So, it seems that Google and Wikipedia has gotten the jump on us as far as the Northwest Tree Octopus. Now, when you search for it, Wikipedia has a page indicating the website is a hoax.
some others I have used are
- dhmo.org (although this one is being outed by Wkipedia as well)
- fulkerson.org/ancestors/buyanancestor.html (buy ancestors online)
- allaboutexplorers.com (looks SUPER real, encourages students to fact check, they say Christopher Columbus was born in 1951)
- The Onion
- zapatopi.net/afdb/ (Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie)