Sometimes a good hoax or lie is just fun. Truth is great, don’t get me wrong, but whether we call it fiction or fibbing, sometimes a total fabrication is just the right thing. So how about a little experiment? I made a bunch of lies in sharable-image form — and you should feel free to make your own — what happens if…
I'm sure this is just some crappy attempt to gain web traffic at the expense of truth, credibility, and reality. The article itself sounds like it was machine-translated by a Commodore 64 and then typed into the web page by a monkey wearing mittens. But it's already been brought to my attention on Facebook. So what's…
Today we heard the incredible story of the Dale car hoax, and its thoroughly abnormal non-birth involving murder, a transsexual, and Bob Barker. It was vaporware, but one of our readers bought in on it.
April Fool's Day internet browsing is not like every other day. Every story is a probably lie, and for once the normally foolproof policy of believing everything you read on the internet is not recommended. This story is different, though. This is an entirely true story about a whole massive load of lies. It involves…
Police in New Jersey caught three teenagers cruising through town in a light blue truck, blasting Mr. Softee music through the truck's stereo. Only they didn't have any Mr. Softee products aboard.
While Bigfoot has been spotted for decades in the woods around the United States, almost every single video has been proven to be a hoax.
When Shell announced that they would be exploring opportunities to drill for oil off of Alaska's coast, a grassroots movement of bad publicity was started. First there was the mini oil rig explosion in early June and then there was arcticready.com, a purported Shell social media contest gone horribly wrong.
U.S. Coast Guard officials are saying that there may be a connection between last week's fake Jersey Shore maritime distress call and a similar hoax call they received in Galveston, Texas last month.
It's official. Yesterday's M/V Blind Date explosion was a hoax. Since rescues like that cost about $300 per hour, U.S. Coast Guard officials are righteously pissed and have offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the capture of whoever made the phony call.
The U.S. Coast Guard rushed to rescue 21 survivors from the motor yacht Blind Date this afternoon after receiving reports that it had exploded and sunk 17 miles due east of Sandy Hook, N.J.
One week ago, an Australian research firm emailed reporters a study showing speed limits should be raised in the name of safety. Jalopnik and several other sites wrote about it. Yesterday, we learned it was a hoax.
There have been some images circulating on the seedier, more Russian side of the Internet showing a hapless Mercedes driver with his forearm horribly branded by a Mercedes logo from an airbag deployment. Trouble is it's totally bullshit.
There have been emails floating around Michigan about a possible "Speeding Ticket Frenzy" to be launched in the state for February. In addition to including information about where and when the speed traps will occur, the message includes this gem of logic:
Everyone loves a good April Fools Joke (remember the ESPN aluminum bat hoax?), especially the guys and gals over at SEAT Sport UK. The racing team that operates the SEAT Leon in the BTCC has a story on their website that is "strictly embargoed until April 1" about a remote controlled SEAT possibly competing in the…
Dear people with mad Photoshop skillz; women don't care. And unlike you, they hate your mother's basement. Still, mad props to this cat for doing something so unlikely that no one would even suspect it's a prank. He fooled Motor Authority, Motor Pasion and even our usually skeptical selves. Probably Autoblog, too.…