How aboot this? News is circulating on social media that Sasketchewan farmer Tom Vernon is planning to organise a Canadian counterpart to Nevada's Burning Man festival. Only instead of being held in a desert and featuring the burning of a large statue of a man, it would be held on a frozen wasteland in Canada with a huge, melting snowman as the centerpiece.
Since the late '80s, thousands of liberal-minded individuals have gathered in the Nevada desert for a festival known as Burning Man. If Saskatchewan farmer Tom Vernon has his way, those same free spirits will be flocking north this December to attend his festival "Melting Man."
Of course, none of it is true: the entire story is another hoax by the Canadian satirical radio show 'This is That', known for earlier hoaxes like the missing train or inmates allowed to have guns. But that URL prominently featuring 'cbc.ca' definitely fooled many people.
As we here at Lead Stories like to say: it's not because it's trending that it's true...