The internet is an excellent tool for wannabe hoaxers, with hundreds of surfers just dying to be in the know about a product, service or in some cases disease before everyone else. We look at some of the most recent internet hoaxes that have proved very successful by fooling millions of us.
Glowing Mountain Dew
Light up a bottle of Mountain Dew with household chemicals! Yeah, right.
Similar to the Google TV hoax, this is an instructional video, which supposedly allows you to use household chemicals to make a bottle of Mountain Dew glow like a neon torch. It's a little to simplistic to actually be true, just pour in the ingredients and watch the exciting results! But it plays on the Mentos-and-Diet Coke fountain trick that actually works.
It also borrows from the idea in Google TV - if it's something people really want to do, they will suspend their disbelief. Clever video editing tricks, just like the Google TV spoof, help to make you think the concoction actually works.