5 Internet Hoaxes That Nearly Got Us All

Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet. Because if you do, you’ll end up falling in the trap of the many Internet hoaxes floating around as bait and just waiting to pluck some naïve soul out of the water. The good news here is that you don’t necessarily need to be naïve because some of the Internet hoaxes on this list were so convincing that we can totally understand the lack of suspension of disbelief.

Internet Hoaxes

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From the most recent infamous case all the way back to the classics, we’ve got here some of the most incredible Internet hoaxes of all time. Did you fall for any of these?

#1 Marina Joyce

We can’t start off this list without addressing the biggest case of Internet hoaxes in recent memory. YouTuber Marina Joyce’s recent strange behavior had people firmly convinced that she had been kidnapped and forced to make videos. The “clues” were scattered everywhere in her earliest videos and her bizarre responses to this situation didn’t exactly set the fire out.

The hoax was later debunked, though not particularly because of Marina’s own efforts. Her odd behavior was blamed on some sort of mental issue and because the Internet goes full circle, she’s now become a popular meme.

#2 Justin Bieber Sexuality Hoax

What makes Internet hoaxes really big is involving popular figures and celebrities. And, well, there was a time when no one was bigger than Biebs himself. Although there have been several Internet hoaxes regarding the pop star floating around, noteworthy was the one which had Justin as allegedly bisexual.

The rumors started spreading via Twitter curtsy of an image showcasing the pop star kissing singer Austin Mahone. Naturally, the photo was digitally edited and the “coming out” tweet that had supposedly belonged to Justin was also manufactured.

#3 Save Toby

Internet hoaxes also tended to take the shape of various questionable websites. In 2005, two people by the name James and Brian started a website dedicated to an injured rabbit they had found outside of their home. The website was intended to collect $50,000 for the rabbit’s treatment, with the express mention that if their quota wasn’t reached, they’d eat the rabbit.

Naturally, this stirred a lot of anger among the masses, even going as far as to have animal rights activists try to shut down the website. Fortunately, it was later proven that the website was a parody and that no real rabbits were in danger.

#4 lonelygirl15

YouTube was and continues to be a great platform for Internet hoaxes, apparently. In 2006, a 16-year-old girl started posting videos under the name “lonelygirl15.” Her videos started gradually getting more and more disturbing as she was starting to make claims that her parents were part of a strange cult and forcing her to partake in rituals.

Things really escalated when said parents were allegedly kidnapped. Needless to say, the Internet freaked out. But like all things on this list, lonelygirl15 was also debunked. The series of videos continued under the shape of a fictional web series.

#5 Buy Tigers

Who wouldn’t want to get their hands on a majestic and exotic animal? Tigers are secretly in high-demand, so buytigers.com came just in handy. With one simple e-mail, anyone would be able to acquire their own oversized feline in just one click. Safety is guaranteed, as well as the exclusivity that comes from this being the only website of the likes floating around.

But selling tigers online (or anywhere) is really not the way to go, so there’s no surprise that animal rights activists got involved. Owner Aldo Tripiciano came forward afterwards and admitted that the website was a fake and that no tigers were actually being sold.

Top 10 Funny Bible Verses

Funny Bible Verses


The Bible is a lecture able to tend all souls and it’s often a reading that many lost people turn to in need of guidance. It’s the most stolen book in the world, the most translated one, as well as one of the most massively printed one. Needless to say, it’s huge. Numerous people attempted to find hidden meanings underneath the writings and, centuries later, we are still trying to capture the purest significance of the words of the Scripture. Despite all the seriousness and profound meanings, there are still some funny Bible verses that will make us raise an eyebrow and go, “Huh?”

#1 “Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock!” – Psalm 137:9

In other words, bashing babies against rocks is a good thing. No, that’s not what we’re saying, but this is the literal meaning that someone might extract out of it. Obviously, we really shouldn’t be looking literally into this passage.

#2 “When two men are fighting and the wife of one of them intervenes to drag her husband clear of his opponent, if she puts out her hand and catches hold of the man by his privates, you must cut off her hand and show her no mercy.” – Deut. 25:11

The Bible preaches a lot about peace and forgiveness, but when a woman drags her husband away from a fight by his privates, this is when a line is crossed. You really need to appreciate how specific this scenario is.

#3 “And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.” – 2 Kings 2:23-24

Long story short, Elijah is mocked by some children for his baldness. He curses them in the name of God, who then sends two bears to attack them. Don’t make fun of bald people.

#4 “It is better to live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife.” – Proverbs 21:19

What can we say? It seems like the motif of the nagging wife has been around for quite some time.

Funny Bible Verses


#5 “Do not eat anything you find already dead. You may give it to an alien living in any of your towns and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner…” – Deuteronomy 14:21

Yeah, that’s right! Don’t eat any weird dead animals from a street, just sell them to a foreigner or your local alien citizen.

#6 “When the powerful horses went out, they were straining to go throughout the earth. And he said, “Go throughout the earth!” So they went throughout the earth.” – Zechariah 6:7

Apparently all it takes to go through the earth is some good motivation.

#7 “You also took the fine jewelry I gave you, the jewelry made of my gold and silver, and you made for yourself male idols and engaged in prostitution with them.”- Ezekiel 16:17

Don’t turn your jewelry into male idols.

#8 “Here she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.” – Ezekiel 23:20

Seems like Fifty Shades of Grey wasn’t here first.

#9 “As Paul spoke on and on, a young man named Eutychus, sitting on the windowsill, became very drowsy. Finally, he fell sound asleep and dropped three stories to his death below.” – Acts 20:9

Here’s an instance when someone’s speech quite literally bored another to death.

#10 “No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the Lord.” – Deut. 23:1

We’re not laughing at the tragedy per se, but rather at the fact that emasculation through crushing was so common that it led to an entire demographic.

Top 10 Weird Candy From Around The World

Weird Candy


Maybe it’s just a cultural thing. Or maybe it’s just the fact that not all of us are built to eat ash-flavored things. Either way, there are definitely numerous types of weird candy out there that we likely wouldn’t touch with a pole. And, just for the record, for them to classify as weird, we will take anything that essentially makes you lift an eyebrow and/or scrunch your nose the first time you lay your eyes on them. Here is ten of the weirdest of that weird candy.

#1 Lobster Candy

We need to face it – the number one reason why a sweet treat might be considered more bizarre than a normal candy should be is because of a weird flavor. Lobster candy is just one of those things that you seriously doubt you’d ever hear a child excitedly ask for.

#2 Uncle Urnie’s Candy Ashes

We couldn’t fit into the title the part that mentioned that they’re black cherry flavored. Now that you know this, you might be wondering what the actual taste of the candy is. Is it ash or is it cherry? In a sense, it’s both. It’s one thing to get super specific with your favorite flavors, but completely another to wake up one day and wonder what your grandpa’s urn ashes taste like.

#3 Cockroach Candy

The good news is that, fortunately, there isn’t any actual cockroach flavor involved in this business. The bad news is… no matter how you look at it, that’s still a cola jelly shaped like a cockroach. We suppose that it’s a positive thing that the creators are self-aware and admit that their sugary treat is supposed to make your stomach turn.

#4 Prank Powder Decepti Candy

This is why we said flavor isn’t the only element worth considering when trying to pick out the crème a la crème of weird candy. These colorful and seemingly harmless powder tubes have been created with a malicious intent behind them. One can stain your mouth, one will dull your tongue with its sour taste, another will foam when consumed, and the fourth one does all four.

#5 Thanksgiving Gumballs

Weird Candy


Having trouble managing your time in order to set up that amazing Thanksgiving table? Don’t worry! Rather than spending hours on mashed potatoes and turkey, you can simply serve your guests these fantastic gumballs, all of which strongly resemble your favorite Thanksgiving dishes. You won’t even be able to tell the difference.

#6 Botan Rice Candy

It’s a general rule in cuisine that anything that is arranged on the plate must be edible. Some Japanese candy makers decided that this needed to be applicable for sugary delights too, which is why they decided to wrap their candy in edible rice paper.

#7 Caffeinated Maple-Bacon Lollipops

Do you ever wonder when too much would just be too much? Well, it’s definitely not the case of these extra lollipops. When you’re in a rush and can’t afford a full proper breakfast, just pop one of these in your mouth. You’ll get your morning coffee fix, your bacon, and your maple syrup all in one place.

#8 Grillz Candy

Make all your friends jealous by showing up before them rocking some diamond-like, shiny grills. While other people have just the grill, you’ll get to show them off with the fact that yours is also watermelon or peach flavored.

#9 Gummy Bacon

We know. The first instinct is to wonder who thought making bacon-flavored candy was a good idea. But it gets even more disappointing once you learn that it’s not even bacon-flavored. In conclusion, you’re stuck with a bacon lookalike gummy that tastes like strawberry. That’s one sure way to confuse your taste buds.

#10 Zombie Mints

No, they’re not zombie-flavored, but this weird candy would make an excellent horde bait in the eventuality of an upcoming zombie apocalypse. Rich in brain flavors, these zombie mints will save your life literally and figuratively!

The Most Hilariously Useless Inventions In History

Some of the most famous personalities in history have managed to reach stardom by being the masterminds behind the most game-changing inventions ever made. Given how much influence electricity, cars, television, and other things have in our daily lives, it’s easy to see why we should feel prompted to kiss the ground all of their inventors walked on. But, unfortunately, not everyone manages to hit the jackpot and some inventions were… questionable, at the very least. These are The Most Hilariously Useless Inventions In History.

#1 Remote Headband

Useless Inventions


“Mom, where’s the TV remote?” It’s right in your hand, honey!

For all of you who grew tired of constantly turning sofa pillows upside down on your quest to find the remote, there is an invention that will save you all. This headband is here for all of your remote-depositing needs and you’ll be thrilled to know that you can attack to your head even as much as six remotes at a time. Wicked!

#2 Subway Chinrest

Useless Inventions


Snoozing on the subway while we’re on our way to work is something that’s happened to the best of us. But it’s not really easy to accomplish this deed when said subway is filled to the brink with passengers. Needless to say, there are no empty seats that you can catch some zzz’s on. Well, then, it’s a good thing that you’ve brought your subway chinrest with you! This magical tool is here to support your head as you go full donkey and pay a brief visit to the dreamland while still standing up.

#3 The Pet Rock

Useless Inventions


You wake up on Christmas morning early, you wait for your child to march down the stairs, and you smile when you see their face light up at the sight of the tiny cage with breathing holes in it. Your son or daughter finally has a pet – a pet rock. You can take the modern approach a purchase the friendly animal in its modern version, which comes with an USB cord. The best part is that the cord rightfully fits the energy of the rock because it does absolutely nothing!

#4 Hair Visor

Useless Inventions


Going bald? There’s no need to worry. This brilliant cap is going to restore your precious head garment with just one easy step. Strap the cap on and you’ll have rich and luscious locks spurting once again. The only underside is that you have to wear it, pretty much, all the time, but we say that it’s totally worth it.

#5 Handerpants

Useless Inventions


This invention is so notorious for its questionable creativity that we actually debated whether we should add it or not. After all, this list is all about useless inventions and we can’t see a time in our life when we wouldn’t need a pair of finger underpants to embellish our hands. You’ll surely be the life of any party you attend while flaunting these babies.

#6 The Pizza Fork

Useless Inventions


The pizza fork is here to solve the only problem that we all had with pizza – the fact that it required us to use both of our hands. Naturally, that only happens when you choose to go about the civilized way and eat pizza chunks with the fork. If you’re sick of not being able to text while cutting your pizza, then look no further than this invention to get rid of this inconvenience.

#7 Toilet Golf

Useless Inventions


Tired of doing boring, mundane things like reading or playing games on your phone while tending to your biological functions? Thanks to this invention, you can now lower your handicap and practice everyone’s favorite sport straight from the throne. Experience golf like never before! Acquire this game now and you’ll get, for free, the chance to try and explain this to the rest of your family.

Ancient Aliens Debunked – What Is Actually Right

Ancient Aliens Debunked

Ancient Aliens is arguably one of History Channel’s most controversial productions, having often received criticism for its rather eldritch claims and theories. This is a show that essentially tries to convince us that humanity has, in fact, encountered extraterrestrial species in the past. The biggest pet peeve that critics and (especially) scientists have with this production is that it majorly erases some of humanity’s greatest accomplishments by claiming it was aliens who did the actual deed. In case you’ve never had the pleasure of watching an episode, you likely know about it because the Ancient Aliens guy is so famous.

Not everyone was able to have a good laugh at the Ancient Aliens meme and brush off the crazy theories – like the one which claims the pyramids were built by our friendly neighborhood aliens. Chris White, a skeptic with a good reason, decided to gnaw at the speculations of the History Channel production. He, therefore, released a three-hour-long documentary titled Ancient Aliens Debunked, which goes through some of the most raving conspiracy theories of the show and, well, debunks them.

Let’s start by dissecting the premise of this whole show, the “ancient aliens theory.” Those who believe in it consider that the evolution of humankind is a direct aftermath of past encounters with alien species that have visited our planet. Everything regarding humanity’s evolution from the homo-sapiens stage to some of our greatest technological accomplishments can be attributed to the benevolence of extraterrestrial civilizations.

It’s not as if it’s a particularly toilsome task to counter the Ancient Aliens evidence (mostly because there isn’t a lot to begin with), but Chris White really went out of his way to provide pertinent explanations and proof. Here are only a few examples that can make even an avid believer of this theory doubt the veracity of the words spoken by Giorgio on Ancient Aliens.

UFO Paintings

Ancient Aliens Debunked

One of the most invoked pieces of evidence that believers of the Ancient Astronaut theory constantly turn to is the alleged depiction of UFOs in medieval paintings. One of the Ancient Aliens episodes actually revolves around this topic, bringing into discussion several artworks with a religious basis that feature bizarre objects hovering in the sky. According to History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, these objects are UFOs, captured by painters. Therefore, they serve as proof for generations to come of encounters with otherworldly visitors.

However, ask any history of art major and they will be able to confirm what Chris White claims in Ancient Aliens Debunked. These floating objects are a common theme in Byzantine period paintings, especially as far as crucifixion depictions go. Upon a closer look at the paintings so often invoked by Ancient Astronaut believers, you may notice that they all have faces. This is because it was traditional to include the sun and the moon in works of art, often by giving them human-like faces. Even the situation of the controversial picture used above is explained in the documentary as nothing but a depiction of a Bible passage.

The Pyramids

Ancient Aliens Debunked

The Great Pyramid at Giza has been subject to countless conspiracy theories due to its marvelous structure and architectural genius. Many wonder how it was possible to even build it, due to its impressive height, heaviness of the used materials, and questionable means through which constructors were able to lift the pieces. Some people believe it was dinosaurs who built the great pyramids; some believe the construction was possible through the intervention of alien forces. Needless to say, the Giza pyramids are the favorite turn-to mysteries when in need of ancient proof of aliens.

In Ancient Aliens Debunked, Chris White takes every piece of proof the History Channel show offers one by one and essentially explains why there isn’t actually any basis for it. Ancient Aliens claims that there was no way Egyptians could have cut the granite used for the pyramid’s construction with the technical means they had at that time. Seemingly, it was only possible through the use of alien diamond-tip weaponry. But, wait – it also strongly believes that the only way to get all those materials so high up was by levitating the blocks.

However, all of these claims are rebutted; not just by Chris White, but by historians who can confirm that Egyptians did, in fact, have access to means to build the Great Pyramid at Giza. Archeologists have discovered much backup evidence, including the fact that the pyramid’s material was actually a mix of limestone and sandstone. Moreover, Egyptians definitely could have lifted the blocks through the use of plain sleds and papyrus ropes, as supported by the many artwork depictions of the construction process.

Easter Island

Ancient Aliens Debunked

Most of us are familiar with the stone sculptures on the Easter Island, referred to by locals as the Moai. They didn’t manage to elude the curiosity of the Ancient Aliens TV show either. The show’s producers have plenty of questions. How were they built? How did they get there? Who or what built them? They are made to be complete mysteries, despite the fact that countless pieces of evidence provide answers to all of these questions.

When archeologists unearthed the sculptures, they found several of them abandoned mid-construction. They took photographs, which we can easily find online, and which tell us the story of how they were built. It seems like Ancient Aliens is aware of that, which is why they insist on another question: how could the Moai have been transported via a wood sled when there are no trees on the island? It’s pretty strange to assume that there have never been any trees on the island, but perhaps even stranger to claim that there was no way to get wood otherwise. Regardless, Chris White complies and offers in-depth explanations for this theory as well.

Believe what you want to believe. There’s definitely no one to stop you. Ancient Aliens isn’t the first conglomerate of people that strongly believe in alien conspiracy theories, as loony as some of them may sound to us. This means they definitely won’t be the last. The History Channel show and the Chris White documentary both provide points of views as different as the sun and the moon. Perhaps only one of them is right, perhaps no one is right, or maybe the truth is somewhere in the middle. Either way, Ancient Aliens Debunked definitely seems to have the better support of solid proof so far, so we can only side with Chris White this time. No offense to the Ancient Aliens guy, we definitely had a lot of laughs thanks to him.

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