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10.21.13 Andy Cush

Rayfish sneakers are not real. Last year, a Dutch academic created the brand as a media hoax, marketing sneakers made from the skin of custom bioengineered stingrays. Want neon green sneakers with bright orange polka dots? The company would genetically modify an animal to suit your needs, then kill it and use its leather to […]

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10.13.11 Marina Galperina

Oh no you didn’t, Ono… It’s possible that the fans and collectors who shelled out thousands of dollars for John Lennon prints at his widow’s SoHo exhibit may have been duped. Allegedly, they’re “cut-and-paste mashups” of Lennon’s themes — colored, altered, recomposed and otherwise fucked with by Yoko. […]

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12.16.10 Bucky Turco

Every few months, a Twitter hoax bubbles up and a celebrity dies. This time it was a rumor that Morgan Freeman had passed away and that CNN had reported it. No so says the network in an update recently posted on the social networking platform that propagated it in the first place. […]

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12.13.10 Lauri Apple

This portrait of a glowing-eyed ghoul was supposedly taken by someone hunting deer in Berwick, La. and sent to the local TV news station. For a while, people thought it was an actual alien from the planet Gnosis. […]

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