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September 1, 2012
20:11 // 1 year ago
June 15, 2012

Lesson learned: Don’t trust a guy nicknamed “Forest Boy”

  • claim Nine months ago, a teenage boy stepped into Berlin, claiming he had been living in a nearby forest by himself for the past five years. Which obviously sounds totally plausible and stuff. He even got a nickname, “Forest Boy.”
  • rebuttal Now officials are saying this story is a total hoax, as the man’s former girlfriend says he’s 20 and from the Netherlands. Robin van Helsum went missing in September just days before he showed up in Germany. Hoaxed! source
11:03 // 2 years ago
April 13, 2012
15:19 // 2 years ago
March 22, 2012

Woman fakes mental illness to skip jury duty, brags on radio, gets charged

  • cause In a Denver courtroom in June, a potential juror, looking disheveled, claimed this: ”I broke out of domestic violence in the military. And I have a lot of repercussions. One is post-traumatic stress disorder.” She was dismissed from jury duty quickly as a result.
  • reaction Months later, the former juror, a Denver cosmetologist and published author named Susan Cole, regularly told her clients about her scheme to getting out of jury duty, at one point calling in to a radio station and retelling the story. Bad idea.
  • result On Wednesday, Cole was charged with perjury and attempting to influence a public servant, both felonies. Cole used her book as evidence of domestic violence, but she had no way to prove her PTSD to investigators. So she got charged. source

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10:59 // 2 years ago
November 8, 2011
Yes, I’m saying that in as nice a way as I can.
Herman Cain, discussing whether or not he thought Sharon Bialek, who made groping accusations against him yesterday, was lying. “When I first saw her [Bialek]… I didn’t even recognize her,” he said in an ABC News interview. ”I am honestly telling you, I can’t even recall knowing her back then.” 
16:24 // 2 years ago