Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "Hoax" (11)  

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A funny cartoon showing how whether or not global warming were a hoax or not, increased environmental responsibility is always a good thing.

Link: green.thefuntimesguide.com/(…)copenhagen_cartoon.ph…

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From a long-sealed cave tomb, archaeologists have excavated the only known Jesus-era burial shroud in Jerusalem, a new study says.The discovery adds to evidence that the controversial Shroud of Turin did not wrap the body of Christ, researchers say.

Link: news.nationalgeographic.com/(…)091216-shroud-of-tur…

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The Utah Flash, an NBDL team in Orem, Utah, told fans it was going to have a one-on-one game between Michael Jordan and Byron Russell. They made a fake viral video and even brought an M.J. imposter to the game Monday night. It left the crowd "catatonic" and throwing back free t-shirts.

Link: www.sportingnews.com/(…)so_a_michael_jordan_imposte…...

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Alien abduction flick The Fourth Kind bills itself as containing "actual footage" from case histories. But this footage is so poorly faked that it insults the audience's intelligence. So why are people still calling this movie scary? Spoilers ahead.

Link: io9.com/5397359/the-fourth-kind-is-a-hoax

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Story about guy suing Axe -- because he didn't get a single girl after using Axe men's products -- is fake. Surely some guys who use Axe don't get girls (like 10s of 1000s?) but the one who created a minor international sensation about suing for false advertising/promises (unfortunately) never existed...

Link: www.asylum.com/(…)did-a-man-sue-because-axe-effect-…

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The mother of a boy thought to have been swept away in a giant helium balloon has admitted the incident was a hoax, according to court documents.

Link: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8323590.stm

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is telling the US Chamber of Commerce to get over a parody site that turns the trade group's opposition to greenhouse gas legislation on its head. It might make the chamber look foolish, but the site is described as classic "fair use."

Link: arstechnica.com/(…)eff-tells-business-group-to-get-…

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Can't pin this one on balloon boy's flighty parents or even an Internet wildfire. Nope, Reuters pretty much owns this whopper after falling for a fake press release that claimed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce had seen the light on climate change legislation.

Link: www.networkworld.com/community/node/46498

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The stunt two weeks in the planning was a marketing ploy by Richard and Mayumi Heene. Investigators are examining the possibility of other conspirators, "including the possibility that even some of the media outlets may have had some knowledge about this," Alderden said.

Link: www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,568463,00.html

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For the first time, 25-year-old researcher Robert Thomas reveals to Gawker how earlier this year he and Richard Heene drew up a master plan to generate a massive media controversy using a weather balloon. To get famous, of course.

Link: gawker.com/(…)exclusive-i-helped-richard-heene-plan…

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