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Flying Dutchman is lying Dutchman

Thursday 22 March 2012

The Dutchman who claimed to have succeeded in making a pair of wings which allow him to fly like a bird, confessed on Dutch television on Thursday night that the entire project is a hoax.

The human birdman Jarno Smeets is in fact Dutch filmmaker and animator Floris Kaayk, who developed the eight-month project as an experiment to see how online media works, he told chat show De Wereld Draait Door.

Kaayk said the experiment was not about making fakes but about 'telling a story via a blog'. 'Its about the dream so many people have,' he told the show.

The video of Smeets taking off in a park in The Hague with his 17-metre wings went global this week and has been viewed over three million times on You Tube.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Damm!! this was the only good thing to come out of Holland for years.Ah well it was a good hoax.Well done for fooling us.Maybe a job in Dutch politics awaits you?

By jason buttle | 23 March 2012 8:29 AM

It took this long to finally write THE most correct sentence (in your headline) in the English Dictionary? Congratulations your catching up to what the rest of us already know!

By LOL | 23 March 2012 8:57 AM

My first thought was that it was Computer Graphics generated. Turns out to be true. Brilliant idea that got him lots of publicity though. He should go far in movie making.

By Gerard | 23 March 2012 10:18 AM

What is...... reality? And what is an illusion?

By Dan D | 24 March 2012 4:51 PM

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