Summary: A 5 metre human skeleton has been discovered in Uluru, Australia.
Originated from: WorldNewsDailyReport.com
Date(s) active: July 2015, Sept 2015
Rumours that a 5.3 metre skeleton has been unearth at Uluru in Australia is doing the social media rounds. Many of the rumours link back to an article that first published the story on WorldNewsDailyReport.com that reads in part –
Alice Springs | What could be the largest human skeleton ever discovered has been unearthed by a team of archeologists from the University of Adelaide at the Uluru archeological site near Ayers rock in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, reports the Adelaide Herald this morning.
However the rumours are entirely false. No such skeleton has been unearthed. News of such a finding would no doubt cause significant echoes in the world of archaeology, as well as the mainstream news, especially considering the tallest recorded human measured in at a substantially smaller 2.72 metres.
The article on WorldNewsDailyReport is clearly fake. For one the image they used to illustrate the article is actually shows a dig unearthing a mammoth, not a human. And there is no professor Hans Zimmer of Adelaide University. Hans Zimmer, on the other hand, is a famous composer known for his work on Hollywood movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Gladiator.
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