1. eHarmony Cat Lady
This fake video profile for eHarmony has received over 25 million views.
The internet was captivated by the somber life of lonelygirl15 before she was revealed to be a character in a fictional web series.
3. MC Chris
The Reddit community outed MC Chris’ heavy-handed and rude stage antics. MC Chris responded with an over-the-top crying apology which was widely considered to be for show.
4. Dax Flame
In 2007, aspiring actor Madison Patrello, gained fame by convincingly portraying a socially awkward 15-year-old boy who posted under the name Dax Flame. It landed him some Hollywood acting gigs.
5. The Shell Chocolate Oil Spill
This video of a malfunctioning oil rig cake at a reception of Shell executives was actually the work of the culture-jamming Yes Men.
6. The Onion iPhone Charger Guy
This video, seen by 10 million people, is phony baloney. Many onions were needlessly harmed because of this video.
7. Evan Longoria’s Baseball Catch
This video was staged as a promotion for Gillette.
8. The Human Bird Wings Guy
Human-powered bird wings don’t work. Sorry.
9. “Greatest Freakout Ever” Kid
This video has been watched more than 70 million times. The amazingly energetic actor was outed by his mom as a fake.
10. K-Strass The Yo-Yo Man
K-Strass tricked small TV stations into having him on as a guest, which resulted in painfully awkward interactions.