Like more than 9 million other Internet users, we were duped by Jimmy Kimmel's recent "Worst Twerk Fail EVER" video, which shows a woman twerking upside-down fall into candles and set her yoga pants on fire. But Kimmel's staged scenario -- while it may have been particularly successful -- certainly wasn't the first to pull the wool over viewers eyes. Here are some of the best Internet hoaxes to go viral:
Golden Eagle Snatches Kid
This famous 2012 video probably brought back a lot of nightmares -- think "The Birds" -- when it showed an eagle swooping down and snatching a baby right out of a park. And even though the eagle returned the baby by dropping him a few seconds later, a lot of people were very disturbed by what they saw in "Golden Eagle Snatches Kid." After more than 42 million views, the video turned out to be a Canadian design school project.
A Colorado couple had everyone, including the media, fooled after they released a hot-air balloon in Fort Collins, Colorado, and led people to believe their 6-year-old son, Falcon, could be inside. The "Balloon Boy" video went viral back in 2009, but as it turns out, young Falcon was in the attic of the family's home the entire time.
Cat Lover's eHarmony Pitch
And then there was this girl, whose 2011 eHarmony bio video probably made you cringe, regardless of how bad you felt for her as she very emotionally revealed her love for cats. The video was viewed more than 26 million times. The thing is, the star of the video also happens to be a talented actress who appears in a Volkswagen commercial.
How to Charge an iPod
In 2007, this guy had a lot of people convinced they could charge their iPods using an onion. After rounding up nearly 10 million views, hopeful video viewers realized "How to Charge an iPod using electrolytes and an onion" was a fake, leaving a lot of them feeling pretty dumb for almost believing it.
Pig rescues baby goat
The Internet loves cute animals, which is why the video "Pig rescues baby goat" racked up more than 8 million views earlier this year. But after inspiring millions, the shine came off the little pig's heroic rescue when Comedy Central revealed it created the video as a promotional tool for the show " Nathan for You."