Funny Or Die Behind Hoverboard Hoax

Photo Credit: Jimb from morguefile.com

Photo Credit: Jimb from morguefile.com

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched Back to the Future Part II, and one of my favorite scenes is when Marty McFly jumps on a hoverboard (a hovering skateboard). When I was little I was so sure we would have a hoverboard by the time we got to the 21st century, but so far that isn’t the case. If you haven’t seen the movie, here’s a video of the hoverboard scene.

There was a video circulating around yesterday that showed a mysterious tech company named HUVr. The company claimed to have made the first hoverboard, and in the video there were celebrities like Tony Hawk, Christopher Lloyd (having someone from the Back to the Future 2 movie made the video even more awesome), and Moby in it.

There was even another video that showed Billy Zane explaining the technology of the hoverboard, and the company even mentioned on its website that its team has “materials science, electricity & magnetism experts who’ve solved an important part of one of science’s mysteries: the key to antigravity.” Pretty impressive, huh?

Well, it turns out it was just a hoax! The truth behind the viral campaign came out after a costume designer who was a part of the shoot put the experience on her online resume, which has since been removed. It was listed on her resume as:

FUNNY OR DIE

Commercial: Back to the Future HUVR BOARDS

There should’ve been some sort of “don’t put this on your resume anytime soon” clause or something.

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