Thursday, April 19, 2007

Free Online Pregnancy Test

I have found another interesting hoax site. This one is called the Free Online Pregnancy Test. Yes, it is an obvious hoax and I sure hope no one would ever fall for it.

The site claims, "If you're concerned that you may be pregnant, take our free online pregnancy test from the privacy of your own home. No messy stick tests, no waiting, and best of all, our online pregnancy test results are guaranteed!" The guarantee states, "Please note we only guarantee that you'll get a result, not that the results will be accurate."

How does it work? "Using our exclusive Remote Sensor Technology (RST) software in conjunction with a standard web browser Flash plug-in, over 30 of your key physical health parameters are analysed. The RST software processes the parameters and, after evaluation, displays your pregnancy test results at up to 99.9 percent accuracy."

This site probably would not be useful in teaching information literacy because it is so obviously a hoax but it is fun to play with. Make sure you turn your sound on so you can hear the scan working and the moans and laughter which are emitted when the father of the baby is revealed. You can even get birth certificates.

1 comment:

Angel, librarian and educator said...

It is quite a hoot, I will admit. Apparently, you end up "pregnant" no matter the gender. Anyhow, an interesting bit of fun.

Best, and keep on blogging.