Category: Bogus


Scientists discover a 2000-year-old coin that was counterfeited using a process thought to be unknown to metallurgists of the day. (via)

Tags: Bogus Discovery Money.

Here lies BMW.

Ohio man buries his car to collect insurance.

Tags: Bogus Busted Cars Crime Insurance People Prison Punishment.

Not for sale. Not for free.

Man forced to protect his Corvette that was falsely advertised as being free by someone else on Craigslist.

Tags: Bogus Cars Crime Web.

Dead Body Guy.

Man who wants to play dead for a living. (via)

Tags: Blog Bogus Crime Death Entertainment Marketing Murder Music People TV Web.

Sugar glass.

How to make fake glass. (via)

Tags: Bogus How-to Make Movies.


Finnish geeks have added sound to the air guitar.

Tags: Bogus Culture Instruments Milestones.

All your BS.

Chinese ‘corporation’ headquartered in $150/mo rental apartment tenders $450 billion bid for Exxon.

Tags: Bogus Business Money.

I see dead people.

Outdoor marketing campaign that used people made up to look like they had been murdered.

Tags: Body Bogus Death Deception Marketing Murder.

Alien zapper.

Object initially mistaken for a bomb was in fact a device that was ‘supposed to set off vibrations that would keep aliens away. (via)

Tags: Bizarre Bogus Discovery Gadgets Mistakes UFO.

Free Juan!

Florida sheriff has wrongly accused a stuffed animal of ‘loitering’.

Tags: Animals Bogus Crime Humor Web.


Investigator exposes a made-up word in the New Oxford English Dictionary. (via)

Tags: Bogus Books Humor Information Publishing Resources.

Recognizing phonies.

To combat a growing scamming problem, the city of Shanghai has created an illustrated guide on how to tell real beggars from from fake ones. (via)

Tags: Beggars Bogus Money Resources.


A nonalcoholic beer has been created to target children and is being packaged in brown bottles to look like real beer. (via)

Tags: Beer Bogus Culture Marketing Products Protest.

Bogus Air.

Airliner fakes emergency so that passengers can watch a soccer game.

Tags: Bogus Deception Emergency Sports Travel.

Piano woman.

Piano Man, Part II: Naked woman who apparently can’t speak found walking along a beach in Hong Kong.

Tags: Bogus Discovery Followup News People Unexplained.

Customer incentive.

Overdue phone bill customer in England receives late notice telling him to pay up or else he will be ‘hospitalized. (via)

Tags: Bizarre Bogus Money People Phone Prank.

Not once but twice.

Woman pulls second fake cancer scam.

Tags: Bogus Busted Caught Crime Discovery Disease Health Money People Prank Theft.

It’s been real.

The mysterious Piano Man, the supposed mute piano-playing prodigy who was found on a British beach back in April, reveals his hoax and goes back home to Germany.

Tags: Bizarre Bogus Discovery Followup Music People.

Not armed or dangerous.

Radio station stunt that had three listeners dress like escaped inmates trying to hitch a ride backfired when dozens of ‘terrified’ motorists called 911.

Tags: Bogus Contests Fear Marketing Mistakes Parody Prank Prison Woopsie.

Not like the Oompa Loompa doompadee do.

Man’s claim to being an Oompa Loompa in the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory proves to be as phony as this author claiming to have found the fifth golden ticket.

Tags: Bogus Culture Deception Entertainment Movies People.

Woo hoo! Doh!

Florida Lotto to woman: $250,000 winning ticket was a misprint. (via)

Tags: Accident Bogus Contests Decline Discovery Mistakes Money People Protest Woopsie.

Please disperse.

Hair sample tested earlier this week is not from Bigfoot.

Tags: Animals Bigfoot Bogus Cryptozoology Discovery Followup.


The man who just couldn’t say no to love. (via)

Tags: Bogus Busted Caught Crime Deception Discovery Legal Spouse Weddings.


Proof that there are trade associations for just about everything.

Tags: Bogus Education.

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