49 Hoaxes People Actually Believed – Mental Floss (Ep.12)

A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at some of history’s greatest hoaxes including “Balloon Boy” (the boy, by the way is now in a metal band), “Lonelygirl15” and “War of the Worlds” (you didn’t think we could do an episode on hoaxes and NOT include it, did you?).

  • echar
  • BuzzCoastin

    here’s a list of hoaxes that will never make the show:
    the JFK assassination, Gulf of Tonkin incident, the CIA, the FBI, 911, Iraq WMDs
    but it will include
    anything it takes to keep the herd entertrained & docile

    • echar

      You’ll scare the natives with that kinda talk!

  • Hadrian999

    I hope Gulf of tonkin is in there