User menu

Main menu


Is "Golden Eagle Snatches Kid" Real?

We don't know if this viral clip is a fake, but we are sure about some other classic hoaxes.

By now you've surely seen—and perhaps even argued about—the dramatic YouTube clip of a giant eagle snatching up a little kid before quickly dropping him. The jury is still out on whether or not it's a fake, but hey, who doesn't love a good whopper? In that spirit, let's rewatch some of our favorite all-time viral hoaxes.

Balloon Boy

In October of 2009, the entire country stopped working to watch what we thought was a six-year-old kid floating into the atmosphere in a balloon. Then we learned the kid was safe on the ground, and we punched ourselves in the face.

Charge an iPod with an Onion and Gatorade

Somehow, the shitty techno music playing in the background of this video makes it more believable.


The giant (and hairy) king of all hoaxes dates all the way back to 1967. There was no YouTube then, but there were plenty easily duped morons.

Dumb Christmas Facts We Know!
Polka Dotted Beauties