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Old 26 April 2012, 03:48 PM
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Reporter 5 Clearly Fake News Stories That Fooled the Media

This article lists 5 hoaxes, the truth behind them, and the reasons people believed them. Surprisingly, none of the hoaxes were in the archives when I checked.
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Old 26 April 2012, 04:42 PM
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I remember the IE one was discussed on the boards, but I've never even heard of the rest of those.
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Old 26 April 2012, 06:15 PM
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False news stories aren't automatically urban legends... I guess snopes would only deal with them if lots of emails started arriving.
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Old 26 April 2012, 06:16 PM
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I am pretty sure I saw the one about the guy prosecuted for eating wildlife to survive his crash in the woods here.
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Old 26 April 2012, 07:03 PM
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A couple were discussed here, but I don't think any of them made it to the Reference Pages.

I remember the IE and the hunting one, specifically (or variants thereof).
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