The more obvious fakes also include many fake sporting skills videos like:
The professionalism of those videos and the fact that they are ads is enough to get your BS detector going.
But some are harder to spot and have fooled millions:
- Tumba Ping Pong Knife throwing skills (debunked here)
- Eagle catches kid (hoax)
- iPhone pops corn (debunked everywhere)
- Worst Twerk Fail EVER (another Jimmy Kimmel hoax)
- Pig rescues goat (fake)
The key to a good fake video is to not be too polished. Start with something that looks low quality and amateurish then have some incredible surprise in the middle of the shot.
Now test yourself
With that in mind, check out this famous Federer Trick shot video. It seems like the video was being taken unofficially and that they were just messing around before a proper photo shoot… then BAM, Federer does a crazy trick shot.