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39 Hateful Hoaxes

From Fake Vampire News to YouTube Death Hoaxes

— October 23, 2009 — Pop Culture
With the Balloon Boy still taking flight across all media channels, I’ve decided to compile a cluster of past hateful hoaxes TrendHunter.com has featured. Making headlines or making money, hoaxes will never cease to occur. But with our obsessive need for scandalous news, we are giving, at least some of these deceivers, exactly what they want. Bad publicity is still publicity, right?
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New Google Engine Predicts Future Searches
New Google Engine Predicts Future Searches
gDay MATE (HOAX)
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Virus Gullibility
Virus Gullibility
If Conficker Worm is Not An April Fool's Hoax, 15 Million PCs Could be Inf
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Powdered Celebrity Skin
Powdered Celebrity Skin
Famous Stardust (Hoax)
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Viral Newspapers Hoaxes
Viral Newspapers Hoaxes
1.2 Million 'New York Times' Fakes Handed Out
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Email Hoaxes As Stories
Email Hoaxes As Stories
‘Cry for Help: 36 Scam email messages from Africa'
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Big Brand Hoaxes
Big Brand Hoaxes
BMW Dog Zapper
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UPDATE: Cooking Eggs with Mobile Phones a Hoax
UPDATE: Cooking Eggs with Mobile Phones a Hoax
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YouTube For Hoax Debunking
YouTube For Hoax Debunking
Is Big Brother Watching? Hidden Camera In Digital TV Converter
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Global Warming A Hoax?
Global Warming A Hoax?
GM's Bob Lutz Talks To Colbert
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Publicity Stunt Fails
Publicity Stunt Fails
Balloon Boy Saga Becomes the Falcon Heene Hoax
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Giant Public Turkey Stuffing
Giant Public Turkey Stuffing
The 55 Ft Bird Basting Hoax
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Viral Career Hoaxes
Viral Career Hoaxes
"Best Job in the World" is a Fake Job in Alaska
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Get Paid To Lose Weight
Get Paid To Lose Weight
Hoax Website Offers $100 Per Pound
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Deliberate Shortage
Deliberate Shortage
The Xbox Shortage Hoax of 2005
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Viral Hoaxes
Viral Hoaxes
Lost Brazilian Tribe Not Real
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Cooking With Cellphones
Cooking With Cellphones
Popcorn Popping Is Another Hoax
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Infect Your PC
Infect Your PC
Hundreds Click on Hoax Google Adsense Virus
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Ancient Prank Texts?
Ancient Prank Texts?
The Voynich Manuscript Could Be The Hoax of the Century
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Hoax Hacks
Hoax Hacks
Skullphone Fakes Digital Billboard Hijack
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Sexy 'Bluetoothing' Hoax Turns into Casual Dating (Sex?) Frenzy
Sexy 'Bluetoothing' Hoax Turns into Casual Dating (Sex?) Frenzy
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Engadget Hoax Drives Apple Stock Down $4 Billion
Engadget Hoax Drives Apple Stock Down $4 Billion
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Mega Hoaxes
Mega Hoaxes
Biggest Drawing is a Fake
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Guerrilla Marketing Gone Bad
Guerrilla Marketing Gone Bad
Boston Hoax Turns Into Million Dollar Mishap
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Serero Eiffel Tower Extension (UPDATE)
Serero Eiffel Tower Extension (UPDATE)
Le Grande Hoax
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USB Pregnancy Tests
USB Pregnancy Tests
The p-Teq Hoax
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Fake Memoirs
Fake Memoirs
Herman Rosenblat's Holocaust Love Story Exposed as a Hoax
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$12000 Cash Only Meal?
$12000 Cash Only Meal?
The Suffolk Kitchen Knish Hoax
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Viral Hoaxes as Art
Viral Hoaxes as Art
Gallery Sells Prints of $999.99 iPhone App
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Suggestive Weight Loss Products
Suggestive Weight Loss Products
Is the Shake Weight Real, or Just a Well-Executed Hoax?
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Cyborg Photography
Cyborg Photography
Is The EyeCamera 4.1 With Wink and Shoot A Hoax?
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Fake Vampire News
Fake Vampire News
Twilight Filipino Adaptation is a Hoax
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Video of Banksy's Paris Hilton Hoax
Video of Banksy's Paris Hilton Hoax
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Hoax Hotelicopters
Hoax Hotelicopters
Faux Flying Hotel Sends Bloggers Who Don't Fact Check Into a Frenzy
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Black Friday Ad Hoaxes
Black Friday Ad Hoaxes
Best Buy, Future Shop, Circuit City Gift Card Email
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Inked Organs
Inked Organs
Surgery to Tattoo Beating Hearts is a Hoax
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Bigfoot Captured
Bigfoot Captured
Scientists to Reveal Bigfoot and DNA (Proof or Hoax?)
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Morbid Candy
Morbid Candy
The Chocolate Newborn Hoax
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Endangered Hair Color Hoaxes
Endangered Hair Color Hoaxes
Redheads Going Extinct?
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