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Thanksgiving Turkey Recall Hoax: Millions of Turkeys Recalled Over Avian / Bird Flu? Nope.

An article claiming that “millions” of Thanksgiving turkeys were recalled due to avian flu is merely satire. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
An article claiming that “millions” of Thanksgiving turkeys were recalled due to avian flu is merely satire. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

An article claiming that “millions” of Thanksgiving turkeys were recalled due to avian flu is merely satire (although it’s not very funny). It was posted...




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    Mermaid Found on Beach Hoax? Photos of ‘Mind-Blowing’ Find in Hawaii, Egypt are Bogus

    Photos that purport to show a “mermaid” on beaches in Hawaii and Egypt are fake. The bunk images have been circulated around the Internet for... Read more

  • An article saying Chipotle Mexican Grill will close down after it was “exposed” for using “dog and cat meat” is merely a fake news piece. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Chipotle Dog-Cat Meat Hoax: ‘Exposed Using Dog, Cat Meat In Food; Will Close Soon’ is Fake

    An article saying Chipotle Mexican Grill will close down after it was “exposed” for using “dog and cat meat” is merely a fake news piece... Read more

  • Raven Symone ‘Files Molestation Charges Against Bill Cosby’ is Fake. In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. More than 60 rarely seen African-American artworks from the Cosby collection will join 100 pieces of African art at the National Museum of African Art. The exhibit “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” opens Sunday and will be on view through early 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Raven-Symone ‘Files Molestation Charges Against Bill Cosby’ Report is Totally Fake; Media Fooled

    Raven-Symone didn’t file any “molestation charges” against Bill Cosby. A bogus article was published on satire site Hip Hop Hangover. “Another rape allegation has surfaced... Read more

  • Sheneka Adams attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 1, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images)

    Sheneka Adams Leaked Photos: Victim of ‘Fappening’?

    Sheneka Adams, the model, apparently was hacked in the same manner as other celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton earlier this year. Nude photos... Read more

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) runs to the end zone for a touchdown after catching a pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Battery Powered Gloves Hoax: Green Bay Packers Receivers Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson Get Lifetime Ban Article Totally Fake

    An article saying Green Bay Packers receivers Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson were caught with “battery powered gloves” and got a lifetime ban is fake... Read more

  • Rick Ross performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Rick Ross Pears Hoax: ‘In Emergency Room After Eating Too Many; Suffers Stomach Rupture’ is Fake

    Rick Ross didn’t head to the emergency room after “eating too many pears.” A fake report on Huzlers.com says otherwise, however. Huzlers is a satirical... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy — and make it much shorter — to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Virus: ‘Women Eaten Alive by Shark Attack’ is Bogus, Don’t Click

    A Facebook post with the message, “Shark Attack!! Women Eaten Alive by Shark,” is bogus and contains malware. Users shouldn’t click on it or share... Read more

  • Tim Tebow ponders a question during an interview on the set of ESPN's new SEC Network in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Tebow has a new job as a commentator for the SEC Network, but is still looking for work in the NFL as a quarterback. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Tim Tebow Arrested For Soliciting? That’s a Hoax

    A report saying Tim Tebow was arrested for soliciting a prostitute is fake. The bogus article was posted on satire and entertainment site DailyLeak.org. “The... Read more

  • In this Sept. 5, 2013, photo President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama Called Vladimir Putin a ‘Jackass?’ Nope, it’s Satire; G20 Didn’t End Either

    A satirical article from the New Yorker saying that President Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “jackass” has tricked a number of people. It... Read more

  • First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Women Veterans Career Development Forum at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Michelle Obama ‘Excessive Travel & Accommodation Demand List’ Report is Bogus

    First lady Michelle Obama does not have an “excessive travel and accommodation demand list” that was discovered “by housekeepers.” A satirical article published on the... Read more

  • This photo shows health care tax form 1095-A in Washington. Technical difficulties on this one could delay tax refunds for millions of Americans. To facilitate complicated connections between the new health care law and income taxes, HHS will have to send some 5 million households new tax forms that are like W-2s for health care. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    ‘Congress Eliminates Child Tax Credit, Mortgage Deduction And E.I.T.C From Tax Code’ is Satire

    An article saying Congress has eliminated the child tax credit, mortgage deduction, and EITC from the tax code is satire. It was posted on the... Read more

  • No longer a ‘hipster thing’ … even governments are embracing typewriters. (Christian Gonzalez/Flickr, CC BY)

    Typewriters, Not Touchscreens … Security the Old-Fashioned Way

    In writing, music, photography and other areas, “outdated” technologies have initially been valued for their retro, nostalgic appeal in the hipster culture. Vinyl is one... Read more

  • Victoria Tenant's new book "Irena Baronova and the Ballets Russes De Monte Carlo." Ms. Tenant was the guest of honor at a Nov. 7 charity event held at MaxMara in Beverly Hills. (Robin Kemker/Epoch Times)

    Fashion and Performing Arts United at MaxMara in Beverly Hills to Support Charity

    Despite the nearly full moon, stars were out on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills Nov. 7 as luxury Italian fashion house Max Mara hosted an... Read more

  • This is an undated handout photo issued by Doncaster Rovers FC via PA of Louis Tomlinson of One Direction who has signed with the English soccer team. (AP Photo/ Steve Uttley/PA)

    Stop to Control Larry / Larry Shippers: What is it? #StopToControlLarry, Related to Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson

    A confusing hashtag on Twitter has been a top trend on the site for a while: #StopToControlLarry. The grammatically poor trend has to do with... Read more

  • A viral Facebook scam is claiming one can sign up for a $200 free Macy’s gift card, but it should be avoided. (Screenshot)

    Macy’s Scam: Free $200 Gift Card is Facebook is Fake, Don’t Click it

    A viral Facebook scam is claiming one can sign up for a $200 free Macy’s gift card, but it should be avoided. The scam, which... Read more

  • Centre for Intellectual Property 2014 – Spanish Parliament, October 28, 2014. (Flickr.com)

    Copyright Act Finally Passed in Spain

    MADRID—The Spanish Congress passed the ‘Act to the revised text of the Copyright Act to be Amended‘ , as well as the Senate Amendments which... Read more


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