As PT Barnum said, there’s a sucker born every minute.
Except he didn’t actually say that; a rival circus promoter named Dan Hannum did. Or maybe he didn’t; the historical record is unclear. It is, though, an early example of a hoax, and a fitting quote to kick off our look at the top social media hoaxes.
These hoaxes seem to spread like wildfire in the social media age. Did you fall for them?