Did you see that story about a five-year-old boy and his dying wish to see Santa Claus? Of course you did. The heartbreaking tale has been seen and heard by millions of people around the world. It went viral earlier this week when it was retold by virtually every major news outlet. The only problem? It's almost certainly fake.
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Since Pokémon Go hit the app stores, people have been wondering what other fictional universes they could be fun in augmented reality. Of course, Harry Potter is one that keeps showing up.
Last week the internet watched in amazement as Leo Weston solved three Rubik's cubes while juggling them. Now he's back to show us how he faked the entire thing and its just as impressive.
Did you see that video of a knife-wielding crab that went viral recently? Sadly, it's a hoax. The Washington Post spoke with an expert, and the whole thing was definitely staged. The crab didn't pick up the knife itself. In reality, the blade was almost certainly jammed into the crab's claw, and the crab can't let go.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of fake photos on the internet. And the explosion in the number of spammy Twitter accounts like OldPicsArchive and HistoryInPics help them spread like wildfire. Today we're taking a look at 10 more fake-ish photos you may have seen in your social media streams recently. They're all lying to you.
Have you seen that "behind the scenes at National Geographic" photo where those guys are running from a bear? It's pretty amusing. But it's a fake. Super duper, 100 per cent fake. So where did it come from?
Sydney radio station 2DayFM and its parent company Southern Cross Austereo are in damage control this morning after a prank phone call to a London hospital went wrong over the weekend. The company and its advertisers are now being targeted by hacktivist collective Anonymous, who have accused the station of murder.
We all know that I hate Facebook. It's annoying, in your face and now it's falling victim to the same types of bullshit phishing scams that MySpace was plagued with towards the end. It's time to straighten this one out once and for all: no matter what you share, say or post: Coles is not giving out free gift cards on Facebook.
Yesterday we brought you the news that action star Bruce Willis would sue Apple for the right to bequeath his music collection to his three daughters once he shuffled off this mortal coil. That left us scratching our heads a bit, and only now did the final piece fall into place: it was all fake.
There seems to be a misunderstanding here, everyone. There's a story going round that Samsung paid the $US1.05 billion penalty set by a US court for copying Apple gear by carting 30 truckloads of five-cent coins to 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino today. Let's stop talking about this right now. Set course for using our common sense, warp factor 11...engage!.