Travel·Posted on Feb 27, 2019People Are Faking Travel Using Random Objects And It's So Ridiculous It's Kinda FunnyThis is why I have trust issues.by Louise KhongBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Ever since the invention of social media (probably) people have been low-key bragging about flying by posting pics like this: Weibo / Via weibo.com But thanks to the "fake travel" trend that's taken off (sorry) on the video app TikTok, we can now add these photos to the long list of lies we should not believe on social media. Tap to reveal Click to reveal BuzzFeed / Weibo / Via weibo.com Yep, it's not a window; it's a toilet seat. The trending hashtag #faketravel prompts TikTok users to show "how you're "traveling" around the world, right from the comfort of your own home". So far it's clocked up 14.4 million views. TikTok The trend has also been coined the "Fake Plane Challenge". The most common approach is to upload a seemingly normal video that appears to show the view from a plane window.... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF TikTok / @gursanjjam / Via m.tiktok.com ...only to reveal the "window" is in fact an everyday object with an oval-ish hole, positioned in front of a phone/tv/photo/the sky to create the background ~illusion~. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF TikTok / @gursanjjam / Via m.tiktok.com Upon first glance they look kinda believable. TikTok / @30600115273 / Via m.tiktok.com As ridiculous as the trend is, you have to admit it's also kinda funny. TikTok / @pianojohn1 / Via m.tiktok.com No more need to save up for an expensive around-the-world ticket — just grab yourself a bottle of laundry detergent. Weibo / Via weibo.com Or a coffee mug. TikTok / @creativevip / Via m.tiktok.com At least now traveling with kids isn't so hard. TikTok / @tomkrull / Via m.tiktok.com Apparently even chairs can take you to exotic places. TikTok / @20amiro / Via t.tiktok.com Window seats really are the best. TikTok / @aybergsulu / Via m.tiktok.com Anything can be a plane if you put your mind to it! TikTok / @royaleamy / Via m.tiktok.com Even toilet seats, which seems kinda gross but okay. Weibo / Via weibo.com And it's not just planes — people are faking train rides too. TikTok / @carlosesparza / Via m.tiktok.com I just don't know what to believe anymore. TikTok / @redrobotcake / Via m.tiktok.com Anyway I'd love to stay and chat but I've g2g — I'm actually on my way to Jamaica. Bye!!! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Louise Khong / BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com GOTCHA.