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Trending Video: History of Japan

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:09:45 Z)

This video from the (relatively) unknown YouTube channel of Bill Wurz is taking the internet by storm. In the nine-minutes long fast-paced video, Wurz narrates the entire history of Japan, injecting witty comments left and right. It is a thing to behold. Also, it is

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(Image: Bill Wurz, history of japan)

Bill Wurz is apparently an alien, as the bio on his website simply states:

accidentally came to earth. it's weird

The video has racked up an impressive 200,000 views already and is currently being watched over 100,000 times per hour.

About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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