25 Biggest Lies Told On The Internet
These days it can be hard to distinguish what is true and what isn’t. These are the 25 biggest lies told on the internet.
20. A really big tumor
This is supposedly a picture taken in 1809 of Jane Todd Crawford who rode 60 miles on horseback to have Dr. Ephraim McDowell remove a 7 pound ovarian tumor successfully. While the story is actually true, the picture is not. While there is some dispute, photography did not exist in 1809.
15. Coca Cola invented Santa Claus
You probably didn’t even know that people thought this. But they do. And Santa Claus/Father Christmas/Kris Kringle was around long before the first Coke advertisement in the 1930s.
10. Save Toby
The pet rabbit of James and Brian, the creators of the website savetoby.com, they promised to kill and eat him if they didn’t get $50,000 in donations. Not surprisingly, it was soon revealed to be a hoax.
5. Internet Explorer users have lower IQs
In 2011 CNN, BBC, and other prominent news sources reported that a survey of 100,000 internet users showed that Internet Explorer users had lower IQs. It was eventually proved, however, that the survey never happened and the firm that conducted the research was a sham.