The eight most brainless tech rumors ever

We've picked eight stinkers from tech history that teased and twisted the minutest grains of plausibility into epic tales of technological wonder and horror.

At the turn of the 20th century, Royal Society physicist Lord Kelvin made the remarkable statement that he believed the discovery of X-rays to be "a hoax." Coming from any Joe Schmo in the street this could be dismissed as drunken babble. But Lord Kelvin had a respectable track record of saying some pretty clever stuff. Crave UK

To work at CNET UK, you have to take the managing director out on a date and make her laugh. The rule is simple: if she don't laugh, you ain't staff.

There. That was a rumor we just started. See how easy it is? The great thing about rumors is they only need the tiniest speck of something that sounds like truth to be credible, and if they're proven wrong--hey, there'll be another one along in a minute.

We've picked eight stinkers from tech history that teased and twisted the minutest grains of plausibility into epic tales of technological wonder and horror. We begin with a story that proves that there are limits to the pestering power of children.

Read more of " The eight most brainless tech rumors ever " at Crave UK. And if you think of any rumors that didn't make the cut, be sure to let us know in the comments section.

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