Last month, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan made headlines as they celebrated the birth of Max, their first daughter.
We featured that news here in our site and according to what we’ve gathered, the couple have decided to donate 99% of their Facebook shares (that’s a whooping $45 billion) to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – their own charitable foundation which aims to “advance human potential and promote equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research and energy.”
So yes, the Zuckerbergs are giving away a huge amount of money but make no mistake about it – they’re not giving it to Facebook users sharing that viral “thank you” message.
Here’s what Mark originally posted on his page:
Recently, however, some people on Facebook have been copying and pasting this as their status:
And that’s just one of the many variations.
Some are even claiming that they heard about it from Good Morning America or some other source.
Understandably, a lot of netizens over at the popular social networking site got fooled by it and so the hoax quickly went viral.
Snopes, a website that debunks urban legends and internet rumors, recently posted this:
While Zuckerberg hasn’t said exactly who will benefit from his philanthropy, the message claiming that random Facebook users can grab $4.5 million by simply liking a post on the social network site did not originate with the Facebook founder.
Mark Zuckerberg does want to help the world, but when it comes to something that seems too good to be true, it usually is. That is what can be said for the current Facebook hoax going around right now that states you can get millions for sharing a status update.
Sorry to ruin your hopes of being a millionaire this 2016 but yes, you’ve just been fooled by a hoax.
A Lake Fell Off a Cliff in Canada, Causing Massive Flooding!
Now even a lake can fall off a cliff, thanks to Global Warming!
Quick, think of things that can fall or dive from a cliff. A person maybe, an animal, a rock... a whole lake? Wait what, a lake?
Yes you read that right. Although a lake falling off a cliff seemed unheard of, that was what happened in the Northwest Territories of Canada when an unnamed lake "fell off" the arctic Fort McPherson hamlet, causing massive flooding in the area.
The lake has been preserved and held together by walls of ice and permafrost almost 30 meters thick. These permafrost barriers around Fort McPherson has been around for thousands of years, as remnants of the last Ice Age era when the Laurentide Ice Sheet was formed. However, ongoing and intensifying effects of global warming has slowly melted the permafrost around the area, and thus unleashing the waters of the lake.
Colombians Burn Ms. Universe Pia Wurtzbach And Host Steve Harvey’s Effigies on New Year’s Eve
Called año viejo, the act of burning effigies is being practiced across different countries in Latin America. It is believed that by burning these effigies at midnight, bad luck is being warded off for the entire year.
It's customary for Colombians to burn effigies on New Year's Eve since they believe the act wards off bad luck. However, what makes it different this year is the faces they put on the effigies: newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach and the pageant's host Steve Harvey.
In a video posted on Facebook, effigies being burned on the streets had the faces of Ms. Wurtzbach and Steve Harvey. The video, which has since gone viral, showed the uploader smiling and cheering while the burning was underway. Loud cheers and lively music can also be heard in the background.
You can watch the short clip below:
Mob Of Naked Men Rushed to The Sea to Save A Family From Sinking Boat
Ok, this is totally awkward but they were on a nudist beach, what would you expect?
What would you do if you see a bunch of nude men rush to a sinking boat to save an entire family? Will you stay to watch, cringe as you leave or scream for support? It may sound very unusual but believe it or not, this incident actually happened recently at Lady Bay Beach, a nudist beach on Sydney Harbor.
The boat started sinking on Saturday afternoon, which made the small family currently on it scream for help. The nude men immediately rushed to the boat to help the passengers, which included a woman and a young child.
Lady Bay Beach is a nudist beach in Sydney, Australia
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