'Back to the Future' Date Hoax Goes Viral

Yahoo: "Fireworks came a day late for "Back to the Future" fans this week after a film site ignited an Internet trend by declaring Monday, July 5th as "Future Day." The site, Total Film, tweeted a doctored photo of the date shown on the dashboard of the Delorean that "Doc" (played by Christopher Lloyd) and "Marty McFly" (Michael J. Fox) used as their time machine. The photo (see it here) showed July 5th, 2010 as the "future date" they'd be traveling to. Followers of the site's feed retweeted that pic, and then their followers retweeted the image and so on. Soon it became it became one of the most-searched terms on the internet and a worldwide trending topic on Twitter."

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