Criminal Charges Loom For Balloon Boy Hoax Mastermind Richard Heene

Karma's a bunch of hooey, but in cases like this I can understand the appeal: Richard Heene, the arrogant, self-centered con artist behind the "Balloon Boy" hoax, is about to be charged with a crime. Updated. » 10/18/09 11:00am 10/18/09 11:00am

Mythbusters Will "Prove" Moon Landing Wasn't a Hoax

A week from today the Mythbusters say they're going to tackle "one of the biggest myths of all": that the moon landing was a hoax. Um, isn't it the other way around? Waaay more people seem to think we took a tin can, loaded it up with rocket fuel and successfully shot ourselves to the moon and back. I'm not sure how… » 8/20/08 5:50pm 8/20/08 5:50pm

Pear Cable CEO Calls James Randi's $1 Million Offer a Hoax

Last week, magician and paranormal debunker James Randi (pictured above left) offered the makers of Pear speaker cables $1 million if they could prove in double-blind testing there was a difference between their $7,250 cables and ordinary Monster Cables. Now, Adam Blake (pictured above right), CEO and co-founder of… » 10/05/07 8:26am 10/05/07 8:26am

Russia's "Father of All Bombs" Not Quite That Manly


To our innocent eyes, the video of Russia's "Father of All Bombs" looked pretty impressively explosive, but US big-boom experts are now questioning Russia's hoax-y claims about the weapon's size and power. For one, it might not even be a shockwave-generating thermobaric bomb—one expert says it actually looks like a… » 10/04/07 7:10pm 10/04/07 7:10pm