The Eagle-Snatching-Baby Video Is Insane, But It’s Also Fake
I knew we were all in for an epic display of virality (sorry) last night when I saw about a dozen unrelated people share the same video last night, a video that features a toddler in Montreal, one turned into a tasty, immobile package of calories by its winter clothing, get snatched up by a golden eagle and dropped on its head. Whether or not you’ve seen it already, watch it again. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.
Thing is, the video was on the front page of Reddit and had just about everyone’s mom sharing it, but I was still impressed to wake up this morning and see it’d grabbed 1.2 million views in 24 hours. That’s impressive, and was for awhile the second-most viewed YouTube video in the last 24 hours. But it’s also hogwash.
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- by Derek Mead

The Eagle-Snatching-Baby Video Is Insane, But It’s Also Fake

I knew we were all in for an epic display of virality (sorry) last night when I saw about a dozen unrelated people share the same video last night, a video that features a toddler in Montreal, one turned into a tasty, immobile package of calories by its winter clothing, get snatched up by a golden eagle and dropped on its head. Whether or not you’ve seen it already, watch it again. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

Thing is, the video was on the front page of Reddit and had just about everyone’s mom sharing it, but I was still impressed to wake up this morning and see it’d grabbed 1.2 million views in 24 hours. That’s impressive, and was for awhile the second-most viewed YouTube video in the last 24 hours. But it’s also hogwash.

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- by Derek Mead

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    Sorry, everybody. I let you down.
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    kidsnatching is ill-eagle (bocs, youtube komment volt) én amúgy az árnyékokat nem értettem, mikor délután néztem -...
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    My skeptic sense definitely tingled when I saw this video. Thanks Vice for doing the legwork for me.
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    i so wish it was real
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    It looked pretty real in the normal video, but slowed down (in a couple gifs I saw) it looked fake. I’m glad it was a...
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    I officially love this dude.
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