Hoax-Slayer Top 10 Articles
Not all stories listed here are hoaxes.
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: SCAM - 'Flight MH370 Found in Indian Ocean Shocking Video'
Circulating Facebook post claims that lost Flight MH370 has been found in the Indian Ocean. The message features a teaser screenshot of an intact passenger aircraft crashed in the water and invites users to click the image to view a 'shocking video'.
2: No, Michael Vick was NOT Hospitalized In A Pit Bull Attack
Circulating report claims that US footballer Michael Vick, a man reviled by many for his involvement in dogfighting, has been hospitalized after being attacked by a Pit Bull that escaped its cage and went on a rampage.
3: Giant Snake on Digging Machine Image
Circulating message claims that an attached photograph depicts a massive 700 lb snake hanging on the boom of a digging machine. According to the message, the snake was pulled from a lake in Proctor, North Carolina.
4: Drano Bottle Bomb Warning Message
Circulating message claims that dangerous bottle bombs made from Drano and tin foil are being left on lawns, mail boxes, driveways and other places where they can potentially cause serious injury to unsuspecting people who pick them up.
5: 'Giant Snake Eats Zookeeper' Video Survey Scam
Circulating Facebook message invites users to click a link to watch a "shocking video" of a zookeeper being swallowed by a large snake. The message features a teaser image supposedly depicting the snake about to devour the hapless zookeeper.
6: Chinese Teleportation Road Rescue Video
Circulating video supposedly shows CCTV footage of a man being instantly teleported out of the path of an oncoming truck by a helpful alien, time traveller or angel.
7: Russian Sleep Experiment Story
Article circulating online and via email tells the horrifying story of an experiment conducted by Russian researchers during the 1940's in which five prisoners were kept awake in a sealed environment for 15 days.
8: Leptospirosis Death Warning - Rat Urine on Soda Can Top
Email claims that a woman died after catching Leptospirosis from dried rat urine on the lid of a soda can.
9: SCAM - 'Mermaid Found Inside Shark Video'
Circulating 'breaking news' Facebook message claims that users can click a teaser image to see a 'rare' video footage of a mermaid found inside a shark.
10: Is Sour Sop a Cancer Killer 10,000 times Stronger Than Chemotherapy?
Widely circulated message claims that sour sop, the fruit from the graviola tree, is a miraculous natural cancer killer that is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.