You know what they always say, don’t always believe what you see on the internet. Well, sometimes people break this rule and believe exactly what they see on the internet without any kind of proof. Sometimes these hoaxes are proven wrong in minutes, while others fuel arguments on news waves and the internet for days. These hoaxes have multiplied in recent years due to the massive growth of the internet, making it a breeding ground for pranksters. It can sometimes be hard to spot a hoax, and these are 10 examples that really had people going for a little while.
10. Shark Attacks Helicopter
This was a picture that first came about in 2001 and made its rounds around the internet by way of email threads and was later discussed in various forums, communities and even made it into some books about marketing and critical thinking. The picture seemingly depicts a great white shark jumping out of the water and attacking an individual who is climbing a ladder attached to a military helicopter. The picture was often accompanied by text saying “And You Think You’re Having a Bad Day At Work” and a supposed claim that it was chosen as the National Geographic Photo of the Year. Of course, the picture was soon revealed to be a hoax and it was really just a Photoshop of two completely separate pictures combined into one.