Sometimes you never can tell what video on YouTube will suddenly become a meme or go viral, but this video that made the rounds recently was so fantastic and believable that it was inevitable that it would get as many views as it did.
The video purportedly shows a kid being carried off for a short distance by a golden eagle. Sounds unbelievable but the way it was shot made it look completely real.
Well, it turns out it is a fake made as part of a special effects class where the professor challenged the students to make a video that would go viral and get at least 100,000 views.
In fact, it went beyond even the students' expectations and has since gotten more than 42 million views.
If you want a detailed story on how the students created the video check out Buzzfeed (www.buzzfeed.com/chrisstokelwalker/how-golden-eagle-snatches-kid-ruled-the-internet?s=mobile).