Hoax Alert: Human Gorilla-Hybrid Baby NOT Born in Egypt

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  • by: Maarten Schenk

Fake news site CelebTriCity is claiming a human-gorilla hybrid baby was born in Egypt. This was supposedly announced by the "Egyptian University of Science". For some reason 'Indians' are also involved with the story:

Indians are calling him "Hurilla" At just seven weeks of age, 'Hurilla' weighs approximately 18.2 pounds and is 24 inches long; They expect him to grow to approximately 250 - 300 pounds with a height not to exceed 6 feet.

Of course no such creature exists, for the following reasons:

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Image credit: International Cryptozoology Museum

Lead Stories' Trendolizer™ constantly scours social networks worldwide for trending stories about gorillas, sasquatches and other hoaxes. Scroll down to see the latest.


  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder 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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