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: Hoax - Nagasaki Arch Survives Both Atomic Bomb and Tsunami
Circulating message claims that attached photographs depict an "arch" in the Japanese city of Nagasaki that somehow survived both the atomic bomb blast of 1945 and the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
2: Hoax: Picture of Shark Swimming in Flooded Street After Hurricane Irene
Message claims that an attached image depicts a shark swimming down a flooded street in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of August 2011's Hurricane Irene.
3: Not All Heroes Are People - Daisy The Dog Hoax
This message tells the story of Daisy, a guide dog who lead her blind owner and almost 1000 others out of the doomed WTC towers after the 9/11 terrorist attack.
4: Can a Positive Home Pregnancy Test Indicate Testicular Cancer?
Circulating message claims that if a man takes a pregnancy test and gets a positive result, it means he most likely has testicular cancer.
5: 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.
6: KFC 'Genetically Manipulated Organisms' Hoax
Messages claims that fast-food outlet KFC changed its name from Kentucky Fried Chicken because it uses genetically manipulated organisms rather than real chickens and therefore cannot legally use the word "chicken" in its name. As evidence, the message cites a "recent study" conducted by the University of New Hampshire.
7: 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.
8: 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.
9: HOAX - Facebook 'No Religion Campaign'
Circulating message claims that Facebook is set to launch a 'No Religion' campaign during which people caught spreading religious beliefs on the network will have their accounts locked.
10: Nareepol Tree
Message claims that attached photographs show the "Nareepol Tree" in Thailand - an amazing tree that grows fruit in the shape of women. Another version claims the "naarilatha plant" grows in the Himalayas and only blooms with its woman shaped flowers once every twenty years.