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The Hoax-Slayer Top Ten includes articles relating to hoaxes, scams, and true stories as well as stories that contain a mixture of true and false information. Click the title of each listed article to access a full report on the topic.


1: Six Old Internet Hoaxes That Are Once Again Circulating

Here we list six tired old hoaxes that are once again circulating the Internet at speed.

2: SICK BABY SCAM: '1 Like = 1 Share'

Circulating Facebook post that features a photograph of a baby with a large surgery scar across his face claims that liking the picture equates to a prayer for the child.

3: Hoax - 'McDonald's Coffee Contains French Fry Grease'

According to reports that are currently making their way around the Internet via social media, fast food giant McDonald's has admitted that its coffee contains french fry grease and is putting up signs in its outlets that warn customers about the additive.

4: HOAX - 'Dinosaur Egg Hatches In Berlin Museum'

Report being distributed via social media and email claims that a 200 million year old dinosaur egg has hatched in a Berlin museum after a heating system malfunctioned.

5: Killer House Plant Warning

Message claims that an indoor plant that is commonly kept in homes and offices is so poisonous that it can kill a child in less than a minute and an adult in 15 minutes. The message, which comes with a photograph of the "killer plant", also warns that touching the plant and then rubbing your eyes can cause permanent blindness.

6: Don't Get Caught! Fake Tiffany & Co. Facebook Page Promises Prizes for Liking and Sharing

This Facebook Page supposedly belongs to famous jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co. The Page claims that you can win fabulous prizes such as a £20,000 diamond ring, a Range Rover, and a £5000 spending spree just by liking and sharing.

7: Easter Island Statues Have Bodies

Circulating message claims that the famous stone statues of Easter Island are not just heads but also have bodies buried beneath the surface.

8: Hoax - 'Your Cell Phone Has a Name'

Message circulating on Facebook claims that entering the last three digits of your cell phone number into a Facebook comment will reveal the "name" of your cell phone.

9: Spurious Health Tip - Onion on Feet to Take Away Illness

Circulating health tip claims that placing raw onion on your feet can take away illness by absorbing toxins from the body. The message claims that onion placed on the bottom of your feet can gain direct access to your internal organs via "meridians" in your body.

10: Fake-News: 'Woman Gives Birth to a Baby Elephant'

According to this circulating report, a Norwegian woman has given birth to a baby elephant. The report claims that, after the 'half-human/half-elephant hybrid' baby was born, millions of Hindus began a pilgrimage to 'Norwegia' to see the child. Supposedly, many Hindu practitioners believe that the child could be a reincarnation of the deity Ganesha.




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