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Hoax List: Current Netlore & Urban Legends

Internet hoaxes, email rumors and urban legends

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New & Updated: Latest Internet hoaxes & urban legends
The Top 25: Most popular topics of the past week
Definitions: Hoax, rumor, urban legend
How to Contribute: Submit a suspected hoax, rumor, or UL

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Accidents & Mishaps
All the proof you'll ever need that humor can be found in other people's misfortunes.

Animals & Insects
Giant catfish, giant dog, shark vs. helicopter, crocodile eats golfer, etc.

Celebrities
Richard Gere, "Hanoi Jane" Fonda, Bill Gates, Britney Spears, etc.

Companies & Products
Safety warnings, product recalls, Satanic CEOs, etc.

Computer Virus Hoaxes
Info on virus hoaxes, myths & misconceptions.

Crime
Perfume poisonings, new carjacking scheme, abductions, scams, etc.

Dubious Quotes
Things famous people might have said, but in most cases didn't.

Food & Drink
Contaminated candy, cockroach egg tacos, $250 cookie recipe, etc.

'Freebie' Chain Letters
Phony freebie chain letters, "email tracking" giveaway hoaxes.

Gross & Disgusting
Horrible infestations, repugnant medical conditions, repulsive human behavior.

Health & Medical
Rumors and Internet warnings about toxins, contaminants, diseases, etc.

Horrors!
Urban legends, scary stories, even scarier Internet rumors & hoaxes...

Jokes & Humor
Satire, jokes, pranks, and funny urban legends.

Politics & Government
Petitions, politicians, and propaganda.

Photo Fakery
Internet hoaxes and rumors based on doctored or misrepresented images
(Slideshow) (UL Image Quiz)

Sex & Scandal
Ribald rumors, salacious gossip, scandalous urban myths.

Sick / Dying / Missing Kids
Evan Trembley, Ashley Flores, Rachel Arlington, Penny Brown, etc.

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