You see something extremely unexpected or shocking trending over the internet and think OMG, how can this be true? Is that even possible? Later it’s revealed that your gut feeling was right, and that it isn’t true, that it was just a hoax that fooled you and a lot of people at that time.
There have been various internet hoaxes and fake videos that have brought people to attention at one time or another. Though these hoaxes weren’t real but we need to admit that the fraudsters behind it, really did great job in achieving what they wanted to – a reaction!
Here we have compiled a list of top 5 best internet hoaxes that actually fooled us the way they were put out by the fraudsters. Check out!
Chris Brown Death Hoax!
When people try and hoax-kill a celebrity, they promote the star's death through a social network. But when internet decided to hoax-kill Chris Brown in March 2012, they did so not only with the power of Twitter, but on YouTube as well.
Sooner it was found out that the news that shattered thousands of fans was just a super death hoax and nothing else.
Facebook ‘Copyright’ Hoax
Facebook Users must be aware of the above image and by now we all know that there was no new Facebook guideline! This was simply a hoax that bombarded the timelines of our friends and family!
News, rumors, statements, surface from time to time and people always play along. Therefore, Facebook issued the following statementto confirm that no changes in the guidelines were made and it was a rumor: “There is a rumor circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users’ information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.”
Hoax YouTube Video Of Eagle Swooping In On A Baby
YouTube video that showed a golden eagle 'swooping in'on a toddler and trying to fly off with him was a hoax! The video showed a guy hanging out with his kids in a park and a huge golden eagle came and snatched away his little baby but later it let go of the kid who is later seen crying.
A blogpost claimed that the video is a hoax which is the work of some of their creative students Montreal-based Centre NAD.
The “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” video, uploaded to YouTube on the evening of December 18, was made by Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin, students at Centre NAD, in the production simulation workshop class of the Bachelors degree in 3D Animation and Digital Design.
According to the post, "Both the eagle and the kid were created in 3D animation and integrated in to the film afterwards."
The Derbyshire Fairy Hoax
In 2004 Dan Baines of Derbyshire, England created the corpse of a “fairy,” and put it up for sale on eBay and on his web site. This persuasive prank resulted in getting over 20,000 visits on his site in one day but he had to disclose that it was all a hoax.
Charge Your iPod With an Onion
This viral hoax video showed to charge an iPod by just using an onion and a glass of Gatorade. The video that turned out to be fake seriously frustrated a lot of people who were made to look stupid by plugging in their devices into onions.
Undoubtedly this hoax stunt thing is getting better with time; people are getting more clever and creative every day. The only sad part is that the invest all of their brains in fooling others instead of doing something positive.
So, these were our top 5 picks of the best internet hoaxes ever. If you have more, please comment and share them with us. Hope you enjoyed going through the list.