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Flying Birdman Video Was Hoax


Congratulations to the doubters:

Not only did Jarno Smeets not actually fly like a bird, his name isn’t even Jarno Smeets. It’s actually Floris Kaayk, a Dutch CGI artist and filmmaker who told a Dutch TV show today that the “Human Bird Wing” project was all part of a documentary he’s making on Internet hoaxes.

Suspicion about the video, which has racked up nearly 3 million views on YouTube in under a week, began almost immediately after it went live last weekend.

Background HERE.

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  1. Um, duh. I believe we all went through a phrase, and really took the truth to heart, that people's muscles were simply not powerful enough and our bodies were too heavy ever to fly with appendages attached to our arms like wings.

    Posted by: ggggb | Mar 23, 2012 11:33:59 AM

  2. Ok, but who were the supposed insiders (complete with non-native English) who leapt to his defense? Were they just trolls?

    Posted by: BenR | Mar 23, 2012 12:02:17 PM

  3. This was blatantly CGI. If u thought this was real u must of thought gollum from lotr was real too.

    Posted by: Not that Rob | Mar 23, 2012 12:42:22 PM

  4. Dude is still a cutie.

    Posted by: chad | Mar 23, 2012 1:00:55 PM

  5. Wait, people BELIEVED this?

    Posted by: Sgt. Sausagpants | Mar 23, 2012 1:04:00 PM

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