A video out of Canada of a golden eagle trying to fly off with a BABY has gotten millions of hits on YouTube in the past few days. But it turns out it's FAKE, and two students at a digital animation school in Montreal put it together.
--This actually isn't the first time students at the school have pulled a fast one on YouTubers. It was part of an annual project the school calls its, quote, "Hoax the Internet Exam." (--We can probably assume these guys got an A.)
--Last year, a student uploaded footage of a penguin walking around the city that allegedly escaped from the Montreal zoo. But it wasn't NEARLY as convincing as the eagle video is.
(--There's also a funny, doctored version of the eagle video that shows one of the cartoon characters from "Angry Birds" attacking the kid.)
(--And if you're still wondering if it's POSSIBLE for a bird to fly off with a baby, apparently it DID happen back in 1901. Gawker.com dug up an old article about an eagle picking up a two-year-old and flying off with it . . .)
(--Of course, there's a chance that was ALSO just a hoax. But apparently some birds CAN lift that much weight.)