Welcome to Humor Nation. Hoaxes are the social bluff that we come across and that easily makes fool out of us. When the world is getting digital, internet has become a must have for everyone. None of us can imagine a day without our smartphones or without sufficient data for our devices. Not only it made works easier but also provided a hype to social networks.
But the trouble starts when people start believing whatever they see on the net. Recent cases reveal there were various fake videos circulated that went as viral as forest fire. these hoax not only effected moral concerns but many companies faced its adversities on their goodwill.
Below mentioned are 10 major hoaxes hosted by India ; knowing reality behind them would probably leave you spellbound.
1. KURKURE’S PLASTIC STORY
Kurkure is a leading snack company that owned an impressive market holding and also had a good customer support until the news of discovering plastic in its majorly sold product took away the consumer’s concern.
Though there were no proof to this, people tried to avoid its consumption. later was it known that the dried starch when burnt left a texture as that of plastic.
2. COCA COLA AND THE DEAD MOUSE
It was a trending image of various social sites of a man finding a decaying dead mouse in a coke bottle. though this seems practically impossible, the image was so creatively Photoshop that it disbelief ton the news was tough.
sooner, the firm assured there was no such case and also assured safety to their customers health.
3. WHATSAPP HAVE HACKERS
It was a few months ago when whats app’s chat box popped up texts like remove your display pictures and any personal images as there are hackers who would misuse them for their purpose.
Fortunately the prank caught authorities attention and was successfully dismissed.
4. NO 2000 NOTES NOW!
After Modi ji announced demonization, estoppel of usage of a currency note was a common topic. Taking its advantage a few people dispersed the news that there won’t be any 2000 rupees note in th market.
Media took an active step and in short order it was informed by ABP news about this being a rumour.
5. THE 11 BABIES OF ONE MOTHER STORY
Many of us found an image with 11 babies that claimed all of them were from a single mother. The true image was followed by a false story.
Those babies belonged to 11 different mothers and were born on 11/11/11 at a test tube baby centre.
6. PEPSI CONTAMINATED BY HIV VIRUS
It was once heard that not to consume Pepsi as a HIV+ employee contaminated the drinks by his blood. Doctors say no HIV virus can spread this way. Still if someone consumes little amount of blood, the stomach acid would destroy it.
7. INDIA- COUNTRY WITH THE BEST NATIONAL ANTHEM
It was a widely circulated news that India’s national anthem Jana gana mana was declared the best by UNESCO. The hoax attracted media’s attention and India Today wrote to UNESCO about the issue. The final declaration was this being an absolute hoax.
So this was our list of internet hoaxes, let us know if we missed any other internet hoaxes.