Faker, a port of Data::Faker from Perl, is used to easily generate fake data: names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. The port was motivated by a need for a bunch of fake data to make good-looking screenshots for "Catch the Best":http://catchthebest.com. :)
<pre syntax="ruby">sudo gem install faker</pre>
Faker::Name.name => "Bob Hope"
"Read the docs":http://rubydoc.info/github/stympy/faker/master/frames