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“Giant Squid Found in California” Hoax Goes Viral On Facebook, Twitter

Posted on the 12 January 2014 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

Using a picture taken in 2011, which originally shows people gathering around a dead whale in Chile, the LBT website seems to have photoshopped the image of a Squid into this image claiming the monster was a result of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster. Obviously, these guys need to hire a better Photoshop designer because this is a great example of a photoshop Fail.

Photo of a REAL giant squid spotted by Japanese scientists  On December 4, 2006

Photo of a REAL giant squid measuring 24-foot (7-meters) spotted by Japanese scientists On December 4, 2006

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National Geographic jumped in to prove that this story is not only ridiculously fake, but it’s also impossible. According to their reports, the largest giant squid ever recorded measured at only 43-feet (12 metres) long. Don’t feel bad about yourself if you’ve already shared this image on Facebook or Twitter because even a national newspaper took the bait.

Bottom line, this image and the story behind it is as fake as a two dollar bill. Stop sharing the image and tell your friends the truth about it. Next time, do a quick Google search before you share a questionable post with your followers and friends.

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