List of hoaxes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

The following are lists of hoaxes:


[edit] Proven hoaxes

These are some claims that have been revealed to be deliberate public hoaxes. This list does not include hoax articles published on or around April 1, a long list of which can be found in the "April Fool's Day" article.

[edit] A through D

[edit] E through K

[edit] L through Q

[edit] R though Z

[edit] Hoax accusations

[edit] Proven hoaxes of exposure

"Proven hoaxes of exposure" are semi-comical or private sting operations. They usually encourage people to act foolishly or credulously by falling for patent nonsense that the hoaxer deliberately presents as reality. See also culture jamming.

[edit] A through K

[edit] L through Z

[edit] Possible hoaxes

[edit] A through K

[edit] L through Z

[edit] Practical joke hoaxes

[edit] Known pranksters, scam artists and impostors

[edit] Journalistic hoaxes

Deliberate hoaxes, or journalistic fraud, that drew widespread attention include:

[edit] References

[edit] Notes

  • Boese, Alex, Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and other B.S., Harvest Books 2006, ISBN 0-15-603083-7.
  • Hamel, Denis (November 2007), "The End of the Einstein-Astrology-Supporter Hoax", Skeptical Inquirer 31 (6): 39–43 

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

Personal tools