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This Time the NJ Shark Sighting is Real [Video]

Last week, people were passing around "warnings" of shark sightings at NJ beaches around social media like a beach ball at a concert. As we now know, it was just a hoax. In light of that lesson, it's not surprising if people were skeptical when another NJ shark story popped up this week. It turns out though, that this one is true.

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Have Sharks Been Spotted in Belmar? Read More Here

Taking a look at that "notice", it looks pretty legitimate. It seems to be on US Coast Guard letterhead. It's dated today, and hey if people are posting it on Facebook, it must be true, right?

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Were You Pulled in By the Mermaid Hoax?

Last week Animal Planet broke a viewership record. And the producer of the show openly admits that it's not real.

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Is This An Actual iPhone 6 or a Hoax? [Video]

It seems like the second that Apple comes out with a new product, "experts" start to predict (and allegedly leak) what the next device to come out of Cupertino, CA will look like, do, and how it may or may not change technology.

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Flickr user IntelFreePress
Flickr user IntelFreePress
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Followup – Eagle Video is a Hoax

Well, it seems like we have our answer - the video of an apparently hungry eagle picking up a human baby is a hoax.

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Hoaxsters Do It For “Cheap Thrills”

 

There were no stowaways on board a Port Newark bound cargo ship, the Blind Date Hoax is said to be linked with another boat hoax in Texas, and there’s been a case of “misuse” of emergency frequencies. It might seem like hoaxes are dominating the summer but according to the Coast Guard, it’s what they deal with on a regular basis.

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Sandy Hook Boat Hoax Connected To Phony Distress Call In Texas?

The Coast Guard is investigating a similar hoax in Houston Texas they believe could be related to last week's hoax call of the Blind Date yacht off Sandy Hook.

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Tim Boyle - Getty Images
Tim Boyle - Getty Images
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Have You Been Taken in by a Web Hoax? [Poll]

A couple of years ago pictures of the billboard above made the rounds of Internet message boards and email inboxes. People were all worked up over the guts that this allegedly spurned lover had to take out this huge, embarrassing advertisement. There's only one catch...

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Hulton Archive - Getty Images
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Did Cheetah the Chimp Really Die Last Weekend?

This week, media outlets from around the world reported that Cheetah, one of the famous chimpanzees to play Tarzan's sidekick in the classic films had died at a sanctuary in Florida. But since then, the plot has thickened.

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