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Use this tag for questions regarding whether a video is authentic or genuine.

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Were the responses in the “Can you name a country” video staged? [closed]

I recently watched a video from Jimmy Kimmel where he would send his team on the street asking people if they could name / place a single country on a map. Obviously it didn't go well. Is there any ...
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Is there faked Soviet footage of Yuri Gargarin's space flight?

In this clip Joe Rogan says there is faked footage from the Russians of the Yuri Gargarin's space flight. He uses this as an example of "prior-work" for faking the Apollo space landing. I'm not sure ...
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Can Rambo, the German shepherd, follow written commands?

An article on The Laughing Squid shows a German shepherd seemingly following written commands. An impressively intelligent German shepherd named Rambo, who’s learning how to read with the help of ...
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Did CNN broadcast this “fake news” in 1990? [duplicate]

I came across this footage on youtube. It shows CNN anchor Charles Jaco broadcasting what seems to be a fake news story about the 1990 gulf war, using a stage, fake palms, fake sounds, etc. This ...
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Does this video portray Muslims being tortured?

Video shared from this source has the following caption. هؤلاء مسلمو بورما يعذبون فقط لأنهم مسلمون ... من منكم يشعر بوجعهم ما عليه إلاّ محاولة نشر الفيديو على صفحات عالمية ربما تساعدهم ... و أدعوا ...
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Is it possible to disable a vehicle with microwave oven magnetron from that distance

In the wellknown Youtube channel there is a scene where scooter had some kind of short circuit caused by magnetron used as a weapon from a distance. I never saw this channel to have fakes but one guy ...
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Is Casey Neistat's video of himself flying under a drone genuine?

In this video a vlogger shows off themselves flying, doing jumps and snowboarding uphill by being attached to a large drone. Was he effectively being dragged and lifted by the drone?
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Is the “Most people are sheep” video genuine?

On August 30, 2016, Anonymous posted a "quite disturbing" video of a young woman caving in to herd behavior by standing up whenever a random beep was heard in the waiting area of an eye exam office ("...
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Did the BBC fake scenes in Planet Earth 2 with composite shots and CGI?

This YouTube video with over 100,000 views makes the claim that the BBC faked the iguana-snake chase scene in its recent documentary, Planet Earth 2. It makes the claim that the bundle of snakes was ...
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Can this dress change colour dynamically?

This news site features a video of a dress changing colours via an iPad app. The news site says: Sydney designers Showpo posted a video to YouTube showing off their new ‘colour changing’ dress, and ...
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Is this a video of Russian high school children assembling an assault rifle as part of their core education?

I came across an interesting video found on Facebook. It claims to be high school children in Russia working within a high school course. The interesting thing is that the children are assembling and ...
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Was this video of a home made phone charger faked?

A friend of mine recently shared this video on his timeline about turning a cellphone charger into a wireless charger. I am certain that this video is wrong, but I don't know how to eloquently ...
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Is the hand in this video of feeding hummingbirds an actual human hand?

I came across a video titled Hummingbirds drink from red Solo cup in hand, which has over one hundred thousand views, and presumably has been viewed in places other than YouTube. The hummingbirds ...
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Did the Red Cross cure 154 Malaria cases with MMS within 48 hours?

The following YouTube video: Proof the Red Cross Cured 154 Malaria Cases with MMS finally proves that the Red Cross did a field test showing malaria was cured using MMS (sodium chlorite + ...
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Does this video show a very localised rain shower falling on one spot?

This video has been doing the rounds* for the past couple of weeks, claiming it's a very local rain shower. I find it hard to believe. A broken water mains or a geyser seems more likely. But the ...
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Does this viral video show a man's head explode while inflating a dinghy?

An old viral video (apparently from 2001) shows a man inflating a dinghy by mouth, when a child jumps on, increasing the pressure and causing the man's head to explode in a puff of smoke. It has been ...
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Strange sounds from sky. [duplicate]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3084260/What-strange-sound-sky-Noise-heard-globe-nearly-DECADE-explanation.html https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4JHAu5qDSgU What is it? The ...
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Is this video of harassment in an elevator staged?

The Huffington Post has reported on a video showing a man sexually harassing a woman and then getting beat up by her: http://m.huffpost.com/au/entry/9792076 It looks fake. For example the harasser ...
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Was snowboarder Kelly Murphy chased by a bear?

This YouTube video titled Snowboarder Girl Chased By Bear - I Was Singing Rihanna Work And Didn't Know It Was Behind Me! depicts a woman snowboarding in Japan. Occasionally, a running bear comes into ...
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Is this video of someone dodging cars authentic?

I came across the below gif thanks to the security.stackexchange.com chat and while this looks more realistic than most "man dodges cars" viral videos, I'm still skeptical. Here is the accompanying ...
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Is this what “happiness looks like”?

This gif has been widely distributed on imgur/reddit/twitter/media and it is meant to represent Molecules of the protein myosin drag a ball of endorphins along an active filament into the inner ...
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Does Holmes's Loch Ness video show Nessie?

Holmes's Loch Ness video shows an object (or, as claimed, Nessy) floating in the Loch Ness. What is the origin of what was captured on video? It's at 1m02s in this video.
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Does this video show an ISIS car bomb sent flying by an explosion?

The Daily Mail and Independent have reported on this video, which claims to show an ISIS car bomb being sent flying by an explosion. The original YouTube video can be found here: A screencapture of ...
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Did two people in jetpacks fly with an A380?

This video has been doing the rounds of the internet - An Airbus A380 flying in formation with 2 jetpack - and news sites have raised an uproar of critics calling "fake". "Jet(pack) pilots keep ...
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Did a talent show judge a girl based on her belief in God?

A video on Facebook went viral called "Talent show Judges ask 16-year-old girl if she believes in God" that has subtitles claiming that a whole judge panel evaluated a girl based on her belief in God: ...
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Is this a video from the Tsar bomb?

You can find several videos showing the detonation of the Tsar bomb, a Soviet nuclear weapon (strongest ever tested). Most of them are bad quality and look very old. But also you can find this video: ...
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Is the Chelmsford England / “Hawaii” UFO Lights sighting video faked? [closed]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzSKsma0mFw Video is being passed around as a UFO or "Mystical Light" sighting over Chelmsford, UK, or in some cases "Hawaii". Are the lights special effects added in ...
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Is this video of a Muslim cleric denying heliocentrism authentic? [closed]

I recently found this video, which purports to show the Muslim cleric Bandar al-Khaibari denying heliocentrism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Jp_XCvVto I am skeptical that the person depicted in ...
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Is this video of a guy at the top of a building authentic? [closed]

This viral Instagram video apparently shows a person on the ledge of a very tall building, leaping large gaps to other ledges on the same floor of the same building. The implied claim is a ...
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Is this video by Carl Sagan?

I found a video a video on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugyrzr5Ds8o Carl Segan on Hindu Civilization, Can anyone confirm if this footage is really from Carl Sagan?
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Is the video of Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis showing a middle finger fake?

On February 12 this year the organizers of the Subversive Festival 2013 in Zagreb, Croatia, uploaded a video to YouTube showing a speech of Yanis Varoufakis, who is now the Greek minister of finance. ...
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Is this video showing an Apple engineer discussing the new MacBook (2015) authentic?

This seems to be a video going viral online and some people are claiming it is legitimate. It depicts an Apple employee mocking Apple's new MacBook for not having any type-A USB ports (used for ...
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Water swirl according to hemisphere: video

I'm aware of the previous answer to this question. But my question is concretely about this video. Is it fake? How?
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Is this video of a boxing kangaroo match authentic?

Video link here It's awesome, weird, and unbelievable at the same time. If it was edited, I'm not sure how they did it. It LOOKS authentic but I would want confirmation. Anyone who has more info on ...
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Did Lars Andersen perform the stunts in “A new level of archery”?

So lately i've discovered a Video which went incredibly viral (20 mil views in a week). It's an amateurish filmed video called "A new level of archery" about the Danish archer Lars Andersen. Now I ...
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Did this baseball bat stand up after been thrown?

My friend just send me this video of a baseball bat mysteriously standing up after being thrown. He claims it happened but I say its fake: Baseball bat standing up in a fake looking way Did this ...
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Is this video of a man pouring boiling water on himself real? [closed]

He calls it the "Boiling Water Challenge". Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev-E6F1g3NE If it is real, what condition is this man in now? I would guess that he'd be lucky to be alive.
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Is this CCTV video about a chair moving by itself in Essex theatre fake?

from various sources around the internet Daily Mail Is this theatre haunted? CCTV footage captures the spooky moment a chair moves all on its own... hours after a medium's show Get ready to feel ...
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Does this video show a sniper shooting a Palestinian?

In this troubling [not suitable for all audiences] video, you see a young man being shot. There were many claims on Reddit that it was fake, and then claims that it was real. Is there a way to know ...
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Was the MH17 video taken in Ukraine-held territory?

According to MISH'S Global Economic Trend Analysis, On the CBS program “Face the Nation,” Mr. Kerry referred to a video that the Ukrainians have made public showing an SA-11 unit heading back to ...
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Is Beckham's Pepsi beach commercial real?

There is this commercial which David Beckham did for Pepsi where he kicks three soccer balls into three different cans at a considerable distance on the beach. The video went viral and we can see ...
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Did Jean-Claude Van Damme do a suspended split between two trucks?

This Volvo Trucks ad shows actor and martial artist, Jean-Claude Van Damme, performing a suspended split between two moving trucks, driving in reverse. I tend to think that what we see in the video ...
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Is this guitar player capable of playing as fast as depicted?

This video purportedly shows a guitar player, Vahid Iran Shahi, playing the Flight of the Bumblebee at 350 bpm. As an experienced guitar player, it seems humanly impossible to me to play this fast: ...
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Does the video Experiments in the Revival of Organisms depict genuine results?

The video in question, which is in the public domain. Warning: may contain disturbing imagery. http://archive.org/details/Experime1940 The 20 minute 1940 Russian video purports to show the results ...
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Was the “Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire!” video staged?

Caitlin Heller posted a video on Youtube titled "Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire!". There have been many articles about it, e.g. Telegraph; NY Daily News; AJC. Was it staged? I watched it ...
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Is this video of Bruce Lee playing ping pong with nunchucks real?

This video shows Bruce Lee playing table-tennis with nunchucks instead of a racket. The description says something about Lee doing the commercial to promote cell phones for Nokia which makes me think ...
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Can a loudspeaker make water stream form a zig-zag flow?

If you watch this Amazing Water & Sound Experiment #2 YouTube video, you can see an amazing effect with water, a sinusoidal signal and a woofer. Is this a true effect due to vibration of the ...
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Is the video of the Russian talent show archery tragedy faked?

This video has been around for a few years, but the first time I saw this I was shocked and disturbed. _http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fFDEalKXT8 [not safe for work] I have looked online and have ...
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CSI image resolution enhance: How real is it?

So I watched the following 1 minute long Youtube clip from CSI New York. In the clip, using what seems to be the recording from a standard bank camera, they zoom in at least 100, and see the image ...
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Is the Ralph Williams angry car salesman clip real?

Someone sent me this video of a car salesman supposedly working for Ralph Williams, a dealership owner in the Bay Shore area. There are lots of references online to this video. See the google results ...