India is a beautiful country resided by millions of beautiful and hospitable people. It is even enjoying its progression in residential and commercial sectors. It’s all thanks to the country’s excellent leaders and intelligent people. Because India is a famous country, it’s no longer surprising why many internet hoaxes about it are spreading throughout the virtual world. 10 of the internet hoaxes about India are the following:
10. Hanuman’s Ji Gadha was Found
The picture of a giant Gadha was once spread on the web, which stirred the interests of many people in India. According to several reports, this was Hanumanji’s Gadha that was found in Sri Lanka. There were also reports that said that this was excavated in Gujarat. But the truth is, this was not the Hanumanji’s Gadha. It was just a 45-foot Gadha installed in the giant Hanumanji statue in the city of Indore.
9. Indian Man Became Blind Because of Melted Contact Lenses
Reports said that an Indian man came to a certain BBQ station to eat. Unfortunately, the higher temperature of the place because of the grilled food items caused his contact lenses to be melted. It then resulted to total blindness. Nonetheless, it was found out that it was just a hoax. Contact lenses can resist higher temperature. In fact, these should be sterilized in order to prevent eye infections.
8. Pepsi/Frooti Drinks Contained HIV
This hoax was all about a certain message posted on Twitter and WhatsApp. Based on the message, the New Delhi Police department was giving some warnings to all the people who consume Pepsi or Frooti products. It was because an amount of blood of an HIV-positive factory worker was accidentally mixed up with the products.
7. Kurkure is Just Like a Dangerous Plastic-Made Product
A lot of Indian netizens were shocked when they saw a picture of a Kurkure that was burning like plastic. This caused a lot of Indian people to panic. They concluded that it’s dangerous to eat Kurkure. Kurkure is actually a kind of snack that is extremely famous in India. Yes, this snack can be burnt like plastic, but it is all because of its carbohydrate content.
6. A Drunk Man was Swallowed By a Python
A picture of a Python was once spread in the internet. This Python was seen in Attapady, Kerala when it swallowed a drunk Indian man who was sleeping beside the liquor store. However, there were no proofs that such incident happened in Kerala, India.
5. UNESCO Declared India’s National Anthem to Be the Best Amongst World Nations’ Anthems
Another internet hoax about India was that UNESCO declared Jana Gana Mana, India’s national anthem, to be the best of all other national anthems. It was through emails that spread on the four corners of the virtual world. It happened way back in the year 2008. The thing is, UNESCO denied that they did such thing.
4. Colorful Picture of India Taken from the Outer Space During Diwali
Many people were once fooled by an extremely colorful picture of India during the celebration of Diwali, and this photo was taken from the outer space. Since it was a very beautiful photo, many social media users shared it. But according to NASA, it was a picture of India, between 1992-2003, when the changes of the night illumination in the country were observable.
3. Giant Skeleton Was Excavated
The people of India and Bangladesh were shocked when a picture of a giant skeleton being excavated circulated on the virtual world. This giant skeleton was said to be found in India. But the truth is, worth1000.com was the owner of the photo, which was submitted by a participant in the image manipulation competition sponsored by the said website.
2. 11 Babies Were Born from One Mother
A picture of 11 babies in a certain hospital in India once spread on the web. The babies were surrounded by the hospital nurses and staff. It was said that these 11 babies were born from one Indian mother. Nonetheless, these babies were actually not related to each other. They were the ones who were born on November 11, 2011 in Surat, Gujarat.
1. Nathuram Godse Shot Gandhi
India was once shaken when a picture of Nathuram Godse who shoots Mahatma Gandhi circulated on the internet. Actually, people in the picture were not Nathuram Godse and Gandhi. The photo was taken from a single scene from a British movie titled “Nine Hours to Rama”.
These are only 10 of the internet hoaxes that involve India. Just always remember that there are no truths about them.