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."

Craigslist Weirdness of the Day: Troll on a Budget Looking for a Dwelling

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Craigslist Weirdness of the Day: Troll on a Budget Looking for a Dwelling
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This 7'4' troll is looking for a new roommate in the D.C. area and he's hoping that it will be you. Like all trolls, this fiscally responsible guy really cares about making sure rent is covered and other bills are paid (he especially cares about tolls). But don't let this payment punctuality overshadow his wild side. This kickball-loving, happy hour hopping wild wonder likes to have a good time.

About Me
I am 328 lbs, 7 feet tall (7' 4" if you count horn height), yellow/greenish eyes and a heart-warming smile. Happy hour? Free networking event? Kickball?... I'm there. I love being fiscally responsible and making sure all debts are paid, tolls collected, and budgets balanced.

Apartment Requirements
Space is no issue! I am great in tight spaces so am happy to claim an unused den or living room corner. I am also quite prepared to sleep under your bed or chill out in the closet. NOTE: I suffer from frequent, violent night terrors brought on by fiscal stress. So let's keep our budget in check when we're bunking up, OK? We will need to convene weekly budget meetings to discuss utility bills -- keeping costs down keeps spirits up!

Outstanding Questions
What is our toll rate for pedestrians walking by outside? Is it strictly enforced or a catch-and-release program? Do you have a dedicated sheep/goat herder, or do you just hire freelancers?

Interested in learning more about this guy? Check him out on Tumblr or follow him on Twitter. Maybe you'll be the next one to have him make your house a...bridge overpass.

Craigslist Hoax of the Day: Two Unicorns for Sale

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Craigslist Hoax of the Day: Two Unicorns for Sale
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Parents facing the stress of attempting to fulfill unrealistic gift requests can breath a little easier after these two majestic beauties went up for sale on Craigslist. For the child who as everything, you'll be able to provide you kid with double the magic this holiday season with this pair of beautiful unicorns. Here is an excerpt from the ad that was placed:

2 Unicorns for Sale - $930000 (Hartford)

We are selling 2 purebred unicorns. Male is 3 years old named Pagasus. Female is 5 years old and named Daisy. Price of $930,000 USD is per unicorn. Unicorns are hand fed from birth, and require just as much attention if you do decide to welcome a unicorn into your home. We are the only fully licensed unicorn breeder in North America, and are NUBAA certified. Call now to be put on the waiting list, on which wait times start at 9 months out.

SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE


For those on a tighter budget, they also have unicorn eggs for sale.

Internet Hoax of the Day: #CureForMiley

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Internet Hoax of the Day: #CureForMiley
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On the heels of Miley Cyrus' pregnancy rumor that made the rounds earlier this week, a group of 4chan pranksters are now out to spread yet another vicious rumor that the controversial pop idol has contracted HIV.

Hoax of the Day: 4chan Tricked Some iPhone Users into Thinking iOS7 Makes It Waterproof

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Hoax of the Day: 4chan Tricked Some iPhone Users into Thinking iOS7 Makes It Waterproof
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Add this to the list of reasons why you should never believe anything you read on the Internets. In a carefully planned scheme to sabotage many early iOS7 adopters, a group of pranksters on 4chan decided to get creative with a series of fake (yet convincing) Apple-esque ads claiming that the latest OS software update will make iPhones waterproof (which is false, of course) along with a fake Facebook post from Apple CEO Tim Cook. It's not something that everyone would fall for, but apparently a few people on Twitter have accidentally destroyed their phones while testing its waterproof feature.

Viral Hoax of the Day: A 60-Year-Old Man's Suicide Note Prompts a Wild Goose Hunt for Dead Man's Treasure

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Viral Hoax of the Day: A 60-Year-Old Man's Suicide Note Prompts a Wild Goose Hunt for Dead Man's Treasure
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A 60-year-old former Kansas City Star reporter's sprawling suicide note has pushed Reddit into a frenzy today, prompting a real-life treasure hunt for $200,000 worth of gold coins in Overland Park, Kansas. Shortly before taking his own life at 5 a.m. on the morning of August 15th, Martin Manley launched the website Martin Manley: My Life and Death, a meticulously-written memoir about different chapters of his life and his spiritual journey leading up to the day of suicide. Among the parts that peaked Reddit's interest were Manley's claimed possession of $200,000 in gold coins, which was immediately followed by a set of GPS coordinates located somewhere in Overland Park. Inevitably, a handful of local Redditors headed out to the spot in search of Manley's gold coins, but within a few hours, family members of Manley had called the police to inform them that the buried treasure was a hoax, according to letters Manley had overnighted to them the previous day.

Fake Fakery of the Day

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Fake Fakery of the Day
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Fake Fakery of the Day: The tattoo artist who appeared in a recent viral video that features a woman allegedly getting all 152 of her Facebook friends tattooed on her arm confessed to De Telegraaf that the whole thing was a hoax intended to promote a company that makes gifts using Facebook profile phot