The media has cooked up outrage over Melbourne hipsters' $5 Nutella spoons -- but do they even exist? And other media tidbits.
Anne Summers whipped Twitter into a frenzy with a tweet announcing the death of Mungo MacCallum. Let's see what journalists and public figures piled on -- and then hastily deleted their condolences when Mungo was found tucking into some eggs.
"Thatcher has died": This text message sent by Canadian Transport Minister John Baird to a person at a gala dinner informing them that his beloved cat, named after the Iron Lady, had died, sent MPs into a panic.
Chastising the media for reporting the balloon boy story in the US or attacking the guerrilla tourism marketing campaign involving a fake Danish single mother won't prevent hoaxes such as these from occurring, writes Simon Caterson.
Zach Braff is not the only celebrity to have been the subject of death rumours in recent times. He is also not the only one who has supposedly fallen to their death from the Kauri Cliffs. So what’s going on here? Elly Keating investigates.
When it comes to lies in the media, there's the warrants-five-minutes-on-Media-Watch stuff, and then there are these tall tales. Cracked wraps some of the biggest, ballsiest bits of BS to ever hit the front pages.
A hoax review appeared in US literary journal Modernism/Modernity, 'written' by a character from Don DeLillo's White Noise. Which wouldn't be a big deal, except it was being referenced by academics and took five years before the hoax was noticed.