These goos are from the Hoaxes category, people famous for their involvement in a famous hoax, prank, or lie. Browse another way.

Alex Malarkey

People shouldn't have been so quick to believe this boy's story about visiting Heaven. After all, his last name is another word for falsehood. Go »

Alisha Hessler

What would she have called her reality show? Busom Buddies? Triple Threat? Mammory in the Middle? Go »

Allegra Coleman

I'd be glad to read more about this actress if she were more honorable. Go »

Anna Anderson

Polish factory worker or Russian grand duchess? Go »

Charles Ingram

To identify one of Europe's most notorious cheaters, you'll have to be familiar with Google. Go »

Charles Van Doren

Please don't believe I've given anyone the answer in advance. Go »

David Hampton

If you don't know the answer, you're only five steps away from someone who does. Go »

Donald Crowhurst

He sailed around the world, never leaving the Atlantic Ocean. Go »

Emperor Norton I

From rice baron to saint, the Emperor of America captured the hearts of San Franciscans with a bloodless coup. Go »

Falcon Heene

Maybe this kid saw Up too many times. Go »

Frank Abagnale Jr.

They couldn't figure out his identity for five years, so do it yourself... if you can. Go »

Helen Duncan

This psychic claimed knowledge of naval incidents before the news hit the homefront, but British law didn't tolerate witchcraft. Go »

James Miranda Barry

Medicine was no big secret to this fruity physician or his patients. Go »

Jamie Keeton

You don't need a cupholder when having drinks with this Chicagoan. Go »

John Mark Karr

Don't claim you got this goo if you're only looking for attention in Thailand. Go »

Kodee Kennings

Illinois students hungry for truth should look beyond this Iraqi war orphan. Go »

Konrad Kujau

Der Fuhrer? Really? See you in four and a half years. Keep a journal. Go »

Lonelygirl15

This 15-year-old wouldn't feel so alone if she knew you were watching her life on your screen. Go »

Mamoru Samuragochi

He wasn't able to hear his own acclaimed work in a digital medium, except that he was and it wasn't. Go »

Michaele Salahi

When she and her husband wanted to get into the White House, they didn't wait for an engraved invitation. Go »

Misha Defonseca

Lately, the authenticity of the Holocaust memoir has really gone to the wolves. Go »

Piltdown Man

So what if you can't prove evolution? It will take them forty years to figure out you took a shortcut. Go »

Rachel Dolezal

You don't have to be a CP to run a local chapter of the NAACP, but it sure helps. Go »

Ray Santilli

He shouldn't open alien bodies to see what killed them. Go »

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

This Hawaiian prankster became the pretend girlfriend of his favorite Notre Dame player. Go »

Rosie Ruiz

She stole the hearts of many a runner by using shortcuts. Go »

Seth Rich

If you like conspiracy theories about leaked emails, Sean Hannity has a rich one for you. Go »

Susan Smith

Don't expect much sympathy if you tearfully blame your incorrect guess on an African-American man who "stole" your keyboard, when instead you drowned it in a lake. Go »

Sylvia Browne

This self-described psychic, now two years deceased, had critics seeing red (and brown) when her claims in several missing-persons cases turned out to be false. Go »

Tania Head

She was the only 9/11 survivor to have been in Barcelona at the time. Go »

Tawana Brawley

She was either raped, beaten, burned, and left for dead, or a pawn in a conspiracy to smear the NYPD. Go »

The Turk

In the goo game, it's easy to tell that a human being has beaten you, but in other games two centuries ago, it wasn't so easy. Go »