Cannibalism Stunt Was a Sham

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To drum up awareness for organ donation
Cannibalism Stunt Was a Sham
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Tuesday's trending piece of the day was a video featuring Dutch TV hosts reportedly eating each other's flesh in front of a studio audience. Well, turns out, the whole thing was a hoax.

Yesterday, the network behind Proefkonijnen, or "Guinea Pigs," reportedly revealed that the teaser video was just a gimmick to raise awareness about the lack of organ donors.

So the two men may not have had pieces of muscle surgically removed to be fried up by a chef and served. The network did the same thing back in 2007, announcing that a show would feature people competing for kidney donations. We did have our doubts.

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