‘Back to the Future’ hoax sweeps the Internet—AGAIN

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It’s almost aspirational to hear people insist that the future is, indeed, now. That is, unless they’re referring to the date from the movie “Back to the Future II.” In that instance, it’s not so much aspirational as it is wrong. An image that went viral (again) via the social Web on Wednesday fooled many people into thinking that June 27, 2012 was the date set in the DeLorean from the second installment of the popular movie franchise. The actual date is Oct. 21, 2015. Steve Barry, the man behind the hoax, explains to Mashable that his team “figured that no one would fall for the same joke twice.” Well, they did.

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