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# hoax - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Over 4,000 hoax calls made to ambulance service last year
# Hoax
# Hoax

Over 4,000 hoax calls made to ambulance service last year

Aug 8th 2013, 1:16 PM 6,536 Views 36 Comments

Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony is calling for penalties to be put in place to hold the people making the calls to account.

# hoax - Monday 1 April, 2013

April Fools: Our 7 favourite sports pranks of all time
# More Fool You
From The42
# More Fool You

April Fools: Our 7 favourite sports pranks of all time

Apr 1st 2013, 7:01 AM 4,291 Views 1 Comment

Because there ain’t no fool like an April fool.

# hoax - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Belfast security alert declared an 'elaborate hoax'
# Hoax
# Hoax

Belfast security alert declared an 'elaborate hoax'

Mar 31st 2013, 9:38 AM 2,740 Views 1 Comment

Police in Belfast have declared a security alert at Shore Road in Newtownabbey a hoax.

# hoax - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Man arrested as suspicious devices found in Limerick
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

Man arrested as suspicious devices found in Limerick

Feb 28th 2013, 9:07 AM 4,353 Views 1 Comment

Both devices were declared non-viable after an investigation overnight.

# hoax - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Authorities: Report of gunman at MIT was a hoax
# Massachusetts
# Massachusetts

Authorities: Report of gunman at MIT was a hoax

Feb 23rd 2013, 6:58 PM 5,728 Views 0 Comments

It had been reported that a gunman was on the campus, which was then put into lockdown.

# hoax - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Hoax device leads to evacuation in Tallaght
# Hoax
# Hoax

Hoax device leads to evacuation in Tallaght

Feb 16th 2013, 3:41 PM 8,029 Views 2 Comments

Residents of homes in Deerpark Avenue in Tallaght were forced to leave as gardaí and the army bomb squad investigated the suspicious device.

# hoax - Monday 28 January, 2013

Australian radio show involved in hoax hospital call to be taken off air
# Australia
# Australia

Australian radio show involved in hoax hospital call to be taken off air

Jan 28th 2013, 2:25 PM 9,621 Views 33 Comments

The nurse who was the recipient of the hoax call, Jacintha Saldanha, was found dead three days later.

# hoax - Thursday 24 January, 2013

ESPN obtain phone records appearing to back up Manti Te'o story
# Manti
From The42
# Manti

ESPN obtain phone records appearing to back up Manti Te'o story

Jan 24th 2013, 8:32 AM 1,100 Views 0 Comments

An unnamed source presented data to corroborate Te’o's tale of long calls with Lennay Kekua.

# hoax - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Dead girlfriend hoax: American football star tells Couric he briefly lied about girlfriend
# Manti
From The42
# Manti

Dead girlfriend hoax: American football star tells Couric he briefly lied about girlfriend

Jan 23rd 2013, 6:09 PM 2,576 Views 0 Comments

But Manti Te’o insists he wasn’t in on the hoax.

# hoax - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Fake girlfriend hoax: woman whose picture was used in Manti Te'o prank breaks silence
# Hoax
From The42
# Hoax

Fake girlfriend hoax: woman whose picture was used in Manti Te'o prank breaks silence

Jan 22nd 2013, 8:18 PM 2,503 Views 1 Comment

The awkward moment when you realise your face is on ESPN.

# hoax - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Te'o ruse: It never crossed my mind to see my 'dead' girlfriend during her coma after fake car accident
# Flirting With Disaster
From The42
# Flirting With Disaster

Te'o ruse: It never crossed my mind to see my 'dead' girlfriend during her coma after fake car accident

Jan 19th 2013, 9:56 AM 2,578 Views 1 Comment

The American Football star told ESPN [off-camera] that he was the victim of a cruel jape.

# hoax - Friday 18 January, 2013

Dead girlfriend hoax: It's not just Manti Te'o, here's how athletes pick up women on Twitter
# Hook Up
From The42
# Hook Up

Dead girlfriend hoax: It's not just Manti Te'o, here's how athletes pick up women on Twitter

Jan 18th 2013, 8:00 PM 3,319 Views 0 Comments

I want to go there.

# hoax - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Catfish? Notre Dame backs Manti Te'o in 'sophisticated' fake girlfriend hoax
# Bizarre
From The42
# Bizarre

Catfish? Notre Dame backs Manti Te'o in 'sophisticated' fake girlfriend hoax

Jan 17th 2013, 8:49 AM 9,325 Views 12 Comments

The star linebacker is caught up in one of the strangest stories we’ve heard in some time.

# hoax - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Notre Dame: Manti Te'o was a victim of the dead girlfriend hoax
# Hoax
From The42
# Hoax

Notre Dame: Manti Te'o was a victim of the dead girlfriend hoax

Jan 16th 2013, 10:40 PM 3,419 Views 3 Comments

This is the weirdest story we’ve read in a while.

# hoax - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Hospital treating pregnant Kate falls for prank call from queen
# Prank Phonecall
From The Daily Edge
# Prank Phonecall

Hospital treating pregnant Kate falls for prank call from queen

Dec 5th 2012, 2:21 PM 17,167 Views 29 Comments

The nurse gave an Australian radio station details of Kate’s condition when they posed as the 86-year-old monarch.

# hoax - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Big Foot hoax attempt ends with man's death
# US
# US

Big Foot hoax attempt ends with man's death

Aug 28th 2012, 2:10 PM 14,654 Views 45 Comments

Authorities in Montana say that the man was wearing camouflage clothing and standing on a highway when he was struck by two vehicles.

# hoax - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Twitter agrees to block fake Indian PM accounts
# Hoax
# Hoax

Twitter agrees to block fake Indian PM accounts

Aug 23rd 2012, 12:31 PM 2,530 Views 1 Comment

The government asked Twitter to take down the accounts because they risked increasing ethnic and religious tension.

# hoax - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Tuesday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Aug 21st 2012, 7:45 PM 6,464 Views 0 Comments

Things we learned, loved, and shared today.

Army bomb disposal team called out to fourth alert today
# Security Alert
# Security Alert

Army bomb disposal team called out to fourth alert today

Aug 21st 2012, 5:21 PM 5,685 Views 13 Comments

Suspicious device discovered in Sallynoggin, Dublin.

# hoax - Sunday 5 August, 2012

7 of the world's greatest hoaxes (or are they?)
# Hoax
From The Daily Edge
# Hoax

7 of the world's greatest hoaxes (or are they?)

Aug 5th 2012, 9:30 AM 17,693 Views 38 Comments

Aliens invading New Jersey, spaghetti growing on trees… just some of the hoaxes that had the world fooled.

# hoax - Monday 30 July, 2012

PSNI working with Gardai in bomb hoax investigation
# Bomb Hoax
# Bomb Hoax

PSNI working with Gardai in bomb hoax investigation

Jul 30th 2012, 1:11 PM 3,049 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are now working with the PSNI in their investigation into the bomb hoaxes which caused evacuations in four different locations on Saturday night.

# hoax - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Four venues evacuated over hoax bomb warnings
# Hoax
# Hoax

Four venues evacuated over hoax bomb warnings

Jul 29th 2012, 4:07 PM 16,940 Views 82 Comments

Patrons of nightclubs in Tullamore, Galway, Ballinasloe, and Claremorris were evacuated at approximately 11pm last night.

# hoax - Saturday 28 July, 2012

'There's a gun in my carry-on... LOL': when jokes bomb at the airport
# Not Funny
# Not Funny

'There's a gun in my carry-on... LOL': when jokes bomb at the airport

Jul 28th 2012, 12:00 PM 10,136 Views 38 Comments

Jokes about weapons and explosives are a serious no-no at airports – here’s why…

# hoax - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Lurgan town centre declared safe following hoax
# Hoax
# Hoax

Lurgan town centre declared safe following hoax

Jul 12th 2012, 8:05 AM 1,734 Views 2 Comments

A van was hijacked yesterday evening before the driver was forced to drive towards the town’s police station.

# hoax - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

# hoax - Thursday 31 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

May 31st 2012, 8:05 PM 2,891 Views 4 Comments

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# hoax - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Jealous wife 'told airport her husband had a bomb'
# Hoax
# Hoax

Jealous wife 'told airport her husband had a bomb'

Dec 22nd 2011, 9:36 PM 7,033 Views 19 Comments

Johnna Woolfolk had her husband stopped as she believed he was on his way to meet another woman, the FBI said.

# hoax - Monday 19 December, 2011

Hoax forces residents to evacuate homes
# Hoax
# Hoax

Hoax forces residents to evacuate homes

Dec 19th 2011, 2:59 PM 4,865 Views 5 Comments

The Defence Forces were called to the incident, which took place in Dublin city last night.

# hoax - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Suspicious package discovered at RTÉ was a hoax
# Hoax
# Hoax

Suspicious package discovered at RTÉ was a hoax

Nov 10th 2011, 9:08 AM 347 Views 4 Comments

A suspicious package was discovered at the offices of the national broadcaster at lunchtime yesterday.

# hoax - Monday 26 September, 2011

Facebook insists: We're not going to charge for usage
# Facebook
From The Daily Edge
# Facebook

Facebook insists: We're not going to charge for usage

Sep 26th 2011, 8:24 AM 364 Views 4 Comments

# hoax - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Australian teen 'relieved' at hoax collar bomb arrest
# Australia
# Australia

Australian teen 'relieved' at hoax collar bomb arrest

Aug 17th 2011, 12:13 PM 288 Views 3 Comments

Police spent ten hours removing the device, which turned out not to have any explosives in it, from the neck of 18-year-old Sydney girl Madeleine Pulver.

# hoax - Friday 5 August, 2011

Collar bomb hoaxer left mysterious note pinned to teenage victim Madeleine
# Sydney
# Sydney

Collar bomb hoaxer left mysterious note pinned to teenage victim Madeleine

Aug 5th 2011, 9:00 AM 774 Views 0 Comments

The letter signed with a name from a bestselling novel warned: “Don’t go to the cops or I will detonate.”

# hoax - Thursday 4 August, 2011

# hoax - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Suspicious device discovered in north Dublin declared a hoax
# Bomb Hoax
# Bomb Hoax

Suspicious device discovered in north Dublin declared a hoax

Jul 21st 2011, 10:04 AM 146 Views 0 Comments

# hoax - Monday 13 June, 2011

'Gay girl in Damascus' blogger revealed as married man in Scotland
# Hoax
From The Daily Edge
# Hoax

'Gay girl in Damascus' blogger revealed as married man in Scotland

Jun 13th 2011, 10:43 AM 844 Views 6 Comments

Revelation of campaigning blogger’s true identity sparked outrage among the gay community in Syria, with one blogger saying his life is “in harm’s way” because of the Damascus blog.

# hoax - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

# hoax - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

British police say suspicious package linked to dissident republicans is a hoax
# Hoax
# Hoax

British police say suspicious package linked to dissident republicans is a hoax

Jun 7th 2011, 2:22 PM 251 Views 1 Comment

The package had been linked to dissident republicans in Northern Ireland but police have dismissed the link and said the package was a hoax.

# hoax - Friday 20 May, 2011

Terror plan for Kildare thwarted by gardaí
# Royal Visit
# Royal Visit

Terror plan for Kildare thwarted by gardaí

May 20th 2011, 9:08 AM 662 Views 0 Comments

Three men arrested in Kildare yesterday are believed to be IRA supporters who had planned a hoax car bomb to disrupt the Queen’s visit, while 12 people arrested in Dublin last night have been charged and released.

# hoax - Wednesday 16 March, 2011