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  1. Attempted Murder and Memes: The Slender Man Hoax Turns Horribly R...

    Tess Lynch

    Early adolescence is a purgatorial period when it comes to magic. For a few years between the death of Santa and the age of critical thinking, you become an amateur occultist, and you play Bloody Mary or Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board to try to...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
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  3. Apparent hoax hits Johnny Manziel of Cleveland Browns in form of ...

    An apparent hoax has been perpetrated against Johnny Manziel, in the form of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the newly drafted Browns quarterback last week in federal court in Florida.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  4. Boston Marathon hoax suspect's bail set at $100K, will undergo ps...

    The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  5. Boston Marathon hoax suspect due in court

    Kevin "Kayvon" Edson, who was arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
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  7. Boston police investigate 2 backpacks at marathon finish line, cl...

    Police have evacuated the area around the Boston Marathon finish line to investigate two unattended backpacks.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  8. Five pieces of Fools' Gold


    Happy April Fools' Day! In honor of the hoax-inducing holiday, here are five of our favorite recent sports pranks: 1. During spring training in 2008, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick was informed by manager Charlie Manuel, among others,...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  9. ICYMI: Wayne "Newman!" Knight did NOT die this weekend....


    Blog | March 17, 2014
  10. Buzz That Was -- North Carolina Tar Heels fans storm court after ...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Middle-aged men whining about exuberant college students, LeBron turning into Bane, a wolf hoax in Sochi, some figure skating outrage. What more could we want? Oh yeah, some Biebs mockery!

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  11. 2014 Olympics -- Hungary says email threatening Sochi attacks a h...

    An email in Russian and English threatening national Olympic delegations and athletes with terrorist attacks at the Sochi Winter Games is a hoax, not a real danger, officials said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  12. The Year in Internet: The Rise of the Hoax Economy

    Tess Lynch

    The paradox of the Internet has always been that it exists ephemerally and also forever. Out of each day's pile of content — Buzzfeed lists, local news stories, photos of the dinners eaten by distant friends, posts like this one — very li...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  13. Manti Te'o of San Diego Chargers has tuned out flak over girlfrie...

    Manti Te'o says his rough rookie season has nothing to do with the flak he's faced over getting fooled by a hoax involving a fake girlfriend while at Notre Dame.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  14. Elan vs. Diane: Missing Manners in the Latest Viral Twitter Hoax

    Tess Lynch

    Lately, we've been really digging Twitter-feed field reporting. Remember when Kyle Ayers documented a couple breaking up on his rooftop? As concerned as we are over the NSA, we can't help but spy on each other whenever we're commingling in public pla...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  15. Bryan Curtis on the history of sports hoaxes

    Bryan Curtis

    Meet the people who (even temporarily) managed to cook up the delicate recipe of pulling the wool over everyone else's eyes.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2013
  16. R.I.P., the Andy Kaufman Faked-Death Hoax, Nov. 12, 2013Nov. 14,...

    Alex Pappademas

    Here, via the website of a New York theater collective called Truant Arts, is an excerpt from the bio of one Alexandra Tatarsky, who recently appeared as Jane, "a farm girl with big city dreams and an anxiety disorder," in a Truant production called ...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  17. ACC lunchtime links

    David M. Hale

    So wait, there's not going to be a "Full House" remake? Stop teasing me like that, Internet. No hoaxes in today's ACC links though. After allowing Florida State to convert 11 of 15 third down tries last week, Miami's defense is focused on getti...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  18. Is Deontay Wilder another heavyweight hoax?

    Nigel Collins

    Deontay Wilder wouldn't be the first heavyweight hope who fell flat when he first faced an opponent of import. Is Wilder the division's next Gerry Cooney, or is it possible that he has been avoided for good reason?

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2013