Hoax http://kunc.org en Pastor Joel Osteen Is The Target Of A Complex Online Hoax http://kunc.org/post/pastor-joel-osteen-target-complex-online-hoax April Fool's Day was one week ago — but an elaborate hoax targeting Pastor Joel Osteen gained wide attention Monday, after those behind the hoax used Twitter, YouTube, and other social media to spread spurious claims that the pastor had renounced his faith and would close his huge Texas church.<p><strong>Update at 12:15 p.m. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 23:14:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 42636 at http://kunc.org Move Over Mantle: Balloon Boy Trading Card Now Available http://kunc.org/post/move-over-mantle-balloon-boy-trading-card-now-available <p>Back in July of 2011 Morning Edition noted that a <a href="http://kunc.org/post/how-much-would-you-pay-bit-balloon-boy-lore">Colorado man had paid $2,500 for the infamous balloon</a> from the Balloon Boy hoax at auction. That investment may now bear fruit, snippets of the balloon are included in the 2012 Allen &amp; Ginter Baseball card series.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:10:15 +0000 Jim Hill 31017 at http://kunc.org Move Over Mantle: Balloon Boy Trading Card Now Available Ban The Buckeye For Being Bisexual? We Now Have Hoax No. 3 http://kunc.org/post/ban-buckeye-being-bisexual-we-now-have-hoax-no-3 Heard about the letter to the editor of a newspaper in Ohio demanding that the state find another tree to serve at its symbol because buckeyes are bisexual? Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:17:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 29061 at http://kunc.org Ban The Buckeye For Being Bisexual? We Now Have Hoax No. 3 Hoax No. 2: 'Kindness In America' Memoir Writer Shot Himself http://kunc.org/post/hoax-no-2-kindness-america-memoir-writer-shot-himself We were very tempted earlier this week to post about the guy who said he's writing a memoir called <em>Kindness in America</em> and had gotten shot while hitchhiking across the country. Many sites picked up that oh-so-ironic story.<p>Then we got distracted. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:07:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 28940 at http://kunc.org 'Forest Boy' Is A Hoax, Police Say http://kunc.org/post/forest-boy-hoax-police-say We won't pretend to be surprised:<p><strong>"</strong>The forest boy known previously as 'Ray' has been identified as Robin van Helsum. from the Dutch town of Hengelo, Dutch police confirmed Friday morning." (<a href="http://www.thelocal.de/national/20120615-43167.html" target="_blank">Germany's The Local</a>)<p>It took only about two days from the time that police in Berlin released a photo of "Ray" for him to be identified by friends.<p>It turns out he's not a 17-year-old boy who was living in the woods with his father until dad died — the story he told police. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:54:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 28917 at http://kunc.org 'Forest Boy' Is A Hoax, Police Say