The foiled attempt of a gunman to wreak terror on a high-speed train in France has brought into clarity.
In the age of the Internet, lying has taken on a whole new form. The ease with which information now spreads, whether it be through social media or email chains, has made it possible for some truly absurd notions to be taken seriously, at least until some brave website (usually Snopes) comes along to reclaim the honor of truth. Here, we’ve compiled 10 of the most bizarre stories that the Internet helped legitimize. Note: This list was created in conjunction with an article from the National Edition's "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society.