Weirdo of the Day: Joaquin Phoenix Tells Fake Engagement Story on ‘Letterman’

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Oh good, crazy Jaoquin Phoenix is back.

On the "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday night, Phoenix got into an insane yoga position called "harness of the hog" and then casually dropped some very big news: that he was getting married to his yoga instructor.

Wait… what?

But it turned out that whole part about getting engaged was a lie to make his story sound more interesting.

"I think like my life's so boring, and it seemed like something exciting to talk about, and I wanted the audience to like me," he told Good Morning America. "They really like people getting married."

Several years ago, a bearded Phoenix was a guest on Letterman in one of the most bizarre interviews of late night TV. The whole thing turned out to be a very elaborate hoax.

Mystery of the Day: What’s the Deal with this Green Cat in Bulgaria?

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An emerald green cat that has been lurking around the Black Sea resort of Varna, Bulgaria has people both confused and enraged.

Is it photoshopped? An act of animal cruelty by local hooligans? An alien life form?

According to the latest reports, none of the above.

It was recently discovered that the cat has been sleeping in an abandoned heap of synthetic green paint, and each day the color is getting darker.

Great - now will someone in Bulgaria please adopt this poor creature before it has to spend another night in that pile of ooze?

Probably Fake of the Day: One Man Gets a Little too Excited at Exactly the Wrong Time

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Definitely Probably Fake of the Day: Mom Interrupts This Rap Genius From Definitely Making the Best Music Video of All Time

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Remember the Song Featuring 29 Impressive Celebrity Impressions? This is How Musician Rob Cantor Faked the Song

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Here's the original video if you haven't seen it.

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Internet Hoax of the Day: Japanese 'Moon Melon' is Only Wishful Thinking

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The mysterious Moon Melon, with it's deep, vivid blue color, is said to come from Japan with a unique ability to change the taste of other foods with just a few bites. But like many things found on the internet that seem too weird to be true, the Moon Melon is just that. The exotic fruit has made quite a recent stir, thought the circulating image was reported to be a couple of digitally altered slices of plain ol' watermelon by The Daily Dot in July of 2012.


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According to the International Business Times, many believe it's been circulating again because the widely followed Twitter account, Weird Hacks & Facts, posted a recent photo of the fantasy fruit. The post reads the following:

"This fruit grows in some parts of Japan, and is known for its vibrant blue color. What you probably don't know about this fruit is that it can switch flavors after you eat it. Everything sour will taste sweet, everything salty will taste bitter, and it gives water a strong orange-like taste."

Rip Off of the Day: Man Finds Plastic Filler in Noodles

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After opening a bag of what was supposed to be Asian rice noodles, a man shows us that he discovered much of the contents of the bag were pieces of plastic impostors that seem to intentionally look like the real thing!