Old Wives' Tales
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Claim: CNN has reported that rapper Tupac Shakur is alive.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
Origins: When rap star Tupac Shakur died a few days after being shot as he rode in a car driven by Death Row Records chairman "Suge" Knight near the
In April 2005, someone used a domain registered in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru to host a spoof CNN look-alike page (accessed via the
Unexpected twist: Tupac Shakur alive and wellCNN has since forced the removal of the spoof page.
Rap star Tupac Shakur appeared yesterday in Beverly Hills and casually strolled through the streets as if the rest of the world had forgotten his "murder" nearly nine years ago.
Almost out of thin air, famed rapper Tupac Shakur showed up yesterday afternoon at a shopping mall in Beverly Hills. Escorted by an entourage of some ten indivduals including
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For those who didn't get the joke, the titles of the two faux links in the "Top Stories" column at the bottom of the page made it explicit: "You just got April Fooled!" and "Tupac's dead. Get over it."
Last updated: 5 April 2005
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