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    "Bird-man" admits video was a hoax

    NewsStrange but TrueMonday 26 March 2012
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    A Dutch "bird-man" who posted a video of himself "flying" in a home-made wing suit on YouTube, has admitted it was a hoax.

    Jarno Smeets had told people he was inspired to build the bird suit by drawings by his grandfather of a flying bicycle.

    But after no scientists could be found who knew Mr Smeets, viewers became suspicious.

    Mr Smeets has now confessed that he is actually an animation artist and film-maker called Floris Kaayk.

     

    Source: BBC News

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