A világ 10 leghíresebb átverése

A világ 10 leghíresebb átverése

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A világ 10 leghíresebb hoax-a, azaz átverése, vagy álhíre - érdekességek szószedettel és egy kis videóval. 

Top 10 Hoaxes that Fooled the World

Hoaxes have been around for centuries, and as crazy as some of them are, people still believe them. Here is a mixture of some of the best hoaxes that have hoodwinked people over the years.

Molecular Muddle?

In 1983 a Michigan newspaper decided to play a joke on its readers for April Fools’ Day. They announced the discovery of a dangerous substance – dihydrogen monoxide – lurking in the cities’ underground water pipes. What made it worse was the exaggeration of its negative effects: acceleration of corrosion, being harmful to humans at high and low temperatures, and potential to suffocate. Many were scared, and politicians called for it to be banned. They were gullible because dihydrogen monoxide or H2O turned out to simply be water.

Up, Up and Away

Richard Heene was an actor who along with his wife had recently found fame in the reality show ‘Wife Swap’ in the US in 2009. He believed in UFOs and harboured a dream to launch his own saucer, so he kept a huge helium balloon tethered to his house. Shortly after the show finished an emergency call was made by his wife to say their 6-year-old son had been whisked away in an accident when the balloon came loose. The coverage of the balloon by TV cameras as it made its way to space was immense everyone believed it contained the boy. Soon it turned out the boy had been hidden in the attic and it had been a publicity stunt for which both parents spent time in jail and had to pay 36,000 dollars in compensation to emergency services.

Going Pasta Joke Now

British cuisine hasn’t always been as diverse as now, and in 1957 the BBC pulled off an April Fools’ joke based on this naivety. They made a mockumentary in which a Swiss family were seen harvesting spaghetti from trees, narrated by Richard Dimbleby - the voice of credibility. The viewers soon were phoning in asking how they may grow their own spaghetti trees. The BBC’s advice: “place a sprig of spaghetti into a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”

The Cottingley Fairies

In 1917 two young cousins made photographs of fairies that caused a sensation and even made esteemed author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle declare them proof that fairies exist. In 1983 the girls finally admitted to the fact they were cardboard cut-outs.

The Tasaday Tribe

On the Philippine island of Mindanao a "small Stone Age tribe" was announced to be living in complete isolation in 1971. The president at the time denied access to anthropologists to investigate. However, the financial benefits of the claim were reaped by a government minister, Manuel Elizalde who publicized it. After a change of president in 1986 restrictions were lifted and journalists found the tribe drinking pop drinks and wearing T-shirts.

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NÉZZ BELE A TARTALOMBA: ITT

Vocabulary

to hoodwink

rászedni, becsapni

substance

anyag

to lurk

megbújni, rejtőzködni

exaggeration

eltúlzás

acceleration

felerősödés

corrosion

korrózió, rozsdásodás

to suffocate

megfulladni

gullible

hiszékeny

to launch

felbocsátani

to tether

kikötni

to come loose

elszabadulni

attic

padlás

stunt

attrakció

to harvest

szüretelni

credibility

szavahihetőség

sprig

ágacska

cardboard

karton

restriction

korlátozás

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