The Bird Man
He goes by the name Jarno Smeets… but YouTube users know him as The Bird Man. In March 2012, a viral video purported to show Smeets, real name Floris Kaayk, sprinting across a field and taking flight on a simple set of wings. Some CGI experts told Gizmodo that the video used deceptive editing and special effects to trick us, while a Wired story dug up footage of Kaayk on Dutch TV, admitting the whole thing was a fake… and not even his first. "In 2006," the article notes, "Kaayk created a hoaxed documentary about a fake disease… that causes medical implants to grow and overtake the body."