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

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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!

Impostor of the Day: Jimmy Kimmel Brings in a Sign Language Interpreter to Translate Mandela Memorial Fake

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It's amazing what this real sign language interpreter deciphers from the infamous faker at the Nelson Mandela memorial.

Tweet of the Day: Paris Hilton'sTweet About Nelson Mandela's Death is Fake

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Tweet of the Day: Paris Hilton'sTweet About Nelson Mandela's Death is Fake
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It turns out the ignorant tweet from Paris Hilton about Nelson Mandela that went viral turned out to be faked.

Doomsday Spirit of the Day

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Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister whose parliamentary speech against misogyny made her a viral video star earlier in October, returns to YouTube with a faux national address in which she affirms the Mayan doomsday prophecy. Just to be clear, this video was created as a promotional clip for the Australian radio station Triple J.

This Looks Shopped of the Day: Fake Winning Powerball Ticket

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This Looks Shopped of the Day: Fake Winning Powerball Ticket
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A photograph of a man holding up what appears to be a winning Powerball ticket has gone viral on Facebook, except it's unmistakably fake (trivia: the first five numbers of Powerball tickets are always printed in numerical order). Uploaded by a Facebook user named Nolan Daniels, the picture is accompanied by a message that is already too good to be true: "Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!" As of Friday evening, the post has accumulated more than 968,000 shares on Facebook and will likely break through 1 million shares in the matter of hours.

Gruesome Costume of the Day

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Gruesome Costume of the Day
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Taking the Venom concept one step further, this terrific optical illusion has some serious bite.