Just Because It's Trending Doesn't Mean It's True

Trending Video: Roman Candle Minigun

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:37:28 Z)

What happens when you strap a bunch of "Cyber Cannon" Roman candles together around a piece of PVC tube and light that thing up? Some people in South Milwaukee decided to find out and filmed it on a beach. The results are spectacular: 1001 shots in 45 seconds, looking very pretty. Don't try this at home (and definitely not indoors!).

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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