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Hoax Alert: Man-Eating Shark NOT Spotted In Ohio River

  • by: Jeremy Smith
  • (Thu, 26 May 2016 04:38:48 Z)

There is a HOAX story trending on the internet, "Man eating shark spotted in Ohio river." Upon opening the story you are greeted with a graphic informing you that "You've been pranked."


The NOT TRUE story has no actual story to tell, other than mentioning the Jennings Randolph bridge, which is an existing bridge over the Ohio River between Chester, West Virginia and East Liverpool, Ohio.

The image of the shark lurking about in the HOAX story is actually one of many images from this Mass.gov subpage "Great White Shark in Cape Cod Salt Pond Photos."

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