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The media has cooked up outrage over Melbourne hipsters' $5 Nutella spoons -- but do they even exist? And other media tidbits.

The $5 Nutella tale the media swallowed … ABC closes doors after security review … corrections requested and given …

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.

Bureau of Regret: Mungo lives!

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.

A series of clever hoaxes has plagued oil giant Shell, as environmentalists trial new ways of getting their messages out.

Social media hoaxes the new weapon in green activism

A series of clever hoaxes has plagued oil giant Shell, as environmentalists trial new ways of getting their messages out.

"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.

Thatcher is dead — the cat, not the former British Prime Minister

"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 <b>Simon Caterson</b>.

Hoaxes: sometimes we lie in wait for them

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? <b>Elly Keating</b> investigates.

Why do all these celebrities keep ‘dying’ in New Zealand?

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.

Last week the internet was abuzz with the heartfelt <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2009/08/23/2009-08-23_rapper_schools_record_label_qns_ma_makes_warner_music_foot_bill_for_phd.html">story</a> of a rapper getting her PhD paid for by Warner Music, thanks to a forgotten contract clause. However, <em>Slate</em> have debunked the story as a pack of lies.

Ghetto to PhD: Roxanne’s fictional revenge

Last week the internet was abuzz with the heartfelt story of a rapper getting her PhD paid for by Warner Music, thanks to a forgotten contract clause. However, Slate have debunked the story as a pack of lies.

When it comes to lies in the media, there's the warrants-five-minutes-on-<em>Media</em>-<em>Watch</em> stuff, and then there are <em>these</em> tall tales. <em>Cracked</em> wraps some of the biggest, ballsiest bits of BS to ever hit the front pages.

The five ballsiest lies ever told in journalism

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 <em>Modernism/Modernity</em>, 'written' by a character from Don DeLillo's <em>White Noise</em>. Which wouldn't be a big deal, except it was being referenced by academics and took five years before the hoax was noticed.

Did you hear about the Don DeLillo hoax?

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.

The internet loves a good hoax. Especially if it involves a pulsating slimey thing or a dried carcass found on a beach. <em>Cracked</em> exposes the top monster scams.

Internet hoaxes: a monster of a scam

The internet loves a good hoax. Especially if it involves a pulsating slimey thing or a dried carcass found on a beach. Cracked exposes the top monster scams.

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