ByRob Harris, writer at
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Rob Harris

2014 was a great year for viral internet stories - from triple-boobed women to spider-egg infested Beanie Babies, we saw it all in the last 12 months. But how many of these tantalising tales were actually true?!

Luckily, the awesomely talented folks over at ViralNova have put together a fantastic video that separates online fact from fiction. I was shocked to find out that some of the biggest stories of the year were actually complete hoaxes! How many of them fooled you?

LEGO's Anti-Sexism Letter

This encouraging note from the forward-thinking minds at LEGO urged parents to let their kids follow their imaginations freely, eschewing constricting gender stereotypes. It was truly heartwarming to see, but was it an internet hoax or a genuine piece of marketing?

Answer Below:

It was true! LEGO letter's came with a doll's house set aimed at girls, though clearly the company saw no issue with boys getting stuck in too. Good on them!

The Third Boob

Jasmine Tridevil clearly watched Total Recall a few too many times, deciding to splash out $20,000 for a rather unusual plastic surgery operation: adding a third breast to her chest!

Why? Well, she claimed “I got it because I wanted to make myself unattractive to men.” I guess that's one way to do it, but did she REALLY go through with the procedure?

Answer Below:

No! The woman's third boob was actually a prosthetic one - not a surgical implant. Apparently when her luggage was stolen the police listed the third appendage as one of her stolen belongings! Unless the robbers stole her body along with the boob, it must have been a hoax.

I won't spoil any more of the answers here - watch the full video below to make sure you're not buying into any viral lies out there. Don't believe everything you read online!


How many did you get right?


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