Quite simply put, a hoax is a deliberate deception. There are a million different reasons why one person would want to deliberately deceive another. Usually it involves profit of some sort. Its impossible to say when the first hoax was perpetrated, but hoaxing, trickery, and lying have been part of humanity since time immemoriam. This site aims to expose the hoaxes, and to keep you better informed as to the common methods used by hoaxers, tricksters, con-men, and thieves, so you can avoid being duped yourself.Watch these videos and find out about some of the biggest and most popular urban legends, conspiracy theories, myths and hoaxes of all time. Know of any good videos that we're not showing? Let us know.
Greatland's Top 10 Myths for the 2013 W-2 and 1099 Reporting Season
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season now upon us, it can be difficult enough to keep track of our schedules and to-do lists, let alone the ever-changing tax reporting requirements for businesses.
Bridgestone Debunks Four Winter Driving Myths
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As winter weather pummels the East Coast in coming days, Anant Gandhi, Bridgestone Americas product manager and Mark Cox, director of the Bridgestone Winter Driving School are sharing their expertise to help drivers prepare for the conditions ahead by debunking four winter driving myths. (Photo: ) Myth 1: You don't need winter tires unless it's snowing.
Four Myths About Melanoma
BOSTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to melanoma and other skin cancers, misconceptions abound. It is important to understand what will help prevent them and what might actually increase a person's risk.
Editorial: Pros and cons to ditching stimulus road signs
According to an Augusta Chronicle story published late last week, the Georgia Department of Transportation no longer is requiring contractors to erect signs noting that a given road project is funded with federal stimulus dollars. The new directive reverses the DOT's earlier requirement that contractors place two signs at every stimulus-funded project.
Pros and Cons of Obamacare from ProCon.org
Nonpartisan ProCon.org Provides Facts and Debates over the Health Care Law SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org has updated its popular nonpartisan website () about the pros and cons of Obamacare, compiling responses from legislators, health care experts, and others to 66 frequently asked questions about the law. The website poses a core question, "Is Obamacare good for America?", and in consideration of that central issue, examines the history of the health insurance mandate, pro/con reactions to the passage of Social Security and Medicare, comparisons of Medicare to private insurance, constitutional challenges to Obamacare, and dozens of questions related to ...
Five wedding myths
Wedding bells cause enough headaches without the noise of outdated or misguided rules. Here are five wedding myths that happy couples and their guests can banish from their to-do lists to save money, time or grief.
Pros and Cons of Animal Testing - Latest Research in Ongoing Debate
Nonpartisan ProCon.org Launches Its New Website on the Animal Testing Debate SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 26 million animals, including cats, rats, dogs, mice and marmosets, are used every year in the United States for scientific and commercial testing. ProCon.org, a nonpartisan research organization devoted to critical thinking on controversial topics, debuts its 49th issue website, , and delves deeply into the pros and cons of animal testing using the latest studies, perspectives, and facts. Proponents of animal testing say that it has enabled the development of many life-saving treatments for both humans and animals, that there is no alternative m ...
Plea deal reached in balloon hoax
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The parents accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting that their 6-year-old son had floated away aboard a helium balloon have agreed to plead guilty in a deal that could send them both to jail but protect the wife from deportation.
Teething Truths and Myths
Got a fussy baby on your hands? Can't sleep, doesn't want to eat, is running a low-grade fever -- must be teething, right? Maybe not. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry spokesperson Michael J. Hanna, D.M.D., says that several of the symptoms associated with teething simply aren't caused by cutting a tooth. Truth or Myth?: Teething causes...