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    website www.DHMO.org. Although most of the information available on the website has merit, it was created as a hoax to bring light to the subject of information literacy in todays’ society. My evaluation of the website will prove that the website masks itself as a reputable source of information, but by researching the website itself, it becomes evident that it is in fact nothing more than a hoax. According to the criteria for evaluating a website set forth by the University of California Berkeley, the

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    The reality of a person is often masked by one's perception of appearance. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Shakespeare shows how the looks and innocence of one is a camouflage behind wickedness like how Lady Macbeth uses her charm to look innocent, covering the fact that she is the mastermind behind all the evil plans. The idea of appearance vs reality is significant in this play as Lady Macbeth utilizes her innocent appeal to shroud her mischievousness as well as Macbeth uses his innocent identity

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    The Piltdown Hoax

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    Introduction The infamous event of the Piltdown hoax is one that continues to draw speculative attention over a century after the initial announcement of the paleoanthropological findings. Although many scientists, especially those involved in the field of paleoanthropology, would like to forget the incident entirely, the Piltdown man—taxonomically referred to as Eoanthropus dawsoni—is perhaps the greatest hoax in anthropological history. By 1912, British archaeologists and paleontologists were

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    component of acid rain and one of the major accelerators in the corrosion and rusting of many metals, water is absolutely harmless. Yet, since the hoax became popularized by 14-year-old junior high student Jason Zohner in 1996, many have believed water to be a dangerous substance that should be banned, just because of the liquid’s formal name. (Glassman) The DHMO hoax is not a rare occurrence, however. It is part of a phenomenon called Chemophobia, “a reflexive rejection of modern synthetic chemicals.” (Kennedy)

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    The Great Hoax

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    Global Warming: The Great Hoax Global Warming is one of the biggest hoaxes in the modern day, and there are a lot of reasons why. There is actually no real scientific proof that the warming occurring is from the rise of greenhouse gases from human activity (Tesla). The warmer periods in Earth started 800 years before rises in CO2 levels in the atmosphere (Tesla). The Earth has always had significant changes in climate throughout geological time (Tesla). Another reason is that arctic ice has increased

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    Bigfoot : A Hoax

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    Bigfoot, is he real or is he just a myth and hoax. Some call it Bigfoot and others call it Sasquatch, but no matter what you call he is real and not just a hoax. The legend of Bigfoot goes as far back as ancient Indian tribes. There is not a lot of evidence on Bigfoot's existence how ever the evidence that does exist is enough to convince people that he is real. If you don't believe in Bigfoot im not going to tell you that you are wrong, I just want to tell the other side and hopefully convince the

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    Moon Landing Hoax

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    Moon Landing Was the Moon landing real or a hoax? The moon landing was a major scientific breakthrough and a great day for America. The problem is, it might’ve been faked. There are many pieces of evidence showing that it could have been faked but there is also evidence showing that the moon landing could have also been real. I believe that the moon landing was not a hoax. The flag was blowing in the wind but how was it supposed to stop if there is no friction on the moon? The astronauts' shadows

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    contained a different number of foods. I found this discontinuity interesting, but what intrigued me further was a website titled ‘Superfood or Superfad?’ This led to the development of my question, which resulted in being “Are ‘Superfoods’ Legitimate or a Hoax?” In order to help answer my question I used a variety of research

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    the instant acceptance and longevity in belief of Mencken’s hoax. As previously stated, the hoax began with the publication of the article “A Neglected Anniversary” in 1917, which was reprinted in 1926 in the article “The Bathtub Fable That Caused a Furore;” Mencken stated that the bathtub was considered a health hazard and the use of them was frowned upon until President Fillmore installed the first bathtub in the White House. The hoax gained nation wide publicity when newspapers, including The

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    The Moon Hoax Essays

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    The "Moon Hoax" has been around since 1835, when the New York Sun printed an article about this whole ordeal. The New York Sun used and credited Sir John Herschel, who was a British Astronomer. Herschel claimed that he had tried out a new type of telescope on the Cape of Good Hope in January of 1834. While in Cape Town, he said he'd set up an Observatory. Using this, he claimed to have observed what he thought of as the "Real" Moon. He claimed to have seen vegetation, bodies of water, and living

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