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Fried Chicken Oreo Cookies Hoax

Image #1: Nabisco has unveiled its newest, wildest product, fried chicken flavored Oreo cookies. Choose one: Real or Fake?

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AVOID THE SCAM: 'Actual Footage of Missile Fired at Malaysian Airliner' Video

Beware of posts linking to a video of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 being shot down by a missile fired by pro-Russian separatists. It's a scam.

Urban Legends, Are You SURE 'Mr. Gorsky' Was a Hoax?

A reader writes: 'I absolutely recall hearing these comments on the radio, in 1995, as told by Armstrong following the press conference. Either what I heard was an audio hoax, he was just kidding, or it is the truth. Are you SURE it was a hoax?'

Does the Word 'Dork' Really Mean 'Whale Penis'?

Attention Internet: The word dork does NOT mean whale penis!

112 Murdered by Teens Reenacting 'The Purge 2' Movie? No, It's Satire.

Satirical article claims a group of teens reenacting violent scenes from 'The Purge 2: Anarchy' murdered 112 people in Chicago.

Moonmelon Hoax

Viral image purports to depict a 'moonmelon,' a Japanese fruit with bright blue flesh that 'switches flavors' after you eat it.

'Miley Cyrus Found Dead' Video Scam

DO NOT CLICK on Facebook posts touting videos claiming Miley Cyrus died of a drug overdose.

'Where Thieves and Pimps Run Free'

In which we attempt to nail down the source of a quotation attributed to the irascible Hunter S. Thompson.

Don't Be Fooled by This Fake Image of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

HOAX: Viral image purports to show wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Jeremy Meeks Killed By Wife? No, It's Satire!

Satirical article claims 'hot convict' Jeremy Meeks was killed by his own wife one hour after he was released from prison.

Can the Heat from a BBQ Melt Contact Lenses?

Supposedly, the heat from a backyard barbecue can melt plastic contact lenses and fuse them to the eye, causing severe injury and blindness.

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