Legendary urban legend debunking site snopes.com has been revealed to be a hoax after all.
After nearly 14 years patrolling the internet highways with a truth flashlight and de-misinformation nightstick, website owners Barbara and David P. Mikkelson finally came clean last night and admitted the whole thing was a joke.
“We never debunked anything”, Barbara sobbed “Most of the rumours on the site were actually true. We were just bored and hungry so we spent our evenings writing counter-conspiratorial guff to appease the anorak-wearing pedant in us all”
Astonishingly during our interview they revealed that Coca-Cola invented Santa Claus, the moon landings were faked and horrifyingly Madonna is actually a woman.
As we probed we discovered their deception was not just mental. It was financial. Mentally financial, as it emerged that the couple profited from the supposedly fake Microsoft email-tracking giveaway chain-mail in the late 90s, netting nearly $2,034,000 in pure hoax profit.
“Yes. Microsoft did develop this amazing email tracking technology which can detect if you forward an email and then pay you cash. It’s true. By debunking this rumour we were able to single-handedly get our hands on entire pot Microsoft put aside. We were just about to debunk the current Live Cashback promotion before the game was up.”
Finally Snopes confessed that the recent Steve Jobs fake death incident was fact. A true fact. David P. Mikkelson admitting under non-lethal questioning techniques that the Apple CEO passed away in strange circumstances.
“Yes, in his current human form he is dead. However, like when he was fired from Apple in 1985, he will be back. I promise you…”
We at TechChuff cannot confirm or deny rumours that Steve Jobs will rise from the grave and helm MacWorld this year nor how weirded out we were when David said this