Here are some of the fake viral tales that swept the Web in 2013.
From the viral rise of a Thanksgiving Day airplane spat to a Twitter feud between a comedian and a salsa company, 2013 has turned out to be the year of the online hoax.
Henry Galvan photo
Kelsey Gerckens photo
Photo: CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Dave Alley photo
John Palminteri photo
Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Alex Wong/Getty Images
Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images
Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
Rich Polk/Getty Images
Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons
Italian Navy via CNN
Sign up to get Breaking News, Daily Headlines, Severe Weather Alerts & more delivered straight to your e-mail inbox
No email address was supplied by
To complete your registration on this site, please supply an address.
Please confirm or modify the email address to which you will have subscription offers sent.
For a more personalized experience, please supply the following optional information.