Giant Squid Washes up on Santa Monica Beach-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Photos and allegations that a giant radioactive squid from Fukushima, Japan has washed up on the beach in Santa Monica, California have gone viral on the Internet.
The photo is a hoax according a January 10, 2014 article in the UK’s Mirror.
The news article said, “Over 500,000 people tweeted and viewed the image of an alleged 160 foot squid on Facebook after it was published yesterday on The Lightly Braised Turnip.” The Lightly Braised Turnip is a satirical website alleged to be based out of San Marino, California.