publication date: Monday, January 16, 2017 (part of Winter 2017)

category: Hoaxes

clue: 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.

explanation: After a car accident that left him paralyzed, Malarkey claimed to have visited Heaven, and became the subject of a best-selling book. Five years later, he admitted to making it up. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, and Jesse King


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