Hoax

Banksy Being Arrested & Unmasked Is The Same Hoax From Last Year, People

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK

Elusive graffiti artist Banksy’s cover was blown when he was unceremoniously arrested for vandalism, conspiracy, racketeering and counterfeiting. ...

Hoax Convincing People To Microwave Their iPhones

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech

A new hoax has surfaced which is convincing people that they can now wirelessly charge their iPhones in the microwave using a new feature in iOS 8 cal...

You Guys, Ryan Gosling Did Not Adopt A Baby

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

Universal heart-throb, hero, sensitive soul, feminist and all-round deity Ryan Gosling chose Father’s Day to reveal how he became a dad himself. ...

Syntax, Semantics, and Naked Emperors: Lessons Students Can Learn From an Academic Hoax

Amir Dastmalchian | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Amir Dastmalchian

Research students at the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a computer programme which automatically writes academic papers. ...

The Government Should Initiate a Public Inquiry on the Birmingham 'Trojan Horse' Plot

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The Department for education (DfE) appears to have made a mess on the alleged Birmingham 'Trojan Horse' plot to take over some schools. The Education ...

Mind the Gap: The Bikini Bridge Isn't a Harmless Hoax

Eloise Hendy | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

This hoax may purport to play on our collective gullibility and Twitter-trigger happiness, but it actually plays straight into the mental vulnerability of our society's young women, who are already overly bombarded by images of hollow cheekbones, washboard stomachs and thighs that don't meet. It is hardly newsworthy that this hoax had us collectively fooled.

Were You Fooled By The Giant Squid?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A satirical news website has fooled the internet -- and a national newspaper -- into believing that a giant squid recently washed up on Californian sh...

WATCH: This Reporter Said WHAT About Missing Girl?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

As far as live news bloopers go, this is one would probably take the cake for being the worst ever. It's purported footage of a reporter presuming...

LOOK: Did A Python Swallow A Man Whole?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

An Indian man suffered an excruciating death when he was swallowed whole by a python after falling asleep drunk outside a liquor store. Except tha...

Sorry Guys, The Man Who Sued His Wife Over Their 'Ugly Baby' Yarn Is Probably A Hoax (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Last year, a rather ugly story claiming a man had sued his surgically-altered wife for deceiving him that her good looks were natural, resurfaced from...

10 Incredible Media Hoaxes

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

Dear esteemed colleagues in the media, Huffington Post can certainly relate sometimes... We wish the Hitler Diaries were true, we could believe Ge...

The Dark Side of Social Media - My Story

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

With constant stories in the media of trolling and abuse on social media sites - I've decided it's time to tell my story of how I got caught up in a dark and elaborate 20 month long hoax at the hands of one twitter follower

'I Am Fine. I Did Not Eat 400+ Biscuits': Food Writer Forced To Deny He Is In A 'Butter Coma' After Satire Biscuit Story Goes Viral

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

A food writer has been forced to reassure his friends and colleagues he didn't fall into a "butter coma" as a result of devouring 413 biscuits - after...

Iranian Scientist Claims To Have Invented Time Machine?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Tech

An Iranian scientist claims to have invented a time machine. Ali Razeghi reportedly submitted his design for the 'Aryayek Time Travelling Machine' ...

Crowd Control and the Power of the Hoax: What Can Advertising Learn from Stuntsters?

Mark Borkowski | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK
Mark Borkowski

The rise of the Now! Economy has most industries wondering what the next step is. For years now, many professions have looked on to the changes taking place in the way we communicate, stunned by the speed of change and unsure what the next steps are for their industry.

WATCH: That Facebook Hoax Legal Notice Explained

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Comedy

OK, hands up who posted that nonsensical, jargon-filled legal notice to their Facebook status after it went viral earlier in the week - under the mist...