Latest Hoax Stories

Flying Dutchman’s Story Crashes And Burns
2012-03-22 09:23:29

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com Move over Balloon Boy, there is a new hoaxster who has taken flight. This week the media — including this reporter — was duped into believing that Jarno Smeets had achieved flight with his wings made from para-sails and power-assisted by a mobile phone and Nintendo Wii controller. However Smeets´ story seems to be full of more holes than a downed balloon. Late yesterday Wired Magazine reported that it could not confirm Smeets´...

2009-03-11 16:02:09

A claim by a New York magician that he shipped himself in a crate to Las Vegas is all smoke and mirrors, U.S. officials say. Magician Wade Whitcomb, 25, of North Syracuse, N.Y., said he successfully shipped himself late last year via United Parcel Service air freight from New York to Las Vegas as a publicity stunt, but an investigation by the FBI, UPS and the Transportation Safety Administration determined the magician's claims were only illusions, the Syracuse (N.Y.) Post-Standard reported...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.