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Hoax-Slayer's Current Top Five Silliest Hoaxes

A Few of The Most Ridiculous Internet Hoaxes Currently Circulating

Some hoaxes might seem reasonably credible, at least at first glance. But, others are just plain silly and it's hard to understand how they can possibly continue to circulate for so long. Here are five of the most ridiculous hoaxes that have crossed the Hoax-Slayer desk in recent weeks.

  • Facebook Privacy Notice
    Message circulating on Facebook advises users to publish a 'Privacy Statement' as a means of stopping the public use of material they post on the network. The latest 'better safe than sorry' version mentions Channel 13 News as a source.

  • Cosmic Rays Entering Earth From Mars
    Circulating message warns that potentially dangerous cosmic rays will be entering the Earth from Mars between 10:30 pm and 3:30 am tonight and users should switch off their mobile devices. The message claims that the information comes from BBC News.

  • Eating Shrimp and Taking Vitamin C Can Cause Death by Arsenic Poisoning
    Circulating health message warns recipients not to eat shrimp or prawns while taking vitamin C because it can cause a chemical reaction that can lead to sudden death by arsenic poisoning.

  • All European Newborn Babies Microchipped From December 2016
    Circulating report claims that from December 2016, all newborn babies born in Europe will be implanted with a subcutaneous RFID chip that will include a GPS sensor that can transmit data to cell phones and tablets.

  • Images of Mermaid Body Found on Beach
    Circulating reports feature images of a mermaid body that was supposedly found washed up on a beach.



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