Cracked, it's a decent list. Which is to say that my expectations were pretty low, but they actually managed to choose some hoaxes which legitimately qualify as classics. Until you get to #4 on the list, which sticks out like a sore thumb. It's the "NASA Moon Landing Hoax." What is that doing on the list? It would be relevant on a Top 10 Conspiracy Theories list, but not a Great Hoaxes list.

Conspiracy Theories

Posted on Sun Aug 31, 2014


They were not actually suggesting that the moon landing was a hoax, more that the "there was no moon landing" people are hoaxers.
Posted by MrPlow  on  Sun Aug 31, 2014  at  10:42 PM
I get that they weren't saying the moon landing was a hoax, but even so, it doesn't belong in the list because the "moon landing was a hoax" people aren't hoaxing. They really believe that. So it's a conspiracy theory. Not a hoax.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Sep 01, 2014  at  07:10 AM
I am an editor for Thank you for posting our article. I would like to make note, however, that we are not affiliated with the website This is a common misconception that sometimes hurts us as you, yourself, said you had low expectations before reading the article. Again, thank you for the promotion. It is much appreciated, and please feel welcome to visit our site for articles and to pass along anything of interest to your readers.
Posted by Beth Michaels  on  Mon Sep 01, 2014  at  11:48 PM
I felt like a "hoax expert" while reading this article. I knew all the hoaxes, as I had read them all here at Museum of Hoaxes. 😛
Posted by Mrs_Foxx  on  Wed Sep 03, 2014  at  08:03 AM
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