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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Funny Or Die Is Responsible for Hoverboard Viral Video Hoax

Earlier this week, a company called HUVr posted a YouTube video announcing the first commercially-available hoverboards featuring Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawk, and Moby, but it turns out it's all a hoax and comedy website Funny Or Die is behind it. Mashable reports that the hoax was foiled when a costume designer who worked on the video posted it to her online resume. The HUVr website claims that the technology was developed out of MIT by materials science, electricity & magnetism experts who've solved an important part of one of science's mysteries: the key to antigravity. The video quickly racked up over 4 million views in less than two days.

Check out the Christopher Lloyd/Tony Hawk/Moby HUVr video and another featuring Billy Zane below.

UPDATE: Christopher Lloyd and Funny Or Die issued an "apology" for the hoverboard video with a new video (also below):

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