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Video: Illegal Immigrants Board The Wrong Truck And Meet A Polar Bear Inside

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Thu, 15 Oct 2015 22:03:25 Z)

We're not entirely sure if this footage is real or not (UPDATE: it is real), but it sure is amazing. Several illegal immigrants apparently try to reach the U.K. by stowing away on a truck in Calais (France) only to get the surprise of a lifetime when it turns out to be transporting a live polar bear from Moscow Zoo to Yorkshire Wildlife Park in England.

Real? Publicity Stunt? Hoax? What do you think? Let us know in the comments...

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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