Hoax-Slayer Top 25 Articles of All Time
Most Viewed Articles since January 2005
1: Strongest Dog In The World Photograph
Email with an attached photograph of a very muscular canine claims that the dog is the strongest in the world and works for the Russian Army.
Total Page Views to Date: 1,132,877
2: Giant Rabbit Photographs
Circulating photographs show an extremely large rabbit being held up by its owner.
Total Page Views to Date: 1,049,286
3: Wrestling Star John Cena is NOT Dead
Circulating social media message claims that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star John Cena has died of a head injury while practicing a wrestling stunt with a WWE co-star.
Total Page Views to Date: 870,756
4: Mars, Earth - Closest Approach in Recorded History
Email claims that Earth and Mars will have the closest approach in recorded history in August and will be a spectacular sight for stargazers.
Total Page Views to Date: 831,515
5: Ericsson Lap-Top Computer Giveaway Hoax
Message claims that Ericsson will give away a free laptop computer to those who send the message to 8 or more people.
Total Page Views to Date: 701,793
6: Q33 NY Wingdings Hoax - Elevens and the Wrath of the Eagle
Email claims that entering Q33 NY in the Wingdings font reveals a combination of symbols that reflect the 2001 attack on the Twin Towers. It also claims that a verse in the Quran predicts US involvement in Iraq and that "eleven" is a number with special significance to 9/11.
Total Page Views to Date: 700,110
7: Michael Jackson Died Years Ago Hoax
Email claims that Michael Jackson actually died many years ago and that the star's decayed body has recently been discovered buried at the Neverland Ranch. It suggests that an "other worldly" impostor has been playing the role of Michael Jackson for a number of years.
Total Page Views to Date: 643,838
8: Derbyshire Fairy Hoax
Message claims that photographs show the remains of a fairy found in Derbyshire, England.
Total Page Views to Date: 574,013
9: Sumatra Island Tsunami Wave Photograph Hoax
Email claims that an attached photograph shows a residential area in Sumatra about to be engulfed by a gigantic tsunami wave.
Total Page Views to Date: 542,613
10: Simon Ashton Email Hacker Hoax
Message warns that simply accepting an email from a sender called Simon Ashton (email@example.com) will allow him to hack your email account as well as the accounts of others on your email contact list.
Total Page Views to Date: 502,212
11: Prime Minister Howard - Muslims Out Of Australia
Email forward claims that former Australian Prime Minister John Howard told the media that immigrants should adapt to Australian culture, language and beliefs or leave the country. It also claims that Howard told Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law that they should get out of Australia
Total Page Views to Date: 485,164
12: Image of the North Pole With the Moon at its Closest Point
An image circulating via email and online is claimed to be a photograph of the North Pole that captures the moon at its closest point and shows the sun below the moon.
Total Page Views to Date: 482,374
13: Shark Behind Scuba Divers Photo Hoax
Email claims that an attached image showing a large shark very close behind a scuba-diving couple is a real photograph taken during a family holiday in Australia.
Total Page Views to Date: 479,606
14: Video Showing Man Taken by Killer Whale
A viral video appears to show a man taken by a killer whale as he walks along a beach.
Total Page Views to Date: 458,368
15: Burundanga Business Card Drug Warning
Circulating warning claims that criminals are attempting to incapacitate women in order to rob or rape them by handing them business cards laced with a powerful drug called Burundanga.
Total Page Views to Date: 451,239
16: Mexican Drug Money Photos
Series of photographs circulating via email and online show millions of dollars in cash seized during a drug raid in Mexico.
Total Page Views to Date: 438,813
17: Flu Remedy Myth - Onions Absorb Viruses and Bacteria From a Room
Message claims that leaving onions around a room can absorb the flu virus along with bacteria that cause other illnesses thereby preventing people from becoming sick.
Total Page Views to Date: 434,314
18: Giant Skeleton Hoax
Emails with attached images supposedly depicting the skeletal remains of gigantic humans claim that the skeletons were unearthed in the Arabian or Indian deserts.
Total Page Views to Date: 405,738
19: Hoax - Picture of 'World's Largest Tortoise'
Social media message claims that an attached photograph depicts the world's largest tortoise, found in the Amazon River, being transported along a roadway strapped to the bed of a large truck. A newer variant claims that the giant beast is a mutant caused by radiation leaked from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
Total Page Views to Date: 398,669
20: ATM Security Advise Message : Enter PIN In Reverse to Call Police
Message claims that if you are forced by robbers to withdraw money from an ATM, you can secretly alert police by entering your PIN in reverse.
Total Page Views to Date: 393,679
21: PF Lens - See Through Clothing Camera Warning
Email forward warns that unscrupulous photographers are using specialized camera lenses to capture images of women's bodies through their clothing and posting the resulting "nude" pictures on websites.
Total Page Views to Date: 372,974
22: Completely Pointless and Misleading 'Facebook Privacy Notice'
Message circulating on Facebook advises users to publish a "Facebook Privacy Notice" as a means of stopping the public use of material they post on the network.
Total Page Views to Date: 370,655
23: Black in the White House Virus Hoax
Message warns that an email attachment named "Black in the White House" or "Black Muslim in the White House" contains a damaging computer virus that can destroy the hard drive of the infected computer.
Total Page Views to Date: 357,770
24: Images Of Strange Mermaid Found On Beach
Circulating photographs of a strange sea-creature are claimed to depict the body of a mermaid or alien found on a beach.
Total Page Views to Date: 351,131
25: How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone Hoax
Message claims heart doctors recommend that recipients learn "Cough CPR", a procedure that involves vigorous coughing as a potential means of surviving a heart attack when alone.
Total Page Views to Date: 345,213
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